V-J Day GB2VJ – Attention CW operators

Members of the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club will be operating special event station GB2VJ from 8th August to 4th September 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-J Day in Europe and the USA

On 14th August 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending WW2. Since then, both 14th August and 15th August have been known as ‘Victory over Japan Day,’ or simply ‘V-J Day.’ The term has also been used for 2nd September 1945, when Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Japan’s capitulation in the Pacific brought six long years of hostilities to a final close.

GB2VJ will be predominantly operating CW on the HF bands although there may be occasional SSB operation.

Essex CW Club is a unique group supporting and encouraging the learning and use of Morse code, details at
http://www.essexcw.org.uk/

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