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Antarctic joins ANZAC 100 program

Date : 05 / 08 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The activation of VI 0 ANZAC on Casey Base in the Australian Antarctic Territory is due to start operation, as part of the Wireless Institute of Australia ANZAC 100 program.

Doug VK0DMV is working at Casey Station and has great pleasure in activating the VI0ANZAC callsign. His role keeps him extremely busy and can only operate when his duties allow. This will mean that some published operation time may not occur due to operational requirements and the weather conditions.

VI0ANZAC will use the commercial Qmac HF90 transceiver with an output power of 50 watts into a dipole antenna.

Doug thanks both the WIA and the Australian Antarctic Division for this opportunity in this the 100th Anniversary year of the Gallipoli campaign in WWI. QSL in strictly eQSL.

Fred VK3DAC, the ANZAC 100 coordinator will be on air as a control station. Potential operating dates are the 8th and 9th of August, start time at 0000UTC which is 10am AEST, (8am at Casey Station) and operate for 2 hours, and then stop.

Proposed schedule on both days in UTC are:

0000 to 0200
0400 to 0600
0900 to 1100

The frequencies are:
0000 to 0030 on 7.095MHz
0030 to 0130 on 14.250MHz
0130 to 0200 on 21.250MHz

0400 to 0430 on 7.095MHz
0430 to 0530 on 14.250MHz
0530 to 0600 on 21.250MHz

0900 to 1030 on 14.250MHz
1030 to 1100 on 3.585MHz


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