[LINK] OT BUT... Historical Milestone Tidbit...

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Mar 3 09:04:20 AEDT 2011

We marvel at the longevity and achievements of some of the Media
broadcasters... But how about this chappie...

80 Years of Active Amateur Radio.
George Bollas, (Ham Callsign, VK3LA) of Melbourne, Australia has this
year achieved a remarkable milestone. First licensed in April 1931 he
has marked 2011 as his 80th year of continuous amateur radio operation.
That is surprising in itself but as well, at 95 years of age, George is
still regularly on the air.
As always he is ready with advice and encouragement to younger hams both
in club activities and individually. If ever a voice has echoed through
the generations of amateur radio it is that of our friend George Bollas
VK3LA. http://www.qrz.com/db/vk3la
Submitted (to QRZ) by his long time friends Ian vk3xid, Richard vk3rr
and Bill vk3jt 


By comparison, The Australian Broadcasting Commission was launched at
8pm on 1st July, 1932 as announcer Conrad Charlton
introduced Prime Minister Joseph Lyons for the official inauguration.
The broadcast was heard all around Australia.

Therefore this individual qualifies as Australia's longest continuous
Broadcast station.

Comparative Reference:
An Australian Radio Art Historical Background  


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