Robert Broomhead - VK3DN
After some excellent work undertaken by Marc Hillman VK3OHM the WIA Awards spreadsheets will now accept ADIF format log file uploads.
The IARU Worked All Continents (WAC) award can now be applied for by WIA members through the WIA Awards program. The card checking and certification is carried out by the WIA Awards Manager and the certificates are issued by the WIA under agreement with the ARRL Awards Branch. This means that cards no longer need to be submitted overseas for this award - a first for the WIA!
This is an excellent introductory award for DXer's as only 6 contacts are required (one in each continent). There is also available a 5 Band WAC and various other endorsements that can be gained for the more serious DXer! The new spreadsheet has been overwhelmingly successful it has reignited much interest and enthusiasm with many new applicants for the WIA Awards.
Marc Hillman VK3OHM delivered a presentation of the new awards spreadsheet at the March club meeting of Melbourne's Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club. The presentation was videotaped by Shaun Stoddart VK3FSDS and can be viewed below.
Thanks again to Marc Hillman for both his work on the spreadsheet and for his presentation.
WIA Awards Spreadsheet Presentation Marc Hillman VK3OHM