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February

Date : 20/02/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 15 Days
Event Name : Albert Chalmers Borella journey re-enactment
Event Organiser : Darwin Amateur Radio Club

Event Details :
The commemorative WIA callsign VI8ANZAC will be on air thanks to Darwin Amateur Radio Club, which is covering the Albert Chalmers Borella journey re-enactment. The Victorian was in the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, before the lure of a new life and grant of government land saw him move to the Northern Territory. After a time, farming proved unsuccessful, leading him to be a chef on a telegraph maintenance site near Tennant Creek. He wanted to enlist in World War I. Travelling by foot, horseback and train the 33 year old left Tennant Creek for Darwin, found it did not have a sign-up point, so continued to Townsville in Queensland by boat for enlistment. Albert Borella was posted to the 26th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force. At Gallipoli he served for two months. Then he was sent to the Western Front in France and Belgium. Albert Borella was wounded in battle, decorated with the Military Medal, mentioned by Winston Churchill in military dispatches, and finally received for valour in combat - the Victoria Cross. He is the only VC from the Northern Territory. During World War II he ran prisoner-of-war camps in Australia. As the nation re-traces that remarkable journey to enlist, the Darwin Amateur Radio Club has VI8ANZAC on air from February 20 to March 3.

March

Date : 01/03/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 3 Days
Event Name : Albert Chalmers Borella journey re-enactment
Event Organiser : Darwin Amateur Radio Club

April

Date : 24/04/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 7 Days
Event Name : ANZAC Commemoration
Event Organiser : Stuie Birkin VK8NSB vk8nsb@hotmail.com

Event Details :
Will be on air from a private QTH on Saturday. The main event on Sunday 26th April is from the Darwin North RSL. It will show Amateur Radio to the local community with media representatives invited. All radio amateurs are invited to join the operation roster for Sunday, or during the week.
This commemorative event will be for the entire week.
Plenty of activity on the HF bands from the Top End by serving Defence members, who are very honoured by access to VI8ANZAC.

November

Date : 06/11/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 8 Days
Event Name : Remembrance Day 11/11/15
Event Organiser : Stuie Birkin VK8NSB vk8nsb@hotmail.com

Event Details :
TBA



December

Date : 12/12/2015
Time : 00:00:00 UTC
Duration : 7 days
Event Name : Top-end commemorates Gallipoli departure
Event Organiser : Stuie Birkin VK8NSB vk8nsb@hotmail.com

Event Details :
12/12/2015 - 20/12/2015
Plan to have VI8ANZAC on air December 12-20. Stuie VK8NSB and Rowan VK8RD possibly others.

The final day December 20 it will be in the Charles Darwin National Park VKFF-0095 on 20m to 10m using SSB & CW from 0800 local time.

eQSL only.


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