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WIA Attends Sydney BPL Conference

27/ 11/ 2005   WIA representatives Keith Malcolm and Phil Wait attended a BPL conference in Sydney this week, hosted by telecommunications industry analyst Paul Budde of Buddecomm.
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Tasmania is about to welcome 15 new foundation licensees

22/ 11/ 2005   The Radio Electronics Group of Southern Tasmania held a Foundation Licence Training and Assessment weekend at their Clubrooms in Hobart last week.
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An update from the bookshop

22/ 11/ 2005   We still have plenty of the ARRL 2006 Handbook in stock that include the reprint of the 1926 Handbook.
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International Humanitarian Award nomination deadline looms

21/ 11/ 2005   Nominations close December 31 for the 2005 ARRL International Humanitarian Award.
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A WIA bookshop release

20/ 11/ 2005   Christmas is coming so don't forget to check out the bookshop catalogue in December.
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Another successful meeting involving the WIA, Amateur Radio NSW and the NSW clubs

19/ 11/ 2005    On Saturday, November 19, 2005 the joint conference of New South Wales and ACT clubs was held at Amateur Radio House, Wigram Street, Parramatta.
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More BPL Commercial Trials planned for Tasmania

18/ 11/ 2005   This week the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) announced further BPL commercial trials by Aurora energy in Tasmania.
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WIA Adopts Election Regulations and Appoints Returning Officer

17/ 11/ 2005   Clause 14.1 (c) of the WIA Constitution says, in part, that "The Board may determine that the election of Directors be conducted by postal ballot with the result of the election to be announced at the annual general meeting.
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The WIA has been allocated two 5 MHz land mobile channels by ACMA.

16/ 11/ 2005   "These new 5 MHz channels are commercial land mobile allocations. They havebbeen allocated by ACMA for Wireless Institute of Australia Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) use only" WIA Director Glenn Dunstan, VK4DU said.
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Foundation Licence Training and Assessments continue to expand

15/ 11/ 2005    This week and next the WIA office will mail out over 100 Foundation Licence assessment packs to many radio clubs through Australia.
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WIA releases Foundation Licence training aid

14/ 11/ 2005   Fred Swainston, VK3DAC has produced a comprehensive 120 plus page PDF (powerpoint) presentation.
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Melbourne Foundation Licence Trial wrap-up report

13/ 11/ 2005    A total of 14 qualified for the Foundation Licence at the Melbourne trial held 12-13 November and they're now eagerly waiting to get on air.
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VK2 Foundation Course

13/ 11/ 2005   On the weekend of November 12 and 13, 2005, fifteen candidates aged from 10 years to adult attended Parramatta for the first Foundation Course
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And now for something completely different from your intruder watching service

12/ 11/ 2005   Last weekend in Sydney it appears that 2 meters was used as an illegal communications link between a Grand Prix racing car and pit crew.
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An update on the Melbourne Foundation Licence course

10/ 11/ 2005   The Melbourne trial, being conducted by Amateur Radio Victoria will have eight to ten prospective Foundation Licensees undergoing both training and assessments.
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Activity increase for young people in amateur radio

09/ 11/ 2005   Around 30% of the people who are studying for the new Australian Foundation licence are 18 or under and it seems like world wide the number of young people attracted to the hobby is growing.
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Foundation Licence assessment start in earnest

08/ 11/ 2005   The first trial foundation licence course was held on the Gold Coast over the weekend of October 15.
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Silicon Chip slams BPL

07/ 11/ 2005   Australia's electronics magazine Silicon Chip describes broadband over powerlines (BPL) as a flawed technology flying in the face of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations.
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"Top Band Dragon's Fire" signal blanketing 160 meters in Asia

03/ 11/ 2005   The IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) says radio amateurs in Japan and elsewhere in Asia and Oceania are reporting an unidentified intruder signal on 160 meters.
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An Echolink node just for ladies

03/ 11/ 2005   Female radio hams often like to have a chat with other ladies on the air - there aren't too many around at the moment though
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ACMA releases information page on licence changes to their website.

02/ 11/ 2005   CMA (The Australian Communications and Media Authority) have added a frequently asked questions and information page covering the recent changes made to the amateur service.
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The Foundation Licence manual is off at the printers.

02/ 11/ 2005   Monday October 30 saw the foundation licence manual delivered to the printer in Melbourne.
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