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Belgium gets ready for WWI ‘radio’ centenary event

Date : 06 / 04 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (UBE) as part of the 100 years Battle of the Mines remembrance in June, will have an event specifically focused on the use of radio in World War I. An expo at the City of Mesen near Ypres is about a forgotten army: ‘The people and material of radio communication in WWI,’ and the UBE will tour related nearby war sites.

In an afternoon seminar on June 3, Major Dr Tom Simoens will speak about the tele-radio communication in the Belgian Army. The UBE proudly joined the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) in its ANZAC 100 program in 2015 for the centenary of Gallipoli. Now at the City of Mesen town hall the development of radio technologies and the evolution of communication will be on show with historic material.

UBE will have commemorative station OP0PPY (OP zero PPY) active June 2-11 on HF using CW and SSB, VHF, UHF and through digital and analogue repeaters.


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