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2021 News Releases

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WIA Board adopts a policy on support for Amateur Satellite Applications

11/ 05/ 2021   The purpose of this policy is to provide some guidance to the WIA Executive on making decisions when approached by organisations seeking WIA support or endorsement for their satellite mission and agreement for the use of amateur service frequency allocations for operation of satellites and associated ground control stations.
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WIA AGM 2021

09/ 05/ 2021   The Annual General Meeting of the WIA will be held on Saturday 26th June 2021 commencing at 11.00 am Eastern Standard Time
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Declaration of 2021 Ballot of Directors

05/ 05/ 2021   Ballot counting for the 2021 election of Directors of the Wireless Institute of Australia has been completed and the results announced.
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WIA Response to the ACMA Five Year Spectrum Outlook 2021

28/ 04/ 2021   One of the ways that ACMA determines its work program priorities and items is through its rolling 5 year program called FYSO. This article is about the WIA response to the call for submissions for the FYSO.
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AX prefix for ANZAC Day

25/ 04/ 2021   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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Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia Class Licence - ACMA Consultation 06/2021

15/ 04/ 2021   Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia Class Licence - ACMA Consultation 06/2021
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WIA Director Candidate Bios

08/ 04/ 2021   The following WIA Director Candidate bios are now available for viewing on the WIA Website
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World Amateur Radio Day 2021

06/ 04/ 2021   The Special Theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2021 is “Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone”
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Important Message: ACMA 2021-01 Consultation

26/ 03/ 2021   The Australian Communication & Media Authority (ACMA) recently released a consultation : “Review of non-assigned amateur and outpost regulations” which detailed a number of options for changes to Amateur licencing. In summary, the ACMA preferred option is a change from our current Non-Assigned Apparatus Licence to a Class Licence.
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WIA Ballot regulations

25/ 03/ 2021   The WIA board has discussed potential delivery and return mail delays due to several issues, the main concern being Covid-19 associated delays affecting the Australia post mail service.
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WIA Communications on the ACMA Consultation – Something Different

10/ 03/ 2021   On Monday March 15th at 7.30pm Eastern Daylight time (0830z) the WIA will attempt something new in an effort to communicate with members the scope and challenges presented by the ACMA’s Consultation paper on Future Amateur Radio Service licensing.
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WIA Poll Introductory Paper V1.7

10/ 03/ 2021   The WIA poll introductory paper version 1.7 is now available for viewing. It replaces the previously released version 1.5 dated 22nd February 2021
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Radcomms licensing and allocation reform

09/ 03/ 2021   On the 9th of March 2021 the ACMA published on its website its approach to changes introduced by the Modernisation Act.
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WIA online events calendar

05/ 03/ 2021   A replacement online calendar package has been developed for the WIA website. It includes some useful features such as being able to copy events from the WIA calendar to your own personal calendar by way of an iCal file.
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Notice of Order of Names on Ballot paper for 2021 election of Directors.

24/ 02/ 2021   Eight nominations have been received for the 2021 election of Directors.
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WIA ACMA Consultation

24/ 02/ 2021   The WIA has reviewed the ACMA paper and conducted an analysis of the opportunities and risks each option poses to the operation of the amateur and amateur-satellite services in Australia.
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ACMA Consultation

19/ 02/ 2021   On Tuesday Feburary 3rd, ACMA released their consultation papers on the future of Amateur Radio licencing and regulation.
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DX Leaderboard now available for Standard licensees

11/ 02/ 2021   The WIA DX Awards program is pleased to announce a new annual Leaderboard competition for Standard class license holders starting 2021.
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Have your say – review of non-assigned amateur regulatory arrangements

05/ 02/ 2021   Earlier this week on Wednesday February 3rd, ACMA released their consultation papers on the future of Amateur Radio licencing and regulation.
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ACMA Clarifies Callsign for Life Procedures

19/ 01/ 2021   The WIA would like to thank the ACMA for considering favourably the proposal from the WIA to remove the Foundation callsign series and implement the “callsign for life”.
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