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2011 News Releases



AX For Australia Day

26/ 01/ 2011   Did you know that today Australia Day, the 26th of January, you can use the AX prefix instead of our regular VK prefix ?
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WIA Emergency Comms Training For Darwin

26/ 01/ 2011   An additional WIA emergency communications training course for Darwin has been announced.
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DADARS oldest radio club in the world celebrates their centenary.

23/ 01/ 2011   GB1OOD, Golf Bravo 1 Oscar Oscar Delta, is issued for the year 2011 by Ofcom as a Special event callsign. It will be used through out the year to celebrate the 100 years of the Derby Wireless Club, founded in 1911.
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WIA Emegency Communications Course Update

21/ 01/ 2011   Proving to be a highly popular and valuable initiative, the first round of WIA Emergency Communications training courses are set to kick off next weekend in Victoria and Queensland over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of January.
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NASA Seeks Amateur Radio Operators’ Aid to Listen for Nanosatellite’s Beacon Signal

20/ 01/ 2011   On Wednesday, January 19 at 1630 UTC, engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT).
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Consolidated versions of ACMA amendments available

18/ 01/ 2011   On 22nd December last year the WIA advised that the ACMA had made amendments to the Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (LCD) and the Visiting Overseas Amateur Class Licence.
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Re-introducing - The advantages of amateur radio when other communications fail

16/ 01/ 2011   After the years of dust, the presence of La Nina has proven to be a dubious bounty. The terrible devastation that has occurred around the Sunshine State and the sad loss of life causes those not immediately dealing with flooding to pause and reflect.
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Greetings from the Rockhampton and District Amateur Radio Club.

13/ 01/ 2011   As floodwaters recede from our area and the clean up begins, it is timely for us in the Fitzroy Basin to reflect.
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News From VK4/M

11/ 01/ 2011   G’Day from GraHam VK4BB from the WIA National News Service. As this is written, Wednesday evening here in the Brisbane area we have almost two Brisbane’s!
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Radio Amateur Provides Technical Solution For Chevrolet

08/ 01/ 2011   Radio Amateur Don Hibbard W8DBH uses his extensive radio and antenna experience to design the ultimate antenna design for the new Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.
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Amateur Radio - The first technology-based social network

05/ 01/ 2011   "Amateur Radio - The first technology-based social network" is the theme for this years IARU World Amateur Radio Day. Adopting the theme and announcing the date of Sunday the 17th of April 2011, the date closest to World Amateur Radio Day, the WIA is pleased to announce details for this years WIA National Field Day.
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New WIA Membership Brochure

03/ 01/ 2011   Did you know that the WIA has a new membership brochure? Produced for the WIA by Roger Harrison VK2ZRH and Robert Broomhead VK3DN with Illustrations by Ivan Smith, the DL size brochure carefully sets out the many valuable benefits of WIA membership in an easy to read, easy to understand format.
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WIA Emergency Comms Training – Registrations Filling Quickly

03/ 01/ 2011   Registrations are filling quickly for the first WIA Emergency Communications Operators courses, with over 20 registrations received to date since the announcement made just over a week ago.
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Centenary Merchandise – Last Chance

03/ 01/ 2011   This is the final call for orders, your very last chance to purchase an item of Limited Edition WIA Centenary Merchandise or memorabilia. Monday the 31st of January the final order will be placed with the WIA suppliers, after that date Centenary Merchandise will no longer be available for order.
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