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Immerse Yourself In Radio History

Date : 11 / 04 / 2008
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3KRB

The WIA 2008 AGM and weekend of activities is on next month at Broken Hill 23-25 May.
Come and join us for a weekend away from the big smoke and re-live the history of Shortwave Radio and the role it’s played in Australia.

In the 1920’s the rev John Flynn’s inland mission provided much needed medical and emergency support to some of the remotest parts of Australia through a Short Wave radio network. A Pedal Powered radio network, yes that’s right Pedal Powered.. Well you have to remember that back then they didn’t have electricity in the outback. Designed and built by a gentleman by the name of Alf Traeger, from his workshop in Adelaide Alf invented and built what was to become arguably the most famous icons in Shortwave radio history, the Pedal Powered radio. See these amazing radios and learn of the history behind network, visit the School Of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor base as well as Broken Hill's famous art museums and sculptures.

Avoid disappointment and reserve your place today, this will be a great family weekend away. Please note registrations are filling quickly, reserve your place today, complete the registration form included in the March edition of AR or download a copy below and mail the completed form to the WIA office PO Box 2175, Caulfield Junction, 3161 or send by fax to 03 9523 8191

Related Files

WIA 2008 AGM - Broken Hill - Registration Form
2008 WIA AGM.pdf


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