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2015 News Releases

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VI0ANZAC faced weather and propagation

31/ 08/ 2015   Despite adverse winter Antarctic weather conditions the VI0ANZAC event in the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) ANZAC 100 program made it to air last weekend, with poor propagation enabling a total of 56 contacts to be logged.
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Antarctica VI0ANZAC on air this weekend - weather permitting

27/ 08/ 2015   The commemorative callsign VI0ANZAC is planned to be activated at Casey Base and join the Wireless Institute of Australia ANZAC 100 program.
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WIA Calls for Special Purpose Grant Proposals

27/ 08/ 2015   Until recent years monetary grants were provided by the WIA to Affiliated Clubs, where Clubs submitted their proposals to an independent selection committee.
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Government Announces Moves on Spectrum Reform

26/ 08/ 2015   The Australian Government will implement all the recommendations of the Spectrum Review conducted over 2014-15 by the Department of Communications together with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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Microwave exponent at a look-out

25/ 08/ 2015   Another example of portable operation, this time using microwaves, comes from Peter Westgarth VK3APW who set up on a look-out at Cape Horn Loch in Victoria’s South Gippsland.
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ABC Radio Perth talks about Amateur Radio

23/ 08/ 2015   The topic of Amateur Radio had a good airing on the Gillian O’Shaughnessy breakfast program on ABC 720 Perth, that started with the International Space Station (ISS) contact made in the United Kingdom and ended in a long interview of a West Australian.
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ILLW has a strong commitment

17/ 08/ 2015   Registrations in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend were higher this year from the major seafaring nations of Australia, England and Germany, adding to growth from Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, France, Portugal and Scotland.
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WIA ANZAC 100 commemoration in the news

16/ 08/ 2015   The Western Australian Amateur Radio News team commemorated the August Offensive at Gallipoli 1915, by activating the VK100ANZAC callsign over six days from different significant locations, and scored some media publicity along the way.
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Sydney Mini Maker Faire – 15-16 August

13/ 08/ 2015   Calling all geeks, nerds, DIYers and radio amateurs: the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire returns over 15-16 August at the Powerhouse Museum.
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WIA ANZAC 100 program – Antarctica new dates

11/ 08/ 2015   The plan to have Australia’s Casey Station in Antarctica on air last weekend August 8-9 under the VI0ANZAC commemorative callsign was stopped by a severe storm, but it has now been proposed for later this month.
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The fifth annual ATV QSO Party

08/ 08/ 2015   The fifth annual ATV QSO Party is scheduled for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August Melbourne Australia time. This event is sponsored by Amateur Radio Victoria and the Melbourne ATV Group.
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Activation Of VI0ANZAC unable to proceed

08/ 08/ 2015   I have just received information from Antarctica and have been advised that the overnight storm damage at Casey base will not allow the activation to go ahead as planned for Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th August. We will be able to advise a new dates shortly.
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Antarctic joins ANZAC 100 program

05/ 08/ 2015   The activation of VI 0 ANZAC on Casey Base in the Australian Antarctic Territory is due to start operation, as part of the Wireless Institute of Australia ANZAC 100 program.
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VK100ANZAC Commemorates The August Offensive in Perth

05/ 08/ 2015   Preceded by a special news broadcast around VK6 Land on Wednesday 5th August, the Western Australian Amateur Radio News team will activate the VK100ANZAC special event callsign over six days to commemorate the August Offensive at Gallipoli.
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Update to Permitted Equipment for Amateur Use

04/ 08/ 2015   The WIA’s guidance on the equipment you can own and operate – for Foundation, Standard and Advanced licensees – has been updated and clarified for easier understanding.
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Business as usual on 2300-2302 MHz, for now

04/ 08/ 2015   In the Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (LCD) 2015, released in early July, the 2300-2302 MHz band is retained, listed as a secondary allocation, as it was before.
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ACMA licensing shut-down announced

03/ 08/ 2015   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it will suspend all apparatus licence processing from Friday August 14 to Tuesday September 1, to replace its licensing and frequency processing system.
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5th meeting of Asia Pacific Telecommunity Preparatory Group for WRC-15

03/ 08/ 2015   The APG15-5 meeting was held in Seoul, Korea between 27 July and 1 August 2015. This meeting was the final APT preparatory meeting before the World Radiocommunications Conference which will be held in Geneva in November 2015.
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Windows bug can affect digital modes

01/ 08/ 2015   In this digital age is the ever present is the threat of errant software. Now comes a warning that digital modes used by radio amateurs in the popular Windows platform can be degraded, but a fix is available.
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