Special Event Station commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies sold to the USA in 1917 – thereafter named United States Virgin Islands
(Picture from www.danmarkshistorien.dk)
The Danish West Indies were sold for 25 mio. US dollars in gold coins. The formal transfer of the islands to the USA took place on the 31th of March 1917.
(Christiansted seen from the Protestant Quay on a coloured 1839 litograph from a drawing by Thomas Christian Sabroe. www.pulje.dk/vestindien)
OZ100DVI will be on the air from the 1st of January 2017 until the 31st of December 2017
QSL cards via EDR bureau (Denmark) or directly via:
Mr. Lars Harbo, OZ1IVA
=== QSLs from SWL are always welcome ===
The rate for direct QSL is 4 US Dollar or 1 IRC.
Special event log:
The story behind OZ100DVI
Throughout 2017, we will commemorate and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies. In Danish they are called "Dansk Vestindien" or "De vestindiske øer".
After the Islands came under the USA, they were renamed U.S. Virgin Islands. They are composed of the main islands Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other neighbouring minor islands.
For details, please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Danish_West_Indies
The team behind OZ100DVI
We are a HAM radio club with the call sign OZ7SKB, located in the city of Skanderborg on the East coast of Jutland in central Denmark. Believe it or not, in Skanderborg Lake there is an island called Saint Thomas. This was reason why we got interested in our local history, but also in world history and the Treaty of the Danish West Indies.
Saint Thomas got its name from a flamboyant local baker, Thomas Brædstrup (1793-1877). In summer he enjoyed sailing his boat armed with three small naval canons on each side. While cruising on the lake he would salute the locals on the lake bank. In winter he would take dug up earth from his property and dump it on the iced over lake. When spring came, the earth would drop to the bottom and eventually create the island of Saint Thomas.
Our goal is to promote our wonderful radio hobby in the public and at the same time celebrate the Treaty of the Danish West Indies on the air. We will be represent at various city events and aim to interact among others with the local sailing club and scout groups. On our “to do list”, there are activities such as working portable from our local Saint Thomas Island, hiking trips/working SOTA from the nearby Danish Lake Lands, and being on air from Flora Fauna area.
OUR SISTER STATION – NP2VI
Our sister station in US Virgin Islands NP2VI, which is the call sign of the St. Croix Amateur Radio club. To learn more about their operation, please visit:
Get involved …
If you have comments, stories, pictures or questions regarding The Danish West Indies or US Virgin Islands or our radio activities, don't hesitate to contact OM Kaj at OZ1EDD at GMAIL.COM. Please put a note in your mail that you accept that we publish your contribution on our site OZ100DVI.OZ7SKB.DK, WWW.OZ7SKB.DK or WWW.QRZ.COM
We are looking forward to meeting you on the air.
73 de Team OZ100DVI
Dansk Vestindisk Selskab (In Danish. Beautiful photo gallery)
Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial (In English)
Dansk Vestindien - Kilder til historien/History Sources (In Danish & English - Rigsarkivet/The National Archive)
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