WIA President to talk at March Meeting

Current WIA President, Phil Wait, VK2DKN, will be the guest speaker at the March meeting at the club on Wednesday, 16th.

Come along and hear Phil talk on “the WIA and where I think we are all collectively heading”.

I’m sure Phil will be open to any questions after his talk so it should be an interesting evening.

Petition for new band, 4m / 70 MHz

I am trying to get access to a new band, for Australian Amateurs.  Originally a UK band, much of Europe, plus parts of Africa and the Middle East now have it.  It will allow experimentation, including with Trans-Equatorial Propagation, as well as being handy during emergencies.
Julian Sortland, ALIATec, VK2YJS, AG6LE.

How Do You Prove You are Licensed

Now that ACMA have changed their licensing procedure, how do you prove you are licensed?

ACMA no longer send out a printed copy of your licence, only an invoice for the licence fee.

Follow these steps to get a printed copy of your licence,

  • Log on to http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/register_search.main_page
  • In the search register box type in your callsign in the blank box next to the go button and press go
  • The next window will show your details if you are currently licensed
  • Click on your licence number in blue on the left hand side
  • On the next screen a copy of your licence will be displayed
  • At the bottom of that page there is an adobe PDF symbol
  •  clicking on the PDF symbol will allow you to download and the print a copy of your licence.

ACMA have advised that the printed copy downloaded in this manner is a Legal Instrument showing the status of your licence just as if they had sent you a printed copy of your licence.

(With thanks to the VK1 Newsletter)