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Special Event Callsigns Issued

Date : 13 / 04 / 2023
Author : Lee Moyle - VK3GK

In celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on the 6th of May 2023
Event duration May 1st until May 31st 2023

VK90AR for Amateur Radio Magazine
In October 2023, this year, the WIA will be celebrating 90 years of continuous publishing of Amateur Radio Magazine, the official journal of the Wireless Institute of Australia.
The WIA will be running a commemoration activity celebrating this milestone from 1st March until Dec 31st 2023

On April 26th this year, it will be 100 years since the first amateur radio contact between New Zealand and Australia was made, between Frank Bell of Shag Valley Station, Waihemo in Otago and Charles Maclurcan, 2CM in Sydney.

This is a significant event in Amateur radio in which NZART (New Zealand) and WIA will be jointly celebrating.
WIA will be running a commemoration activity contest from April 26th until July 25th 2023 to coincide with the ZL100 callsign activities from NZART.

To book an operational timeslot for either of the Special Event Callsigns, please use the WIA website online booking portal, nominating your WIA affiliated club to register.

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There will be a QRZ page and QSL information published shortly.

Page Last Updated: Sunday, 07 May 2023 at 18:23 hours by Lee Moyle


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