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2005 News Releases




President Visits Alice and Darwin

Date : 21 / 01 / 2005
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

WIA President, Michael Owen , VK3KI will be visiting Alice Springs in early March.

The Alice Springs ARC has organised a meeting for 7 pm on Friday 4 March at the Elkira Motel. It is hoped some amateurs who are working on that evening will be able to meet Michael on the next day, Saturday 5 March.

For further information, contact Jeff Farmer on 0408 897018.

On Sunday Michael will be travelling to Darwin, in response to an invitation from the Darwin Amateur Radio Club.

The Club will be hosting a BBQ commencing at 6:30 pm at Sports House, Fanny Bay on Monday evening, 7 March, followed by a slightly more formal meeting commencing between 7:30 and 8 pm.

Michael will remain in Darwin for a couple of days, taking the opportunity to meet with the Public Trustee to finalise some matters relating to the generous bequest to the WIA in the will of the late Henry Andersson, VK8HA.

The President has identified this visit as being particularly important, as it seeks to identify how the WIA can better serve clubs as remote as Darwin and Alice Springs.

�I hope to be able to meet as many amateurs as possible on this visit to the Territory, as the WIA board recognises not only the importance of all clubs to the WIA, but also the different circumstances affecting amateur radio in these places� said Michael. �I hope that I can get a better understanding of these circumstances. One option that I would like to explore with amateurs in the Territory is the possibility of establishing and Advisory Committee for the area, and to define how that could be used for the benefit of amateurs in the Territory and the WIA.�


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