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1910 __ Birth of Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), the first national radio society in the world
Comment : This is 1910 that was founded the first national radio society in the world, The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA). It was quickly followed in the spring of 1911 by the foundation of the first Wireless Club of Great Britain in Derby, near London. J. Parsons acted as the first Secretary and the station callsign was QIX. Quickly books were purchased and a lending library started. The Club gave valuable advice to other amateurs fan of wireless and on August 12, 1912 the Amateur Radio Movement was officially recognised in the U.S.A. The second organization was the London Wireless Club that was formed on July 5, 1913 and renamed the Wireless Society of London on October 10th. Its first president was A.Campbell-Swinton until 1920. The Club kept its name until 1922 when it became the famous Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).Birth of the first Wireless Club in the United Kingdom (future RSGB). There are 10,000 amateurs in the USA, as many or almost in the United Kingdom and probably as many in all Europe and Russia together. (Thierry Lombry, “The History of Amateur Radio”)
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