Museum Ships Weekend

Photo of Pampanito's bow from the pier.
Date: June 4 – 5, 2016
Activity Description: The radio room on the submarine is a small one–two operators at one time is the limit.  We will be setting up shifts for Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon. Because this is a DX event using HF, general or above license is required. Pileups should be expected, and looking for weak-signal boats will take some of our time. This is an operating event, and we recruiting amateurs to work on local ships. Including: U.S.S. Pampanito, U.S.S. Hornet, U.S.S. Potomac, S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, U.S.S. Red Oak Victory, and U.S.S. Lucid.
What will be expected:  Be prepared for a chilly radio room in a tight space below the water level of the Bay, and to chat with visiting tourists as well as operating the HF radio.  For this reason, we need two operators for each shift:  one to talk with visitors and one on the radio making QSOs with radio operators all around the country and overseas.. WHILE THIS IS NOT A MARS SPONSORED EVENT,  but our members are encouraged to participate and operate.
Local Museum Ships That May Participate:
U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine in San Francisco
U.S.S. Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda
U.S.S. Potomac President FDR’s Yacht in Oakland
S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien Cargo Ship in San Francisco
U.S.S. Red Oak Victory Commissioned Cargo Ship in Richmond
U.S.S. Lucid Minesweeper in Stockton
3,860 KHz 3,539 KHz
7,260 KHz 7,039 KHz
10,109 KHz
14,260 KHz 14,039 KHz
18,160 KHz 18,079 KHz
21,360 KHz 21,039 KHz
24,960 KHz 24,899 KHz
28,360 KHz 28,039 KHz
50,160 KHz 50,109 KHz

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