VI6CRO at Carnarvon Space Museum

In April this year, thousands of people will flock to Western Australia’s Gascoyne Region for the Solar Eclipse on April 20. As expected, Exmouth is booked out completely, and Carnarvon has planned a week of festivities around the event. 

Among the many events planned in Carnarvon, the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum is open to visitors, and will be running a daily “Night At The Museum” event.

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Amateur Radio will be on show at the museum during that week, with a display and live demonstration of Amateur Radio equipment of the period, and more modern Satellite tracking. 

The special callsign VI6CRO reflects the original NASA Carnarvon callsign, CRO.  Dan VK6NAD is organizing the Amateur Radio booth, which will be inside the museum, and is being kitted out with new promotional material.

With a live Amateur Radio station on display, Dan is expecting to have plenty of contact with Amateurs on air, so the visitors can see and experience Amateur Radio in action. Those manning the booth will be fielding lots of questions, and will have on hand leaflets that will help interested people link into Amateur Radio on their return home.

WA Amateur Radio News is sponsoring this activity, and Dan is also receiving help from others.

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