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VK100WIA now on air

Date : 14 / 05 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

WIA National President, Michael Owen VK3KI had the honour of launching the special callsign VK100WIA today (14 May) and did so on the 40m. The lucky very first contact was at 10:24am AEST with Geoff Atkinson VK3TL and the second was with Geoff Parker VK2ZC at 10.28am, signal reports exchanged were 5 by 5 both ways.

The commemorative callsign for the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia and the foundation of the WIA in 1910 will be activated by WIA National for the rest of May. An operating roster includes two WIA Directors (Bob Bristow VK6POP 15 May and Chris Platt VK5CP 23 May), a member of the WIA Centenary Committee (Jim Linton VK3PC 16 May), Amateur Radio Victoria 17, 18 and 19 May and Amateur Radio New South Wales 20, 21 and 22 May. It is also expected to get a work good work out during the WIA Centenary Convention in Canberra from 26 to 31 May.

Listen for it on the amateurs bands or keep tabs on the operation by checking the online logging system on the WIA website. The following Link will take you directly to the log page.

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VK100WIA First On Air Contact


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