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2008 News Releases



Final Call For The Two Letter Call Ballot.

26/ 08/ 2008   Amateurs wishing to participate in the two letter callsign ballot are reminded that all ballot applications must be delivered to the WIA office by 4 pm AEST this Friday the 29 August 2008.
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IARU Region 3 Directors Meet

22/ 08/ 2008   The IARU Region 3 Directors met in Tokyo over two and a half days from 20 to 22 August 2008, hosted by Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL).
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WIA Club Grant Scheme

21/ 08/ 2008   On 28 July 2008 applications for grants under the WIA’s Club Grant Scheme closed.
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Grahame O'Brien VK2FA on ABC Western Plains

19/ 08/ 2008   Grahame O'Brien VK2FA appeared on ABC Western Plains radio this morning at 10:30am
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Amateur Repeaters on NSW Crown Land Slugged with Huge Rent Increases

18/ 08/ 2008   The NSW Department of Lands has announced a Communications Facility Site Licensing scheme which may force some amateur radio clubs to shut down repeaters located on Crown land, or face huge increases in site licence fees.
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Arrangements for Amateur Callsigns following the Ballot

14/ 08/ 2008   On 7 February 2008, ACMA announced that it would seek to implement contractual arrangements with the WIA for the provision of certain services, including the management of amateur examinations, the issue of certificates of proficiency and certain administrative functions, including the ongoing management of callsigns.
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Two Letter Call Sign Ballot Applications Roll In

08/ 08/ 2008   There has been considerable interest in participation in the ACMA/WIA Two Letter Call Sign Ballot.
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Ballot for Two Letter Callsigns – Some More Questions

05/ 08/ 2008   The WIA has answered a number of further questions about the ballot for two letter callsigns.
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Ballot for Two Letter Callsigns – Some Questions

01/ 08/ 2008   A number of questions have been asked since the details of the ballot for two letter callsigns were released on 1 August, and here are the answers to two of them.
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Ballot for Two Letter Callsigns now Open

01/ 08/ 2008   On 1 August 2008 the WIA placed details of the ballot for two letter callsigns and the necessary application form on its website. The WIA is conducting the ballot on behalf of ACMA.
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