AR magazine Issue No.2 for 2020 is out there!

Like a long-delayed echo of a signal heard on the 40-metre band, Issue No.2 of Amateur Radio magazine for 2020 is – at last – on its way to members and to the newsagents.   Want to know more ?


Changes to call signs

A recent update to the ACMA "Amateur Radio Callsign Policy" on their website has highlighted the new changes to the "callsign for life" as proposed by the WIA in a submission to ACMA and recently implemented.   Want to know more ?


SSTV Event Scheduled for early August

A Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for early August. Date and times for the event are Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) for setup and operation and Aug 5 (08:15-18:25 UTC) for operation and close down.    Want to know more ?


Ham radio and emergency comms: Filling the USGS ‘donut hole’

On July 2nd, shortly before midnight local time in Hawaii, a dozen amateur radio operators did something nobody had ever done before—something that shows the best in amateur radio and could herald a transformation in the role hams can play in emergencies.   Want to know more ?


Remembrance Day Contest - Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th August 2020

Remembrance Day is uniquely Australian, created to remember and commemorate those who sacrificed lives, or their youth, in order that we can live in a free democracy.   Want to know more ?


ACMA makes changes to callsign policy

The ACMA has made some administrative changes that give amateurs more options and flexibility, and a more active role in self-managing call signs. The changes will facilitate access to a wider range of digital modes for foundation licensees, and provide a ‘call sign for life’ for all licensees by allowing all amateurs to obtain a three-letter call sign and removing the association between call sign suffixes and qualifications.   Want to know more ?


AGM debrief

The 2020 Annual General meeting has come and gone. This year it was held as a virtual meeting, a first for the WIA.   Want to know more ?


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