VK4SN Senior

Francis or most commonly known as Frank.

Licenced June 20 1938-1991

A keen DXer and contester, Frank won WIA pennant for QRP DX in 1939 and possesses a large number of DX awards. He was a member of Wooloowin RC 1928, member WIA since 1937 and was foundation secretary Qld Listeners League VK4QL Paddington. Frank was the first country representative on WIAQ council 1945-50 and sub-editor VK4 notes for AR magazine 1948-51.

He enjoyed other activities such as charity organiser, travel, tennis and golf. Retired from school teaching, Frank settled in Toowoomba and was on air till he was called to higher service in 1991. His callsign was passed to me, his grandson, and have been active to this very day. I remember the walls of his shack being lined with awards.....


AWARD / Certificate Number / YYMMDD

Awards are in order from 1939 onwards.

WIA QRP DX / - / 1939
ARRL Associate member 1947-1950
WIA TRANS-TASMAN AWARD / 26 / 490810
W.B.E. / 1459 / 510412
A.J.D. / 475 / 570505
VK/ZL OCEANIA DX (2nd VK4 cw) / - / 1958
OLD TIMERS CLUB (ARRL) / - / 581202
W.A.S. / 9999 / 581205
VK/ZL OCEANIA DX (1st VK4 cw) / - / 1960
VK/ZL OCEANIA DX (1st VK4 cw) / - / 1962
THE BRITISH EMPIRE RADIO TRANSMISSION AWARD / 1783 / 620711
SHIZUOKA AWARD DX-46 / - / 621010
DXCC / 88 / 621029
D.U.F. ( 6 Countries 5 Continents) / 2498 / 621114
VK/ZL OCEANIA DX (1st VK4 Phone) / 586 / 630220
WJDXRC / 419 / 630511
JAPAN CENTURY CITIES (J.C.C.) / 17 / 641221
WFEDXP (21Mhz CW) / 300 / 650315
WZ-4 (All CW) / 58A / 650410
WA-AS / 124 / 650531
W.B.C.N. (14Mhz CW) / - / 650928
ZONE 4 AWARD / 659 / 660202
UN-2 (United Nations Class2 - 55 Countries) / 572 / 660204
OKINAWA A.R.C. All band CW (O.A.R.C) / 896 / 660225
TWINS (CW only) / 526 / 660408
J.A.R.L. SKY WIRELESS CLUB (S.W.C) / 8 / 660415
DXCC / 87 / 670120
WORKED ALL PACIFIC (WAP) / 57 / 770530
OLD TIMERS CLUB (AUSTRALIA) / 201 / 780301
D.U.F. (10 Countries 5 Continents) / 4783 / 780527
D.U.F. (12 Countries 6 Continents) / 3408 / 780527
YU Diplomu / 3493 / 790412
WAJA / 482 / 790808
JCG-200 / 110 / 810204
WIA V.H.F CENTURY CLUB / 105 / 810227
BALTIC SEA AWARD (Class 1 - CW) / 785 / 820608
RIVER RHINE AWARD (Class 3 - CW) / 414 / 820608
ATLANTIC OCEAN AWARD (Class 2 - CW - 14Mhz) / 123 / 820608
NORTHERN SEA AWARD (Class 1 - CW) / 926 / 820608
COUNTRIES CHAIN AWARD (Class 2 - CW - 14MHz) / 16 / 820608
JCC-100 / 54 / 821012

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