[AARA] International Museum Ships Weekend

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri May 31 13:44:24 CDT 2019

*Museum Ships Weekend* <https://www.qsl.net/w/wa2tvs/museum/> 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 competition.

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 
equipment.  Information for International Museum Ships Weekend can be 
found here:*The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station
* <https://www.qsl.net/w/wa2tvs//museum/>

*Activation * <https://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/pt-305>*of PT-305 
for Museum Ships Weekend 
<https://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/pt-305> New Orleans, LA*

*On June 1st & 2nd 2019 the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club will activate 
PT-305 for the International Museum Ships Weekend.  This is our third 
time activating PT-305 for the event.  Museum Ships Weekend is hosted by 
the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station, www.nj2bb.org 
<http://www.nj2bb.org>.  Everyone in attendance had a great time once 
again.  The Jefferson Amateur Radio Club would like to thank the The 
National WWII Museum as well as everyone from the PT-305 Boathouse for 
another great time activating PT-305.  Jefferson Amateur Radio Club 
members made approximately 139 contacts to 32 states.  Contacts were 
made with 3 other museum ships: the USS Nautilus, the USS Lexington and 
the Claude Somers.  Club members operated HF stations from the PT-305 
Boathouse at South Shore Harbor on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, 

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