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2011 News Releases




30/ 08/ 2011   A new Emergency Communications Network (EMCOMNET) has recently been set up by the architects of Red Cross Emergency Communications (RECOM).
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APG to Commence Monday in Busan, Korea

28/ 08/ 2011   The 5th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity’s Conference Preparatory Group for WRC-12 will take place in Busan, Korea from Monday 29 August until Saturday 3 September 2011. These Preparatory Groups meetings are referred to as an APG meeting.
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Antennas In Your Clothes? New Design Could Pave The Way

23/ 08/ 2011   To make communications devices more reliable, Ohio State University researchers are finding ways to incorporate radio antennas directly into clothing, using plastic film and metallic thread.
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New WIA Director

17/ 08/ 2011   Peter Young VK3MV has resigned as a director of the WIA, wishing to reduce his commitments.
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ILLW heads in the right direction

16/ 08/ 2011   So far more than 430 have made online entries are already counted towards this year’s grand tally for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.
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Remembrance Day 2011

11/ 08/ 2011   Prior to the commencement of the RD contest at 0800UTC Saturday (6pm AEST) An opening address is given by Australian Dignitaries and the WIA. This news release contains the download links for the opening address audio file.
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Work on Station Inspections Continues

10/ 08/ 2011   Early this year the WIA raised with the ACMA issues relating to the inspection of stations and the background and the WIA position was set out in the Comment published in the April 2011 issue of Amateur Radio magazine.
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VK6APH receives Award

07/ 08/ 2011   On Sunday the 7th of August at the NCRG Hamfest, Phil Harman VK6APH received the Ron Wilkinson Award certificate in recognition of his contribution to Amateur radio
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Offensive comments made on CB Radio result in a $5000 payout.

05/ 08/ 2011   A southeast Queensland-based security worker who was called insulting names on CB radio has won a $5000 payout from her former boss.
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WIA at Northern Corridor Radio Group Hamfest

04/ 08/ 2011   The WIA will be represented at this Sunday’s Northern Corridor Radio Group Hamfest in Ashfield WA. Our WIA Board member Bob Bristow VK6POP will be manning the WIA stand, so come along and say hello!
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Extension of time for Club Grant Scheme applications

03/ 08/ 2011   Applications for Club Grants for 2011 closed on 25 July. In the WIA’s release of 27 July, we reported that only a disappointing three applications had been received.
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