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AM & CW on Anzac Day

Date : 21 / 04 / 2010
Author : Ewan McLeod - VK4ERM

On ANZAC Day Sunday 25th of April 2010 a group of Amateurs in North Queensland, lead by Mike VK4MIK, are encouraging all amateurs who can do so, to operate on AM and CW modes during the afternoon and evening of ANZAC Day as a mark of remembrance to the servicemen and women who served our countries during time of conflict.

AM and CW were modes used by radio operators and signallers during WW2 and in Korea, Malaysian and early in Viet Nam so, by using those modes, it shows that we Radio Amateurs are remembering them in our own special manner. Hopefully our New Zealand cousins will join in the activity as the ANZAC spirit is an integral part of both our countries.

Ex-navy ships Whyalla (in Whyalla), Castlemaine (in Melbourne) and Diamantina (in Brisbane) plus the WAR-BIRDS in Mareeba will be activating their World War 2 radio equipment plus other museums looking at linking in with Amateur Radio Clubs and Groups.

The North Queensland net on ANZAC Day will be on 7.093MHz at 0600 hours UTC using AM and the Townsville North Queensland net will also be AM on 3605.4kHz at 0930 hours UTC. Other radio clubs and groups in Southern Queensland are also planning to run their nets on AM plus getting on air to make contact during the afternoon on AM and CW.

Listen for the Turkish Amateurs who are operating from the 22 -25 April overlooking ANZAC Cove.

This activity is purely social and not a contest.

Ewan VK4ERM for:
Mike ‘banjo’ Patterson VK4MIK

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