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 Post subject: Museum Ships on the air Event June 6-7
PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 4:12 pm 
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Hello All ,I meant to post this yesterday in order to get a head start on generating interest. I know some of you SWL's and Hams out there might me interested. This entire weekend ,over 85 museum ship's worldwide will be participating in a on the air event being hosted by the battleship New Jersey amateur radio station in Camden NJ. Ships will be contacting each other, and any amateur station is encouraged to contact This event commemorates the impact and history radio has in seagoing wireless and amateur radio. Most operations will be on phone and cw portions of every HF band. Some ships like the USS New Jersey will fire up their original equipment on AM on 3880-3885 KC's. More info along with list of particapating ships can be found here. ]http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/[url[/url]


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PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Let me try this again I can never seem to get this right BTW ,Its 0000Z june 6 through 2359Z june 7 http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/[url][/url]


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PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 4:56 pm 
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That link does not work.What freqs are they using?
Thanks Angelo 8)

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PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 6:34 pm 
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Radiomarine wrote:
Let me try this again I can never seem to get this right BTW ,Its 0000Z june 6 through 2359Z june 7 ]




http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

Try this one, the URL quotes were throwing it off.

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PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Hi found it thanks for the link.14.260 is close to a county hunter net.7.260 LSB am hearing W4A on USS Alabama ,right in the noise here at 17;15utc. Hearing KK5W on 14.260 with USS Stewart and USS Cavalla (sub)signals a s5 up and down.Dont hear anything on other freqs.Angelo 8)

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Ive worked several sofar on AM and CW. Lugged the RBC and PS next to the ATC (Navy ART-13) and the SSB guys had no problem with my AM and were thrilled I was using WW2 Navy gear.

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PostPosted: Jun Sat 06, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Got Light Ship Huron on 3.858 LSB and on 7.259 lsb and got USS New Jersey on 14.260 USB.Still nothing heard on AM yet. Used AR-88 to hear them. USS Indianapolis on 20 meters.Heard USS North Carolina too. Angelo 8) :D

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PostPosted: Jun Sun 07, 2009 6:16 pm 
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Man got some nice pileups on 20 meters and 40 meters and tons of Qrn.Hearing lots of ships to.20 is open here and i heard the USCGC Bramble and the USCGC Ingham,RMS Queen Mary ,W6RO is 20 over 9 here. Have heard 11 so far.Angelo 8)

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Glad to hear that W6RO is still on the air aboard the Queen Mary. When I was active, I worked that station many times, probably well over thirty times. Got to know some of the operators quite good.
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I missed out on this one but would have gave my RBC a good work out.

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I didnt have sufficient time to play yesterday to earn the certificate but the replies from the operators made it enjoyable.

The ATC and RBC worked flawlessly from the attic "shack". Antenna is a long wire going from the attic to the 100' tower and over to the second 100' tower. About 180' in an L shape. It was easy to bust most pileups on 40 and 20M.

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PostPosted: Jun Mon 08, 2009 5:00 pm 
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I'm glad you guy's enjoyed the event. BTW, Thank you Peter for fixing that link.This is one of those thing I'm really passionate about. I only worked the USS Bramble and lightship Huron . I heard the Bramble talking to the USS New Jersey ,but that was it. Everything else was Alabama QSO party.I should be on the Lightship Chesapeake in August for Lighthouses and lightships on the air. If I don't get attacked by gangs! (another story) Hey ,Some of you used real navy gear . That's great!


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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 12:25 am 
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I heard 14 of them.Most on 20 and a few on 40 and 2 on 80.Never heard any above 20 meters.Conditions were not that good here but i had fun.Never heard any of the Aircraft Carriers,did hear 2 subs tho.4 battleships USS Texas was booming in here both days as was USS Alabama.Angelo 8)

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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 4:13 am 
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What I understand the same man I purchased my RBC from sent some radios down to the USS Alabama a few years ago.
I think he had several RBB/RBC receivers and other stuff. He told me they were going to re-fit the Alabama radio room.

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I overhauled several RBA, RBB and RBC that went to a floating museum on Lake Erie about 23 years ago. Dont remember the ships names.

Ive also done a few TCS.

And politely turned down anything to do with an SRR series :lol:

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HI HI! I can well understand why you turned down the SRR series, Carl! :lol:
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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 6:32 pm 
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I've had a SRR here for well over 10 years ,never had a problem.


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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 6:37 pm 
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What model of SRR is it? How is the dial calibration and linearity? There are reasons the Navy threw so many of them overboard when replacements were available.
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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 6:49 pm 
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SRR-11


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PostPosted: Jun Tue 09, 2009 9:06 pm 
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I am only familiar with the SRR-13 series.
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