PR4AmateurRadio Expo will take place on April 11-13, 2014
Like other promoted activities people do better understand, appreciate and may join them. The promotion of amateur radio relies on having the right messages and trained radio amateurs to effectively give them. Apart from having knowledgeable radio amateurs on hand, please also consider that they should reflect the community by their different age groups, both sexes, and that they are trained in what to say on the day.
At all times act and look professional. For the best image a display must be neat, tidy, and always safe. This is an excellent opportunity to expose the public to the many diverse positive elements of amateur radio and how
it fits into the community. Part of the effort should be designed to get people interested in and taking up amateur radio. It helps to have Foundation Licence training and assessments ready to go after Easter giving those attending the Expo or reading about it in the local newspaper a chance to give us a try.
The choice of a location is important to give amateur radio good exposure to the public. The opportunities exist, however it does require advance planning including site owner approvals. The guidelines and other details about how to join for the PR4AmateurRadio Expo will be issued later.
Clubs or groups are responsible for obtaining any required permits or permission to operate at their chosen place. Ideally this will be in a public place to show off our hobby, but may also form a publicised open day at a club.
A sign in visitors book is highly recommended to provide follow-up contact opportunity. A planned Foundation Licence class is an additional talking point. The event must include a public information table which promotes amateur radio. Posters and other promotional material may be used.
By registering you agree to be bound by the guidelines on the conduct of the Expo, site safety, public liability insurance, and the final decision of the WIA on the interpretation of the guidelines and the outcome.
Evidence and logs
For those wanting to make a more detailed submission may include photographs (up to four), the number of visitors, potential class enrolees, contacts logged (mode break-down if possible) and media coverage.
This information can also be ideal for club's websites and newsletters to show members how it promotes the hobby.
Send to: PR4AmaterRadio Expo, Wireless Institute of Australia, PO Box 2042, Bayswater, Victoria, 3153. It is recommended that large submissions are easily identifiable files on CD or DVD media. The email address is PR4AmateurRadio@wia.org.au
It is highly recommended that you keep a copy. Each submission will receive a certificate of participation. At the discretion of the WIA Board a submission may be endorsed for its contribution.
Remember the Expo is not a competition, but an opportunity for everyone whether at a public display or on the air, to show amateur radio to the public.
|The RadioActives||Ruffey Park||Doncaster VIC||View Details|
|Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Inc||Belair National Park||Belair SA||View Details|
|Summerland amateur Radio Club||Lismore CBD - Lismore Public Library||Lismore NSW||View Details|
|The Townsville Amateur Radio Club Inc.||Jaycar Townsville||West End QLD||View Details|
|Bundaberg Amateur Radio Club||Bundaberg Recreational Precinct||Bundaberg QLD||View Details|
|Robert Broomhead (WIA Director)||Kilsyth South Car Boot sale||Kilsyth South VIC||View Details|
|EMDRC||Jells Park||Wheelers Hill VIC||View Details|
|Ipswich District Radio club||Club House||Ipswich QLD||View Details|
|Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group||Jaycar Ringwood||Ringwood VIC||View Details|
|Fred Swainston (WIA Director)||Toolangi||Toolangi VIC||View Details|
|Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club||Shepparton Showgrounds||Shepparton VIC||View Details|
|Victorian ARDF Group||Westerfolds Park||Templestowe VIC||View Details|
|Melbourne Electronics Radio Club||Bunnings Water Gardens||Taylors Lakes VIC||View Details|
|Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association Inc.||Jaycar Rockhampton||Rockhampton QLD||View Details|
|Julie VK3FOWL and Joe VK3YSP||Bunnings Warehouse||South Oakleigh VIC||View Details|
|Phil Wait||VK2ASD||Kenthurst NSW||View Details|
|Roger Harrison||Out of town shack||Kenthurst NSW||View Details|