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Maritime Radio Day 2021


Participate on 14th and 15th April 2021

A 10th Anniversary to Celebrate

The 10th anniversary of Maritime Radio Day (MRD) will take place from 1200 UTC on 14th April to 2200 UTC on 15th April 2021. The annual event commemorates nearly 90 years of wireless service for seafarers.

Radio amateurs and short wave listeners are welcome and should register in advance by 1st April 2021.

Stations such as coastal radio stations and ships may participate only if operated by former commercial or Navy operators, or by radio technicians who worked on the installation and/or maintenance of naval equipment. Former Merchant Marine Radio Operators or former Ship’s Electronic Technicians are encouraged to participate.

All traffic must occur around the following international naval frequencies on amateur radio bands: 1824. 3520, 7020, 10,118, 14,052, 21,052, and 28,052kHz. The primary working frequency is 14,052kHz. There is no power limit.

Participants exchange QSA (signal strength, 1-5), QRK (readability, 1-5), name, call sign of last or favourite ship/aircraft/maintenance company, and “additionally a tr, msg and/or a QTC if you like”.

Submit an email or letter detailing stations worked to:

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Rolf Marschner

Narzissenweg 10

53359 Rheinbach


(Source: ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast, March 2021)

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