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2015 WIA Open Forum Reports

30/ 04/ 2015   Once again we have decided to publish the WIA Open Forum Reports prior to the upcoming AGM weekend.
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Election results for WIA Board positions

30/ 04/ 2015   The WIA Returning Officer, Geoff Atkinson VK3TL, has advised the results of the 2015 ballot for WIA Board members.
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Nepal report #5

29/ 04/ 2015   As the time passes the situation in Nepal, hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake over the weekend, seems to be getting worse.
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Turkey plays its part in commemorations

29/ 04/ 2015   The involvement of the Telsiz Radyo Amatorleri Cemiyeti (TRAC) at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day and elsewhere in Turkey using TC100 prefixed commemorative stations has been very successful.
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ZL100ANZAC gets plenty of action

28/ 04/ 2015   The commemorative callsign ZL100ANZAC appeared on air on ANZAC Day and immediately was eagerly sought after, including its loud signal into Australia.
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Belgium remembers the ANZACs

28/ 04/ 2015   The Australian and New Zealand or ANZAC soldiers of WWI will never be forgotten in Belgium. On ANZAC Day this year a dawn service was held at the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.
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Licence processing suspension for two weeks

28/ 04/ 2015   All apparatus licence processing will be suspended for two weeks from Monday 11 May to Tuesday 26 May, the Australian Communications Authority (ACMA) has advised in correspondence to the WIA.
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Nepal earthquake report

27/ 04/ 2015   The rescue and recovery work is continuing after the devastating 7.8 on the Ritcher scale earthquake that claimed more than 3,200 lives, with many missing, and widespread damage in Nepal.
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Weekend full of ANZAC commemorative activities

27/ 04/ 2015   The Centenary of Gallipoli tribute by Amateur Radio on both Saturday and Sunday had plenty of stations on air, and the ANZAC 100 event continues until December.
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Surprise drop in licence renewal fees

22/ 04/ 2015   A 12-month renewal for an Amateur licence is now $51, according to a new schedule of Apparatus licence fees published this month by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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VK100ANZAC at Canberra

22/ 04/ 2015   Taking to the air from dawn in Australia on ANZAC Day April 25, will be VK100ANZAC at Mt Ainslie in Canberra with a commemorative broadcast by Amateur Radio paying tribute to all service men and women.
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TRAC welcomes VK/ ZL ANZAC ceremony guests

21/ 04/ 2015   The radio amateurs visiting Gallipoli on ANZAC Day ceremonies from Australia and New Zealand are to be met by members of the Türkiye Radyo Amatörleri Cemiyeti (TRAC).
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UBA “Brothers in Arms Memorial Project”

21/ 04/ 2015   To honour the ANZAC spirit, service and sacrifice, a group of Belgium radio amateurs will be on air this Saturday, ANZAC Day, April 25.
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ZL100ANZAC to be on air

20/ 04/ 2015   Commemorative callsign ZL100ANZAC soon takes to the Amateur Radio bands for the ANZAC Centenary, with a group of ZL operators registered on a roster.
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HMAS AE2 Commemoration

20/ 04/ 2015   The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Submarine HMAS AE2, which was at the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara, will be
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Bush Telegraph Centre display in May

14/ 04/ 2015   The Tableland Radio Group with the Cardwell Bush Telegraph Museum in North Queensland will be putting on a display of old Morse code and old radio equipment on May 29 and 30.
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Gallipoli ceremonies have Amateur Radio access

12/ 04/ 2015   Australian and New Zealand radio amateurs traveling to Gallipoli for the ANZAC ceremonies on April 25, ANZAC Day, will have VHF and UHF frequencies available, including Echolink access.
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Gallipoli signallers provide battle links

10/ 04/ 2015   As soon as the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli in Turkey on April the 25th 1915 the signallers, well-trained and proficient in Morse code signalling on flag, lamp and heliograph, as well as in map reading, immediately began laying telephone lines.
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AX-prefixed QSL carded stations now have an ANZAC award

08/ 04/ 2015   If you intend to use the alternative prefix of 'AX' in your callsign on April 25th and 26th, then consider registering now on the WIA website to let others know, and possibly qualify for an operating award.
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