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2020 News Releases



Wireless Institute of Australia - Annual General Meeting

31/ 05/ 2020   The Annual General Meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia will be held on Saturday 25th July 2020.
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WIA Poll on access to 60 metre band

29/ 05/ 2020   On the 7th of May, 2020 the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) released a long awaited public consultation paper entitled “Possible use of the 5351.5-5366.5kHz band by the amateur service”.
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Some excellent news from DARC in Germany re access to the 6m Band.

25/ 05/ 2020   German Amateurs previously only had the frequency band 50.08-51 MHz which was allocated to the amateur radio service on a secondary basis and then had been increased to 50.03-51 MHz.
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Is 60m Within Our Grasp?

14/ 05/ 2020   The ACMA website has a few nuggets if you go digging.. Recently released on the ACMA website for public comment, the ACMA is currently seeking feedback on amateur access to the 5 MHz band in Australia
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AX Prefix on World Telecommunications Day

12/ 05/ 2020   World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is the anniversary date for the creation of the International Telecommunication Union, the ITU, and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention. May 17 VK amateurs are allowed to replace their VK prefix with AX.
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WIA 2021 Annual Conference Dates Announced

09/ 05/ 2020   The dates will be April 30th to May 2nd 2021 and as announced earlier the conference will be held in Hobart Tasmania - second time lucky!
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Coronavirus: How amateur radio is connecting people during lockdown

06/ 05/ 2020   Amateur radio use in the UK has seen a "significant" rise during the coronavirus lockdown as people seek new ways of staying connected.
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