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2015 News Releases

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Gallipoli commemoration end is near

27/ 11/ 2015   The WIA ANZAC 100 ‘last hurrah’ campaign continues to honour all who fought for the country at war and in other conflicts, with a timing focused on the battle for Gallipoli.
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WIA Special-Purpose Grants - Round 2 deadline

27/ 11/ 2015   The WIA called for proposals earlier this year to the second round of WIA Special-Purpose Grants and has allocated up to $6,000 – with no limits on the number of projects.
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The WIA Inwards QSL Bureau

27/ 11/ 2015   Some 7,000 cards from Japan and about the same amount from Spain are now being processed by the WIA Inwards QSL Bureau, along with smaller lots from Hungary, Russia and USA.
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Norfolk Island WIA AGM

27/ 11/ 2015   The package offer to attend the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Annual General Meeting in May on Norfolk Island will close on Friday, December 4.
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The second activation of VI0ANZAC at Casey Station

24/ 11/ 2015   After duties involved with the landing of the giant RAAF C17 Globemaster supply aircraft, VI0ANZAC was activated on Sunday November 22, from 0205 to 0447 UTC.
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WIA set to close for the holiday season

24/ 11/ 2015   The streamlining of office procedures and the ACMA new SPECTRA data system have resulted in an average reduction of two weeks to fully process exam results and issue a licence.
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VI0ANZAC to be heard from Casey Base

21/ 11/ 2015   After two days of blizzard conditions the weather forecast is enabling VI0ANZAC to be on air from Casey Base in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
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WRC-15 News Release. 18 November 2015.

19/ 11/ 2015   On 18 November 2015, during the 6th WRC-15 plenary meeting, regulatory text for a new secondary allocation to the amateur service in the 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz frequency band was approved without comment.
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A new 60m allocation at WRC-15

19/ 11/ 2015   The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva has agreed on a secondary allocation of 5351.5-5366.5 kHz for the Amateur Service, with regional power limits of 15 watts to 25 Watts measured in effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP).
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New 60m allocation shows positive WRC-15 progress: IARU

17/ 11/ 2015    The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) is in Geneva (November 2-27) has developed consensus around a new 15 kHz-wide global secondary 60 metre Amateur Radio allocation at 5351.5-5366.5 kHz.
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VI0ANZAC to try again

15/ 11/ 2015   VI0ANZAC from Casey Base in the Antarctic will try to hold another activation this month as bad weather caused the event, part of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) ANZAC 100 program to be postponed in August.
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WIA has VI90IARU on air

14/ 11/ 2015   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is celebrating its 90th year of being the global voice of Amateur Radio. The latest advocacy work by the IARU is at the World Radiocommunications Conference 2015 in Geneva.
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Geneva, Friday 13 November

14/ 11/ 2015   It became known as the 15/15 solution; 15 kHz and 15 Watts.
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Standards Update

10/ 11/ 2015   The WIA is an active participant on the Standards Australia RC-006 Committee dealing with Radiocommunications Equipment - General. The WIA is represented on that Standards Committee by Noel Higgins, VK3NH.
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Closure of the ANZAC Centenary

07/ 11/ 2015   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is inviting all to join the ‘last hurrah’ of its successful ANZAC 100 program, to be held over two weekends from December 12 to 20.
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Celebrate 90 years of the International Amateur Radio Union

06/ 11/ 2015   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) this year celebrates 90 years standing up for the interests of radio amateurs at the top level of world radiocommunications treaty development at the ITU – the International Telecommunications Union, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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News from Geneva 4 November

04/ 11/ 2015   The 2015 World Radiocommunications Conference commenced on Monday morning at 11 AM. Over 3800 delegates from 162 ITU member countries and 136 ITU sector members are meeting for the next four weeks to discuss a wide range of radio communications issues including several of direct relevance to amateurs.
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New position for the WIA office

02/ 11/ 2015   The WIA is looking for an Executive Administrator for the WIA Office in Bayswater, Melbourne.
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WIA representative on the IARU team at WRC-15

02/ 11/ 2015   During the recent International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3 meeting in Bali Indonesia (October 12-16), WIA representatives Phil Wait VK2ASD and Peter Young VK3MV informally discussed funding for the international work of Dale Hughes VK1DSH.
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