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HMS Vendictive

Special event station OS100V - HMS Vindictive Commemoration

The Ostend Section of the Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (UBA) in collaboration with the Belgian Sea Cadet Corps – Ostend Unit (BRSCC) will commemorate the second raid on the port of Ostend of the first World war on Thursday 10 and Friday 11th of May 2018.
The special event radio station OS100V will be operated by radio amateurs and by Sea Cadets between 08.00 UTC and 20.00 UTC and is located at the Belgian Sea Cadet Base in Ostend (Belgium).
A special QSL card and Award can be obtained.


Historical Background

The HMS Vindictive was a British Arrogant-class cruiser built at the Chatham Dockyard. She was Launched on 9th of December 1897 and completed in 1899. She served during many years in the Mediterranean Squadron and as from 1909 in the Royal Navy home fleet.
Early in 1918 she was fitted out for the Zeebrugge Raid. Most of her guns were replaced [citation needed] by howitzers, flame-throwers and mortars. On 23 April 1918 she was in fierce action at Zeebrugge when she went alongside the mole, and her upperworks were badly damaged by gunfire. The German Navy used the Port of Ostend as a Submarine base.
HMS Vindictive was sunk as a blockship at Ostend during the Second Ostend Raid on 10 May 1918. HM Motor Launch 254 picked up 38 survivors of HMS Vindictive 55 crewmen.
Please remember them who fought for our freedom!

QSL information

The QSL card will be provided after a QSO confirmation.
AWARD information
Rules:   1 QSO on VHF in SSB or CW
2 QSO’s on HF; one in SSB and one CW or one in Digital mode and one in CW

HF Band Information

Mode Frequency (kHz) Antenna Power
CW 3.528 (+-5kHz) FD4 400 W
  7.020(+-5kHz) FD4 400 W
  14.052 (+-5kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
  18.095 (+-5kHz) FD4 400 W
  21.052 (+-5kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
  28.052 (+-5kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
SSB 3.625 (+-25kHz) FD4 400 W
  7.060 (+-25kHz) FD4 400 W
  14.335 (+-25kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
  21.360 (+-25kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
  28.320 (+-25kHz) 1 element Quad 400 W
FT8 To be Defined    

VHF / UHF Band Information

Mode Frequency (MHz) Antenna Power
CW RX/TX: 144.050 (+-15 kHz)   200 W
SSB RX/TX: 144.275 (+-50 kHz)   200 W
FM RX/TX: 145.400 (Standby Freq.)    
FM repeater RX: 145.712,5 145.712,5 CTCSS: 107.2Hz    
FM RX: 439.300 TX: 431.700 CTCSS: 79.7Hz    
FM DMR RX: 439.412,5 TX: 431.812,5