AREG has now reviewed all of the activity we were able to undertake as part of the commemorative activation of VI5ANZAC, remembering 100 years since the ANZAC force landed on the shores of Gallipoli in World War One. In total, the AREG team worked a total 1290 QSOs over 10 Bands, 48 DXCC entities, 43 US States, 21 CQ Zones, and 40 IOTA in the spirit of fostering international friendship and peace.
You can see here how far our signals reached.
The highlights of the activation for us were working a number of the Turkish special event stations! It was great to make these contacts.
Detailed information on the locations we worked is available from the following links:
AREG would like to thank the Wireless Institute of Australia for all of the efforts they have made to arrange for and coordinate the state based commemorative callsigns. This event remembering the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War One is certainly one of international significance. Through the global friendship of amateur radio and our communications with stations across the globe, we hope that by putting these stations on air that we have strengthened global peace through remembering the impact and abomination of war.
Finally, look out for more activations of VI5ANZAC from other clubs across South Australia throughout the rest of the year..