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OV0JUTLANDIAThe Danish hospital ship Jutlandia 1951. EDR activates a special call sign in the period 1st February to 31st March 2021
When the Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, Denmark pledged to assist the UN and the United Nations Command and to provide humanitarian aid to the Allied forces in South Korea. Medicinal products were made available very quickly, and after negotiations it was agreed that Denmark would also send a hospital ship. In the autumn of 1950, the shipping company ØK agreed to make Jutlandia available to the Danish government, and after rebuilding, the ship departed on January 23rd, 1951, heading for Korea.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of this event, Experimental Danish Radio Amateurs will activate a special radio station using the call sign OVØJUTLANDIA.
In the period from January 1st 00:00 UTC until  March 31th 23:59 UTC this year, the call sign will be active on most amateur radio bands with CW, SSB and DIGI modes. All bands including WARC-bands, and all modes may be used.

A commemorative award is available, see the awards section of the UBA webpage.