2018: ZM50MAUQ – 50th anniversary of Gothic fire

31 August 2018: ZM50MAUQ has now closed. Thank you to all the stations that helped us remember the fire at sea aboard SS Gothic MAUQ which cost the lives of three crew and four passengers. During its month of operation, ZM50MAUQ had 785 QSOs with stations in 27 countries; 96% were on CW and the others on SSB.

Fire damage to three decks, including the bridge, of the liner Gothic is clearly visible as she approaches New Zealand

Fire damage to three decks, including the bridge, of the liner SS Gothic is clearly visible as she approaches New Zealand. Photo: Evening Post

ZM50MAUQ is the third in a series of three special event callsigns that commemorate the 50th anniversary of maritime tragedies.

Operating during August 2018, ZM50MAUQ recalls the fatal fire aboard SS Gothic (callsign MAUQ) during a gale in the South Pacific. Three crew members and a family of four passengers died in the Gothic fire.

Read more about the fire aboard SS Gothic.

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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 PREVIOUS SPECIAL CALLSIGNS (ZM50GW AND/OR ZM50LA) YOUR QSL CARD WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT WITH ZM50MAUQ. 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.