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2005 News Releases

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Amateur Radio Links Earthquake-Stricken Island with Outside World

30/ 01/ 2005   Working under harsh conditions, Indonesian Amateur Radio Emergency Service (IARES) volunteers have established VHF links between earthquake-stricken Nias Island and northern Sumatra.
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Amateur Radio Responding to Latest Indonesian Earthquakes

30/ 01/ 2005   Soejat Harto, YB6HB, and Zulkarman Syafrin, YC6PLG, were among Indonesian Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers and a medical team deployed to Nias Island March 28 following earthquakes that have claimed upward of 2000 lives.
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Tasmania to Get New Broadband on Fibre Trial

29/ 01/ 2005   In the following story Tasmania is to Get New Broadband on Fibre Trial
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Ewan McLeod, VK4ERM, Appointed WIA Vice President

29/ 01/ 2005   Last November WIA Director and Vice President, Ernie Hocking, VK1LK, advised the WIA board of his resignation as a director of the WIA and therefore as Vice President.
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NZART and WIA Join Forces on the BPL Issue

28/ 01/ 2005   In an effort to make the most effective use of resources andbecause the BPL issues in both Australia and New Zealand are similar, the NZART and the WIA will work as a team in an effort to achieve a positive outcome on this issue for Amateur Radio.
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A well researched Australian overview of BPL from Caslon Analytics

28/ 01/ 2005   Canberra based Internet research and analysis organisation, Calson Analytics has produced a very will researched overview of BPL in Australia. Read the review here.
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Roy VK6BO awarded the Order of Australia Medal for Service to the Community and Amateur Radio

26/ 01/ 2005   Dennis VK6KAD reports that Roy, VK6BO has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to the community via Amateur Radio and the Travellers Net in this years Australia Day Honors list.
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Broadband Over Powerline Information Portal Launched

26/ 01/ 2005   The ACMA Broadband Over Powerline Information Portal Launched
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ACA Clarifies Rules on Winlink and Third Party Email Traffic

24/ 01/ 2005   The Australian Communications Authority recently wrote to the WIA to clarify the regulatory arrangements for Amateur stations that are set up to handle e-mail traffic from and to other Amateur stations, such as those in the 'Winlink' network.
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President Visits Alice and Darwin

21/ 01/ 2005   WIA President, Michael Owen , VK3KI will be visiting Alice Springs in early March.
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The European Commission EMC Directive 2004/108

21/ 01/ 2005   The European Commission has released a new EMC Directive which contains some positive news for European Amateurs in their fight against interference from BPL/PLC.
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ACA response to WIA letter of 9 December 2004 on BPL trials

21/ 01/ 2005   The WIA wrote to the ACA on 9 December 2004 raising the WIA's concerns related to the conduct of Broadband over Power Line trials in Australia
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FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell Announces his Resignation

21/ 01/ 2005   In the following story FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell Announces his Resignation
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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) news release on possible BPL interference

21/ 01/ 2005   The following story details an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) news release on possible BPL interference
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WIA director to be interviewed on Melbourne Radio Station 3WBC on 94.1 FM

21/ 01/ 2005   This coming Monday night, January 24 at 21:00 hours, WIA director Robert Broomhead, VK3KRB will be interviewed on the subject of BPL.
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Industry Canada reports "overwhelming agreement" to drop Morse requirement

20/ 01/ 2005   Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) reports that an Industry Canada (IC) analysis has found "overwhelming agreement" that Canada should move away from retaining a Morse code requirement as "the sole means of gaining access" to the HF amateur bands.
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Tampere Convention Eases International Emergency Telecommunications

20/ 01/ 2005   The Tampere Convention Eases International Emergency Telecommunications
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WIA Director Phil Wait Interviewed on BPL Issues on Melbourne Radio Station 3MDR

20/ 01/ 2005   Last weekend Phil Wait, VK2DKN was interviewed on Melbourne FM radio station 3MDR.
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Australian Amateur Now Primary at 160

13/ 01/ 2005   The ACA has now published the Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan, replacing the earlier plan of January 2002.
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WIA Members Assist during Tsunami Disaster

12/ 01/ 2005   In addition to the voice contacts that were made by WIA members with several hams in the tsunami-affected areas, other WIA members assisted with digital communications.
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Club affiliation and Insurance Documentation Added to the Website

10/ 01/ 2005   The application forms and support documentation relating to club affiliation and insurance are now available for download via the club WebPages.
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Untimely Death of Peter Naish, VK2BPN

09/ 01/ 2005   It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely passing of Peter Naish, VK2BPN.
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Local Australian pirate radio network appears on 20 meters

06/ 01/ 2005   It has been reported that a number of what appears to be short haul truck drivers are using 14.000 MHz USB as a chat channel.
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65 Students Gain Technician Class License In A Single Test Session at Trinity High School

06/ 01/ 2005   Trinity High School (N3THS) just added 65 more licensed Technician class operators to the 21 licenses already residing at Trinity.
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The European Commission EMC Directive 2004/108

05/ 01/ 2005   The European Commission has released a new EMC Directive which contains some positive news for European Amateurs in their fight against interference from BPL/PLC.
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Amateur Radio and the Indian Ocean Tidal Wave disaster

02/ 01/ 2005   A brief summary of what Amateur Radio is doing to assist with the Indian Ocean Tidal Wave disaster
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A Notable BPL Report From Europe

01/ 01/ 2005   The following is a notable BPL report from Europe.
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