ANZAC 100 program 3rd week on air
Although the CW mode is used during the WIA ANZAC program, a special Morse code activity is planned by the Manly Warringah Radio Society of New South Wales. This weekend the callsign VI2ANZAC is on many HF bands for seven days, in commemoration of the landing on the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Jim Linton - VK3PC
Patrick Novak VK2PN says the operation May 9-15 is CW only for as many hours as propagation and stamina will allow. The experienced CW operator is looking to make loads of contacts particular with DX stations on the HF bands.
In the 3rd are two other stations to work. Townsville in Queensland is activating VI4ANZAC in memory of all who served our nation in a time of great need. This commemorative station is on CW, SSB and the digital modes. All this weekend operation is from the Townsville Amateur Radio Club RC rooms, which was the WWII Pacific theatre communications venue.
During this week VI4ANZAC will be in homes built on what used to be one of the largest air bases and RAAF Headquarters, and adjacent to one of the largest Army bases in Australia today.
Looking further ahead, VK100ANZAC will be activated by Wade Milford VK4WM in Hervey Bay, for two days May 15-16, to commemorate Lieutenant Duncan Chapman, the first man to land at Gallipoli.
Meantime, ZL100ANZAC by the New Zealand Associated of Radio Transmitters (NZART) is logging lots of QSOs, heard often on the HF bands.
For all information about ANZAC 100 and its 40 events, please see the WIA website www.wia.org.au
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