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2010 News Releases



WIA Centenary Committee meets.

30/ 06/ 2010   The WIA Centenary Committee met last Tuesday to review the celebration to date and identify further actions needed in the coming six months.
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Another WIA Supported Centenary Activity

27/ 06/ 2010   The Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia is very much an occasion for the entire amateur radio community, individual radio amateurs and clubs to join in and celebrate this milestone.
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Tasmania learns about amateur radio

26/ 06/ 2010   WIA affiliated club the Radio Electronics Association of South Tasmania did extremely well with its roster slot using the special callsign VK100WIA from the old coastal radio station site, Queens Domain in Hobart.
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Community magazine covers WIA Centenary

25/ 06/ 2010   The District Bulletin that circulates in North Canberra, Bungendore, Palerang and Queanbeyan areas, has run a good picture story on the Sunday afternoon at Dick Smith's Bowylie Flying Club, Gundaroo.
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ACMA Newsletter has article on amateur radio

22/ 06/ 2010   ACMAsphere is the ACMA's monthly newsletter, covering its activities in the fields of broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.
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Adelaide intensive Standard License Course to be held in August 2010

22/ 06/ 2010   Are you Adelaide based and interested in getting/upgrading to a Standard License? AREG is planning to run a Standard License Course in August 2010 over a week.
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2011 WIA AGM Weekend

21/ 06/ 2010   In May 2007 the WIA held its AGM weekend at Parkes, featuring the “Dish”. This was the first of the WIA AGM weekends since then built around a location that offered its own interests and attractions.
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VK7 multi-band operation for VK100WIA

20/ 06/ 2010   The special callsign for the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia moves to the Apple Isle, where members of the Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania (REAST) will operate from the historic 1912 Coast Wireless Station at the Domain in Hobart.
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VK100WIA on digital amateur television

19/ 06/ 2010   Melbourne's Western and Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club (WANSARC) is using the VK3RTV digital ATV repeater during its rostered activation of the special callsign VK100WIA.
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VK100WIA cards are in the bureau

17/ 06/ 2010   The first 3,000 cards issued for the Wireless Institute of Australia’s special centenary callsign VK100WIA have been sent to the QSL bureaux.
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Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club successfully uses Media Kit

15/ 06/ 2010   The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club decided to make its 35th Annual Field Day weekend at the Sea Scout Hall in Port Macquarie on 12th and 13th June 2010 the focus of its efforts to promote amateur radio in its community.
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VK100WIA log steadily grows

12/ 06/ 2010   The WIA affliated club roster for the special centenary callsign VK100WIA is already an outstanding success with 2,500 contacts already logged.
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WIA Now Owns its Premises

08/ 06/ 2010   Settlement of the purchase by the WIA of 20 / 11 Havelock Road, Bayswater (announced last month) took place on Tuesday 8 June 2010.
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Awards announced at WIA AGM & Open Forum

05/ 06/ 2010   A number of awards were presented at the Open Forum following the WIA’s Annual General Meeting on the 29th of May 2010 held during WIA Centenary Convention Canberra.
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ACMA praises WIA on its Centenary

03/ 06/ 2010   Australian Communications and Media Authority Chairman, Chris Chapman has given strong recognition to the 100 years of service provided by the Wireless Institute of Australia to the amateur radio community.
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New D-Star Repeater for VK1

03/ 06/ 2010   I'm please to inform you that Icom Australia have kindly donated a new D-Star repeater to the WIA for installation in the Canberra area.
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WIA National News Broadcast Live From Canberra

02/ 06/ 2010   On Sunday the 30th of May during the WIA Centenary convention held in Canberra, the weekly Sunday morning VK1WIA broadcast hosted by Graham VK4BB was transmitted live from the radio shack at the Rydges Lakeside Hotel.
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The WIA Centenary Patron

02/ 06/ 2010   An early exposure to radio had a lasting impact on Dick Smith VK2DIK, helping him achieve business and other successes.
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