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2008 News Releases

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Howard Booth VK2AMD - Silent Key

27/ 05/ 2008   Howard Booth VK2AMD has passed away in Wollongong hospital, VK2, after a fall which broke his hip about a week ago.
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Report 3 - China earthquake

27/ 05/ 2008   As the disaster recovery efforts continue following China?s most powerful earthquake, the Information Office of the State Council reported (on 26 May) that the death toll had reached 65,080.
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WIA Members and Guests Descend on Broken Hill

23/ 05/ 2008   Today saw a major influx of members and guests into Broken Hill for the WIA AGM weekend and to participate in the planned social and tourism events.
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WIA Makes News Headlines In Broken Hill

22/ 05/ 2008   The WIA AGM and weekend of activities has already made front page headlines in the The Barrier Miner a local Broken Hill newspaper.
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Situation report on China earthquake

20/ 05/ 2008   The involvement in the Sichuan earthquake disaster of ham radio continues with the latest report that the Red Cross has enlisted the emergency communication skills of radio amateurs.
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Catch Up With Broken Hill Travelers On 40m

20/ 05/ 2008   Those participating in the WIA AGM weekend and traveling by road to Broken Hill, will be keeping in touch on the 40m band using the 40m call frequency 7070 +/- QRM.
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Final Call For The WIA Weekend At Broken Hill

18/ 05/ 2008   As bookings for the WIA 2008 AGM at Broken Hill draw to a close, we are aware that there are still some who have indicated they intend to join in the weekend, however we have not received their registration form at the WIA office.
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Australia/CEPT Amateur Arrangements Are Now In Place

16/ 05/ 2008   Holders of Australian Advanced licences are now able to operate in the participating CEPT countries while visiting those countries on the basis of their Australia licence. How it all works is set out in the excellent article by Bob Whelan G3PJT in the May issue of Amateur Radio.
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China earthquake disaster - Update

16/ 05/ 2008   The emergency communications response by radio amateurs in China is continuing during the rescue and recovery phase of this major disaster that has resulted in a great loss of life.
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28 July Is Last Date for Submission of Club Grant Applications

14/ 05/ 2008   On 18 March 2008 the WIA published a release highlighting the changes to the WIA Club Grant Scheme, and in particular that there will be two categories of projects that will be supported
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Earthquake Disaster

14/ 05/ 2008   Following the magnitude 7.8 on the Ritcher scale earthquake that hit Sichuan, China, radio amateurs swung into action providing emergency communications.
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BERU Contest 2008

13/ 05/ 2008   This year, the BERU contest for 2008 teams from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and a team called "The Rest-of-the-World" were joined by Team Africa.
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Inaugural Winter VHF-UHF Field Day

12/ 05/ 2008   The first Summer VHF-UHF Field Day was held in 1989, and then in 1998 it was joined by the Spring VHF-UHF Field Day. These events have become more popular each year, and activity has doubled over the last few years.
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Band Plans Document Updated

12/ 05/ 2008   The WIA bandplan document has been updated.
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Big Turnout For The Moorabbin & District Radio Club Hamfest

11/ 05/ 2008   On Saturday the 10th of May the Moorabbin and District Radio Club (MDRC) conducted it's annual hamfest at the Brentwood Secondary College in Glen Waverley, an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne.
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WIA Visits BARCFest 2008

11/ 05/ 2008   On Saturday 10th May the Brisbane Amateur Radio Club held its annual and popular BARCFest at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds.
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National Volunteer Week 12th to 18th May 2008

08/ 05/ 2008   National Volunteer Week (NVW) will be held from the 12th to 18th May 2008. The theme of NVW is “Volunteers Change Our World”.
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Changes to Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan

05/ 05/ 2008   Changes to Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan following the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference
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ARISS Featured On The Channel 7 Today Tonight Show

04/ 05/ 2008   Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI recently appeared in an interview on the Channel 7 Today Tonight show.
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WIA Director Attends Radcomms08 Conference

04/ 05/ 2008   WIA Director, Peter Young, VK3MV, attended the ACMA’s Radcomm08 Conference held in Melbourne last week.
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The WIA’s Second Edition Foundation Licence Manual has arrived

03/ 05/ 2008   The second edition of the WIA's popular foundation licence training manual "Your Entry Into Amateur Radio" has been released and is now available. If you are involved in a club, your club may wish to stock up on the new manual for your upcoming courses. Manuals shipped to clubs are free of delivery charges.
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