First WIA 5 Band DXCC and First WIA 9 Band DXCC Awarded
On 21 October 2005, at the Moorabbin and District Radio Club meeting, David McAuley, VK3EW, received both his WIA 5 Band DXCC and WIA 9 Band DXCC certificates from WIA President, Michael Owen, VK3KI.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
David achieved the 5 Band Award in March this year, and only a few months later the 9 Band Award.
Michael paid tribute to National Awards Manager, Mal Johnson, VK6LC, who had taken the opportunity presented by the restructure of the WIA to not merely remove the word "Federal" from the awards, but to create whole range of new, exciting and attractive awards.
A 9 band DXCC is no small achievement. 100 stations in 100 countries 9 times over are, as the certificate says, 900 countries! To achieve that involves rare perseverance, equipment that really works, and special skills.
Mal asked Michael to acknowledge David�s help and contribution to the WIA Awards Program.
The WIA President congratulated David on a fantastic achievement.
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