[AARA] National Hurricane Center Test / Ships Weekend

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Sun May 26 20:07:33 CDT 2013

*ARLX006 WX4NHC's Annual On-the-Air Station_Test_  from the National Hurricane Center*
                                           (condensed version)

*Date:*   June 1, 2013 --- 1300-2100 UTC (9AM-5PM EDT)
*Call:*   WX4NHC
3.950 MHz
7.268 MHz
14.325 MHz
21.325 MHz
28.425 MHz
WX4NHC also will be on the VoIP
Hurricane Net from 1700-1900 UTC (IRLP node 9219/EchoLink WX-TALK
conference node 7203) and on VHF/UHF repeaters in Southern Florida.
Stations looking to participate in the annual station test may be
able to find WX4NHC on HF by using one of the DX spotting networks,
such as DX Summit.

Stations working WX4NHC exchange call sign, signal report, location
and name, plus a brief weather report, such as "sunny," "rainy" or

*Museum Ships Weekend*

The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club, KK5W is participating in this year's
Museum Ships Weekend. June 1-2, 2013.  Our call sign, KK5W will be credited
as a contact with both WW II Submarine USS Cavalla and Destroyer Escort USS
Stewart.   representing the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart.  Visit our web 
for more information,www.bvarcmswe.org.   We will be operating from,
Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas, NA-143.

Frequencies as follows:
7.260 MKHz
14.260 MHz
21.360 MHz
28.360 MHz

7.039 Mhz
14,039 MHz
21.039 KHz
28,039 KHzAmateur radio operators in the Galveston - Houston area are
cordially invited to participate. You can sign up on the web page if you
would like to operate KK5W during the event at Seawolf Park.

KK5W will also host two VHF Nets for Houston-Galveston amateurs to contact
the local museum ships using the WA5CYI repeater 146.94 (-) PL 167.9 on
Saturday and Sunday from 11AM - 1 PM Local time.  We are anticipating the
USS Texas (NA5DV), Elissa (N5E), and the Grandcamp/High Flyer Memorial
(AC0TX) will be on the net.

Operation on OSCAR satellites is planned for daytime passes on Saturday,
June 1.
A balloon launch is scheduled for Saturday morning,

For the second year, KK5W is sponsoring the Texas Navy Award.
This year's Texas Navy Fleet is expanded to include:
     USS Cavalla and USS Stewart  -- KK5W
     USS Texas -- NA5DV
     Tall Ship Elissa -- N5E
     USS Lexington -- W5LEX
     SS High Flyer and SS Grandcamp Memorial -- AC0TX
     National Museum of the Pacific War -- N5P
For KK5W and AC0TX, one contact counts for both ships.

Provide evidence of two way communication (log extract) with at least four
of the call signs during MSWE 2013 to earn the 2013 Texas Navy Certificate.
Work all six to earn the coveted "Clean Sweep" endorsement. Visit our web
page,www.bvarcmswe.org  for information on how to claim the certificate.

Ron, K5HM
Event Coordinator
k5hm.ron at gmail.com

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