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Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal

Date : 14 / 12 / 2018
Author : WIA Board

The Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal is presented in recognition of services to the amateur radio community and the WIA.

Michael was influential in shaping the hobby of Amateur Radio and then progressing through the ranks of administration both in Australia and overseas.

Michael was responsible for significant reform of the WIA, was well known across the ACMA and had worked closely with many staff on a range of issues.

Michael's legal drafting skills were second to none, and his ability to clearly articulate his position on a number of issues was of immeasurable value to the hobby.

The IARU is indebted to Michael's work at the World Radio Conferences and many regional Asia Pacific Telecommunity meetings. In WRC2003 he was responsible for Article 25, that included the abolition of mandatory Morse code, a freeing up of amateur radio involvement in emergency communications and third party traffic.

Michael was also very passionate about the WIA and the Centenary Celebrations held in Canberra.

For more detail please take a look at the Awards page on the WIA website at Link

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