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WIA Merit Awards announced at 2022 AGM

Date : 07 / 05 / 2022
Author : Peter Clee - VK8ZZ

WIA Merit Awards announced at 2022 AGM

There were eight WIA Merit Awards announced at the WIA AGM today. Recipients of the WIA Merit awards in 2022 were:-

Peter Young VK3MV - Presidents Commendation

In recognition of a very extended service to the WIA. A recipient of the GA Taylor Medal (2012), for exceptional services to the Wireless Institute of Australia Peter has been of a significant assistance to the institute over many years. He has only recently stood down from the position of WIA Monitoring Service Co-ordinator and as a director of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

Dale Hughes VK1DSH - Presidents Commendation

Dale has previously received the G A Taylor medal (2016), the highest WIA Merit Award. Dale was also a recipient of the Ron Wilkinson Achievement award in 2012. Dale continues to serve the WIA on committees and as our representative to the World Radio Conference. He is an active member of the Spectrum Strategy Committee and the Regulatory Liaison Group. Dale is also an active member of the IARU liaison sub-committee. Dale also chairs one of the principal working groups.

Graham Kemp VK4BB - Presidents Commendation

In recognition of his contribution as Team Leader of the WIA News service group and a anchor of the weekly broadcast. Graham has a high profile in WIA Media circles and is trusted to bring the weekly news to our members throughout Australia. Graham was a recipient of the GA Taylor medal in 2005

Ian Jackson VK3BUF - Technical Excellence Award

In recognition of his technically contribution to the amateur service and articles and videos on the reduction of QRM and RFI including his article on ferrites and how they can be applied to RFI suppression.

Andrew Chapman VK4QF - Chris Jones Award

In recognition of his special achievements and longstanding efforts for the benefit of the Amateur Radio community in Queensland. In particular for being integral in the establishment of the SE Queensland Wide Area Network (SEQWAN). The SEQWAN is a network of seven crosslinked repeaters providing reliable communications for a large part of south east Queensland.

Hayden Honeywood VK7HH - Michael Owen Medal

In recognition of service to Amateur Radio through the publication of HRDX internet web site and the HRDX YouTube Video Streaming channel. These internet and social media streaming outlets are educational, informative, entertaining and inspirational. Appealing to both younger and newer recruits as well as the older stalwarts of the Amateur Radio service.

Bevan Daniel VK5BD - Ron Wilkinson Achievement Award

In recognition of his valued contribution to value adding to the WIA National News Service by compiling a professional video version each week which is made available for retransmission on ATV systems around the world, including the British Amateur Television network as well as being published on YouTube and for personal use.

Grant Willis VK5GR - GA Taylor Award

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Amateur Radio Service and to the Wireless Institute of Australia as a member of the Spectrum Strategy committee and the IARU Liaison Sub Committee. Grant is the WIA representative to the IARU Region 3 HF Band Plan Committee and is the Chair of that committee of the IARU. Grant Willis is also a keen contester and was a recipient of a Presidents Commendation in 2018.







Page Last Updated: Saturday, 07 May 2022 at 15:44 hours by Peter Clee

 

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