Introduction Page Last Updated: 16 Mar 2011
THE WORKED ALL BRITAIN AWARDS GROUP
The Worked All Britain Awards Group
(W.A.B.) was devised by the late John Morris G3ABG in 1969. This was to promote
an interest in Amateur Radio in Britain and to sponsor a series of awards based
on the geography of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
inception, W.A.B. has grown through the voluntary efforts of many individuals.
W.A.B. has many aims and has the motto “To assist others”.
to create more activity on the air by British amateurs and in doing so create
friendships within the country and overseas. It is true to say that many
lasting friendships have arisen through W.A.B. activity.
to improve and expand geographical knowledge of Great Britain, Northern Ireland
and the Channel Isles. Indeed the W.A.B. programme has encouraged many people
to travel to the more remote parts of the country. At the same time it has
encouraged overseas interest and encouraged many people to visit Britain and
have hospitality extended to them by British amateurs.
to help less fortunate amateurs and provides, when funds allow, donations to
organisations like the Radio Amateur Invalid & Blind Club, QTI etc.
is to encourage all radio amateur licencees and short wave listeners to improve
their operating techniques. Mobile and expedition activity is given
encouragement. W.A.B. has done much to bring about an upsurge in mobile activity
on the LF bands and has increased mobile activity on the VHF and higher bands.
It is the intention of W.A.B. to assist in the preservation of existing
frequency allocations against commercial interests.
no allegiance to any social, political or religious organisation, and is fully
independent of any other amateur radio group, although it is an affiliated
member of the R.S.G.B.
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