Amateur radio operations on Macquarie Island 2011/12

    During the 2010-2012 seasons, Macquarie was fortunate enough to have not one, but two amateur radio enthusiasts that ‘activated’ the remote Island for the rest of the world.

    Kevin White VK0KEV and Trevor Hopps VK0TH both used amateur radios in their recreational time on Macquarie Island and managed to work in excess of 16,000 contacts over the 2010-2012 seasons. Both call signs were registered with the DXCC desk to allow amateur radio enthusiasts around the world to register their contacts for awards under the DXCC.

    The 2011/2012 season was particularly lucky celebrating 100 years of wireless on Macquarie and the call sign AX/VK0TH was registered and used for just this purpose. [more]

    [Hat-tip: Norbert Maibaum (DL SWL) ]

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