Always a topic that invites discussion, but is very important.
We have added some links regarding communication history, which were sent to us by Anna who is involved in teaching a technology semiar with kids. They have been added to the links page but to help you gete there, they are below as well.
Thanks Anna and great work kids!!
Tonight we were treated to a great presentation by Paul VK5PAS and Marija VK5FMAZ who are passionate about portable operations and in particular the WWFF and VK5 Parks programs. Details can be found via Pauls website.
Continuation of the QCX project build.
Following an open tender process on AusTender (Approach to Market reference 18ACMA148), the ACMA has selected the University of Tasmania—through its institute the Australian Maritime College (AMC)—to deliver amateur radio examinations, issue amateur certificates of proficiency and for related callsign management.
The ACMA thanks all organisations that expressed an interest in providing services, and also wishes to thank the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) for its provision of services over the term of the current Deed, which came to an end on 1 February 2019. After that time, an examination conducted by the WIA will not be an approved examination for the purposes of amateur qualifications and the WIA will not have the power to issue further certificates of proficiency under the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
The ACMA is working with the AMC to finalise a Deed for the delivery of services and will also need to make enabling instruments to support the AMC’s activities. Once the Deed is signed, the ACMA expects the AMC to progressively commence delivery of services from 25 February 2019.
While these arrangements are being made, the ACMA will consider any applications for certificates of proficiency. A certificate may be issued if the applicant has successfully sat an approved examination under the previous WIA arrangements. The ACMA will also consider any applications for licences related to those certificates of proficiency and will assign callsigns to those licences on issue. Enquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.