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2010 News Releases



National Field Day – 23 October - initial reports

27/ 10/ 2010   The Maryborough Electronics and Radio Group (MERG) had bright sunlight and a gentle breeze for its portable station on The Green, Chifley Place, Adelaide Street, Maryborough.
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Time running out for VK100WIA and WIA Centenary Award

27/ 10/ 2010   The Westlakes Amateur Radio Club, operating from its club rooms at Teralba, New South Wales, will close VK100WIA forever this Sunday, the 31st of October. That's also the final day to make qualifying contacts for the limited issue WIA Centenary Award.
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Examination and Callsign Fee Changes

23/ 10/ 2010   In December 2008 the WIA announced that the cost of a WIA examination would be $67.00 including GST from 2 February 2009, except for candidates aged under 18 on the day of assessment, which remained at $35.00.
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Registrations remain open for WIA National Field Day

20/ 10/ 2010   The inaugural Tune-In To The World, amateur radio gets people talking, is a public relations event on Saturday 23 October welcomes four more radio clubs who have now registered online via the WIA website.
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Balloon repeater launching

20/ 10/ 2010   This weekend Saturday 23 October at 0130 UTC a cross band talk through repeater and APRS beacon is to be launched from Mt Barker in South Australia and should be heard in both VK5 and VK3.
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The IARU Region 2 General Assembly ends

14/ 10/ 2010   The XVII IARU Region 2 General Assembly held at Salinitas, Sonsonate, El Salvador came to an end on 8 October 2010.
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In time of need, amateur radio backs up Chile mine rescue

14/ 10/ 2010   As the world watched via television the rescue 33 trapped miners at San Jose in Chile, giving its support was the Radio Club de Chile (RCCH) to boost the availability of communications in the area.
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2010 Jota/Joti Address to Scouts and Guides

14/ 10/ 2010   Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of Australia, Chief Scout and Patron of Girl Guides Australia will address Scouts and Guides in a message to be broadcast at 1300 hours local time during the annual Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA-JOTI).
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Radio buffs share skills

13/ 10/ 2010   AMATEUR radio buffs got to show off the technicalities of their hobby last weekend and even got some new toys to play with.
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Prahran Mechanics Institute - History Week 2010

07/ 10/ 2010   The Melbourne based Prahran Mechanics Institute, together with many Victorian history groups, will celebrate ‘History Week' during October. It will feature a WIA Centenary display prepared by well known WIA historian Peter Wolfenden VK3RV.
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To Interested DXers 10/10/10

07/ 10/ 2010   Due to the unprecedented number of potential new DXCC entities and numerous planned DXpeditions commencing 10-10-10, we felt it was prudent to establish a Band Plan to try to minimize interference between DXpeditions and their pileups.
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