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A milestone for the WIA Centenary Award

Date : 06 / 09 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Claims continue to steadily arrive for this limited edition operating award celebrating the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia with more than 160 now issued. The first from Hawaii, is also the 100th award certificate, and it goes to Dan Greeson KH6P. This achievement is sure to be the subject of plenty discussion when he and other members of the Honolulu Amateur Radio Club meet this month. The first radio club to get the award is the Moorabbin and District Radio Club VK3APC.

Also receiving his award certificate is Franck Alcidi VK8FNCY of Palmerston in the Northern Territory. Franck, a new radio amateur who in May made his very first ever contact on air, with VK100WIA. Now he has the WIA Centenary Award Certificate proudly displayed in his radio shack. He joins ten other Foundation Licensees now qualifying for the WIA Centenary Award and their first amateur radio operating award. Some of the award claims have included personal comments, many simply to congratulate the WIA on its Centenary and making the award available. Winston Henry VK7WH said, "I have held a licence since 1958 but have been QRT the past 30 years. It was the Centenary of the WIA that was the catalyst to get back on the air and rejoin the WIA."

The special callsign VK100WIA will be on air until the end of October. Claims for the award close on the 30th of January 2011.


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