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Sweet oranges and apples

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

The Orange District Radio Club has been highly successful in obtaining local media publicity for its involvement in the Centenary of Organised Amateur Radio in Australia. Club President Robert Alford VK2ZRJ advises that in the lead-up to three days of operating VK100WIA from Sunday the 4th of July, the club scored interviews on the local ABC, FM and AM radio stations.

A highlight was a great story on Prime TV News that obviously picked up a number of prompts from the WIA Media Kit and gave the Orange District Radio Club great publicity. It has been recorded by club members and proudly put up on YouTube and accessible via the following Link

The Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania (REAST) has done extremely well with two separate interviews on ABC radio. Justin Giles-Clark VK7TW did an in-studio interview with presenter Chris Wisbey on a program heard throughout the Apple Isle that lasted 18 minutes.

The session covered lots of aspects of amateur radio including the Jamboree On The Air, the use of Morse code in modern amateur radio, the electronic warfare susceptibility of solid state components when compared to valves or vacuum tubes, emergency communications and dispelled a few myths along the way. Justin VK7TW acquitted himself well and strongly plugged the Foundation Licence and the affordability of amateur radio for anyone wanting to be involved. That was his second ABC radio interview. Just 10 days earlier he was on the ABC Local in Hobart on the breakfast program with a chat that ran five minutes and resulted in visitors to the REAST’s VK100WIA display station.


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