Historic UK-NZ contact to be re-enacted

| October 10, 2014

On 18 October 1924, two-way communication was established between Frank Bell, 4AA in New Zealand and Cecil Goyder, 2SZ, operating from Mill Hill School in North London.

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of this historic contact, radio amateurs at stations in Mill Hill School and New Zealand will recreate the first Goyder-Bell contact, hopefully on a wavelength close to that used in 1924.

The callsign 2SZ will be aired from 11 to 18 October from Mill Hill School.

Pupils will be able to visit the radio station, speak to the operators, and even speak over the air.

Whilst the station won’t be open to the public, on 18 October there will be a live webcam at the school covering the communications and celebrations.

In New Zealand, a special station, using the callsign ZL4AA, will be operating from Shag Valley in South Island during the same week.

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