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2020 News Releases



Foundation Online Assessment - Check your knowledge - Instant results

29/ 08/ 2020   The WIA is pleased to announce that we now have the new Online Foundation Trial Exams available to use by all potential candidates.
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Oceania DX Award

22/ 08/ 2020   The WIA DX Awards Committee is pleased to announce a new award - Oceania DX Aw
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ARISS News Release

20/ 08/ 2020   ARISS Contact Scheduled for Students, Faculty at i-Educate Conference, Hosted by Queensland Government Department of Education, Brisbane, Australia
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WIA and YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) Programs

20/ 08/ 2020   The WIA board are currently strategizing with the YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) committee to engage the youth and younger members to experience the wonderful experiences and facets of Amateur Radio.
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Global HF Digital Mode Band Plan Review

16/ 08/ 2020   Excellent news from the IARU on the proposed harmonization of the Digital Band segments Globally from Dave K1ZZ.
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2020 RD Contest Opening Address

15/ 08/ 2020   The RD Contest Opening audio files are now available for download.
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Site damage reported at Mt. Cann/Mt. Bemm (Victoria)

15/ 08/ 2020   The WIA has received a courtesy e-mail regarding recent break-ins and thefts at a Victorian radio site at Mt. Cann
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Processing time changes – Amateur Radio callsigns

14/ 08/ 2020   Official News from AMC re the processing delays due to overwhelming callsign demand.
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DX users of the WIA online awards system can now 'try before you buy'

12/ 08/ 2020   After Registration, DX users will have full access to the awards system, EXCEPT they cannot apply for awards.
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AR magazine Issue No.2 for 2020 is out there!

08/ 08/ 2020   Like a long-delayed echo of a signal heard on the 40-metre band, Issue No.2 of Amateur Radio magazine for 2020 is – at last – on its way to members and to the newsagents.
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Changes to call signs

06/ 08/ 2020   A recent update to the ACMA "Amateur Radio Callsign Policy" on their website has highlighted the new changes to the "callsign for life" as proposed by the WIA in a submission to ACMA and recently implemented.
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SSTV Event Scheduled for early August

04/ 08/ 2020   A Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for early August. Date and times for the event are Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) for setup and operation and Aug 5 (08:15-18:25 UTC) for operation and close down.
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Ham radio and emergency comms: Filling the USGS ‘donut hole’

02/ 08/ 2020   On July 2nd, shortly before midnight local time in Hawaii, a dozen amateur radio operators did something nobody had ever done before—something that shows the best in amateur radio and could herald a transformation in the role hams can play in emergencies.
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Remembrance Day Contest - Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th August 2020

01/ 08/ 2020   Remembrance Day is uniquely Australian, created to remember and commemorate those who sacrificed lives, or their youth, in order that we can live in a free democracy.
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