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WOW – Women on Wireless celebrate the centenary

24/ 07/ 2010   The Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association, ALARA, threw itself into the task for putting the WIA special callsign VK100WIA on air and did an outstanding job.
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ACMA Proposes Temporary Use of 70cm.

21/ 07/ 2010   On Monday the 19th July WIA directors Peter Young, VK3MV, and Phil Wait, VK2ASD, attended a briefing presentation by the ACMA on the proposed re-arrangements for the 400 MHz band (403 – 520 MHz) that includes the 70cm amateur spectrum and the UHF CBRS band.
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VK100WIA takes a step back in time

17/ 07/ 2010   A very successful time was had last weekend by the Sunraysia Radio Club at the tri-annual Junction Rally where the Murray and Darling rivers meet in Wentworth.
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Lighthouse weekend is heating up

17/ 07/ 2010   Australia and Germany are tied on 44 registrations each so far, with both expected to have 50+ by the 11th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 21 & 22 August.
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Another great WIA Supported Centenary Activity

09/ 07/ 2010   Three WIA members have come together in Adelaide to secure a place for a display at a major public event.Adrian Snell VK5ZSN, Paul Hoffman VK5PH and Paul Schulz VK5FPAW have announced a new activity - 'The Amateur Radio display at Science Alive! 2010
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SARL member pays a visit to the WIA office.

09/ 07/ 2010   Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV, a member of SARL Council visited the WIA office and met with WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI, Director Peter Young VK3MV, WIA Manager Mal Brooks VK3FDSL and WIA Secretary Geoff Atkinson VK3AFA.
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Sweet oranges and apples

07/ 07/ 2010   The Orange District Radio Club has been highly successful in obtaining local media publicity for its involvement in the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia.
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WIA 600 Metre CW Beacon on Air

07/ 07/ 2010   With the recent granting of Scientific Licences to the WIA in the 505 to 515 kHz band, Drew Diamond, VK3XU now running a CW beacon on 507 kHz.
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WIA Announces 600 metreTechnical Study Program

07/ 07/ 2010   At the next ITU World Radio Conference (WRC) in 2012, agenda item 1.23 that is of particular interest to the amateur service. The agenda item refers to a possible secondary allocation in the 600 meter spectrum segment:
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VK100WIA QSL CARDS

06/ 07/ 2010   As a result of the tremendous interest generated by the VK100WIA operations we have recently received a number of enquiries regarding the distribution of QSL cards.
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Fine And Dandy @ 5,000

05/ 07/ 2010   The special callsign VK100WIA continues to be in strong demand and logged its 5,000th contact on Monday the 5th of July.
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First WIA Centenary Award issued

04/ 07/ 2010   Quick off the mark to qualify for the WIA Centenary Award is John Fisher VK3DQ who has been presented with his award certificate personally by the WIA President, Michael Owen VK3KI.
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Thank you from Ipswich

04/ 07/ 2010   The Ipswich & District Radio Club, having just completed its VK100WIA three day roster slot is delighted at having an opportunity to contribute to the celebration of Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia.
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More centenary promotion

03/ 07/ 2010   Justin VK7TW will be interviewed about all things amateur radio and the Wireless Institute of Australia's centenary celebrations tomorrow 4 July on ABC local Tasmanian radio by Chris Wisbey on his "Weekends" program 6-11am Sunday.
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CQ Centenary Award - a call out to WIA members

01/ 07/ 2010   A high level of interest exists in qualifying for the WIA Centenary Award, and like all amateur radio operating awards it does pay to carefully read and understand the rules and requirements.
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