March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via Southgate: Australia: Number of new radio hams declines

WIA News carries an update from the WIA secretary Peter Clee VK8ZZ which notes Australia has seen a decline in new amateur radio licences

The report reads:

The monthly meeting of the Board of the WIA was held during this last week. At that meeting it was confirmed that the WIA had placed an order for a fresh batch of Foundation Manuals to replenish the current stock which now down to less than 20 manuals and is expected to be totally depleted before this broadcast goes to air.

The new Foundation Manual has been updated and contains a wealth of information for prospective amateurs.

The Board were also keen to see the updated foundation manual introduced as there has been a decline in the number of examinations and subsequent licenses issued in the last few years. This is in direct contrast to an increase in the numbers of new amateurs in both the USA and UK which saw a significant increase in numbers especially during the last 2 years.

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