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2019 WIA Annual Conference Sydney Presenters

Date : 28 / 04 / 2019
Author : WIA

The WIA AGM and Conference is only 4 weeks away and, as is customary, we would like to start to introducing some of the learned presenters.

As you are aware, this year is the World Radio Conference 2019 and the WIA will be sending delegates to represent Amateur Radio and Australia at this policy defining event the outcomes of which are critical to the survival of our hobby.

The amateur service depends on a relatively small number of documents and regulatory provisions that underpin its national and international existence. Dale Hughes, VK1DSH, will discuss these provisions, how they are changed and who plays a part in changing them.

Dale obtained his AOCP in 1981 and has always had a fascination for the technical side of radio communications. Dale is currently active in amateur satellites, LF and MF operation and amateur television and since 1998 has contributed nearly 50 technical articles to AR magazine. Since 2010 Dale has represented the WIA in the Australian World Radiocommunication Conference preparatory process and has been a member of the Australian delegations to WRC-12, WRC-15 and various regional meetings. Dale is the Chairman of the ITU working group 'Amateur and amateur satellite services' and regularly attends the working group meetings in Geneva.

Next up, the narrowband digital master himself, David Rowe, VK5DGR will be providing us with an update on the latest developments in FreeDV including the low SNR 700D mode, High quality 8khz audio mode and FreeDV 2020.

David Rowe VK5DGR was first licensed at age 14 in 1981, operating a converted CB on 10m. Through the 1980's and high school he progressed to a "full call" license and a TS-520S. In 2009 he became interested in the problem of closed source codecs and digital voice, and started working on FreeDV. David works part time as an engineer for an Internet of Things (IoT) start up, and is Dad to three children. He writes a popular blog that is read by 70,000 people each month, drives a home-brew Electric Car, and also enjoys bike riding and sailing (both with a 70cm HT).

Page Last Updated: Sunday 28 April 2019 at 23:3 hours by Justin Giles-clark


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