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Saturday, April 13, 2013

HADARC VK2IMD Activation

The Hornsby and Districts Amateur Radio Club Inc, is once again
activating VK2IMD to mark International Marconi Day on Saturday 20
April. IMD marks Marconi's Birthday on April 25.

Several dozen stations worldwide take part, from countries including Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, England, Ireland, Canada, USA, Iceland, Uruguay, Italy and the Vatican.

These stations each have some link with Marconi. In VK2IMD's case this
is the fact that the receiving station for Marconi's first official radio message from Great Britain to Australia was the Fisk House in leafy Wahroonga, in northern Sydney. The house remains, although not the antenna structures. The message was sent from North Wales on behalf of Australian PM Billy Hughes who was visiting Europe in 1918, as part of the War effort.

As the event runs on the UTC day, HADARC will be operating from 10:00
am Sydney time on Saturday 20th until 10:00 am on Sunday 21st. Special
VK2IMD QSL cards will be available, and those working further stations
will be eligible for an award. For more search for GB4IMD.

Julian Sortland VK2YJS


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