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VI0ANZAC to be heard from Casey Base

Date : 21 / 11 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

After two days of blizzard conditions the weather forecast is enabling VI0ANZAC to be on air from Casey Base in the Australian Antarctic Territory. As part of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) ANZAC 100 program it plans to be operating on November 22, from 1pm (AEDT) or 0200 UTC. A large transport aircraft is due to land at Casey Base just before the operation begins. The only other time VI0ANZAC has been able to be on air was August 29-30, again cut short by blizzard conditions.

The WIA reminds all that this is not a DXpedition, only possible during available spare time, and no pre-arranged skeds or indirect contact with the operator is possible. Fred Swainston VK3DAC will be on air and in contact with the operator Doug VK0MV during the event.

The WIA is delighted that VI0ANZAC is to reactivate and expressed sincere thanks to Doug VK0DMV and the Australian Antarctic Division. VI0ANZAC 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.


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