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Special Event Opportunities For 2018

Date : 01 / 08 / 2018
Author : Fred Swainston - VK3DAC

The WIA is sponsoring several special event callsigns that will be available between now and the end of 2018. There are time slots available for operators to make use of the callsigns to commemorate the special events.

Please note that each of the callsigns are advanced grade, and an advanced operator will need to make application.

The three events are as follows:

  The WIA is commemorating Region 3 of the IARU 50 years of operation with the callsign VI50IARU3. This event is currently running and will continue until the end of August 2018. The event involves all Region 3 amateur radio country representatives. There are August time slots available.

  September is the 100th Anniversary of the first radio contact between the Marconi station in Wales and with Mr. Ernest Fisk (AWA) Sydney Australia. This event is using VI#MARCONI special event callsign. The event will run from 0000UTC on the 1st September to 2359UTC on the 30th September.

  On November 11th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice agreement that ended the hostilities in WWI. This is the culmination of the WIA ANZAC commemoration that the WIA has facilitated. The event will make use of two special event callsigns VI#LWF and VI#PEACE. The event will run from the 0000UTC on the 3rd November until 2359UTC on the 11th November. The time slots for this event are for 24 hours.

There is more information relating to these events on the WIA web site.

Should you wish to participate please email vk3dac @ or click this Link

Page Last Updated: Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 19:15 hours by Robert Broomhead


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