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Yaesu FTM-100DR Firmware update

If you have one of these delightful radios, you will find that there is new firmware available to update the three on-board systems. It is suggested that you read the instructions at least twice before embarking on the updates.

Note also, there is a glitch in new system:

When APRS Mute is turned on the complete radio is muted and not just the APRS band. So you need to turn off APRS Mute by click on the Setting menu and then Radio Menu Settings menu. Then in the setting screens click on APRS and then change APRS Mute to Off.

Good Luck

AX Prefix on Australia Day

On Australia Day, Australian amateur radio operators are allowed to use the special call sign prefix AX in lieu of the normal VK prefix. For NSW amateurs the special prefix is AX2 followed by letters of your callsign.

Celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday 26th January 2016 by using the AX prefix call sign.

WIA News – 10 January 2016

Wireless Institute of Australia Merit Awards
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The WIA Board at its discretion makes awards to members for their contribution to Amateur Radio. These are announced at WIA’s Annual Conference, to be held in May on Norfolk Island.    

Want to know more ?  http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2016/20160110-1/index.php


IARU Region 3 Newsletter issued
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A tribute to retired International Amateur Radio Region 3 Director Peter Lake ZL2AZ who has served since 2005 and held other positions earlier has been paid by its Chairman, Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN.   
Want to know more ?  http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2016/20160109-4/index.php


GlobalSET 2015 a great success – lessons to be learnt
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The Simulated Emergency Test to measure the disaster readiness of Amateur Radio involved 38 countries and four others who recognised its importance but could not take part this time.    
Want to know more ?  http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2016/20160109-3/index.php


EME or Moon Bounce began 70 years ago
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The United States Army was the first to bounce a radio signal off the Moon, and the site is now part of the Information Age Science History Museum and Learning Centre.   
Want to know more ?  http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2016/20160109-2/index.php


WIA supports move on NBN interference complaints
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A technical solution to fix spurious emissions that sometimes come from the National Broadband Network or NBN fixed wireless network has been found.   

Wireless Institute of Australia –  http://www.wia.org.au