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WIA 2013 Annual Conference Registrations Now Online

31/ 01/ 2013   Registrations are now open for the 2013 Annual Conference. The Conference is on the last weekend of May, 24th-26th, at the Tradewinds Hotel Fremantle.
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WICEN involvement in flooding

31/ 01/ 2013   The great flood disaster in the Australian state of Queensland continues, but as it begins its big clean-up and recovery phase, a picture of emergency communications provided by radio amateurs is starting to emerge.
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ACMA Updates Information on High Power Trial Assessment

30/ 01/ 2013   The ACMA has updated information on the high power trial assessment that has now commenced.
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Australia Day Honour

29/ 01/ 2013   Congratulations go to Peter Mill VK3APO who has been recognised for years of community service through the Australia Day Honours.
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Australia’s first amateur satellite

25/ 01/ 2013   The Australian Geographic website features an article on Australia’s first amateur satellite.
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Tasmanian Bush Fires operations

25/ 01/ 2013   WICEN in Tasmania was finally stood down after 20 continuous days of operation at the Incident Management Centre at Cambridge, near Hobart airport. Operations have now been wound back.
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AX prefix on Australia Day

22/ 01/ 2013   The Australian Communications and Media Authority automatically allows radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX every Australia Day, which is Saturday January 26.
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Scheduled WIA Website Outage

22/ 01/ 2013   The WIA wishes to advise members of a proposed outage for the WIA website between 10:30 PM Friday the 25th January 2013 and 12:30 AM on Saturday the 26th January 2013.
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Amateur Radio Antenna Masts - Information for NSW Planning & Infrastructure

21/ 01/ 2013   Last week the WIA was asked to provide urgent supporting technical information to its recent submissions to the NSW Planning System Review – Proposed changes to Statewide Streamlined Approvals Code.
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ALARA Luncheon

19/ 01/ 2013   The next ALARA Luncheon will being held next weekend Sunday January 27th 2013 at Rotunda 6, Bundoora Park, you are invited to come down and say hello to the ladies and enjoy a meal.
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Australian given an AMSAT accolade

13/ 01/ 2013   It was a very humble Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI who received an award from AMSATNorth America for the voluntary work he has done for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.
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Tasmania fires update

07/ 01/ 2013   The major fires in south-east Tasmania, which began last Friday, continue to burn fanned by relentless hot and windy weather.
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In search of an AR7

07/ 01/ 2013   Members of the Lake Boga Lions Club have established a Museum at Lake Boga on the site of the No 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot that was established back in 1942.
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Tasmanian bushfire disaster

05/ 01/ 2013   WICEN Tasmania (South), assisted by other trained southern region radio amateurs, is providing 24 hour support for firefighting activities as several fires continue to burn.
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Get Involved with your WIA - Assistant Treasurer Required

05/ 01/ 2013   The WIA needs an Assistant Treasurer to assist John Longayroux (VK3PZ) in looking after the financial affairs of the Institute.
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2013 Australian Scout Jamboree

02/ 01/ 2013   The 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree began this week in Maryborough, Queensland, in the Fraser Coast region, a few hours North of Brisbane.
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Another storm disaster ends in the Philippines

01/ 01/ 2013   Spare a thought for those who spent a nervous, very wet and windy Christmas period as Tropical Storm Quinta went through the south of the Philippines, in areas trying to recover from Tyhoon Bopha earlier in the month.
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LTE Trial in Midland Western Australia Ends

01/ 01/ 2013   The ACMA has advised the WIA that the 700 MHz LTE trial in Midland Western Australia has now ended.
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WIA President Christmas Message

01/ 01/ 2013   The President, Directors, staff and volunteers of The Wireless Institute of Australia extend to all radio amateurs very best wishes for the festive season.
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The new 630 meter band is now a reality

01/ 01/ 2013   ACMA Makes Amendments to the Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (LCD) – The new 630 meter band is now a reality.
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