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100th Anniversary of the First Wireless Rescue at Sea
By w0kf - Date: 2009-01-23 16:29:15

CQD, Jack Binns and the FIRST WIRELESS RESCUE AT SEA in 1909
Special Event 100th Anniversary Jan 22-24, 2009

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The week-end of January 23rd 2009 and the summer of 2009 promise to be
filled with events commemorating the first large scale rescue in open sea
coordinated by wireless.

The Marconi Radio Club W1AA of Massachusetts USA will take part in the Jack Binns special event with two stations by representing SS Republic (Callsign MKC) as W1AA/MKC and SS Baltic (Call sign BC) as W1AA/BC. The two stations plan to be on the amateur bands on Jan 23 from 0001Z to 0400Z and on Jan 24th from 1200Z to 2000Z. . Both SSB and CW modes will be used. Watch the DX Summit for W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC spots. Special one of a kind photo QSL cards have been created for each call for the event.

QSL card information for stateside is via W1AA on QRZ.COM with an S.A.S.E. Business sized envelope is OK for QSL cards. DX QSLs are via the W1 bureau.

A certificate is available. Mixed modes are OK. If stateside stations work both the W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC stations and wish a certificate please send a large 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope with $1.50 in stamps on the envelope for stateside return only. Certificates for DX stations via W1AA DIRECT via QRZ.COM address with a large envelope 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope and sufficient USA postage for 2 oz of mail to return to their country.

This will be a great event.

Please take the time to tune the bands and work us.

Operators will be Henry K1WCC and Whitey K1VV.

Bob "Whitey" Doherty K1VV
Marconi Radio Club W1AA

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