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2006 News Releases



WIA 2006/2007 Public Liability Insurance.

31/ 01/ 2006   Last year the WIA arranged public liability insurance with QBE for itself and its members while engaged in WIA activities, including affiliated club activities, and some 78 affiliated clubs and their members while engaged in club activities.
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Formal Awards title change from "RTTY" to"Digital".

26/ 01/ 2006   The WIA Awards program has officially updated all of its awards to reflect "Digital" where it represents an "Award Title or a "Group Title" only.
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Young Ham's Net

26/ 01/ 2006   As a once-off event, a Young Ham's Net was held Wednesday night (18 January) on the 80 metre band, resulting in a number of Foundation Licensees having their very first HF contact.
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New Draft Australian 40M Band Plan

18/ 01/ 2006   The WIA has developed a new draft band plan for the 40m (7 MHz) amateur band
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New DXCC National certificates released 1st January 2006.

15/ 01/ 2006   These two new DXCC awards replaces the existing Federal Awards certificates, we have now a final and complete National WIA DXCC Awards certificate series.
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WIA Requests ACMA to Adhere to Power Limits Proposed in Outcomes.

12/ 01/ 2006   In May 2004 many amateurs welcomed the proposed changed power limits for modes other than SSB that were contained in the summary to the ACA's Outcomes of the Review of Amateur Service Regulations paper.
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Canadian Amateurs to Lose 220-222 MHz

05/ 01/ 2006    Barring an outpouring of "compelling arguments to the contrary," Industry Canada will reallocate the 220-222 MHz portion of 220-225 MHz
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WIA calls for comment on single letter suffix callsigns

05/ 01/ 2006   The WIA board has received some requests for the introduction of single letter suffix amateur callsigns (eg. VK4D, VK2A, etc).
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Good news on 40 and 80m wideband noise problem

04/ 01/ 2006   "I'm pleased to report that we have some good news on the 40 and 80 m wideband noise problem", WIA Director and National IW coordinator Glenn Dunstan VK4DU said.
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A reminder of the Summer VHF - UHF Field Day 2005

02/ 01/ 2006   There are actually two VHF-UHF Field Days, both WIA sponsored. The first one was run as a trial in January 1989 or 1990
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