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2008 News Releases




WIA Makes News Headlines In Broken Hill

Date : 22 / 05 / 2008
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3KRB

The WIA AGM and weekend of activities has already made front page headlines in the The Barrier Miner a local Broken Hill newspaper. The feature article which appeared on the front page of the newspaper talks of how amateur radio "has come a long way since the early days when Alf Traeger revolutionised communications in the outback with his pedal radio" and goes on to talk about the various activities our members will be participating in over the weekend. The article also acknowledges that through the changes to regulations for amateur licencing and with the introduction of the foundation license that "this has encouraged many more people to take up the hobby and numbers have grown significantly"

In other media news, WIA director Robert Broomhead has been invited to appear on Outback Outlook, the ABC Radio 2NB morning show. Program director Andrew Schmidt has indicated an interest in learning more about how the introduction of the foundation licence has resulted in thousands of people entering into the hobby. It should be an interesting interview and is expected to go to air some time after 9:00am

Further updates and news releases will be posted during the course of the AGM weekend.


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