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Days left for VI4SEA commemoration

Date : 27 / 10 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The special event station V I 4 S E A - which stands for Sydney Emden Action - honours the brave officers and sailors on HMAS Sydney and the SMS Emden, that engaged each other on November 9, 1914, off Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. It remembers those involved with what was the first action in WWI by the Royal Australian Navy. The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club, and the Emden Radio Club, have promoted the event in Germany, with news of it known throughout the world.

VI4SEA began on November 1, and continues through to that fateful day, November 9. A group of mainly ex-naval or military personnel have been putting it on the bands from 630-metres to 6-metres. An extra effort will be made during the CQ World Wide SSB contest this weekend, hoping to get new DX entities in the log and may be qualify for a DXCC.

The full story with pictures can be found on the qrz.com website that has proved to be popular.
(Jim Linton VK3PC)


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