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2017 News Releases

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Privacy (& Complaints) Officer - Uphold the rights of others

21/ 07/ 2017   The Privacy (& Complaints) Officer oversees and undertakes all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the WIA’s policies and procedures covering the privacy of, and access to, personal information and complaints in compliance with federal and state laws.
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Strategy Committee - Join Now

21/ 07/ 2017   Register your interest in joining the Strategy Committee and setting the future of the WIA
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Around the world flight strikes more problems

21/ 07/ 2017   The Project Amelia Earhart flight WB6RQN had a troublesome fuel pump causing its return to Hamilton New Zealand.
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Spectrum pollution and intruders put urban radio in doubt

21/ 07/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 told the Ham Radio 2017 Friedrichshafen conference opening ceremony of the need to be more vigilant to pollution and intrusions on our bands.
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International HF beacon VK6RBP

18/ 07/ 2017   Part of the International Beacon Project of the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is VK6RBP that has been upgraded by the West Australian Repeater Group (WARG).
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SSTV for ARISS 20th anniversary

14/ 07/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) international team is to transmit a set of 12 pre-selected SSTV images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the past 20 years.
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Historic flight reaches New Zealand

08/ 07/ 2017   The around the world Project Earhart flight has left Sydney to cross the Tasman Sea to New Zealand.
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WIA office reviewed & phone hours changed

06/ 07/ 2017   Three WIA directors have spent time at the WIA Office in Bayswater Victoria. Justin VK7TW, Greg VK2GPK and Marcus VK5WTF used the time to look at where improvements can be made to support WIA staff - Bruce and Petra, and facilitate the delivery of more effective and efficient service for members.
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IARU HF World Championship

04/ 07/ 2017   This major contest starts at 1200 UTC Saturday and ends 1200 UTC Sunday, July 8-9. The objective is to contact other radio amateurs, especially IARU member society HQ stations, on the 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m bands.
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Busy time for Project Amelia Earhart flyer

03/ 07/ 2017   The commemorative Amelia Earhart flight by Brian Lloyd WB6RQN reached Darwin to enjoy local hospitality and some Territory Day celebration events that included a fireworks display.
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ACMA re-sets US General Licence equivalency

03/ 07/ 2017   Following a public review the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has re-set the US General Class Licence as equivalent to Australia’s middle grade Standard Licence.
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Historic flight in Australia

02/ 07/ 2017   The around the world solo flight by Brian Lloyd WB6RQN had finally made it to Darwin after reporting seeing it on Friday night and landing.
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IARU Aligns Satellite Coordination Guidelines with ITU WRC-15 Decisions

02/ 07/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union represents more than 150 country member societies and has for many years provided a frequency coordination service for amateur satellites free of charge.
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WIA Board makes major decisions

02/ 07/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Board of Directors has looked at the major changes it can make as it sets its future course, while also dealing with routine matters.
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Deadline extended on Radiocommunications Bill consultation

25/ 06/ 2017   An extension of the deadline for submissions on the Radiocommunications Bill 2017 has been announced by the Department of Communications and the Arts.
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Future of 3575-3700 MHz - ACMA Consultation

24/ 06/ 2017   The ACMA has announced consultation on next steps for the future use of the 3575–3700 MHz band (the 3.6 GHz band) in Australia.
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Amelia Earhart flight path commemoration almost half way

23/ 06/ 2017   The around the world solo flight by pilot Brian Lloyd WB6RQN, who is tracing most of the path taken by the Amelia Earhart flight, is now due over the Timor Sea headed for Australia.
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ARISS to commemorate its 20th anniversary

23/ 06/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is to encapsulate its accomplishments over two decades by transmitting a set of 12 SSTV images from space.
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WIA trial exams a big hit

23/ 06/ 2017   In May the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) began its trial of theory and regulation assessments on-line that have proved to be very popular with about 230 people accessing them.
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Future licence conditions – Phase 3 consultation

18/ 06/ 2017   The last phase of formal consultation on future licence conditions – on outstanding issues – is now open for responses from the amateur community.
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Radiocommunications Bill consultation sessions

16/ 06/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) had representatives at recent consultation sessions in Sydney and Melbourne, held by the Department of Communications and the Arts to further explain to stakeholders important aspects of the new Radiocommunications Bill.
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WIA Contest Champion Results 2016

16/ 06/ 2017   Avid contester Alan Shannon VK4SN (pictured) had the best combined effort in three out of seven Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) sponsored contests for 2016, and was declared the WIA Contest Champion.
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Future licence conditions – Phase 2 consultation

06/ 06/ 2017   The second phase of formal consultation on future licence conditions – on proposed changes to each licence grade – is now open for responses from the amateur community. Phase 1 – on general principles – has been extended, to close on 20 June.
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Australian Air League talks to ISS astronaut

05/ 06/ 2017   An excellent Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held with 19 questions being asked by cadets at the Australian Air League (AAL) South Australia Wing, Elizabeth, South Australia.
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WIA seeks your views on the Radiocommunications Bill 2017

01/ 06/ 2017   To develop a comprehensive response to the governments draft radiocommunications legislation, the WIA is calling for input from the radio amateur community – including anyone with an interest in the hobby but not yet licensed.
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