Submarines On The Air
The weekend of April 28th and 29th is the Submarines-On-The-Air Special Event.
There will be many submarines on the air then and there is a special certificate available for working 10 of the boats.
The suggested frequencies are:
CW 3543, 7043, 14043, 21043 and 28043
SSB 3843, 3943, 7243, 7279, 14243, 21283, 21379 and 28343
See http://w0oog.50megs.com/ for more info.
The Museum-Ships-On-The-Air Special Event is June 9th and 10th.
There will be submarines, war ships, tug boats and other ships and boats of every type on the air during that event. See http://www.nj2bb.org/ for more information about that event.
Many of these vessels are affiliated to Fists/SKCC and maybe operated by members.
Some have interesting histories such as that of the submarine USS Pampanito, which took part in a WWII torpedo attack on an unmarked Japanese transport ship.
48 hrs later, on discovering the ship was carrying British and Commonwealth POW's, they returned to the scene and at great risk to boat and crew, surfaced and crammed the sub with survivors. A few years ago there was a TV documentary in which 2 British survivors returned to visit the boat at it's permanent berth in USA and described their experiences.
73 Fred G3VVP
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I'll be hunting submarines that weekend. I served on three of the old diesel boats. I get my Novice ticket back then and I consider my time beneath the waves as some of the best ever.
Ahoogahs to all and to all sewer pipe sailors.
Although due to the Japanese fishing boat accident not just anyone is allowed on the controls of a boat, I would expect the crews of just about everything under the water to answer.
The only band that works, any anybody can use, is 1750 meters.
With only one watt, and good CW skills, one can work them, underwater.
Have fun, I will.
Me, I, and Co.
Thanks for the heads up on the special event. #I was a sub chaser for Uncle Sam back in the early 80's. #Looks like I'll get to do a little civilian sub chasing as well.
I for one will have my radio tunes in and hope to work a few
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Gotta try and get on this for once. I work in the shadow of K1SSN on SUBASE New London and would one day like to get into the building . . .
I suppose if I can't raise any subs on SSB in the mobile, the XYL and I can always park at the shore and watch the submarine races.
Richard L. Ray
Member ARRL, ARRL Diamond Club, Accredited Volunteer Examiner
Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans
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Submarine Races?.. Guess they use the Oval Track ... I'll look for them, and sounds like a good group of folks..
Originally Posted by [b
(How can you watch the races, They would be Submerged?)
That's just silly..
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" Deje el Buen Tiempo Rueda "
Oh, that term brings back memories!! When we were dating, my (late) wife and I used to watch the submarine races from a (s)parking spot at the airport....
Originally Posted by [b
Yes, I slowed down to 20 WPM for my Extra exam. Why do you ask?
Growing up in Jacksonville, they did sub races on the St. Johns river on Friday and Sat nights. Great area to watch the races were from several city parks along the river and it was free.