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Unwired Australia to receive investment capital from Intel Capital

31/ 08/ 2005   Unwired Australia, a wireless broadband carrier, and Intel Corporation announced today that Intel Capital has agreed to invest in secured convertible notes issued by Unwired with a face value of AUD$37 million
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Pioneer antenna designer dies

31/ 08/ 2005   Well recognised for re-shaping the construction of antennas and their theory of operation is Gordon "Dick" Bird G4ZU/F6IDC, who has died aged 86.
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The first assessor training in Adelaide completed

29/ 08/ 2005   Last weekend, August 27 and 28 the first WIA assessor-training seminar was held in Unley, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
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A good day had by all at the annual Blue Mountains Winterfest

28/ 08/ 2005   The National WIA ran a stand at the Blue Mountains Club Winterfest 2005 on Saturday 27th August.
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Arthur Godfrey ZL1HV (Jumbo) has become a silent key

28/ 08/ 2005   Bruce Douglas ZL2WP has informed the WIA that NZART Life Member, Past President, Vice President and Councillor, "Jumbo" Godfrey ZL1HV fell silent key on, Saturday 27th August 2005 at the age of 92.
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Plug and Play Radio Telescope

28/ 08/ 2005   The RSGB reports that the British Astronomical Association's radio astronomy group is working on an interesting project to develop a "plug and play" radio telescope.
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New WiFi Distance World Record

28/ 08/ 2005   The RSGB reports that a team of college students participating in this year's Defcom WiFi Shootout contest in the US has smashed its own world record for the longest distance unamplified WiFi connection.
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First Assessor Training Course in Adelaide

26/ 08/ 2005   WIA President, Michael Owen, VK3KI, made the following statement on the VK1WIA broadcast transmitted on Sunday, 28 August.
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Aurora BPL trial in Tasmania switched On

25/ 08/ 2005   Has the Aurora BPL trial in Tasmania switched On - First BPL Interference Complaint Submitted by a Tasmanian Amateur.
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WIA Board Invites Comment on Draft Postal Ballot for Director Regulations

24/ 08/ 2005   WIA Board Invites Comment on Draft Postal Ballot for Director Regulations Placed on Website
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Accreditation of Assessors

20/ 08/ 2005   Two weeks ago WIA President, Michael Owen, VK3KI announced that the WIA was going ahead to accredit assessors
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The Wireless Institute of Australia appoints a National Repeater Coordinator

20/ 08/ 2005   Now that all licensing is now centralized in Canberra and it is an ACMA requirement that all applications for a repeater are submitted with WIA endorsement.
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A report on the RD contest station VK3WIA at Scienceworks

19/ 08/ 2005   A team of WIA members from clubs around Melbourne joined forces to activate the Remembrance Day contest station VK3WIA from the Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood.
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A report on the RD contest site of VK2WIA in the Hunter Valley

19/ 08/ 2005   Several amateurs from Sydney and the Newcastle area decided to get together and man a Remembrance Day contest station using the callsign VK2WIA.
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WIA board appoints National QSL Bureau Coordinator

19/ 08/ 2005   The WIA undertook as part of the transition from a federal to a national structure to provide a QSL service at no charge to its members.
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Next ISS "Space Tourist" Gets Amateur Radio Ticket

19/ 08/ 2005   The next "space tourist" to visit the International Space Station is, once again, an Amateur Radio licensee.
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ABC news Radio runs BPL news item

19/ 08/ 2005   At a little after 7am on August 18, the ABC broadcast on its News Radio Network an item on a recently installed BPL system in Flatonia, Texas.
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WIA to conduct 40m band plan review

17/ 08/ 2005   The WIA board has decided to conduct a review of the current Australian 40m band plan.
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The Governor General of Australia to open the RD contest

12/ 08/ 2005   His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC, The Governor General of Australia to open the RD contest
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Italy Joins No-Code Ranks as FCC Revives Morse Debate in the US

11/ 08/ 2005   Italy is reported to be the latest country added to the list of those that no longer require Amateur Radio applicants to have passed a Morse code examination to gain HF access.
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WIA director Robert VK3KRB interviewed on Melbourne radio 3WBC regarding BPL

09/ 08/ 2005   This week WIA director Robert Broomhead VK3KRB appeared on Melbourne radio station 3WBC during the stations popular Hi Tec program, Tech Talk Radio.
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Three WIA stations to operate in the RD contest

06/ 08/ 2005   This year at least three WIA stations will operate in the RD contest, VK2WIA in the Hunter Valley in the heart of wine country, at the Luskintyre aviation museum.
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An Electronic Log for the RD contest

06/ 08/ 2005   If you are intending to participate in this years RD contest and would like to simplify your logging, then take a look at the latest version of the software produced by John, VK5DJ
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Draft Standard level Licence Syllabus added to WIA web pages

06/ 08/ 2005   The proposed syllabus for the standard grade licence has been added to the education pages on this website.
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Work Continues towards the introduction of the foundation licence

06/ 08/ 2005   Work continues on the Assessor accreditation courses that will be held in Adelaide over the weekend
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Industry Canada Calls for Public Consultation to Establish Rules for Certifying BPL in Canada

04/ 08/ 2005   Industry Canada (IC), with Canada Gazette notice SMSE-005-05 dated July 30 2005, has initiated the public consultation process for the introduction of BPL in Canada.
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BPL Submissions Published

02/ 08/ 2005   The ACMA have now published the 275 submissions to their BPL Discussion Paper with the majority showing a high level of concern regarding BPL interference and its management.
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More on the New Licences and WIA Plans

02/ 08/ 2005    On Friday 29 July 2005 WIA President, Michael Owen made the following statement on the VK1WIA weekly broadcast:
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The History of the WIA Awards

02/ 08/ 2005   The WIA Awards were established in 1947 and have been running continuously by many volunteers. Over the past 58 years new awards have been introduced and some were discontinued. Since its introduction we have dispatched over 3,500 awards.
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