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TASMANIA FIRES UPDATE

 

The major fires in south-east Tasmania, which began last Friday, continue to burn fanned by relentless hot and windy weather.

 

WICEN Tasmania (South) Secretary, Roger Nichols VK7ARN said operators were at the Incident Management Team headquarters coordinating the fires on the Tasman Peninsula and in the Derwent Valley. /

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WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY

Each year on 18 April, radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. On that day in 1925 the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded. 

Amateur radio has truly entered the 21st Century. In less than 100 years amateur radio communications has evolved from crude spark-gap technology to digital signal processing and software-defined radios. The amateur's HF choice between voice and CW has been expanded to a broad range of communication choices from television to spread spectrum. 

Amateur digital communications has evolved. At the end of World War II until the early 1980's, radioteletype, also known as RTTY, was the only HF digital mode available to amateurs. In the 1980's, AMTOR made its debut along with the increased popularity and availability of personal computers. AMTOR was the first amateur digital communication mode to offer error-free text transmission. 

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TASMANIAN BUSHFIRE DISASTER

TASMANIAN BUSHFIRE DISASTER

 

WICEN Tasmania (South), assisted by other trained southern region radio amateurs, is providing 24 hour support for firefighting activities as several fires continue to burn.

At least 100 properties have been destroyed and thousands of people are left stranded. Towns on the evastated Tasman Peninsula in the state's south-east are cut off and only accessible via sea./

 

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RAST 2013 New Year Party

The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, invites all members, friends of RAST and any radio amateurs who are visiting Thailand, to attend its annual New Year party on Sunday, 6th January 2012 from 3 p.m on wards at the home of E20MIO, Dr Noppadol (Mor Dong). The venue is at 5/230 Moohan Tanya Tanee House on Green in Lumlukka Soi77 (near N-Siri Resort), off Lumlukka Road. A buffet dinner will be served in the morning.

for more information: http://www.qsl.net/rast/

IARU Administrative Council Plans for WRC-15

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on 2&4 November 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations.It was a somber occasion due to the passing of Michael J. Owen VK3KI who had been a member of the Administrative Council for most of its existence and had been a longtime contributor to the efforts of IARU to promote and reserve amateur radio. /

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LORD HOWE ISLAND DXPEDITION

Lord Howe Island

Several JA operators are expected to be active as callsign/VK9L from the Blue Lagoon on Lord Howe Island between January 11-18th (2013)./

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WIA Hosts IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships

98 competitors from teams from Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan, China and the USA together with 26 international officials and many of the 58 volunteers assembled in the Community Hall in Maldon, Victoria, Australia for the opening of the 8th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championships, being hosted by the Wireless Institute of Australia.

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Year 2010 Valid Members

We are happy to announce that we have currently 168 valid members as for 15th April 2010. The membership cards will be out soon. 

Click here to view the valid membership list

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