VK3ATN Technical Merit Award
The Sunraysia Radio Group Inc are pleased to present the VK3ATN Technical Merit Award. The aim of this award is to encourage our members to become more involved with technical projects, technical presentations and even show and tell.
The Award takes the form of a mounted and framed certificate to occupy pride of place on the shack wall
The award has been named after Amateur radio station VK3ATN, operated by Ray Naughton, at Birchip, and honours Ray's contribution to Amateur Radio. Ray was the first in the southern hemisphere to contact stations in the northern hemisphere, by bouncing signals of the surface of the moon. Quite a feat in the early sixties when most amateur equipment used valves and was largely home made. And off course without the aid of computers as we know them today.