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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Titanic 100th Special Event

Last year I was privileged to operate from W4S during the 99th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic. My daughter Amber (callsign pending) got a chance to operate and even earned herself a QSL card from our friend Jim, N4UHZ.

This weekend, the Titanic museums in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN will commemorate the 100th anniversary of this solemn occasion with a special radio event. W4S and W0S will be on the air this weekend to give hams the opportunity to contact the Titanic museums and receive commemorative QSLs for the contact.

I plan to be there in Pigeon Forge Saturday evening around dusk to operate one of the planned 4 stations. My family will be with me (I hope) and help operate. Everyone is welcome to attend and operate.

If you can't attend, be listening for us on the air. I plan to tweet my operating frequency so that everyone can at least try to make contact.

The frequencies planned are:
  • 3.950 80 Meters
  • 7.220 40 Meters
  • 14.265 20 Meters
  • 21.350 15 Meters
  • 24.940 12 Meters
  • 28.350 10 Meters
There will be CW but only during the overnight hours (I don't know why it's restricted).

Here are some other radio events planned to commemorate Titanic:

If I find more I'll update this list this week. If you know of a special event please leave a comment.