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WIA announces Future of Amateur Radio program

WIA announces Future of Amateur Radio program

WIA Board Director Aidan VK4APM brings news of Australia’s Future of Amateur Radio program

Howdy, This is Aidan, VK4APM with this week’s board comment.

It is is with a heavy heart that we announce the resignation of Dr Harry Edgar VK6YBZ from the Board of the Wireless Institute of Australia and as Editor and Chief as he undergoes medical treatment.
Harry joined the WIA board following his work as a member of the Education Group working on the Deed tender response in 2018. The board, on behalf of all members of the WIA wish Harry a speedy recovery.

Over the past few weeks the WIA has been in touch with the ACMA regarding resolving the foundation callsign issues that that have resulted from the recent LCD changes.

The ACMA has asked, and the WIA has agreed, to put in place a mechanism for seeking credible feedback from all amateur users in Australia.

As a result of this agreement the WIA is pleased to announce the “Future of Amateur Radio” program.

The WIA encourages all licenced operators, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the WIA to join the program and have your say on issues that are of importance to the Amateur Service.

The program will consist of a series of information papers on issues important to Amateur Radio, each of which will be followed by a poll.
This process will allow every operator, armed with the facts and recommendations around each matter to consider, debate and ultimately vote on the course of action to be taken.

Registration in the Future of Amateur Radio programme is free, and can be accessed by following the link on the WIA website, or, following the link below.
The link to register for this is

As many have noted, AR magazine has undergone significant changes in recent months with a renewed focus on technical depth. I would like to thank all those who have contributed articles over the past few months your contribution is appreciated.

If you would like to contribute to our journal, either as an editor, or a contributor, please contact editor@wia.org.au

That’s all from me, Aidan, VK4APM.

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