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2011 News Releases



Program gives fillip to amateur radio

29/ 11/ 2011   Tech Talk Radio is a IT and technology show with a listening audience of thousands of technology enthusiasts and professionals. This weeks show featured an interview with Robert Broomhead VK3DN talking about amateur radio.
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New Zealand Amateurs Get Power Increase

28/ 11/ 2011   The New Zealand communications regulator has announced that the New Zealand Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Amateur Radio Operators) have been amended to authorise all amateurs a transmitter power increase to one kilowatt PEP.
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ACMA Proposes Cost Increases: WIA Costs Not Affected

23/ 11/ 2011   A number of amateurs have drawn attention to the ACMA’s current review of certain of its costs and its proposal to increase some costs affecting amateurs.
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WICEN Invites WIA Accredited Emergency Communications Operators to Join the Super Murray Marathon

21/ 11/ 2011   The Super Murray Marathon is a canoe race held along the Murray River between Yarrawonga and Swan Hill. Each year WICEN Victoria provide communication and logistic support using HF and 2 metre equipped portable stations at intervals along the banks of the river.
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Emergency Communications Operator Training now "On Line"

20/ 11/ 2011   The Emergency Communications Operator Training program, Certificate II in public safety (SES Operations), is now available "on line" and can be completed as a self paced program. The WIA registration requirements apply.
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ACMA Warns Unlicensed Radio Communicators

10/ 11/ 2011   The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued warning notices to six radio communications hobbyists, citing breaches of the Radiocommunications Act.
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Saving almost 1,000 lives

10/ 11/ 2011   The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) Secretary Paul Wacharaphol HS4DDQ reports his team helped to save almost 1,000 lives by coordinating rescue communications in cases of medical emergencies during the severe flooding.
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Club Grants for 2011 Announced

08/ 11/ 2011   The Board of the WIA has accepted the recommendations of the 2011 Club Grant Committee and announced the successful applications.
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Submissions Close to the NSW Planning System Review

05/ 11/ 2011   The WIA would like to thank all those radio amateurs and others who lodged submissions to the NSW Planning System Review, proposing radio masts, antennas or aerials for use by licensed radio amateurs be classified under exempt or complying development.
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