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ZL1OOIBM and 100 years of IBM
IBM logos, circa 1924 and 1972.
In 2011, IBM is marking its 100-year anniversary. Although much has changed since the company was formed on June 16, 1911, the one constant at IBM has been its focus on making the world work better. In 1926, IBM President Thomas J. Watson, Sr., said, "Everything we do in our work is benefitting the business interests and the social welfare of the whole world." Throughout its history, IBM has focused on just that—changing the world, one customer at a time. That focus on innovation has helped produce many things we take for granted today:
Here in in New Zealand, ZL1GWE has obtained a temporary Callsign: "ZL1OOIBM" to mark the occasion, apart from already pledging my time to the IBM community service on behalf of NZART as the Monitoring System Coordinator, I and hopefully my other IBM colleagues intend to promote Amateur Radio throughout the world. Amateur radio, also affectionately known as "ham radio", is a hobby of constructing, experimenting and communicating as we know. But we also have a serious side to in terms of supporting the emergency services through the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) which is a sub group of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) that organise's emergency communications in times of disaster.
You will find me on air, from 16th June 2011, using the callsign "ZL1OOIBM on the National System, VHF and HF bands, I personally look forward to celebrating the 100 years on this special occasion and throughout the ensuing year. My colleagues from IBMHAMs group, will also be celebrating the day probably around 14.347 - which is the normal IBMHAMS frequency from 1600 UTC i.e. W0IBM. Look out for other IBMers, I will arrange a suitable special QSL card for the occasion - the 100th birthday of IBM throughout 2011/12.
I look forward to your participation.
de John ZL1GWE
VHF++ Brass Monkey Contest (1st SAT AUG) 06/07-AUG-2011
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