Special Event News – 6 December 2015

| December 4, 2015

ANZAC centenary commemorations end with VI4ANZAC on the air between 12 and 20 December commemorating the work of the Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train. A QSL card will be available.

The 200th Anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace will be commemorated by special event station GB200ADA at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, from 10 to 13 December. Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, is internationally recognised as the author of the first computer algorithm, which was written for the Analytical Engine designed by Charles Babbage to increase the accuracy of astronomical calculations. A special, self-service, downloadable certificate will be available to every one who makes contact.

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of IARU the Radio Club of Haiti will be using HH90IARU until 31 December. The QSL Manager is W3HNK.

The Santa Claus Arctic Circle Team will be active as OH9SCL from the Finnish Lapland above the Arctic Circle during December. Activity will be mostly on the HF bands, on all modes. QSL via OH9AB.

On 18 February 1930, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, using a blink comparator and photographic plates. 2015 was designated the Year of Pluto. To celebrate, the members of the Northern Arizona DX Association will operate special event station W7P starting at 0000UTC on 5 December and ending at 2359UTC on the 13th. W7P operators will be on the air from inside the Pluto discovery telescope dome, as well as from club members’ homes. Operation will be on SSB and CW.

Category: GB2RS Special Events