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2006 News Releases



2007 Central Coast Amateur Radio Field Day

27/ 10/ 2006   Urgent Notice : The Central Coast Amateur radio Club has received several inquiries regarding a rumour that clubs or individuals wishing to organise an exhibit at the 2007 Central Coast Amateur Radio Field Day (18 th Feb 2007) are required to pay a levy if they do not have Public Liability Insurance.
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Grant from WIA to Scout Radio Activities Group.

27/ 10/ 2006   Last week I presented a cheque from the Wireless Institute Grants Scheme to the Scout Radio Activities Group in Adelaide.
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East Gippsland Club Receives Grant

26/ 10/ 2006   The East Gippsland Amateur Radio Club Inc. is one of the smallest WIA affiliated clubs in Australia with, at the moment, 13 financial members. But over 80% are WIA members.
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VHF data weak signal segments

18/ 10/ 2006   Over the past few years, tremendous advances have been made in weak signal communications on the VHF and UHF bands using computer generated data modes.
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June Fox Funeral

18/ 10/ 2006   The funeral of June Fox will be conducted next Friday, 20 October 2006 at the Boyd Chapel, Springvale.
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Barry Whittle VK3FBDW, Number 1,000

18/ 10/ 2006   The 1,000th person to have his qualification for an Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation) certified by the WIA Exam Service to enable him to obtain a Foundation licence is Barry Whittle of Gembrook, Victoria.
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June Fox

16/ 10/ 2006   June Fox died peacefully on 15 October 2006. For many people June was the friendly, cheerful voice on the phone who was the WIA.
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1,000 Successful "F" Call Candidates

14/ 10/ 2006   On Wednesday 19 October 2005 the Determination made by the Australian Communications and Media Authority amending the Amateur Licence Conditions Determination became the law and from that moment the Foundation licence existed in Australia.
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New 40m broadcast channel for VK4

11/ 10/ 2006   "The 7 MHz WIA news broadcast channel for southern VK4 will be shifted in frequency from 7118 kHz into the new broadcast segment at 7130 kHz" WIA Director, Glenn Dunstan VK4DU said.
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New BPL Trial Switched On in Mount Beauty, Victoria.

11/ 10/ 2006   A new BPL trial by SP-Ausnet has recently been activated in Mount Beauty, Victoria. Internet service provider SP Ausnet is partnering with Schneider Electric which is providing all hardware components.
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Special event station ZS90DW on air Oct till Dec 2006

10/ 10/ 2006   Special event station ZS90DW will be on air from South Africa during October,November,December; till the end of 2006.
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New Measurements Show Aurora BPL's Susceptibility To Interference

10/ 10/ 2006   Justin (VK7TW) and his team at REAST have measured the susceptibility of the Aurora Energy BPL trial in Hobart to nearby radio transmissions.
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ARRL plans federal court appeal of certain BPL rules

07/ 10/ 2006   The ARRL Executive Committee is expected this weekend to ratify plans to appeal in federal court certain aspects of the FCC's Part 15 rules governing broadband over power line (BPL) systems.
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WIA Director on ABC radio

05/ 10/ 2006   On Wednesday 4 October 2006 WIA Director Robyn Edwards VK6XRE promoted amateur radio and the WIA during a 15-minute appearance on the ABC Goldfields breakfast program hosted by Christina Morrissey.
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National Contest Coordinator

04/ 10/ 2006   Contests are an important aspect of the WIA�s activities, and for some years Ian Godsil VK3JS, as the WIA Contest Coordinator, has promoted and coordinated the WIA contests.
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October AR

04/ 10/ 2006   The October issue of the WIA magazine "Amateur Radio" was received by many members very early in the month, thanks to a real effort by Editor Peter Freeman and everyone involved to avoid the delays that have led to regular mid month deliveries.
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Special Event Stations mark the centenary of SOS and 500 kHz.

03/ 10/ 2006   Friday the third of November is the centenary of the Berlin International Wireless Telegraphy Convention.
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Amateur Radio Presentation on ABC Radio in Central Queensland.

02/ 10/ 2006   On Tuesday 3rd October at approximately 06:50am local time, ABC presenter David Andersen will broadcast an interview with WIA Queensland Advisory Committee chairman Don Wilschefski, VK4BY.
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