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2016 News Releases



WIA responds to the government’s proposals for a new act

30/ 04/ 2016   The WIA has delivered a comprehensive response to the government’s consultation paper on legislative proposals for a new radiocommunications act.
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ANZAC Day to be commemorated

22/ 04/ 2016   All VK radio amateurs may use the alternative AX callsign prefix for ANZAC Day.
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Big Ecuador earthquake

22/ 04/ 2016   The 7.8 magnitude earthquake centred near the coast of Ecuador South America on April 16, the strongest in that country for decades, claimed more than 500 lives as rescuers searched for survivors.
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WIA Affiliate club insurance update

14/ 04/ 2016   The WIA's 2016 Affiliated Club Liability Insurance is to be finalised on Thursday the 14th April.
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WIA delivers major submission on future amateur licence conditions

13/ 04/ 2016   Ahead of the scheduled 12th April meeting between the WIA and ACMA, the Board finalised its 22-page submission to the ACMA on future amateur licence conditions, addressing a wide range of issues to ensure amateur radio remains relevant in the digitally connected age.
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WIA and ACMA meet to plan future for amateur radio

13/ 04/ 2016   On Tuesday 12th April, the WIA met with four senior executives of the ACMA to scope the work to be done to design new licence conditions for amateur radio, and to discuss a variety of issues being progressed over the past year.
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WIA/RES Foundation Licence App

13/ 04/ 2016   Training for the popular Foundation Licence in Australia is now available as an App for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets downloadable from iTunes or Google Play.
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The New Foundation Licence Manual now available

13/ 04/ 2016   Your Entry into Amateur Radio, The Foundation Licence Manual began over ten years ago and is now in its 3rd edition.
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WIA Annual Election 2016

12/ 04/ 2016   The voting for the election of 3 Directors, for a 2 year period, was conducted during the month of March 2016.
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Submission on in-home powerline device review

12/ 04/ 2016   The WIA urges action be taken against all in-home powerline telecommunications (PLT) devices that do not comply with the CISPR 22 (International Special Committee on Radio Interference) standard.
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IARU announces its new Satellite Adviser

12/ 04/ 2016    The International Amateur Radio Union has appointed Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T, as the new IARU Satellite Adviser.
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The WIA AGM program on Norfolk Island

10/ 04/ 2016   Those booked to be part of WIA program on Norfolk Island this year were sent a website link for registration details and payment for the various events.
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VK100ANZAC to be on air in July

10/ 04/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia has proudly assigned VK100ANZAC to the Geelong Amateur Radio Club on July 19-21, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles.
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WIA and ACMA to canvas possible changes to amateur radio in Australia

07/ 04/ 2016   The WIA and the ACMA are meeting in Melbourne on Tuesday 12th April to discuss future opportunities for Amateur Radio arising from the recent Department of Communications’ Spectrum Review, and to also progress previous issues that have effectively been on-hold during the Spectrum Review process.
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Insurance for radio clubs

06/ 04/ 2016   All clubs are encouraged to take out public liability insurance, such as the policy offered annually by the Wireless Institute of Australia to its affiliated clubs.
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New Foundation Licence Manual stock due April 14

04/ 04/ 2016   Your Entry into Amateur Radio, The Foundation Licence Manual, 3rd Edition, is with the printers and stocks are due April 14.
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