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Saturday, August 2, 2014

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GB2VJ special event station to mark V-J Day

Members of the Essex CW Group will be operating the amateur radio special event station GB2VJ from August 8 to September 4 to mark V-J Day 

On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending WW2. Since then, both August 14 and August 15 have been known as ‘Victory over Japan Day,’ or simply ‘V-J Day.’

The term has also been used for September 2, 1945, when Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Coming several months after the surrender of Nazi Germany, Japan’s capitulation in the Pacific brought six long years of hostilities to a final close.

GB2VJ operations will be on the lower HF bands primarily using CW.

Essex CW Club is a unique group supporting and encouraging the learning and use of Morse code, details at

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