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Special Event Station

PA8ØOMG Operation Market Garden 80 years liberation commemoration freedom
  13-20 sept. 2024

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About us

Welcome!

It´s our pleasure to announce a special event station in the Nijmegen region commemorating 8Ø years of freedom: PA8ØOMG.

We are back again in 2024 for the fourth consecutive time with this special event station; since last time we added another 5 years to our callsign.

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Copyright © PE2NAN We commemorate and celebrate 8Ø years of freedom. The activities of our special event station will take place from 13 september up to 20 september 2024. During 8 days we will activate the callsign PA8ØOMG and work amateur radio operators across the world. Whether you are an amateur radio operator hoping to contact a new country or a casual visitor, we welcome you to our website. If you find yourself in the vicinity of Groesbeek and Nijmegen, be sure to visit us throughout the activities of the special event station. We are situated at one of the exact landing grounds of the 82nd Airborne division in 1944. Our contact info is here.


More about Operation Market Garden

The team

Frans

PEØF

Jan

PA2P

Geri

PE2GER

Hendrik

SWL/Support

Roy

PD8RW

Sander

PD9HIX

Erwin

PA3EFR

Lynette

PD4LYN

Thomas

PA3TVV

Michel

PE1MR

Rob

PD2RJM

Guest operators

How can you join us?

Licensed amateur-radio operators are welcome to take part in special event station PA8ØOMG as a guest operator.

Operating practice with special event stations and/or handling pile-ups is not necessary. A buddy is there to help you if wanted.

When you are at the station location in Groesbeek, please look for contact with one of the main team members and we can schedule you on the spot.

Station setup and radio waves


Station


HF


VHF/UHF

Radio 1 Yaesu FTDX-1200 Yaesu FT-857
Radio 2 Wireless Set WS-19
Radio 3 AN/GRC-106
Mast 1 SMAG Mobile (24 meters) SMAG Mobile (24 meters)
Mast 2 Clark T73 (24 meters)
Ant 1 Fritzel FB-23 Diamond X-50
Ant 2 T3FD
Ant 3 Endfed (160-10)
Ant 4 Endfed (160-10)
Amp Acom 1200S
Logging PC and QRZ.com
Housing Tent Tent
Radio waves
(± QRM)
Freq (mHz)

160 M 1.882
80 M 3.682
40 M 7.182
20 M 14.282
15 M 21.282
10 M 28.482
6 M 50.182
2 M 144.7625 FM
Crew QSO and
guidance visitors
DMR Talkgroup
TG 907 - JOTA

About Operation Market Garden

Background

Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation during the Second World War fought in the German-occupied Netherlands from 17 to 25 september 1944. Its objective was to create a 103 km salient into German territory with a bridgehead over the Nederrijn (Lower Rhine River), creating an Allied invasion route into northern Germany. This was to be achieved by two sub-operations: seizing nine bridges with combined US and British airborne forces (´Market´) followed by British land forces swiftly following over the bridges (´Garden´).

The airborne operation was undertaken by the First Allied Airborne Army with the land operation by XXX Corps of the British Second Army. The airborne soldiers, numbering more than 41,000, were dropped at sites where they could capture key bridges and hold the terrain until the land forces arrived. The land forces consisted of ten armoured and motorised brigades with a similar number of soldiers. The land forces advanced from the south along a single road surrounded by flood plain on both sides. The plan anticipated that they would cover the 103 km from their start to the bridge across the Rhine in 48 hours. About 100.000 German soldiers were in the vicinity to oppose the allied offensive. It was the largest airborne operation of the war up to that point (Wikipedia ©). Perhaps the most famous, after D-Day, in the history of the Second World War.


Operation Market Garden in the Nijmegen region

As part of Operation Market Garden paratroopers of the allied forces, such as American, British, Canadian, Polish and Dutch troops, landed in the Nijmegen region on 17 september 1944. The region became a battlefield during Operation Market Garden and most of the inhabitants took refuge in the woods or neighbouring towns. It took more than a week of heavy fighting before parts of the region were temporarily liberated. Many people and militairy were killed and buildings and bridges were destroyed. At the cost of many young soldiers the important Waal-bridge in Nijmegen was conquered. In our collective mind the entire region was completely liberated in 1944, but this was only for a period of three weeks. There was still hard fighting during the winter and complete liberation was not achieved until may 1945.

Timeline

A timeline with historical pictures, movies and map projections is shown. Click the below, or swipe, to move in time.


Skyline Landingzone NAN at Klein-Amerika (Groesbeek)

The larger picture is the panorama skyline. Use your mouse to move around (). Or move the radar over the map to move around ().

Use either your mouse wheel or the slider at the bottom to zoom in/out (/).

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QSL
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Our QSL card

The official PA8ØOMG QSL-card will be disclosed in time.

Please be patient with us.

QSL
manager
PD8RW

Roy, PD8RW, will take care of all the incoming and outgoing QSL cards.

Please read our QSL policy carefully.

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Our QSL policy

Your QSL card is not required. So don't send it.

We will confirm all contacts with our card, which will be sent via the bureau.

For direct requests from:
  The Netherlands:

your card + SASE

  Within Europe:

    your card + SAE + $2

  Outside Europe:

  your card + SAE + $3

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Book
Our Logbook

All our contacts as processed on QRZ.com.

Gallery

Pictures of Operation Market Garden, of the previous editions of the Special Event Stations and the preparations for the 2024 edition.

Click on the image to open.

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Contact us

If you want to contact us for whatever reason, please use the button below.

Your message will be sent by e-mail to the PA8ØOMG team.

Your information will only be used to reply to you and will not be used for commercial purposes, nor shared with third parties.

Location

PA80OMG
Klein-Amerika 3, Groesbeek
The Netherlands