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2019 News Releases



Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest

27/ 01/ 2019   The contest was established in 1950 to honour the memory of the late Ross A. Hull and his pioneering achievements in the study of tropospheric propagation and the development of new equipment techniques for the higher bands.
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Australia Day OAM - Awarded to Raffy Shammay VK2RF

26/ 01/ 2019   Congratulations to Raffy Shammay VK2RF, who has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List, for service to the community.
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Planned Memnet system maintenance

25/ 01/ 2019   As part of an ongoing commitment to keep our hosting environment the best it can be, our hosting provider will be performing hardware maintenance on the environment that hosts the MemNet service on Sunday the 27th of January 2019.
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WIA meets with DOCA

24/ 01/ 2019   WIA Representative meets with DOCA and covers information including details of the WIA, the IARU, the advocacy work undertaken by both the WIA and IARU, the range of activities that amateurs undertake in pursuit of their interests and how amateurs are involved in various community activities.
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AX prefix on Australia's national day

20/ 01/ 2019   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day, Anzac Day and World Telecommunications Day.
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WIA policy on promotion of raffles and lotteries

18/ 01/ 2019   WIA Board addresses social media comments in relation to the promotion of raffles and lotteries on the WIA National News.
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WIA attends Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Meeting

16/ 01/ 2019   WIA attended the fourth meeting of the APT Preparatory group (APG) for WRC-19 (APG19-4) was held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 7-12 January 2019.
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ARISS Astronaut Contact a Success

13/ 01/ 2019   Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI has reported on a very successful contact with Astronaut Mike Fossum KF5AQG from the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree
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WIA Complimentary Reward Membership

13/ 01/ 2019   WIA to provide complimentary reward membership to all operators who receive new qualifications.
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0.1 to 40MHz receiver now in space

12/ 01/ 2019   Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer now receiving from Queqiao lunar relay satellite. Part of the Chang'e-4 lunar mission.
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Summer VHF/UHF Field Day 2019

11/ 01/ 2019   Head to hills with your VHF/UHF equipment and antennas and see how far you can operate and how many amateurs you can contact.
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VI25AJ to be on the Air from the 25th Australian Jamboree

04/ 01/ 2019   VI25AJ will be on the Air from the 25th Australian Jamboree Tailem Bend South Australia
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Astronaut Contact for 25th Australian Jamboree - South Australia

03/ 01/ 2019   Through a special phone linkup, Astronaut Mike Fossum KF5AQG will be speaking with Scouts at the 25th Australian Jamboree and given the opportunity to ask questions about life on board the international space station.
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Third World Youth ARDF Championships

01/ 01/ 2019   The Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL), the host Society of the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship 2019 and Vinnytsia city council are pleased to invite ARDF teams, individual competitors, and guests to visit Ukraine and to participate in the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship.
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WIA Christmas Message

01/ 01/ 2019   On behalf of the WIA Board we wish everyone a happy holiday season and a safe entry into 2019.
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