I am pleased to say that the cards for this event arrived today and will be mailed tomorrow.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority allows radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX every ANZAC Day April 25. To help commemorate ANZAC Day, the use of CW and AM is used to keep alive those modes used during World War 1 and 11, the Korean, Malaysian and even in early Vietnam conflicts
The now annual event involves ex-military sites and related museums. It was started by Mike “Banjo” Patterson VK4MIK and includes the AM Narly Net is on 3.600 MHz at 0630 local and then the same mode appears at 7.115 MHz at 4pm local.
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.