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2017 News Releases



WIA committees reinvigorated and explained

30/ 12/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) relies on the work of its various specialist committees to deliver services, and to consider requests or changes in their areas.
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Historical changes 60 years ago shape today

30/ 12/ 2017   The year 1958 was the International Geophysical Year and saw the start of many technical things we have today.
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HERO network activate for storms events

24/ 12/ 2017    Ham Emergency Radio Operations have been in support of two weather events in the Philippines, Kai-Tak and Tembin, which brought significant damage and loss of life.
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Queensland broadcaster celebrating on shortwave

22/ 12/ 2017   As part of 50th celebrations radio broadcaster 4KZ in Northern Queensland is now on 5055 kHz and already getting signal reports including from North America and New Zealand.
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New digital mode puts beacon off air

20/ 12/ 2017   A clash has occurred on 6-metres in Australia with the popular FT8 digital mode, introduced in June 2017 nominating 50.313 MHz as a worldwide operating frequency, already occupied by a propagation beacon.
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Antarctic milestone being celebrated

20/ 12/ 2017   Seventy years ago this month a group of 14 men set up on Heard Island in the Southern Ocean about 4,000 kilometres south-west of mainland Australia.
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WIA Christmas Message

20/ 12/ 2017   A Christmas Message from the president Justin, on behalf of the WIA and its Board
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Web and Digital redevelopment - call for volunteers

14/ 12/ 2017   The WIA is embarking on a program of work to restructure its digital strategy and media channels.
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Office closure for the Christmas New Holiday

03/ 12/ 2017   The WIA office in Bayswater will close on December 22 and re-open in the New Year at 11am (AEDT) on Wednesday 24 of January 2018.
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