20140724 - International Air Ambulance Week

posted Jul 24, 2014, 1:30 AM by News Team   [ updated Jul 24, 2014, 1:30 AM ]

From Denis VK6FADF

Southgate Amateur Radio Club in England, creators of the International Museums Weekends event that promotes Museums Worldwide through Amateur Radio, is launching International Air Ambulance Week. The intent is to support and draw attention to donation-funded aerial medical services around the World.

The event runs over nine days, from Saturday September 27th to Sunday October 5th. Individual and Club stations can register at the website: www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/

Two VK2 stations have already registered, so let’s get VK6 and other VK’s on the roll too. Regular or Special Event calls are welcome to participate.

The organisers advise against setting up stations at airfields citing possible interference with operations, so participate from the comfort of your QTH or your club’s QTH.

Donations are made from QSO’d Amateurs directly to the nominated service – Amateurs themselves do not collect or process donations. For this reason registrations are mandatory. SWL’s can also participate – and donate!

The Royal Flying Doctor Service and Flight Angel, both at Jandakot, are two services that rely in part on donations for service provision.

Let us as Amateurs make a difference. Contact a prospective beneficiary and register soon. Award certificates for participation and contact with five and 20 IAW stations will be presented.

The website again is: www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/