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NI6BB Recognizes V-J Day

The Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association will be on the air from 1600 to 2400 UTC August 14, 2017 to recognize the day Japan announced it’s surrender.

Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is the day on which the Empire of Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.

Follow the BB61, Battleship IOWA, through WWII at http://www.pacificbattleship.com/world_war_2

Operations will be on HF only from 40 meters and up commensurate with propagation. Check the cluster for spots. QSL per instructions under NI6BB at QRZ.com.