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Subject: [PaQSO] WØS Special Event
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 10:09:49 -0400
From: Pete <TwelveVDC@...
To: paqso <paqso@...
99th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster -- W0S
This event will take place on Saturday, April 9th starting at 1300Z to
Sunday, April 10thending 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
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:
Updates will follow as new information becomes available. For questions
and more information on operating frequencies, schedules, and equipment,
send an email to<titanichams@...
>. We will also be live on our Website during
the event. Please come see the fun and excitement!
TITANIC SPECIAL EVENT
We will start at 8AM Saturday and continue through 16:00 Sunday.
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