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2016 News Releases



Election of Directors – Call For Nominations

28/ 11/ 2016   Pursuant to clause 14.1 (c) of the Constitution the WIA Board has determined that the election of directors shall be conducted by postal ballot.
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Quest for 1kW in Australia

27/ 11/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is keeping alive its advocacy that Advanced Licensees be allowed to use up to 1kW power.
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Aussie to make an impact on Mars

27/ 11/ 2016   On a salt lake in Central Australia early next year a radio amateur will conduct tests of a wide area radio network destined for the planet Mars.
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Spam Email

24/ 11/ 2016   Email spam—also known as junk email is where unsolicited messages are sent by email.
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WIA STEM Symposium - a good result

24/ 11/ 2016   Initiated by the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), the symposium identified where Amateur Radio and the WIA can contribute to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) program, being promoted by the Federal Government.
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Man faces charges over bogus radio calls at airports

22/ 11/ 2016   A 19-year old man from Rockbank northwest of Melbourne faces offences related to the alleged unlawful interference with air traffic control and endangering the safety of aircraft.
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HMAS Sydney loss 75 years on

20/ 11/ 2016   The 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney in the Indian Ocean is being remembered on by commemorative callsigns on both sides of Australia.
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The WIA AGM 2017 details released

13/ 11/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting weekend is in historic Hahndorf South Australia from Friday May 19 to Sunday 21, with the event now being outlined on the WIA website.
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Pre-sales of history book begin

11/ 11/ 2016   The WIA Bookshop is now taking orders for the ‘Wireless Men and Women at War’ publication that details the history of wireless communications before World War I, and in later years and conflicts.
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Mills on Air event has first Australian mill

11/ 11/ 2016   The Amateur Radio activation of Anderson’s Mill at Smeaton in central Victoria in May has gone through its approval and logistic stages, with a clear go-ahead given by all to the project.
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STEM symposium goes ahead

11/ 11/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia symposium on the STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program in to take place in Canberra at the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club.
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Hoax radio calls on the aircraft band

10/ 11/ 2016   No less than 15 hoax radio calls on AM aeronautical channels have been made in the past weeks at Tullamarine Airport Melbourne, and the Avalon Airport near Geelong.
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Delay in ACMA licences

05/ 11/ 2016   The WIA Office has been advised by ACMA Licensing, that the processing time for applications for new amateur licences or variations to existing licences is around four weeks.
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WIA Directors at Dick Smith Catch-up event

05/ 11/ 2016   WIA President Phil Wait VK2ASD and director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH joined a throng of electronics industry identities past and present at Dick Smith’s Sydney home on Saturday 22 October.
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WIA Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer report after their first week

05/ 11/ 2016   At the Tuesday night Board meeting the WIA's new Treasurer, Chris Hendry VK3PAT and Assistant Treasurer Jeff Tubbenhauer VK5IU gave an outline of the financial and operational position of the WIA
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