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VI0ANZAC to try again

Date : 15 / 11 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

VI0ANZAC from Casey Base in the Antarctic will try to hold another activation this month as bad weather caused the event, part of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) ANZAC 100 program to be postponed in August. Despite the adverse Antarctic weather the station made it to air on the weekend of August 29-30. However, blizzard conditions and poor propagation resulted in only 56 contacts logged.

The WIA is delighted that VI0ANZAC will try to reactivate the station and expressed sincere thanks to Doug VK0DMV and the Australian Antarctic Division. The WIA repeats that this is not a DXpedition, and only possible during available spare time. There can be no pre-arranged skeds and please no direct or indirect contact with the operator of this WIA commemorative event station.

At this stage, depending on the weather and availability, VI0ANZAC is trying to re-activate on Sunday November 22, starting at 1pm (AEDT) local time or 0200UTC. It will start on 14.250MHz and QSY if necessary. Other possible frequencies are: 40m 7.135, 7.100 and 7090, 7.105, and 15m 21.250, 21.255, 21.260, 21.265, 21.270 USB.

Casey Station is located in a World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) site VKFF0571.

QSL via the Bureau and eQSL. More details will be issued on VI0ANZAC and see it listed on


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