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Major crystal supplier closes

The demise of the International Crystal Manufacturing Company of Oklahoma USA is being seen as a change in technology with some lamenting its departure. Founded in 1951 it became a trusted providers of quartz crystals, oscillators, filters are the like, both to industry and radio amateurs.

Victorian Government Award 2017 Challenge

This operating award encourages on air activity by communicating with, and from, the 79 Local Government Areas in the State of Victoria. The unique opportunity from Amateur Radio Victoria is the Victorian Local Government Award Challenge held during the 2017 calendar year.

Internet inventor wants changes

The man credited with starting the World Wide Web or Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, wants changes so it does not become more of a surveillance tool and purveyor of ‘fake-news’.

Mills on Air event has first Australian mill

The Amateur Radio activation of Anderson’s Mill at Smeaton in central Victoria in May has gone through its approval and logistic stages, with a clear go-ahead given by all to the project.

2017 WIA Director elections

Nominations for the WIA Board of Directors which closed on the 31st January have been announced by Postal Ballot Returning Officer John Marshall.

This election there are thirteen nominations with seven positions available on the board.

Foundation Training & Assessment

Amateur Radio Victoria resumes its popular Foundation Licence course on April 22nd and 23rd. Do you know someone who could join the quality class and be a radio amateur in 2017?

Old bus shows off Amateur Radio to young people

Media coverage of teenagers and Amateur Radio has been scored by the work of Tony Falla VK3KKP who caught the attention of ABC Central in Victoria. A story headed “Youth take up Amateur Radio from inside central Victorian bus in the bush”, comes from ABC reporter Larissa Romensky.

Boost LGA contacts for challenge

Travelling along the Hume Highway headed for the Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0773 for SOTA activity also means an opportunity to work up to seven different Local Government Areas.