Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Amateur Radio Museum Ships Event This Next Weekend

Courtesy of Howard Bingham, KE5APJ

Mark your calendars, Jun6 - 7, 2009 Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station will conduct an event involving amateur radio operators at over 50 "Museum Ships", this will include both SSB & CW operations from in many cases on-board the 50 museum ships that may include operation of original ship radios over long wire antennas.

Details are at: http://www.nj2bb.org/museums/index.html

In Texas there will be the Battleship Texas, Submarine Cavalla, Destroyer Escort Stewart, Aircraft Carrier Lexington.

The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club (http://www.bvarc.org/) is sponsoring operation from Galveston Seawolf Park using long wire antennas aboard the USS Cavala and the Destroyer Escort USS Stewart on several bands & will include PSK31 from the radio room of the USS Cavalla. Club call "KK5W" will be used from Galveston, operators will work 40, 20, 10 and 6 meters from the site, as well as a few other frequencies. (See the listing of suggested frequencies at the Battleship New Jersey site.).

Documented contacts with call KK5W will count as 2 ships contacted, if 15 or more ships are contacted, logs submitted with 15 different ships will get you a colorful "Marine Ships 2009" 8.5 x 11 certificate in addition to QSL cards.


These are fun events and I have a lot of neat QSLs from these floating museums. Hope to see you in the pilups this weekend.