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2018 News Releases

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WIA Board Elects President

19/ 05/ 2018   The Board of the WIA held a short Board meeting in conjunction with the AGM and Convention on the Gold Coast to elect a President and Vice President
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Board considers expulsion

16/ 05/ 2018   WIA Board considers expulsion request from 4 members
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ARISS HamVideo Currently Not Transmitting

12/ 05/ 2018   The HamVideo digital Amateur Television (DATV) transmitter aboard the International Space Station (ISS) Columbus module recently ceased transmitting.
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Morse code input coming to Gboard beta later today

09/ 05/ 2018   Google has announced at the Google I/O conference that they will be adding Morse input to their GBoard software for Android phones.
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2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest

07/ 05/ 2018   The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the 14th and 15 July 2018
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WIA meets with ACMA

27/ 04/ 2018   The WIA meets regularly with the ACMA to ensure it maintains an excellent working relationship. The following is a brief summary of some of the key topics discussed.
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AX prefix for ANZAC Day

22/ 04/ 2018   The ACMA automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, on ANZAC Day, April 25.
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WIA Board Elections 2018

19/ 04/ 2018   Three positions on the WIA Board will be vacated at this years AGM on May 19. The vacancies were created by the retirement of David VK4MZ, Brian VK2GCE and Phil VK2ASD. The retiring members were eligible to renominate.
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VI4GAMES on the Air

16/ 04/ 2018   So far VI4GAMES has been on the air for 160 hours and logged over 500 contacts, dont miss the opportunity to make contact with this special event station.
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Press Release - IARU Region 3 50th Anniversary

16/ 04/ 2018   14th April is a red letter day for radio amateurs in Asia and Pacific being the date on which IARU Region 3 was established in 1968.
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World Amateur Radio Day 2018

16/ 04/ 2018   Every April 18th, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
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IARU Region III celebrates 50 years with a special call sign!

11/ 04/ 2018   50 years ago, on the 12th April 1968 a Regional arm of the International Amateur Radio Union, IARU Region 3, was established in Sydney.
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Amateur Radio Comeback Thanks to Schools Amateur Radio Club

08/ 04/ 2018   There is a great article in the Education Today e-zine about Joe VK3YSP and Julie VK3FOWL being on a mission.
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Space Adventure Night at Templestowe Valley Primary School

24/ 03/ 2018   There was much expectation and excitement from families attending the Space Adventure Night at Templestowe Valley Primary School (VIC) on Monday 20th March.
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Clarification of WIA-IARU relationship

22/ 03/ 2018   The IARU is the world-wide voice of amateur radio. Under article 2.2 of the IARU constitution only one national society can be a member of the IARU and in Australia that society is the Wireless Institute of Australia.
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WIA Merit Awards

21/ 03/ 2018   The WIA Merit Award program identifies and recognises outstanding achievement in the field of Amateur Radio that furthers the science of radio, and service to the WIA.
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WIA attends Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Meeting

20/ 03/ 2018   The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is a Regional Telecommunications Organisation (RTO) that, among other things, develops the Asia-Pacific regional view on World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) agenda items.
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Australia hosts international spectrum meeting

10/ 03/ 2018   In preparation for the World Radio Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) there are a number of preparatory meetings that are undertaken.
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630M group playing WSQ2 in VK & ZL

10/ 03/ 2018   Recently the 630metre group has been very active on a new mode called WSQ2. This mode was developed by Murray Greenman ZL1BPU/ZL1EE and Con Wassilieff ZL2AFP/ZL2EE
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John Moyle Memorial Field Day

10/ 03/ 2018   Denis VK4AE, WIA coordinator for the John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2018 reminds us that next weekend is the Field Day -Saturday the 17th to Sunday 18th March, 2018.
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Update on the Melbourne University Space Program

08/ 03/ 2018   The Melbourne University Space Program is on the move. This update information has been provided by Gabriel Abrahams VK3EXO.
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Introducing the new VK8 Inward QSL Manager.

08/ 03/ 2018   A warm welcome is extended to Greg Winterflood, VK8KMD, who has been selected as the QSL Manager for the Northern Territory. He was first licenced in 1988 as VK8NRX.
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Jim Linton VK3PC (SK) Funeral Arrangements

26/ 02/ 2018   The Funeral Service to Remember the Life of Mr James (Jim) Keith Linton VK3PC will be held at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Boyd Chapel, 600 Princes Hwy Springvale Vic, on MONDAY 5th of March, commencing at 1.00pm.
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Jim Linton VK3PC - Silent Key

23/ 02/ 2018   Australian radio amateurs have lost a stalwart, a man who has dedicated many of his life-long skills and talents to the furtherance of our hobby, Jim Linton, VK3PC.
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Telegraph Centre Cardwell at Queensland Australia celebrates World Radio Day

12/ 02/ 2018   Far North Queensland radio amateurs will be assisting at the Bush Telegraph Centre, which is run by the Cassowary Coast Shire Council, on Tuesday 13 February.
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