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Old 7th April 2013, 13:52
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Recreation of the First Australian Ship to Shore QSO


A few of us ex-R/O's will be re-enacting the very first ship to shore QSO in Australia which happened on 9th April 1903 between the HMCS GAYUNDAH and a shore station based in Brisbane.

We will be setting up a base station near the original site of the shore station at Holland Park, Brisbane and communicating with the HMAS DIAMANTINA VK4RAN which is a decommissioned museum ship in Brisbane harbour.

The 110th anniversary of this event will take place at 2330Z 7 Apr 2013 on 7020 and 14059 KHz.

Callsigns used will be VK4ALN (Deanne), VK4TT (Keith) and VK4QC (Peter)

All other amateur stations will be invited to call in with signal reports.
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