2018: ZM50LA – 50th anniversary of Maranui sinking

30 June 2018: ZM50LA has now closed. Thank you to all the stations that helped us remember the loss of Maranui ZMLA and nine of her 15 crew. During its month of operation, ZM50LA had 185 QSOs; 82% were on CW and the others on SSB.

MV Maranui

MV Maranui ZMLA at Lyttelton, 7 Feb 1967. Photo: N Kirby

ZM50LA is the second in a series of three special event callsigns that commemorate the 50th anniversary of maritime tragedies.

Operating during June 2018, ZM50LA recalls the loss of the freighter MV Maranui (callsign ZMLA) during a storm east of Coromandel Peninsula on 13 June 1968. Nine people died in the Maranui disaster.

Read more about the loss of MV Maranui.

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Are you in the log?

Enter your callsign in the log search tool below to check. If you have a logged QSO, you can request a QSL card via ClubLog’s OQRS system. Alternatively, you can request a card by simply sending an email with your callsign as the subject.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REQUESTED A QSL FOR OUR FIRST SPECIAL CALLSIGN, ZM50GW, YOUR QSL CARD WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT WITH ZM50LA. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND A SEPARATE REQUEST.

Notes:

  • QSL cards will be sent in September 2018, and will confirm the first contact you have made with ZM50GW, ZM50LA and/or ZM50MAUQ (i.e. you will receive one card only, but it may show up to three QSOs).
  • We do not require your QSL card, thanks.
  • We QSL by paper card only.
  • QSL card printing generously funded by Sichao, ZL1CH.