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2016 News Releases



WIA Merit Awards Now Open

30/ 12/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia makes awards to radio amateurs to recognise for their worthy contribution to Amateur Radio.
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2017 Callbook now on sale

21/ 12/ 2016   The 2017 WIA Callbook is now available for purchase in the WIA online book store. The annual publication has become a valuable resource in most Amateurs shacks.
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WIA Office Closure

21/ 12/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia extends to all radio amateurs very best wishes for the festive season. The WIA office will be closed from 4:00pm Thursday, 22nd December reopening 10:00am, Monday, 23rd January, 2017.
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WIA Members to Decide Composition of the Next Board

20/ 12/ 2016   Following the resignation of two directors, WIA members are to decide the composition of the seven-member Board through the annual election process now under way.
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Claims WIA in trouble with ASIC and ACMA without foundation

19/ 12/ 2016   Some members have commented that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has issues with the WIA’s financial processes and is investigating the WIA.
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Special exams part of the WIA Exam Service

19/ 12/ 2016   A teenage boy who is legally blind has been successful at a special assessment for the Foundation Licence.
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General Meeting called under Clause 8.3 (b) cannot proceed at this time.

17/ 12/ 2016   On the 1st of December this year the WIA announced that, under clause 8.3 (b) of the Constitution, it had begun the process of calling a general meeting of members to consider motions for the removal of four WIA Directors.
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Minor difference in 2015 accounts but significant 2016 deficit likely

17/ 12/ 2016   The financial report approved by the annual general meeting at Norfolk Island in May has been checked and it has been found that the annual review and the MYOB figures are very close.
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Wireless Men and Women at War pre-sales end 21 December

17/ 12/ 2016   Pre-sales promotion began on 11 November, with the book priced at $23 for WIA members and $28 for non-members, the pre-sales promotion ends on Tuesday 21 November.
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WIA licence assessment system complies

17/ 12/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) continues with its successful Amateur Radio accredited assessors program of licence assessments and callsign recommendations under a Deed with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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Victorian Government Award 2017 Challenge

16/ 12/ 2016   To further encourage radio amateurs to operate portable stations a new year-long award is available for contacts with, and from, the 79 Local Government Areas in Victoria.
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Morse code club lifts its profile

16/ 12/ 2016   The callsign VK2FDU for FISTS Down Under has been on the air for six months with it operated portable by members who had a lot of fun.
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10/ 12/ 2016   A mediation was conducted on Saturday 10 December 2016.
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Australia ends major shortwave broadcasts

08/ 12/ 2016   Radio Australia will turn off its shortwave service to the Pacific and Papua New Guinea on January 31, in favour of more localised FM radio outlets and internet streaming.
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Foundation Licence Manual into profit

01/ 12/ 2016   The 3rd edition of the Wireless Institute of Australia’s Foundation Licence Manual, published in April 2016, has already made a profit of almost $2,000.
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Call for a General Meeting of the WIA

01/ 12/ 2016   Under clause 8.3 (b) of the Constitution of the Wireless Institute of Australia a call was made on Tuesday November 29 for a General Meeting of WIA members.
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