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Fine And Dandy @ 5,000

Date : 05 / 07 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The special callsign VK100WIA continues to be in strong demand and logged its 5,000th contact on Monday the 5th of July. John Harris VK2 Fine And Dandy (VK2FAD) at Budgewoi on the New South Wales Central Coast worked VK100WIA on the 80-metre band, while it was being put to air by the Orange & District Amateur Radio Club. At its average logging rate over the first five weeks the special callsign for the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia will achieve 15,000 or more contacts when its goes QRT in October.

VK100WIA has logged 60 DXCC entities so far and Worked All Continents. The WIA Centenary Committee is urging rostered clubs to where possible, work more DX stations, to guarantee the special callsign can qualify for the DXCC award. The Committee has also set a challenge. Is there a DX club on the roster that can make an all out effort to work 100 DXCC entities in three-days?


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