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WIA celebrates World Amateur Radio Day and 110 Years Anniversary

Date : 11 / 04 / 2020
Author : Lee Moyle - VK3GK

"Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society"

From Saturday, April 18th, 2020 and for a period of six months, The Wireless Institute of Australia will be activating a special on-air event to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day and the WIA’s 110 Years Anniversary.

Every year on April 18th, Radio Amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of Amateur Radio and to commemorate the formation of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18th, 1925.

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and promote global friendship among Amateurs worldwide.

The theme of World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to Society” and this is especially relevant given the important role Amateur Radio will play as the current global crisis unfolds.

The Wireless Institute of Australia, as different IARU Societies around the world decided to join a special event in which we encourage as many Amateurs as possible to get on the air and contact as many WIA stations as possible, and in addition, to celebrate the 110 years Anniversary as the oldest Amateur Radio Society in the world.

  WIA official stations will operate across Australia from 12:01AM EST, on April 18th. (1401z, 17th)
The WIA official station call signs are VK1WIA, VK2WIA, VK3WIA, VK4WIA, VK5WIA, VK6WIA, VK7WIA, VK8WIA, and VI110WIA.

  Those contacting one or more of these Special Event Stations will be eligible for a special commemorative certificate noting their participation.
QSL confirmation will be available using eQSL and LOTW.

Are you active on Social Networks?
Don’t forget to use the hashtags: #WeAreWIA, #WIA110Years, #TeamWIA and be proud to be part of our team.

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