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2015 News Releases

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Reciprocal Licence Review

28/ 05/ 2015   As changes occur to overseas Amateur Radio Qualifications a review of reciprocal licences is required. This review has commenced and new tables will be available on the website and in the next edition of the Callbook.
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2m and 70cm Bandplans "Draft for Comment"

27/ 05/ 2015   Following the adoption of revised 630 metre, 40 metre and 6 metre amateur Bandplans earlier this year, the WIA now presents new 2metre and 70cm Bandplans as a "Draft for Comment".
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Commemoration of WWI submarine grabs attention

26/ 05/ 2015   The vital role of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) submarine AE2 and her brave crew in the waters off Gallipoli was highlighted during the recent commemorative event station VI4AE2 that activated from ANZAC Day.
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Spectrum Review report released

23/ 05/ 2015   The Department of Communications has released its Spectrum Review Report, recommending replacement of the Radiocommunications Act with a new Act and reforming the current licensing framework into a single licensing system.
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Awards Presented to Deserving Amateurs

21/ 05/ 2015   Presentation of the annual awards is always a highlight of the Institute’s Annual General Meeting and Open Forum.
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ANZAC 100 logs milestone

21/ 05/ 2015   The QSOs generated by the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) ANZAC 100 program and now uploaded as digital files has already exceeded 5,000 - but will soon nudge 10,000 contacts.
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Report on the 2105 WIA AGM Meeting Canberra

20/ 05/ 2015   About 120 members attended the Institute’s Annual General Meeting weekend, which was held in Canberra from the 8th to the 10th of May 2015.
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WIA Board Meets In Canberra

20/ 05/ 2015   The WIA Board met on Sunday morning the tenth of May, following the AGM and Open Forum on Saturday the ninth.
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Marathon effort adds to ANZAC 100 tally

20/ 05/ 2015   A commemoration by the Manly Warringah Radio Society over 7-days has ended with about 3,200 QSOs in the log, and many HF contacts used the CW mode.
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TC100GP VI8ANZAC friendship contact

19/ 05/ 2015   A meeting by two commemorative stations - TC100GP for the Centenary of Gallipoli at Canakkale, and VI8ANZAC at the North Darwin Return Services League - symbolise the enduring respect held by both sides of the WWI battle.
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Nepal shakes while recovery continues

17/ 05/ 2015   Fear is still held following further tremors in the land-locked nation of Nepal that a third earthquake may occur, although shocks have been below 4.6 in magnitude.
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The Foundation Licence and WIA assessors

17/ 05/ 2015   The 10th anniversary of the new entry level licence in Australia has seen a great turnaround with Amateur Radio being made more accessible to a greater number of people. When it was proposed as part of the Australian Communications Authority “Big Review”, the Foundation Licence was embraced by radio amateurs as the way forward for Amateur Radio.
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Nepal earthquake disaster recovery continues

14/ 05/ 2015   Thousands of people spent many hours in temporary shelters or outdoors when a 7.4 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday May 12, less than three weeks after the 7.8 quake - the worst there in more than 80 years.
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ANZAC commemoration in VK and ZL continues

14/ 05/ 2015   Plenty of on air activity can be heard commemorating the Centenary of Gallipoli landing in 1915 of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp or ANZAC troops, and subsequent conflicts involving ANZACs.
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Norfolk Island proposed as venue for 2016 AGM – strong interest

13/ 05/ 2015   A proposal to hold the 2016 WIA annual general meeting on Norfolk Island was presented at the annual dinner held in Canberra last Saturday night, 10 May.
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Amateur Radio in maritime rescue

11/ 05/ 2015   The importance of Amateur Radio to the community in times of crisis and emergency has again been shown through the rescue of a yacht skipper 130 kms east of Esperance off the Western Australian coast.
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ANZAC 100 program 3rd week on air

08/ 05/ 2015   This weekend the callsign VI2ANZAC is on many HF bands for seven days, in commemoration of the landing on the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
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WIA Office Temporarily Closed

07/ 05/ 2015   The WIA office will be closed from 12:00pm Thursday, 7th May to 10:00am, Tuesday 12th May, 2015.
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Licence conditions remake – WIA responds

04/ 05/ 2015   The WIA has submitted comments on the proposed remake of the Amateur licence conditions (LCD), focusing on issues involving the 600 m band, the 6 m band and the 9 cm band. The remade LCD is to replace the current one, which “sunsets” on 1 October 2015.
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VI5ANZAC callsign popular on the airwaves

04/ 05/ 2015   The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group (AREG) activated the commemorative callsign VI5ANZAC from ANZAC Day until April 30, for the 100th landing anniversary of the ANZAC force on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during WWI.
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ANZAC 100 program 2ND week

03/ 05/ 2015   Many thousands of contacts have already been made by the commemorative ANZAC-prefixed stations in Australia and New Zealand.
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Visiting VK meets TRAC

02/ 05/ 2015   The enduring Turkey-Australian friendship borne out of the WWI conflict at Gallipoli 100 years ago, has resulted in a special presentation by the Telsiz ve Radyo Amatörleri Cemiyeti (TRAC).
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