90th Anniversary of first UK-NZ contact – Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Southgate Amateur Radio Club
90th Anniversary of first UK-NZ contact
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Then the teams will be returning to the site on Saturday 11th October to complete the antenna installation and start installing the radio equipment.

Source: www.southgatearc.org

Relive a bit of amateur radio history between 11-18 October 2014 as NZART observes the 90th anniversary of the first two-way communication between the UK and New Zealand.  On 18 October 1924, Frank Bell (4AA) in Shag Valley, South Island, NZ hooked up with Cecil Goyder who was operating The Mill Hill School station 2SZ.  NZART describes the contact as “an event that changed radio communications forever as it established new and initially, little understood ‘rules’ for short wave broadcasting.”  Antenna installation begins on Sunday, 04 October 2014.  The station will be active between 11 October 2014 and 18 October 2014.  For details, visit http://www.ZL4AA.org.nz/.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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