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Australian Foundation Manual Supplement

Australia’s WIA has released a free PDF supplement to the Foundation training manual following the removal of unnecessary restrictions from the licence On September 12 this year the communications regulator, ACMA, announced wide-ranging amendments to the regulatory conditions for the amateur radio Foundation licence. The amendments increase the flexibility, utility, and relevance of the Foundation…
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Australia: Spectrum management reform

The WIA reports the communications regulator ACMA is changing its approach to modernising Australia’s spectrum management framework WIA News says: If you would like to find out more behind some of our WIA News Broadcast stories over the past few weeks the front page of wia.org.au has them, along with an item by Australians for Australians whereby…
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Changes made to amateur licence conditions

Date : 25 / 09 / 2019 Author : WIA Board The WIA received the following official advice from the AMCA Spectrum Licensing Policy Section today, 25 September, 2019. An analysis of the impact will be the subject of a later news item, once completed. “The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2019…
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New – Islands of Australia Award

The WIA DX Awards Program (Link) is pleased to announce a new award, the “Islands of Australia Award”, will be available shortly. This award recognises contacts with Amateur Radio stations on any of the 56 qualifying Islands of Australia. The WIA Islands Of Australia Award is an award which compliments the RSGB/IOTA Ltd Program. The…
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30 Metres: Proposed AU Band-Plan Change

The “NEWS”: The WIA Technical Advisory committee (TAC) proposal is to change the preferred (core) SSB segment to 10.120 – 10.130 MHz. Background: As FT8 activity continues to increase, there is not much room to move on 30 metres. Back in 2017 the 30 metre band plan was modified to address an interference issue between…
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Joint response to ACMA Consultation Paper – Omnibus changes to Amateur LCD

Joint response to ACMA Consultation Paper – Omnibus changes to Amateur LCDDate : 17 / 08 / 2019Author : WIA Board The Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association, Amateur Radio New South Wales, Amateur Radio Victoria, in conjunction with the Wireless Institute of Australia have released a joint response to the “Proposed changes to amateur licence…
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