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The Wireless Institute Of Australia Weekly News Broadcast

Introducing The Broadcast

The Wireless Institute of Australia produces a 30 minute audio news service which is available as an mp3 file here on this site and also is transmitted across Australia on both Amateur and Citizen Band frequencies.

Rebroadcasters download the mp3 and play it over their repeaters and/or simplex frequencies Sunday mornings. Many retransmit Sunday evenings and throughout the week.

In other areas the audio is transmitted onto various frequencies from a central originating frequency or transmitter, however the preference is that each transmitter plays their own mp3 file which ensures perfect quality each and every time.

After the 30 minute WIA News local news is transmitted then callbacks are taken. Make sure you supply with your callback numbers each week. This also ensures your station gets listed on this site as a rebroadcaster.

ALL rebroadcasters are asked to subscribe to our group,

How do I join this REBROADCASTERS List?
(subscribe for an automatic feed.)
Open your email program and send an email message to

How do I leave this REBROADCASTERS List?
(unsubscribe your feed)
Open the email program which sends mail from the address you want to UNSUBSCRIBE from. Send unsubscribe email to email address address

You will be sent a confirmation mail and must follow the instructions given in that mail to complete the

News For You In Both Audio And Text Formats

The mp3 file is available from the link in the left hand column.


You may read this weeks news also from the link on the left.

News Sent Direct To Your Inbox

By free email just click the following Link This is for the TEXT of the VK1WIA audio news but it IS the TEXT only.

click the following Link This is for the Audio Netcast of the weekly VK1WIA news broadcast.

Great Moments in History

ALARA edition of the news 2007. Entire bulletin presented by members of the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (August 5 2007)

We've Reported You Decide

Societies and Club News Letter Editors can EXCHANGE a feed prior to the actual broadcast date, e-mail

Call-backs follow the RF editions, but also for text readers you may lodge a quick reply to let us know you read it, who knows, you might even get a "cheerio call". Thanks to to our dedicated band of broadcast volunteers who utilize their time and equipment in bringing you this weekly broadcast.

The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of interest to active amateurs residing in Australia and the globe. We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of Australia and participation in the activities of local clubs. Opinions expressed in "WIANews" are those of the writers who submit material and do not necessarily reflect those of the rebroadcasters, nor the National WIA, but are broadcast in the spirit in which they were submitted.

Material may be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form, a credit to WIANews wouldn't go astray...

Also, importantly, when you send NATIONAL NEWS an item a couple of
"must do's", and these have not changed over the years, just they seem
to be forgotten or not passed on to club officers after elections etc.

1/ When recording, send in the highest quality you can, keep news items to
approx. 90 seconds. Club events ala HamFests 30 seconds is a fair length.

2/ After you file your audio always email the script to
with words "news for such and such a date" included in title.

3/ When supplying script for someone else to read, PLEASE write as you'd
expect to hear it! as an example always write in the 3rd person!!
(Remember our readers are not you or your club so don't say things like
"we are having a working bee... say 'club members' are having a working
bee etc etc". dont't say "I worked the space shuttle, say VK*** worked
the space shuttle)

4/ Don't send us links or photo's of stories , always write out the story
in a manner in which it can be read and pasted to our text and
audio services.

5/ If you want an item run several times, write different slants on the
item, running the exact same item over and over would be dull/boring and
lets face it, if you can't think of anything extra to say, that is
probably a good sign that it will end up being a dull event!! We do not
make any promise to run even varied items pertaining to the one event
week in week out until the event is held.

6/ WIA related material will only be broadcast
after clearence from the WIA unless said item is already in the public

7/ Club social events will always make way for "news". Your local hamfest is
far better run on your own state news service. Exeptions of course prevail,
such as Australia's Main Ham Gathering, Gosford, or if your local group
has something which will be of interest to the far broafder Ham Community.

8/ Silent Keys are best sent to AR Magazine and your local state or club news
rather than this WIA National News Service.

Files For Download

WIA Broadcast Team Roles
WIA Broadcast Team Roles V1.3 (FINAL) 20180105.pdf

WIA Broadcast Terms Of Reference
WIA Broadcast Team TofR V1.4 (FINAL) 20180105.pdf

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