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April

Date : 24/04/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 7 Days
Event Organiser : Amateur Radio Victoria
Contact : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Event Details :
The Flying Boat Museum at Lake Boga in northwest Victoria on the ANZAC Day weekend April 25-26.
The RAAF had its secret No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot during WWII, which is now the Lions Club Catalina Museum as a memorial to those who worked on and with the Flying Boats. Two stations will operate, one inside the Communications Bunker and the other just outside it, by Amateur Radio Victoria, with help from the Sunraysia Radio Group.

May

Date : 02/05/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 1 Week
Event Organiser :
Contact :

Event Details :

June

Date : 05/06/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 9 Days
Event Organiser : Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group
Contact : Ken Taylor VK3TKQ kensulule@bigpond.com

Event Details :
Commemoration of D Day WWII

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the liberation of France and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

July

Date : 20/07/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 1 Week
Event Organiser : EMDRC
Contact : Jack Bramham VK3WWW

Event Details :
Some portable operation is planned from the Kokoda Memorial Track (1000 steps) at Ferntree Gully in outer-east Melbourne, with most activity from the EMDRC Clubrooms at Burwood. Listen for VI3ANZAC on 160m-70cm.

August

Date : 05/08/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 7 Days
Event Organiser : Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group
Contact : Fred Swainston VK3DAC

Event Details :
On 06/08/1915 was the commencement of the August Offensive. Held in conjunction with Yarra Glen RSL.

The Battle of Sari Bair also known as the August Offensive commenced on August 6th 1915, was the final attempt made by the British to seize control of the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman Empire during WWI. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps mounting an attack north into the rugged country alongside the Sari Bair range, with the aim of capturing the high ground and linking with the Suvla landing.

November

Date : 14/11/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 1 Week
Event Organiser : FAMPARC
Contact : Roy Seabridge vk3gbroy@gmail.com

Event Details :
The Frankston And Mornington Peninsula Amateur Radio Club is 40 year old, and finalising plans for its ANZAC commemoration. More detail on it is expected.

December

Date : 12/12/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration :
Event Organiser : Amateur Radio Victoria
Contact : Jim Linton VK3PC

Event Details :
VI3ANZAC on air for two weeks by Amateur Radio Victoria as part of the WIA ‘last hurrah’ phase of the ANZAC 100 program December 12-20.
It has a team operators to put the commemorative callsign on air.
The occasion is being kicked off Saturday by Peter VK3PF who will use most bands seeking contacts.

Then husband and wife duo Joe VK3YSO and Julie VK3FOWL are on air Sunday, and the rest of the first weekend is to be completed by Peter VK3ZPF.

Joe, Julie and Luke VK3HJ are then activating the callsign on a roster basis during the week.

Friday December 18 sees Tony VK3VTH and Luke VK3HJ continue to seek DX. The Saturday and Sunday also has Tony VK3VTH and Jim VK3PC near the historic Fort Gellibrand.

When you hear VI3ANZAC or any other ANZAC-suffixed callsign, please give them a call, and pay tribute to those who have served this country.

The ANZAC 100 event ends on December 20, the date in 1915 when ANZAC forces left Gallipoli.

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