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2019 News Releases



BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY 31st December 2019 through 5th January 2020

31/ 12/ 2019   The WIA has received advice that there are major outages of telecommunications in areas impacted by the bushfires either currently or expected to occur overnight. This disruption advice currently applies to areas of NSW and VIC.
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First Element of ARISS Next Generation Radio System Readied for Launch on SpaceX-20

22/ 12/ 2019   During this Holiday Season, when the spirit of giving and receiving gifts reigns high, ARISS received a special gift and delivered a phenomenal gift to the international community. This occurred on Thursday December 19, 2019.
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Office closure for the Christmas New Year holiday period

20/ 12/ 2019   The WIA office in Bayswater will close on December 20th 2019 and re-open in the New Year at 11am (AEDT) on Monday 20th of January 2020.
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Permission to operate Maritime Mobile Granted

14/ 12/ 2019   For those WIA Conference attendees who are taking the Spirit of Tasmania to get to/from VK7 - we have been granted permission to operate 6m, 2m & 70cm onboard the Spirit of Tasmania.
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WIA Annual Conference 2020 Update

12/ 12/ 2019   Registration is open for the WIA Annual Conference 2020 in Hobart Tasmania from 8-10 May 2020.
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CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW

07/ 12/ 2019   CWops is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for this prestigious award for the year 2020. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals, groups, or organizations that have made the greatest contribution(s) toward advancing the art or practice of radio communications by Morse code
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WRC-19: Final Observations and outcomes

02/ 12/ 2019   The World Radio Conference in Sharm El Sheikh has concluded and the WIA delegates have drafted a final report for Australian Amateurs
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WIA Board Elections - Call for Nominations

01/ 12/ 2019   The Board of the WIA is due to hold elections in early 2020. The Returning Officer has called for nominations for those elections which are due to be held in February 2020
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