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10 Year Commemoration of Michael Owen VK3KI (SK)

Date : 22 / 09 / 2022
Author : Lee Moyle - VK3GK

Today commemorates the passing of ex WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI ten years ago on 22nd of September 2012.

At the time he was WIA President, and IARU Region 3 Chairman.

Michael was immensely influential in shaping the hobby of Amateur Radio since the 1960s both in this country and internationally.

Michael expertly led the WIA through the progression from a Federal structure with State Divisions, to an efficient national organisation with affiliated local clubs. This occurred in 2004.

He championed and guided the introduction of the Foundation Licence class in Australia, a move which bolstered the numbers of Australian radio amateurs while other countries numbers were declining.

Through Michael, the WIA became highly regarded by government agencies and the ACMA for its professionalism and efficiency, especially in relation to the WIA examination and call sign management service.

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Page Last Updated: Thursday, 22 Sep 2022 at 10:20 hours by Lee Moyle


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