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2010 News Releases



Neil Penfold VK6NE - Silent Key

29/ 09/ 2010   The WIA office received advice on Tuesday of the passing of Neil Penfold VK6NE on the 28 September.
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ARRL Invites Nominations For 2010 International Humanitarian Award

28/ 09/ 2010   Nominations are open for the 2010 ARRL International Humanitarian Award.
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VK100WIA Activation Streaming Live To The Web

18/ 09/ 2010   A multi-camera operation is broadcasting the EMDRC's activation of the VK100WIA callsign live via Melbourne's VK3RTV-1 amateur television repeater. Vision and audio also streaming live via the net courtesy of the BATC streaming server.
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Darwin Venue for 2011 WIA AGM Weekend

15/ 09/ 2010   At its recent meeting over the 4/5 September 2010, the WIA Board considered the date and venue for the next AGM weekend.
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Phil Wait Appointed WIA Vice-President

14/ 09/ 2010   The WIA Board met in Melbourne at the WIA’s Bayswater offices on the weekend of the 4th and 5th September 2010. Vice President Ewan Mcleod VK4ERM requested to be relieved of his duties as Vice-President because of the pressure of other commitments. The Board appointed Phil Wait VK2ASD as Vice-President.
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Christchurch New Zealand earthquake, a week on

13/ 09/ 2010   The massive recovery operation continues after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch at 4.36am on Saturday 4 September, leaving a damage bill of NZ$4billion and physically injuring a few people.
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A VK100WIA report from the Cradle Coast Amateur Radio Club

09/ 09/ 2010   The Cradle Coast Amateur Radio Club operated the VK100WIA call sign from Sunday 5th to Wednesday the 8th of September from the Maritime Museum in Devonport Tasmania, an interesting feature of the three days at the Museum was the flag signal hoist.
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International Space Station Contact with South Hobart Primary School

07/ 09/ 2010   On Friday 27th August at 16:46, students from the South Hobart Primary School got the opportunity to ask questions of US Astronaut Colonel Doug Wheelock as he flew over the Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland USA.
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Super Springtime in Perth

06/ 09/ 2010   World attention is being focused on Perth as seven local groups celebrate the centenary of organised amateur radio in Australia that began with what is now the world's oldest continuing national radio society.
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A milestone for the WIA Centenary Award

06/ 09/ 2010   Claims continue to steadily arrive for this limited edition operating award celebrating the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia with more than 160 now issued.
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How ham radio helped a famous musician

04/ 09/ 2010   The technical knowledge which is part of being a radio amateur came in very handy when American musician and song writer Joe Walsh WB6ACU, best known as a guitarist with The Eagles, was just starting out in his career.
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Emergency communications effort continues in Pakistan

04/ 09/ 2010   The Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) reports that a cross-band emergency repeater is set to provide the first communications of its type to the flood hit Swat Valley, linking it to the rest of the country through a chain of 2-metre band repeaters.
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AREC at the ready following big earthquake

04/ 09/ 2010   So far AREC (Amateur Radio Emergency Communications) volunteers have not been required in any major way to assist, following the earthquake that hit Christchurch in New Zealand.
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Our newest radio club celebrates the Centenary

04/ 09/ 2010   The Macedon Ranges Amateur Radio Club successfully operated VK100WIA from the 18th to the 20th of August from a combination of member's homes and the Woodend Scout Hall.
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