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Special callsign hitting the amateur bands

Date : 11 / 05 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The VK100WIA callsign as part of the WIA Centenary Celebrations will be launched by the WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI on Friday the 14th of May. This kicks off the two weeks the callsign will be used by or on behalf of the WIA. WIA Director Bob Bristow VK6POP is to activate VK100WIA on Saturday 15TH and on Sunday the 16th it will be the turn of a member of the WIA Centenary Committee.

Amateur Radio Victoria on behalf of the WIA has the callsign on the 17th, 18th and 19th of May. This coincides with opening of the WIA Victoria time-capsule that was created during the WIA's 75th anniversary. WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI has been invited to open the time-capsule at the Amateur Radio Victoria AGM on Wednesday the 19th of May. Next will be Amateur Radio New South Wales operating VK100WIA on behalf of the WIA on the three days May the 20th, 21st and 22nd.

WIA Director Chris Platt VK5CP will be on air with the callsign Sunday the 23rd of May. And of course VK100WIA is to be heard during the WIA Centenary Convention in Canberra from Wednesday the 26th to Monday the 31st of May. From June the WIA affiliated clubs roster begins and runs through to the end of October. In June a total of 10 clubs in VK2, VK3, VK5 and VK7 will put VK100WIA on air. And a reminder that all contacts made by VK100WIA will appear in the online log on the WIA website where clubs are able to enter their contacts in real time.

Current WIA roster in May for VK100WIA
  Friday 14 May - VK3KI
  Saturday 15 May - VK6POP
  Sunday 16 May - VK3PC
  Monday 17 May - ARV
  Tuesday 18 May - ARV
  Wednesday 19 May - ARV
  Thursday 20 May - ARNSW
  Friday 21 May - ARNSW
  Saturday 22 May - ARNSW
  Sunday 23 May - VK5CP
  Monday 24 May - TBA
  Tuesday 25 May - TBA
  Wednesday 26 May - Canberra
  Thursday 27 May - Canberra
  Friday 28 May - Canberra
  Saturday 29 May - Canberra
  Sunday 30 May - Canberra
  Monday 31 May - Canberra





 

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