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WIA Members and Guests Descend on Broken Hill

Date : 23 / 05 / 2008
Author : Ewan McLeod - VK4ERM

Today saw a major influx of members and guests into Broken Hill for the WIA AGM weekend and to participate in the planned social and tourism events. 40 meter and 2 meter simplex stations were set up in the Southern Cross Hotel on Thursday evening to accompany people travelling by road. Thanks are extended to all those home stations who spent their time keeping the travellers company on HF and relaying messages to others who could not be heard because of propagation conditions.

This morning Robert VK3KRB was interviewed by the local ABC radio station and we have included an mp3 file of the interview below. Today the WIA also featured in second newspaper report this time it appeared in the Barrier Daily Truth another local Broken Hill newspaper. This evening Robert VK3KRB manned the WIA registration desk at the hotel to receive the registrations in person or on the 2 meter liaison frequency and was pleased to welcome NZART guests Vaughan Henderson ZL1TCG and Stuart Watchman ZL2TW who are joining us for the weekend.

The dinner this evening brought together around 100 people for an enjoyable meal and animated conversations. After dinner everyone was entertained by Peter Black who regaled us with the history and characters of Broken Hill and the region. Peter highlighted the influence of events in Broken Hill on Australian and international developments including the pivotal role of radio in opening up the outback.

Included for dwnload below is a PDF copy of the WIA AGM weekend program and some photographs of the first day activities in Powerpoint format.

Related Files

WIA AGM Weekend - Broken Hill Event Information and Program Guide
WIA Broken Hill Event Information.pdf

WIA 2008 AGM Weekend Day 1 Photos - Powerpoint Format

ABC Radio 2NB Broken Hill Interview - Andrew Schmidt and Robert Broomhead
ABC Radio 2NB Broken Hill Interview.mp3


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