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2005 News Releases




The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issues Australia’s first Foundation Licence.

Date : 21 / 10 / 2005
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

On Friday, October 21 ACMA issued the first Foundation Licence, VK4FRST to Amanda Gray from Brisbane in Queensland. Amanda and 18 other budding radio amateurs attend the first weekend long training course, which was held on the Gold Coast on the weekend of October 15, and 16.

16 off the people attending the course have achieved the qualification for a Foundation Licence.

Many clubs have started preparing for their first training courses and indications to date are that we may well have several hundred new Foundation Licences by Christmas. Two clubs have reported that they have a very large number of applicants ready to roll, Hornsby in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney have 39 and Westlakes in the Western Suburbs of Newcastle have 33.

News releases providing progress updates with the Foundation Licence will be regularly posted to the WIA website and presented on the WIA weekly National News.


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