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2006 News Releases



Unlicensed radio operator fined and transmitter forfeited

28/ 07/ 2006   After a detailed investigation by Australian Communications and Media Authority inspectors, Mr George Leoudis of Hurlstone Park, New South Wales, the operator of a Sydney Greek-language radio service, was last week convicted and fined
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WIA in Western Australia

28/ 07/ 2006   WIA President, Michael Owen VK3KI visited Perth to attend a series of meetings with local clubs, in a program organised by WIA director Robyn Edwards VK6XRE.
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A new 28 MHz calling frequency

28/ 07/ 2006   Following dialogue with Australian 28 MHz operators, the WIA has allocated a suggested 28 MHz national calling frequency of 28390 kHz.
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ACMA changes conditions on the class Licence for LIPD's

28/ 07/ 2006   The ACMA has made variations to the LIPD class licence and the changes are;
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The WIA Presents at the IIR conference - BPL in Australia

28/ 07/ 2006   WIA Director Phil Wait (VK2DKN) delivered a presentation entitled "BPL and Amateur Radio" to the IIR conference "BPL in Australia" held in Sydney on 26 and 27 July.
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Condition On Young Person's Amateur Licenses Removed

20/ 07/ 2006   Recently ACMA has been imposing an additional condition on amateur licences granted to people under age 16.
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2005 Remembrance Day Contest Results

19/ 07/ 2006    The WIA Board very much regrets to announce that it has become necessary to abandon any further attempts to determine the outcome of the 2005 Remembrance Day Contest.
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The centenary of the first wireless transmissions over open water in the Southern Hemisphere

12/ 07/ 2006   The centenary of the first wireless transmissions over open water in the Southern Hemisphere is noteworthy and the North-west Tasmanian Amateur Radio Interest Group and the Geelong Amateur Radio Club in Victoria is determined it is going to be a real celebration.
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Historic Morse Code Radio Station KPH Returns To The Air For "Night Of Nights VII"

10/ 07/ 2006   Former RCA Station KPH Celebrates Its 101st Anniversary Coast Station KSM Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary Coast Stations WLO, KLB and NMC To Be On The Air
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Now for the good news from the Australian Government

08/ 07/ 2006   As of July 1 2006 there is no longer GST on Apparatus Licenses
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Nine broadcasts into this WIA year and some pretty impressive callback records set.

08/ 07/ 2006   RF Checkins for the National WIA News total 7,681 with 869 reported for July 2.
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AR magazine moves towards full color

08/ 07/ 2006   You would have noticed that the May addition of our monthly magazine, AR had several internal pages in color.
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WIA commences membership drive

08/ 07/ 2006   This week ending July 8, the WIA commenced sending to candidates passing assessments, a letter of congratulations on becoming a radio amateur and inviting the successful candidate to become a WIA member.
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How long before I hear from the WIA after an assessment?

07/ 07/ 2006   Unfortunately, some candidates have unrealistic expectations about how long it can take before they should get their "new" license.
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New DXCC entity July 2006 - Republic of Montenegro

06/ 07/ 2006   The WIA formally announces the acceptance of the Republic of Montenegro as the 336th. DXCC entity to our DXCC Programs.
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"Intruders" Spotted in Several Amateur Radio HF Bands

05/ 07/ 2006   NEWINGTON, CT, July 5, 2006--An apparent "intruder" signal spotted on 20 and 17 meters
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Amateurs work on Mars Orbiter

03/ 07/ 2006   The Amateur Radio Mars Orbiter P5-A being built by Amsat-DL will deploy a balloon craft called Archimedes.
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03/ 07/ 2006   Monday 10th July Is The Closing Date For Applications For The Club Grants Scheme
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