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2005 News Releases

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A Reminder of the Annual General Meeting

29/ 04/ 2005   On 7 May 2005 the Wireless Institute of Australia will be conducting its first Annual General Meeting since the adoption of its new Constitution when it became a single national body
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"Enigma machine" Special Event, Reactivation Set

27/ 04/ 2005   The ARRL reports that as a tribute to the work of England's voluntary interceptors (VIs) during World War II, the Scarborough Special Events Group (SSEG) will operate special event station GB2HQ from GCHQ
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Changes to the Licensing Conditions in the Czech Republic

26/ 04/ 2005   Milos Prostecky, OK1MP, IARU Liaison officer of the Czech Radio Club reports that from May 1st, 2005 the Czech Republic will be altering the Electronics Communications Law.
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VI5PN Operation - A Great Success, 7220 contacts and 104 countries worked.

26/ 04/ 2005   Four Victorian hams, Peter VK3QI, Keith VK3FT, Max VK3WT and Jack VK3WWW, successfully activated St Peter Island. Nuyt’s Archipelago, IOTA OC-220
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WIA Board Reviews Membership Fees and Categories

18/ 04/ 2005   At its meeting in Sydney on the 8 th and 9 th April 2005 the WIA Board reviewed current membership categories and subscriptions for the next renewal cycle, which commences on 1 July next.
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WIA Board Meets

18/ 04/ 2005   The WIA Board met in Sydney on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April 2005.
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WIA Board Reviews and Adopts Merit Award Rules

18/ 04/ 2005   At it’s meeting in Sydney on the 8 th and 9 th April 2005 the WIA Board reviewed the existing WIA Merit Awards.
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WIA Board to Establish a Club Grants Scheme

18/ 04/ 2005   At its meeting in Sydney on the 8 th and 9 th April 2005 the WIA Board decided to establish a Club Grant Scheme.
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ARRL Executive Committee Readies Bandwidth Recommendations

18/ 04/ 2005   Acting on the premise that the amateur bands must flexibly and comfortably accommodate present and future operating modes and technologies over the long haul, the ARRL Executive Committee has reached consensus on recommendations to the ARRL Board of Directors for a regulation-by-bandwidth proposal.
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The Andy Thomas Space Medallion Competition

18/ 04/ 2005   On May 15, Australian astronaut Dr Andy Thomas will make his fourth NASA voyage to space on a 12-day mission.
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ACA Releases it Vision 20/20 Report

15/ 04/ 2005   The future of communications is examined in a report released by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) today.
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QSL Operations

14/ 04/ 2005   The WIA Board had given consideration to the promise made by the WIA to provide WIA Members with a QSL service at no cost
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New ITU Block for the Cook Islands

14/ 04/ 2005   The ARRL website has reported that New Zealand has received a callsign prefix block, E5A - E5Z, from the ITU for the exclusive use of the Cook Islands.
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The Celebration Arrangements for the 100 birthday of Alf Chandler, VK3LC

13/ 04/ 2005   It is with considerable pleasure we advise that Mr Alf Chandler VK3LC, member of The Moorabbin & District Radio Club, achieves 100 years on 1st. June 2005.
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World Amateur Radio Day 2005 Award Announced

13/ 04/ 2005   The World Amateur Radio Day 2005 Award commemorates the founding 80 years ago in Paris of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
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The first ever IOTA activity from Egypt using the callsign SU8IOTA

12/ 04/ 2005   Mohamed El Kafrawi, SU1KM, General .Secretary of the of EARA (Egypt Amateur Radio Assembly).
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Moorabbin and District Radio Club HAMFEST 2005

11/ 04/ 2005   The Moorabbin and District Radio Club will hold this years annual Hamfest on Saturday the 7th of May. The event will be held at the Brentwood Secondary College, Watsons Road, Glen Waverley.
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The Oxley Region 30th annual field day

11/ 04/ 2005   This year very popular New South Wales mid coast field day will be held over the weekend of June 11 and 12 at the picturesque coastal resort of Port Macquarie.
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Tasmanian BPL Trial – WIA strategy

08/ 04/ 2005   The Radiocommunications Act, 1992, protects radiocommunications services from “substantial interference”.
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Special Anzac day callsign VI 90 ANZAC for use in Western Australia

07/ 04/ 2005   Dennis Muldownie, VK6KAD reports that the Special Callsign VI 90 ANZAC has Been arranged for use on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of April 2005.
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ACA Identify High Levels of Interference in Moruya NSW BPL Trial

07/ 04/ 2005   The Australian Communications Commission (ACA) have published a report on the Wommera Consortium BPL field trial in Moruya NSW.
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BPL Rollout Slows in the UK

04/ 04/ 2005   The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) reports another development supporting the view that BPL may not really be a viable commercial alternative to other broadband delivery methods.
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