I have successfully applied for use of the VK100ANZAC & VI5ANZAC call signs for the ANZAC Centenary.
Dates and call signs are as follows…..
Sunday 16th August 2015 – VI5ANZAC
101 year anniversary of the formation of the 10th Battalion.
Sunday 20th September 2015 – VK100ANZAC
Roy Inwood. VC recipient. 98th anniversary of the award.
Sunday 4th October 2015 – VI5ANZAC
Activation at Belair National Park at WW2/Korea memorial.
Sunday 25th October 2015 – VK100ANZAC
William Henry Kibby. VC recipient. Anniversary of his death
Sunday 22nd November 201 5- VI5ANZAC
‘Diver’ Derrick. VC recipient. 70th anniversary of his death.
Other than the 4th Oct activation (which is at Belair National Park), I am hoping that we will be able to operate at the National Military Vehicle Museum at Edinburgh Park. I am awaiting official confirmation of this after an upcoming committee meeting they are having.
Everyone at AHARS is able to participate in these events. Please bear in mind, that these call signs will be very much in demand, so operators with a good working knowledge of how to ‘work a pile up’ are desired.
If you would like to become involved, please drop me an email.
For those who may be interested, this Friday (30th January 2015) there will be about 7 park activators heading out to activate VK5 National & Conservation Parks in the Adelaide Hills, the Murraylands, the Riverland, the Port Augusta region, and the South East.
This is the 2nd twilight activation event. The first was held on Friday 16th January. These afternoons/evenings are a fortnightly event.
Activators will be on air from around 4.30 p.m. (0600 UTC) on the 40m band and also on 20m.
If you do hear an activator, please give them a call.
Maybe, you might like to try an activation yourself? If you do, you would be welcomed aboard by the park hunters. Information on what parks are going to be activated can be found at the VK5 Parks Yahoo group at…..