Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com

2017 News Releases

Year

 


Aussie pico balloon series soars again

22/ 10/ 2017   The tiny helium filled balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne has travelled 5,500 kms to be now over the Solomon Sea and is heading east at an altitude of 10,000 metres.
Read the full story...


HAMTV from the ISS seen in Australia

18/ 10/ 2017   The first live HAMTV transmission from the International Space has been received in Australia.
Read the full story...


WIA Radio and Electronics Convention and AGM 2018

13/ 10/ 2017   The 2018 WIA Radio and Electronics Convention and AGM will be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast May 18th, 19th and 20th 2018.
Read the full story...


Reinvention of Amateur Radio

10/ 10/ 2017   Lack of growth in radio amateur numbers, and how to make Amateur Radio attractive and relevant to young people, is very much on the minds of many International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member societies, including the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA).
Read the full story...


IARU Watching Wireless Charging Technology

06/ 10/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) continues to consider the issue of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) as it prepares for the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19).
Read the full story...


International Beacon Project Upgrade

05/ 10/ 2017   All five Northern California DX Foundation/IARU HF propagation beacons in IARU Region 3 covering the Asia-Pacific are being upgraded.
Read the full story...


HAM-TV ground stations ready Downunder

03/ 10/ 2017   The International Space Station HAM-TV facility has again been used, this time by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA who sent his greetings and congratulations for the European Researchers Night.
Read the full story...


Remembering Sputnik 60 years on

01/ 10/ 2017   The world’s first satellite Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4, 1957, by the then Soviet Union that heralded it as a national triumph, and started the space race.
Read the full story...


WIA office will be closed

27/ 09/ 2017   The WIA office will be closed on Friday 29 September.
Read the full story...


Australis Oscar 5 recalled at a book launch

27/ 09/ 2017   Australia’s first ‘home grown’ satellite was built in 1966, then sent to the USA for launch, but unfortunately this did not take place until January 1970 on a Delta rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Read the full story...


Belgium remembers Australian soldiers

26/ 09/ 2017   The contributions made by the ANZAC’s during World War I in Belgium 100 years ago is being commemorated by a special remembrance of the battle of Polygon Wood.
Read the full story...


IARU Region 1 looks to the future

25/ 09/ 2017   The five-day IARU Region 1 General Conference which closed last Thursday had discussions on the realities needed to protect our spectrum, as well as addressing the declining numbers of active radio amateurs.
Read the full story...


Earthquake and hurricane emergencies

23/ 09/ 2017   The 7.1 earthquake in Mexico that downed many buildings and killed more than 250, plus Hurricane Maria that swept through a number of Caribbean nations, have kept emergency communications frequencies busy with coordination and traffic.
Read the full story...


WIA submission to the ACMA Interference Management Review

22/ 09/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is concerned that the risk of interference to amateur communications may be considered low by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), when compared to other radiocommunications or telecommunications services.
Read the full story...


WIA journal to go bi-monthly and exam fees reviewed

20/ 09/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) board has been considering for many months changes to its highest expenditure, the publication and distribution of Amateur Radio magazine.
Read the full story...


IARU Addresses New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

20/ 09/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council (AC) held its annual in-person meeting on 15 and 16 September in Landshut, Germany, just before the IARU Region 1 Conference.
Read the full story...


Aussie school contacts the ISS

20/ 09/ 2017   The Beenleigh State High School about 30km south of Brisbane had a late night chat with Italian astronaut and engineer, Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA.
Read the full story...


WIA Team compete in overseas ARDF events

09/ 09/ 2017   Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) competitions in the USA, and at the IARU Region 3 championship in Mongolia – saw the WIA Team win a swag of medals.
Read the full story...


WIA survey wants your views

07/ 09/ 2017   In a part of the ongoing consultation process the Wireless Institute of Australia wants to measure the views of those in Amateur Radio.
Read the full story...


´╗┐The WIA board reaches 100 day milestone

06/ 09/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia board of directors has quietly made progress in its first 100 days since the May annual general meeting held at Hahndorf South Australia.
Read the full story...


More heavy rain in monsoonal floods

01/ 09/ 2017   Monsoon rains in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh over the past month has according to the UN affected 41 million people, and left an estimated 1,200 dead.
Read the full story...


New WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager

01/ 09/ 2017   Introducing John Seamons VK3JLS
Read the full story...


Historic storm and floods hit Texas

31/ 08/ 2017   Hurricane Harvey began in the Caribbean, watched by the Emergency and Weather Net with radio amateurs activating 3.815 MHz, then it moved to the Gulf of Mexico and intensified into a Category 4 storm to come ashore in Texas.
Read the full story...


JOTA and JOTI October 20-22

26/ 08/ 2017   Over a million Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 plus countries are getting ready for the 60th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and the 21st Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI).
Read the full story...


IARU happenings get increased exposure

22/ 08/ 2017   The WIA website has expanded its coverage and explanation of how the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is working for the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services.
Read the full story...