The WIA is pleased to announce that Peter Brown VK4PJ will attain 100 years of age on Saturday, April 13.
It is believed by his friends that Peter was first licensed in the early 1950’s . There is evidence that he was issued with Amateur Radio licence QA.244 on 12 May 1963 so we can say with some certainty that he has been licensed for well over 50 years.
He received a Meritorious Service Badge in 1978 from the Queensland Divisional Council of the WIA following a sustained effort to bring the Division into a good financial and administrative position with the assistance of his great friend Al Carter VK4LT, now resident on the Sunshine Coast.
Peter also received certificates from QNEWS in 2001 and 2002 for his assistance in this area of the hobby.
His interest in space communication is evidenced by becoming AMSAT Life Member Number 1130 in 1979.
All in all Peter’s contribution to our hobby has been sustained and substantial and he is congratulated for a job well done.
Laurie Murray VK4LO
Source: WIA Weekly News