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2019 News Releases



AX prefix on Australia's national day

20/ 01/ 2019   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day, Anzac Day and World Telecommunications Day.
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WIA policy on promotion of raffles and lotteries

18/ 01/ 2019   WIA Board addresses social media comments in relation to the promotion of raffles and lotteries on the WIA National News.
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WIA attends Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Meeting

16/ 01/ 2019   WIA attended the fourth meeting of the APT Preparatory group (APG) for WRC-19 (APG19-4) was held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 7-12 January 2019.
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ARISS Astronaut Contact a Success

13/ 01/ 2019   Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI has reported on a very successful contact with Astronaut Mike Fossum KF5AQG from the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree
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WIA Complimentary Reward Membership

13/ 01/ 2019   WIA to provide complimentary reward membership to all operators who receive new qualifications.
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0.1 to 40MHz receiver now in space

12/ 01/ 2019   Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer now receiving from Queqiao lunar relay satellite. Part of the Chang'e-4 lunar mission.
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Summer VHF/UHF Field Day 2019

11/ 01/ 2019   Head to hills with your VHF/UHF equipment and antennas and see how far you can operate and how many amateurs you can contact.
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VI25AJ to be on the Air from the 25th Australian Jamboree

04/ 01/ 2019   VI25AJ will be on the Air from the 25th Australian Jamboree Tailem Bend South Australia
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Astronaut Contact for 25th Australian Jamboree - South Australia

03/ 01/ 2019   Through a special phone linkup, Astronaut Mike Fossum KF5AQG will be speaking with Scouts at the 25th Australian Jamboree and given the opportunity to ask questions about life on board the international space station.
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Third World Youth ARDF Championships

01/ 01/ 2019   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

01/ 01/ 2019   On behalf of the WIA Board we wish everyone a happy holiday season and a safe entry into 2019.
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