Special Event Amateur (Ham) Radio Station is setup to commemorate Mahamastakabhishekha of Lord Bahubali ( Gometashwara ) - 57 Feet World's Tallest Monolithic (Single Stoned) Statue carved in year 981 AD (That is 1025 Years ago) at Shravanabelogola, Hassan District of Karnataka State in South India.
Gomateshwara is standing on top of hillock, naked exposed to nature and worshipped by JAIN community. Do lookup for Digamgara, Thirthankaras on the net for details.
http://www.shravanabelagola.com http://www.mahamastakabisheka.com For Online images of this event http://www.informationimages.com
This Mahamastakabhishekha is performed once in every 12 Years and for the very first time Amateur (ham) radio volunteers have put up simple HF setup to spread the Message of Peace
The event was inaugurated on January 22nd, 2006 and the important days are February 8th to 19th, 2006.
PLEASE WORK THIS STATION TO RECEIVE SPECIAL QSL CARD OF THE MILLENNIUM'S FIRST MAHAMASTAKA ABHISHEKA 2006.
For all requests for direct QSLs, please send SAE with Air mail label,and two IRCs ONLY. Plain requests / without IRCs will be answered via the QSL buro
We do have few of the Senior Hams as VU2UR, VU2LX and VU2NXM who helped the event go in a big way.
Government of India has given Special Permission from 22nd Jan to 25th Feb 2006 vide Letter No. L-14011/108/2005-AMT Dated 10-Jan-2006, New Delhi allocating this special callsign AT6MM for Demonstration purposes.
Message of Lord Bahubali (Gomatesha)
Peace Through Renunciation; Happiness Through Non-Violence; Progress Through Friendship; Achievement Through Meditation;
Two HFs used at AT6MM were lent as Service from VU2LCI - Lions Club International Ham Radio Club Station - a permenant project of Lions Club of Bangalore North (Dist 324-D1)
Best of 73's de Lion Ajoy - VU2JHM
PS: Already 36 QSL received direct upto 1st May 2006 are (Sorted on callsign) 9A2AA, AT3ANT, DL3KUB, DL7BA, EA8AKN, F6ACV, G3OCA, IK4CIE, JA1BPA, JA2VQF, JE0EHE,JI1CQA, JR1FVI, N7XM, OK1FGS, OK2BNC, RK4HUL, RW9UBP, S57TA, SM7TE, SV1CU,SV9GPV, UA0ZC, UA3EDO, VK6WB, VU2DPN, VU2GUR, VU3VQF, VUOO20, WA5VGI, YB0JK, YB1UN, YC1RIV, YL3GFT, ZS1RJQ, ZS2BS and the Special QSL has already been dispatched (in batches)- Receipt of these - by email would be appreciated.
For those who are sending cards direct - Please give your correct postal address,email address so we acknowledge every letter, QSL received.
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