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2019 News Releases



LICENCE CONDITION CHANGES ANALYSIS - Digital Modes for Foundation Licence!

28/ 09/ 2019   The WIA was advised by ACMA on 21 September that changes have been made to the Amateur Licence Conditions (LCD) as set out in its "Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2019"; Number 1, which came into immediate effect on that date.
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Changes made to amateur licence conditions

25/ 09/ 2019   The WIA received the following official advice from the AMCA Spectrum Licensing Policy Section today, 25 September, 2019.
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ACMA Reinstates USA Licence/Exam Reciprocity.

24/ 09/ 2019   The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) review of USA reciprocal licensing has been completed with endorsement of the existing regulations.
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ACMA release final 5 year spectrum outlook

20/ 09/ 2019   Spectrum use continues to evolve rapidly in Australia. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is Australia’s spectrum manager and is responsible for ensuring radiofrequency spectrum is managed in a way that maximises the overall public benefit derived from its use.
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John Burton G4TQE, SOTA Mountain Goat

20/ 09/ 2019   John Burton G4TQE from Shropshire UK has achieved the coveted SOTA Mountain Goat award, for achieveing 1000 activator points.
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20/ 09/ 2019   The new Plymouth Amateur Radio Club have announced details of the 2019 TARANAKI AWARD. VK stations are encouraged to enter with requirements for Aussie station being relaxed to encourage contacts. 20 and 40 metres should be ideal. Frequencies and times have been notified.
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Live Stream Link to watch Wednesday Evenings Templestowe College ARISS ISS contact.

16/ 09/ 2019   This Wednesday evening the 18th of September students from Templestowe College in Victoria will be speaking with astronaut Nick Hague KG5TMV onboard the International Space Station via Amateur Radio.
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Remembrance Day Contest 2019

15/ 09/ 2019   Alan VK4SN lets us know the 2019 Remembrance Day Contest Results - congratulations to VK7.
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Islands of Australia Award - Live Today

09/ 09/ 2019   The WIA DX Awards Program is pleased to announce that the new award, the “Islands of Australia Award" is live and available today.
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New 3.4GHz Digital Mode Record

06/ 09/ 2019   John Martin VK3KM - WIA keeper of the records lets us know that there is a new 3.4GHz Digtial Record that has been set in VK7.
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