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Hey! I almost forgot !!!

Posted: 31 May 2019 01:11 PM PDT

This weekend is Museum Ships Weekend! This is always a lot of fun to see
how many you can work. And the event is sponsored by none other than the
Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.

As per the ARRL Announcement

Museum Ships Weekend will take place over the June 1 – 2 weekend, sponsored
by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. Radio operation
will be from a variety of vintage and noteworthy vessels. This is not a

So far 75 ships are on the roster to take part. All stations working at
least 15 different participating ships will receive a certificate, if they
send a copy of their log showing these contacts.

While operation on any amateur frequency is allowed, most ships will be
operate in the General portion of the bands. PSK31 operation will be on
14.070 MHz, 10.142 MHz, 18.100 MHz, 21.070 MHz, and 28.120 MHz.

Some ships also may be found on 75 meters (3.880 – 3.885 MHz) and on 40
meters (7.290 MHz) using AM, some using the vessel’s original restored

This is what I love about Summer - there's always something going on, just
about every weekend. If you follow the link above, you'll get a list of who
will be on the air. Log 15 ships and $4 will get you a piece of wallpaper
for your shack.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

Another D Day Special Event

Posted: 31 May 2019 06:49 AM PDT l

This one is being carried out by the Torbay Amateur Radio Society in
England. Here's the info that the ARRL is disseminating:
June 6 will mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord during World
War II and the D-Day landings in Normandy. To commemorate those who took
part, a small team from the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS) in England
is organizing a chain of five special event stations along the UK’s
southern coastline. Each will be based in the geographical area of a
beach-landing force point of departure and will use a relevant call sign.
TARS will activate a site above Brixham Harbour in Devon — a departure
point for many US soldiers who later landed on Utah Beach and will use the
call sign GB75UF.
Other clubs activating similar relevant locations will use these call
signs: GB75OF — Omaha Beach, South Dorset Radio Society; GB75GF — Gold
Beach, Southampton ARC and Soton University Wireless Society; GB75JF — Juno
Beach, Itchen Valley ARC and Waterside New Forest ARC, and GB75SF — Sword
Beach, Fort Purbrook ARC.
In addition, TARS hopes to have two club stations from the Normandy area of
France activating sites on the beaches. Logging is being coordinated
centrally, and stations who contact two or more of the stations within the
chain will be able to download a suitable certificate to commemorate their
achievement. Details on logging, certificates, and operating frequencies
will be available on the TARS website. Contact the organizing team via
SSB frequencies will include 3.644, 7.144, 14.144, 18.144, 21.244, 24.944,
and 28.244 MHz (data only on 10.144 MHz). Stations operating on CW or data
will attempt to use similar frequencies ending in 44.
And now for something completely different.
I saw some Hams talking about this on one of the e-mail reflectors I
subscribe to. It's the Acu-Rite Lightning Detector.

With the plethora of bad weather we've been getting here, I went onto eBay
and picked one up for $20. It arrived yesterday and I put the batteries in,
turned it on and it started detecting local lightning strikes immediately -
at about 17 miles out. At that point, I wasn't even hearing thunder
rumbles. Within a few minutes I WAS indeed able to see flashes and hear
thunder, so it seems to work.
A few hours later, it started chirping again and sure enough - about ten
minutes or so after chirpage, another thunderstorm was upon us. I will keep
this little guy going so that when I'm home and the antennas are connected,
I'll get ample warning that it's time to go disconnect. Better safe than
72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very least!

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