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2017 News Releases

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Aussie lighthouses galore on air

17/ 08/ 2017    There are more than 55 Australian registrations in the 20th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend –this Saturday and Sunday.
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Interference Management Review

16/ 08/ 2017   In the first week of August, the ACMA announced that it will be undertaking a review of the current Interference Management Principles.
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WIA responds to future plans for use of 3.6 GHz band

11/ 08/ 2017   The WIA has lodged a submission responding to the ACMA's Options paper on the "Future approach to the 3.6 GHz band".
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Move over JT65 for a new kid on the block

06/ 08/ 2017   The digital mode FT8 although still in Beta testing has caught on, luring many using the popular JT65 weak signal mode.
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You have the power to make a difference!

06/ 08/ 2017   The WIA opens a consultation process to better serve members with your choice of a quick two minute or a longer ten minute survey.
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WIA lodges strong response to the draft radiocommunications legislation

04/ 08/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia’s (WIA) has delivered its submission on the draft radiocommunications legislation.
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WIA trial exams undergo further development

30/ 07/ 2017   The trial theory assessments available online since May this year requires a simple registration process.
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ARISS marked its 20th anniversary

27/ 07/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) had outstanding success with many receiving its Slow Scan TV images of the past and present.
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WIA Media Sales manager - Applications Open

26/ 07/ 2017   Shape the future direction of the WIA's media engagement model.
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Project Amelia Earhart flight nears its end

26/ 07/ 2017   The commemorative around the world flight by pilot Brian Lloyd WB6RQN nears its end.
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Proposed Memnet Outage

26/ 07/ 2017   On Saturday 29th July 2017 from 9am (AEST), Memnet will be undertaking some urgent system maintenance on their servers.
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WIA QSL Operations Manager - Applications Open

25/ 07/ 2017   Applications are now open for the WIA's QSL Operations Manager.
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WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager - Applications Open

25/ 07/ 2017   Applications are now open for the WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager.
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Historic flight over the Pacific Ocean

23/ 07/ 2017   The commemorative Amelia Earhart around the world flight has finally left New Zealand headed for Pago Pago American Samoa.
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Privacy (& Complaints) Officer - Uphold the rights of others

21/ 07/ 2017   Applications are currently open for the WIA's Privacy (& Complaints) Officer.
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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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