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2010 News Releases

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WIA National News Available on DAB+ Radios

31/ 08/ 2010   Radio's such as Pure's Sensia are DAB+ and Internet Radio. If you have an internet radio such as this now the WIA National News can be delivered fresh when you want it direct to the set.
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A very bright weekend for lighthouses

27/ 08/ 2010   This year's International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend was from all accounts, a fantastic two days.
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Short Delay in Issue of Certificates of Proficiency

26/ 08/ 2010   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that the WIA temporarily suspend the issue of Certificates of Proficiency.
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VK100WIA thanks from the LVREC

26/ 08/ 2010   The Lockyer Valley Radio and Electronics club would like to say a HUGE thankyou to all of the people who came down to the VK100WIA display we had setup on the weekend, also thanks to the many contacts that were made.
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Pakistan flood disaster update

25/ 08/ 2010   The Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) reports that emergency communications support for ham radio amateurs have been extended in the past week to three more villages.
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DXpedition to Vanuatu 2010 YJ0VK

24/ 08/ 2010   A team comprising Chris VK3QB, Allan VK2CA, Brenton VK3CBV and Luke VK3HJ are fully prepared and departing the eastern seaboard of Australia on Thursday 26 August, bound for Vanuatu.
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Pierce Healy VK2APQ celebrates his 99th birthday

20/ 08/ 2010   The WIA extends its congratulations to Pierce Healy VK2APQ on the celebration of his 99th birthday on 13 August 2010.
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Hams play role in welfare and recovery efforts after Pakistan's floods

18/ 08/ 2010   The medical and food support being provided to the many people affected by the flood disaster in Pakistan affecting six million people is being assisted by the combined efforts of radio amateurs, a group of four wheel drive enthusiasts and the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP).
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Tune-in to the world - Amateur radio gets people talking

14/ 08/ 2010   The WIA, as part of its Centenary Celebrations, is encouraging clubs, groups and individual radio amateurs to get on air on Saturday 23 October with an event to help promote amateur radio to the public and have fun.
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Pakistan hams appeal for help

13/ 08/ 2010   Hardship continues after the devastating floods in Pakistan that have claimed 1,700 lives and left 14 million people homeless.
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WIA to host 2011 Region 3 ARDF Championships

13/ 08/ 2010   The WIA will be the host society for the IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships to be held in late 2011. The event is held every two years, alternating with the World ARDF championships.
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High fives at VK100WIA contact 10,000

10/ 08/ 2010   Members of the Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) in Victoria Australia are thrilled at having logged the 10,000 contact for the special callsign VK100WIA.
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A statistical look at VK100WIA

10/ 08/ 2010   An analysis of the online log shows that more than 20% of the contacts made so far were with stations outside Australia.
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DX0DX countdown update

10/ 08/ 2010   Only 150 days to go before the scheduled QRV of the multi-operator DXpedition on Thitu Island in the Spratlys 6-24 January 2011 and more substantial progress has been achieved.
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VK100WIA gets thick EU pile-up

09/ 08/ 2010   The Hills Amateur Radio Group (HARG) in Perth Western Australia has created a YouTube video clip of a frantic dogpile on 20m chasing a contact with the special callsign VK100WIA.
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VK continues it's lead in the ILLW registrations

08/ 08/ 2010   The friendly rivalry in recent International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekends between Australia and Germany, has VK still ahead of DL in terms of the number of registrations for the ILW on 21 and 22 August. Between these two countries they have one third of all 360 registrations so far.
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WIA Centenary Award Update

05/ 08/ 2010   So far more than 50 award applications have been received, verified and issued with an award certificate.
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New museum shows off amateur radio

04/ 08/ 2010   The very last available three-day rostered slot for WIA affiliated clubs to activate the special callsign VK100WIA was taken up by the Central Goldfields Amateur Radio Club in Maryborough Victoria.
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FAMPARC has VK100WIA literally smokin?

04/ 08/ 2010   The Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Amateur Radio Club had seven of its members involved in a multi-band operation for the special callsign VK100WIA.
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Project manage amateur radio events

02/ 08/ 2010   When an event is multifaceted and involves a team of people then a planned approach is most likely to get superior results.
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