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A TENTH ANIVERSARY MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDERS OF IMD

I feel sure that the five of us – Alfredo, Guiliano, Olivier, David and Rolf – can really celebrate MRD or as it started TEN YEARS ago this year as International Maritime Radio Day. For such an event to have taken place and grown to its present position in the amateur radio calender annually for 10 years is a tribute to all the ex Radio Officers and Marconists that have taken part. I do not know if any of us really thought that MRD would become the truly international event where we can demonstrate our expertise and professionalism on the air, perhaps even occasionally confusing other amateurs with QSA/QRK! I am so pleased that our initial contact has resulted in MRD and I will be at my Portishead Radio Console to celebrate our tenth anniversary. The five of us who started MRD wish all who take part this year a very enjoyable day.

Alfredo IK6IJF, Rolf DL9CM, Guiliano I1SAF, Olivier F6DGU † and David G3PLE

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