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2019 News Releases



The Future of Amateur Radio

30/ 11/ 2019   The WIA has been requested by ACMA to do a poll of all amateurs in relation to the callsign structure.
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WIA Director resigns from Board

30/ 11/ 2019   WIA Director Dr Harry VK6YBZ resigns from Board due to health issues
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WIA DX Awards Leaderboard Certificates

23/ 11/ 2019   A new Certificate has been produced for past and future winners and place getters of the annual DX Leaderboard competition.
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WRC 2019 approves 50 MHz band for Region 1.

21/ 11/ 2019   WRC-19 Approves Region 1 50 MHz Amateur Allocation Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 21 November 2019 - The World Radiocommunication Conference WRC-19 has approved an allocation in the 50 MHz band for amateurs in Region 1. The decision will now be incorporated in the Final Acts of the conference.
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IARU WRC19 Update - Week 3

18/ 11/ 2019   With just 3-1/2 days left for substantive work - the final session of the Plenary to approve texts to be included in the Final Acts is scheduled to end at noon Thursday, 21 November - delegates at WRC-19 face a daunting workload as the conferees try to reach consensus on several remaining issues including the agenda for the next WRC.
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IARU WRC19 Update - Week 2

11/ 11/ 2019   The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference was marked by intense discussions of the most contentious agenda items but very little closure. It is clear that long days and nights are ahead in the last two weeks.
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WIA DX Awards Start Dates Normalized

08/ 11/ 2019   The Awards Committee has decided to set the start date for all awards to the same date, the first of January 1946.
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IMPORTANT NEWS for Foundation Licence candidates

05/ 11/ 2019   The WIA Foundation Manual publication team has released a supplement to update the Foundation Licence Manual (3rd Edition) to reflect the new Licence Conditions.
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WIA Board appoints John VK4JJW as WIA Director

01/ 11/ 2019   The Board of the WIA has appointed John VK4JJW as WIA Director for the period ending May 2020
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Early Progress, Contention on Difficult Issues Mark First Week of WRC

01/ 11/ 2019   Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 1 November 2019 - Week 1 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference saw agreement reached on several issues on which discussions prior to the conference had revealed consensus. Those were the easy ones; the rest will be more difficult.
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WIA declares misrepresentation in Public Survey

01/ 11/ 2019   The WIA has written to RASA President in relation to a series of publications incorrectly claiming that a public survey is jointly sponsored by WIA
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