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2017 News Releases



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.
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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).
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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.
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The Wireless Men & Women at War book

22/ 08/ 2017   A copy of this historical Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) publication is now available to those researching war history in Canberra.
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Responses to draft new spectrum legislation made public

22/ 08/ 2017   Stakeholder responses to the draft radiocommunications legislation, released in late May, have been made available for download on the Department of Communication and the Arts website.
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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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