Sunday, 23 September 2012 19:46
VK3KI Silent Key
IARU Region 3 Chairman and National President of The Wireless Institute of Australia, Michael Owen, VK3KI, passed away unexpectedly yesterday.
Michael has been Chairman of the Directors of IARU Region 3 for some years, and had been President of WIA since the restructure of the WIA in 2004. Before that, he was IARU Vice President for 10 years from 1989, and before that was a director of IARU Region 3. He had been a member of the IARU Observer Team at a number of World Radiocommunications Conferences, in particular WRC03, where he was responsible for Article 25.
Amateur radio has lost one of its tireless workers and will be the poorer now.
The Executive Committee and Member Societies of IARU Region 1 extend their condolences to the family of Michael Owen.
Messages of condolences can be sent to the WIA National Office at >
Written by Dennis, ZS4BS, Secretary Region 1