Over the years, the VWOA has had many activities. They
have included on-the-air communication, in-person
meetings, presentation of awards, production of publications, and support for historical
and charitable causes.
Recognition of others . . .
|VWOA members maintain the monument in New York's Battery Park
commemorating those radio and wireless operators who have perished with their ships.
Currently the memorial is not on display during
construction in Battery Park.|
|When the memorial is on display,
the VWOA holds an annual memorial service at the monument.|
|The VWOA maintains an extensive "Lost
Sparks Registry" online database of radio operators who lost their lives
while serving in World War II. The database is fully searchable by
operator, ship, and date. Click on the link at the top of this page
"Lost Sparks Registry" to use this unique "Electronic Memorial"|
Education . . .
|VWOA members have served as volunteer "Sparks" demonstrating the
radio equipment aboard the lightship AMBROSE in New York City's South Street Seaport.
|The VWOA is a frequent consultant to authors, scholars, film makers, and
producers on all facets of the history, developments, traditions, future, and trends in
|The VWOA has also produced its own videotapes.
Publications . . .
|The VWOA publishes a newsletter
containing a wide range of
information about historical as well as current radio communications.
These are available online by clicking on the image at left. |
|The VWOA also publishes an annual yearbook in conjunction with the annual
awards banquet. It is also available by
clicking on the image at left.|
The VWOA also supports several historical, educational, and charitable
organizations and projects.
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