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2008 News Releases



Peter Young VK3MV receives Industry Recognition

20/ 11/ 2008   On Tuesday evening at the annual gala dinner of the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association held at the Melbourne Telstra Dome in front of over 500 people, Peter Young VK3MV, a WIA Director, was awarded the Jonathon Livingstone Seagull Award and Perpetual Trophy in recognition of his contribution to the radio industry in Australia.
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NSW Pushes Ahead with Site Rental Fees for Amateur Radio Repeaters Located on Crown Land

16/ 11/ 2008   The Director General of the NSW Department of Lands has written to the WIA upholding the Departments decision to impose a $367 fee (CPI indexed and subject to 5 yearly review) for each amateur radio facility located on NSW Crown Land.
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A lot to learn for new radio amateurs

15/ 11/ 2008   Two long time amateur radio friends were chatting at the recent Ballarat Hamvention and one of them revealed he had just worked 300 on 80-metres. Standing nearby were two young new hams and one expressed confidence that he too could work 300 on that band.
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WIA Office On The Move

13/ 11/ 2008   Over the weekend of the 15 to 16th of November the WIA will be relocating to it's new head office in Bayswater.
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Anderson's Creek Primary School ISS Contact a Huge Success

10/ 11/ 2008   On the evening of the 10th of November 2008, the students of Anderson's Creek Primary School in Warrandyte VIC, learned more about life in space when they spoke to Mike Fincke on the International Space Station via amateur radio.
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All Systems Go For Anderson's Creek Primary School's ISS Contact

07/ 11/ 2008   Anderson's Creek Primary School is set for their much anticipated ISS contact scheduled to take place Monday the 10th of November. The link-up will commence at 6:56 pm Vic Summer Time
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