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2015 News Releases



RD Contest certificates issued

30/ 09/ 2015   The Remembrance Day Contest Manager, Alan Shannon VK4SN, reports that by now the certificates for the top 3 section winners have been sent to the lucky winners.
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Oceania DX Contests begin this weekend

30/ 09/ 2015   Held every October are the Oceania DX Contests – first this weekend is the Phone Contest, and on the following weekend CW.
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ABC listeners hear about Amateur Radio

26/ 09/ 2015   ABC Radio Capricornia 873 kHz in Queensland broadcast an interview on September 23, with Clive Sait VK4ACC, Secretary of the Rockhampton and District Amateur Radio Club.
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Memnet Maintenance

26/ 09/ 2015   Tomorrow evening, Sunday the 27th September (After 7 PM Sydney time), some maintenance works will be carried out on the Memnet WIA member self service site.
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Available Callsigns facility suspended

25/ 09/ 2015   The Available Callsigns List facility on the WIA website relies on an automated nightly data feed from the ACMA database. However, the facility has had to be temporarily suspended due to teething problems with the ACMA’s new SPECTRA system.
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IARU Region 3 in Bali Indonesia

23/ 09/ 2015   The International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 triennial conference in Bali on October 12-16, is hosted by IARU Member Society, Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia or OARI.
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Amateur Qualification Levels

22/ 09/ 2015   The WIA and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are aware of some discussion about the current US Technician amateur qualification, the equivalent Australian qualification and their application to amateur licensing in Australia.
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ZL ‘H Night’ 50 year celebration

20/ 09/ 2015   The anniversary of the return of Amateur Radio in New Zealand after WWII is to be celebrated in December by special event station ZL6H. The seminal publication 'Ham Shacks, Brass Pounders & Rag Chewers', reported that ‘H Night’ was Saturday December 8, 1945, at 7.30pm New Zealand time.
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IARU emcomm display at ITU WRC-15 Geneva

17/ 09/ 2015   A demonstration of the modes and equipment available to Amateur Radio in a disaster for emergency communications, will be shown at the World Radiocommunications Conference in Geneva in November.
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WIA logo download for members

17/ 09/ 2015   Following continued interest in use of the WIA logo on QSL cards, it’s now conditionally available members via the WIA website.
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ACMA SPECTRA has licence changes

04/ 09/ 2015   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has commissioned the new SPECTRA system for Apparatus Licences, and thanks all for their patience during the recent two week shut-down.
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A message from the WIA President

02/ 09/ 2015   In last months edition of AR, I identified the need to review the way the WIA operated to ensure that it continued to meet the needs of the membership.
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