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2008 News Releases



President clarifies 2-letter call issue

28/ 04/ 2008   Michael Owen VK3KI, WIA President made the following statement on behalf of the Board today : While it is not our intention to comment on the submissions received on the proposed 2-letter callsign ballot process that the WIA and ACMA have jointly published before the closing date for submissions, there is one matter that has concerned a number of people that I would like to clear up.
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Good things come to those who Wait.

23/ 04/ 2008   After months of preparation the WIA’s much anticipated second edition Foundation Licence Manual "Your Entry Into Amateur Radio" is now off the press, ready for binding with shipment of the finished manuals expected mid next week.
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New Reference Material on WIA Website

21/ 04/ 2008   The WIA website has been enhanced by the addition of much additional regulatory material.
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ACMA Releases Papers

21/ 04/ 2008   ACMA has recently issued a number of papers concerning the Principles of Spectrum Management in Australia and a discussion paper in respect of various proposals to re-plan spectrum in the region of 420 to 512 MHz, with proposals affecting the 70 cm amateur band.
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Further Reminder, 2 letter calls

19/ 04/ 2008   As well as reminding amateurs generally that 30 April 2008 was the last date for comment on the proposed two-letter callsign process published jointly by the WIA and ACMA, WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI also reminded amateurs that 30 April 2008 was also the last date for the lodgment of an application for a review where a two-letter callsign has been lost as a result of a failure to renew a licence in due time.
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Brett Dawson joins WIA ITU Team

19/ 04/ 2008   The WIA is very pleased to announce that Brett Dawson VK2CBD has joined the WIA’s team involved in the national preparation for the next major ITU Conference, WRC 11.
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Immerse Yourself In Radio History

11/ 04/ 2008   The WIA 2008 AGM and weekend of activities is on next month at Broken Hill 23-25 May. Come and join us for a weekend away from the big smoke and re-live the history of Shortwave Radio and the role it’s played in Australia
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01/ 04/ 2008   This paper: sets out a proposed process for the equitable allocation of amateur callsigns with two letter suffixes
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