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APRIL: No Meeting — Yes, Another Reminder.

It has already been mentioned a number of times but, so as you don’t make an unnecessary trip to Mt Colah on Tuesday 25 April, it’s ANZAC Day — there will not be a meeting that night.

International Marconi Day UTC 22 APRIL

International Marconi Day is an annual event to celebrate the anniversary of Marconi’s birthday ( 25 April 1874). IMD is held on the (UTC) Saturday closest to the birthday and, this year is 22 April 2017. The UTC day starts at 10 am Saturday 22 April our time to 9.59 am on the Sunday.

HADARC holds the Australian IMD licence VK2IMD — it is the only IMD station in Australia. HADARC gains this privilege because of the wireless communication experiments conducted personally between Earnest Fisk and Marconi in 1918. Fisk established the Australian end of the experiments at his home in Wahroonga giving the historical significance to our local area. VK2IMD has been an IMD award station since 1994. Each IMD award station taking part in International Marconi Day has a personal connection to Marconi by being an area involved with Marconi’s early experiments.

We Need YOU to assist with the activation of VK2IMD. As in past years we activate VK2IMD on a roster basis and would appreciate your assistance. Bob VK2KAZ is the event organiser. For more information, contact Bob Iles VK2KAZ and volunteer to go on the operating rosters.

HADARC Name Badges

If you have ordered your Name Badge, and as yet have not collected it, these are now available from Dot VK2DB at $5.50 each. Dot is still taking further orders and if you haven't yet ordered a badge (and want one) contact Dot as soon as possible.