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Date : 17 / 11 / 2023
Author : Peter Clee - VK8ZZ


The Bundaberg Convention is happening in Bundaberg on 4th and 5th May 2024 and we would love it if you could attend!

This is by far the #1 event in the calendar year for Amateur Radio in Australia! Its being held at the new State-of-the-Art Multiplex convention center and it promises to be an amazing weekend - full of interesting activities!

The Bundaberg Convention will include the 2024 WIA
Annual General Meeting as well as a viriety of Interesting discussions about the future of Amateur radio in Australia

The results of the WIA elections will be announced as well as the annual WIA merit awards.

The annual WIA Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday May the 4th being International Star Wars Day where you can enjoy a tasty buffet meal and take some time to meet with other amateurs from all over Australia and internationally.

Guest Speakers:

There will be two days of interesting talks about the many different aspects of the Amateur Radio service.

A commercial EXPO over the weekend where you can discover cutting-edge offerings from industry-leading companies with great equipment for sale and lots of Show Specials.

Bundaberg Hamfest 2.0 is where attendees can Buy and sell new and used radio and electronic equipment.

BARC Open Day is an opportunity to immerse yourself with hands-on demonstrations featuring
state-of-the-art radio equipment such as computer controlled satellite tracking systems and software as well as vintage radio equipment on display.

We have also scheduled a contact with the International Space Station!: Communications with an astronaut on the ISS, involving students from the Bundaberg State High School.

We will have Soldering Workshops for the kids with interesting kits the youngsters can build and take home! Lots of great giveaways and raffle prizes over the weekend.

If your planning to attend, make sure you book your accommodation soon.

Bundaberg is an RV-Friendly Town and there are plenty of camping areas available if you are coming with your motorhome or caravan.

If you are flying into Bundaberg, mini bus shuttles will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation and to and from the venue over the weekend.

Mark the date in your calendar! May 4th and 5th 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Bundaberg WIA National Convention!

Page Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024 at 10:40 hours by Peter Clee


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