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2017 News Releases



WIA office will be closed

27/ 09/ 2017   The WIA office will be closed on Friday 29 September.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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´╗┐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.
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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.
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New WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager

01/ 09/ 2017   Introducing John Seamons VK3JLS
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