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ANZAC 100 being heard worldwide

Date : 31 / 07 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

In the first three months the ANZAC suffixed callsigns in Australia, commemorating the Centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in WWI, had logged more than 11,000 contacts. The Wireless Institute of Australia activity began on the ANZAC Day weekend of April 25-26 with more than 40 event details until December 20, when the ANZAC troops left Gallipoli, are listed on the WIA website.

The most popular band used has been 20-metres with 3175 contacts, followed by 40-metres on 2463, although all HF bands and some in the VHF and UHF spectrum were used as well. The predominate mode is SSB on 4888 contacts, closely followed by CW with 4522. The current eight ANZAC callsigns throughout Australia have also been heard on AM, PSK31 and 63, FM, RTTY, JT65, SSTV and via satellite.

QSLing via eQSL has been logged for 88 countries already. All electronic logs received online by the WIA are being uploaded.


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