[amsat-bb] 99th Anniversary of Titanic Disaster Special Event This Weekend
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 7 17:41:11 PDT 2011
The below information was posted on behalf of Richard, KD0JWY:
99th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster
This event will take place on Saturday, April 9th starting at 1300Z to Sunday, April 10th ending at 0000Z. The Special Event Station will be located at the World's Largest Titanic Museum Attraction on Highway 76 in Branson, MO. April 14, 1912 was the night the Titanic met her demise with a huge iceberg on her maiden voyage from South Hampton, English. Radio operators played a large part during this disaster. It was one of the first times the new international distress call “SOS” gained popularity by radio operators around the world.
Three stations will operate simultaneously using SSB,and CW. All stations will be manned by operators from a consortium of clubs and non-club members from Southwest Missouri, as well as licensed visitors from outside the area. All are welcome to come join us in this Special Event, taking it into the 100th Anniversary. A very nice QSL card for each contact. This will continue each year until it's 100th Anniversary. QSL card information can be found at www.wzeros.com
Operators at the Titanic Museum will be stationed in full view of the visitors at it's entrance. A massive media promotion is planned by the owners of the museum to cover local, regional and news media. Amateur Radio will be the featured event in this promotion.
NEW THIS YEAR!! A sister station,W4S, will be operating from the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. TEN-TEC will be providing 3 new EAGLE radios plus matching tuners for the operator's use.
For more information and future updates the website:
Also KD0JWY, Richard Marlow from Ozark, Missouri (EM36) will be working AO-51, AO-27, SO-67, SO-50. It is my hope to be able to work all 29 passes that are higher than 3 degrees. It could be fun being next to the ship though lol. I have uploaded the scheduled passes for this event and the Call Sign for this event will be "WOS"
Updates will follow as new information becomes available. For questions and more information on operating frequencies, schedules, and equipment, send an email to titanichams at wzeros.com or visit www.wzeros.com. We will also be live on our Website during the event. Please come see the fun and excitement!!!
W∅S TITANIC SPECIAL EVENT
$30 room rates for Hams during Titanic Special Event in Branson, MO April 9th and 10th at the Regal Inn. Get map and details here www.wzeros.com Click on hotel info.
We will start at 8AM Saturday and continue through 16:00 Sunday. Please come out and enjoy the weekend in Branson!!
Operating frequencies will be as follows for SSB and CW.
14.260 ssb +/- 3KC
7.260 ssb # +/- 3KC
3.860 #ssb #+/- 3kc
CW will be running split, "If need"
14.060 CW UP 2kc
7.060 CW UP 2kc
3.560 CW UP 2kc
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