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2011 News Releases



Australian Army to celebrate 110th birthday

28/ 02/ 2011   The Australian Army will celebrate its 110th birthday in March 2011. To commemorate this, most Army museums will be open to the public on the weekend of 5th and 6th Mar 2011 and entry will be free.
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ZL's Jock White Field Day is still on this weekend

25/ 02/ 2011   I have received a lot of e-mail corrospondence both directly and forwarded, asking about the Jock White FD this weekend.
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Day three means more sad news from earthquake

24/ 02/ 2011   Police have confirmed 98 fatalities following the Christchurch earthquake and they expect this figure to rise. The operations to locate and rescue those trapped in the collapsed and damaged buildings remains the priority.
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WIA National Field Day 2010 Results

24/ 02/ 2011   Congratulations to the teams from Amateur Radio Victoria, WICEN SA and the Peel Amateur Radio Group for the three top efforts in the 2010 WIA National Field Day.
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Preston North East Primary School contact a success

24/ 02/ 2011   On Tuesday the 22nd, fourteen students from Victoria's Preston North East Primary School gathered for a very successful and memorable ARISS contact.
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Christchurch disaster a day on

23/ 02/ 2011   The death toll stands at 75, dozens yet to be rescued from beneath building rubble, and hundreds of people still missing are still the desperate scene 24 hours after an earthquake struck the Christchurch area of New Zealand.
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Second quake for Christchurch

23/ 02/ 2011   Hours ahead face rescuers following the devastating, shallow 6.3 on the Richter scale earthquake which struck the heavily populated business area of Greater Christchurch in New Zealand.
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So whats the Deal ?

19/ 02/ 2011   On Thursday Evening next (24th Feb) The Good ship Wanderlust 2 will depart from Yaringa boat harbor for and evening training sail prior to the VK7DI dxpedetion to Deal Island.
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Result of Nominations for Director Announced

19/ 02/ 2011   Nominations for election as a director of the WIA were called for by notice published in the December 2010 issue of the WIA magazine Amateur Radio.
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13/ 02/ 2011   VK8NSB, VK8FNCY, 9M6DXX, 9M6XRO and MW0JRX will be operating from Timor-Leste (East Timor)between 16 and 26 September 2011. The location will be Atauro Island, OC-232, 30km north of the capital, Dili.
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LOKI - great mischief-maker from Norse mythology.

11/ 02/ 2011   Loki is the name of the edge of space balloon experiment that Tamworth Radio Club members & Tamworth Oxley Scout members will be launching in the coming weeks.
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Amateur Radio in Space

11/ 02/ 2011   ARISSat-1 is to be deployed from the ISS next week, watch it live on NASA TV.
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WIA National Field Day - Sunday 17 April 2011

09/ 02/ 2011   On Sunday 17 April 2011 radio clubs from around Australia will be demonstrating amateur radio to the public in prominent locations. This activity, now in its second year, is an ideal opportunity to promote the hobby of amateur radio and your club to the wider community.
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Cyclone Yasi

02/ 02/ 2011   VK amateurs are reminded to keep in touch with listening watch on WICEN 7075kHz
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ACMA Proposes Changes to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002.

01/ 02/ 2011   On 28 January 2011 the ACMA released a paper signalling its intention to vary the CBRS Class Licence.
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Egyption Communications Turn To Ham Radio

01/ 02/ 2011   Egyptians Find New Routes to the Web Residents turn to landline telephones, fax machines, and even ham radio to keep information flowing in and out of the country.
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