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2014 News Releases



Preserving a future for our 9 cm band – WIA submission to ACMA

31/ 07/ 2014   The WIA has lodged a submission on 30 July 2014 with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in response to its current inquiry into future licensing arrangements in the "3.5 GHz band", which extends from 3400 MHz to 3600 MHz.
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Temporary Reassignment of Commercial Services into 70cm

28/ 07/ 2014   The 400MHz spectrum review process held in 2010 identified a need for using part of the 70cm amateur band, on a temporary basis, for the orderly repacking of 400MHz commercial services.
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August AR Magazine Now Online

24/ 07/ 2014   Amateur Radio is the monthly magazine produced by the Wireless Institute of Australia in both print and in an online downloadable format for the benefit of WIA members.
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The Inaugural Victorian D-Star Users Group Meeting

21/ 07/ 2014   The inaugural Victorian D-Star users group meeting will be held at the EMDRC Clubrooms in Burwood, Saturday 2nd August from 10am.
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Typhoon Rammasun death toll climbs

16/ 07/ 2014   About 20 people are dead and many left homeless after Typhoon Rammasun, which means 'thunder of god', hit the Philippines.
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Another review of legislation affecting radio amateurs

09/ 07/ 2014   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) proposes to remake an important piece of regulation that affects all radiocommunications licensees holding Aparatus licences – which includes radio amateurs, broadcasters, land mobile operators etc – and has put out a call for feedback on its proposal.
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WIA operating a HQ Station in this weekends IARU Contest.

08/ 07/ 2014   This weekend the WIA will take part in the 2014 IARU Contest which will be held between 9.30pm CST Saturday 12 July and 9.30pm Sunday 13 July 2014.
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GippsTech 2014 is full steam ahead for the coming weekend, July 12 & 13.

07/ 07/ 2014   The event starts with a social gathering in Morwell for a meal on Friday evening. The main Conference occurs at Federation University Australia in Churchill, with Registration open from 0830 Saturday and the first session starting at 0930.
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Latest on the ILLW 2014 fun-event

07/ 07/ 2014   A friendly tussle between three countries for the leaderboard is being fought out in the 17th International Lighthouses and Lightship Weekend, held on August 16-17.
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WIA Response to IPS Service Review

05/ 07/ 2014   In June 2014, a Discussion Paper was released by the Ionospheric Prediction Service as the first step in what could be a wide-ranging review of the service.
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Bandplans Review

02/ 07/ 2014   The WIA has commenced a review of the Australian Amateur Radio Bandplans.
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