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2018 News Releases

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Third World Youth ARDF Championships

29/ 12/ 2018   The Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL), the host Society of the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship 2019 and Vinnytsia city council are pleased to invite ARDF teams, individual competitors, and guests to visit Ukraine and to participate in the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship.
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WIA Christmas Message

23/ 12/ 2018   On behalf of the WIA Board we wish everyone a happy holiday season and a safe entry into 2019.
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WIA Representation at APG19-4

20/ 12/ 2018   New WIA representative to join Australian Delegation at APG19-4 - Peter Pokorny VK2EMR.
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WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available

19/ 12/ 2018   WSJT-X 2.0.0 The FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older program versions. All WSJT-X users are encouraged to upgrade to 2.0.0 prior to 1 January 2019.
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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2019

18/ 12/ 2018   There are already 100 entries for the 2019 ILLW which is to be held on 17 & 18 August 2019.
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When PEACE was brought to the amateur bands

17/ 12/ 2018   Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1 with Australian special event callsigns saw over 2700 contacts made between the 3rd and 11th of November 2018.
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VI25AJ - Australian Jamboree 2019

16/ 12/ 2018   In January approximately 8000 scouts will be converging on Tailem Bend in South Australia to participate in the 25th Australian Jamboree, AJ2019.
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Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal

14/ 12/ 2018   The WIA is proud to announce the Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal.
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Amateur Radio qualification and examination services continuity

13/ 12/ 2018   Update from the WIA Education Team on the work being done on the WIA’s bid to continue to provide qualification and examination services on behalf of the ACMA.
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ACMA Delays and Christmas Closure

12/ 12/ 2018   ACMA Licence System upgrade may cause application processing delay and WIA office closure over Christmas.
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Urgently seeking volunteer to attend (WRC-19) APG19-4 Meeting

11/ 12/ 2018   WIA seeking volunteer for APG19-4 Meeting.
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Marconi Centenary Event Success

10/ 12/ 2018   2246 contacts made across seven states and territories during the Marconi Centenary event activation.
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WIA Response to ACMA Approach to Market

02/ 12/ 2018   The WIA Education Group introduce themselves and outlines the response to the ACMA Approach to Market for amateur radio licencing and administration.
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Henry Sutton, The Innovative Man book launched

01/ 12/ 2018   A book about an almost forgotten early Australian inventor and wireless experimenter, Henry Sutton of Ballarat, Victoria was launched at the Federation University, Ballarat.
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International Band Planning Representation

21/ 11/ 2018   Expressions of Interest sought for Australian representative on IARU R3 Band Planning Committee
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Remembrance Day 2018

10/ 11/ 2018   Centenary commemoration of the end of the Great War on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance Day 2018.
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International HF Interference Complaint

01/ 11/ 2018   A number of national amateur radio organisations around the world have raised concern about HF Interference on 7.190MHz. The WIA has engaged with the ACMA on the issue.
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WIA Office Closure

29/ 10/ 2018   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Office in Bayswater will be closed on Tuesday 6th of November for the Melbourne Cup public holiday in Victoria.
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ACMA releases Approach To Market (Tender) document.

28/ 10/ 2018   Australian Government - Aus Tenders website contains the ACMA tender - 18ACMA148 for Amateur radio licencing and administration.
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Update on Special Event callsigns for the Armistice Centenary

28/ 10/ 2018   Armistice Centenary celebration kicking off soon. VI#PEACE, VK#LWF and VI100PEACE will be on air between 3-11 November 2018.
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ARISS Joins NASA On-The-Air for a Special SSTV Event

27/ 10/ 2018   Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) is planning a very special Slow Scan Television (SSTV) event from about 1000 UT Saturday, Oct. 27 until 1930 UT Monday, Oct. 29 on 145.800 MHz FM using PD-120.
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Latest from IARU Region 3

15/ 10/ 2018   The latest Region 3 Newsletter has just been released.
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Special Event callsigns for the Centenary of the Armistice

06/ 10/ 2018   Apply today for your opportunity to use the State and Territory special event callsigns for the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War One
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2200m VK Beacon On Air

01/ 10/ 2018   Caboolture Radio Club with Australian first putting on air 2200m Beacon
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