A. R. I.
ITALIAN AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
A.R.I. Fidenza RADIO CLUB - IQ4FE
P.O. Box 66 - 43036 Fidenza (Parma) - ITALY
NJ2BB “Museum Ships Weekend Event” 2012
“USS Williamsburg” will participate from Italy
with special Amateur Radio call – 2 and 3 June 2012
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club
( A.R.I. affiliated , Italian Association of Radio Amateurs) of Fidenza (PR), Italy (JN54BU), will realize a technical and cultural event in the locality of La Spezia, Italy, JN44WC
, in the days of 2 and 3 June 2012.
The event is intended to highlight internationally the historical value of the United States Presidential yacht "USS Williamsburg"
which was used by Presidents Truman and Eisenhower
and currently stationed in appalling conditions at a shipyard in La Spezia , Italy . The historical Events the Ship witnessed and the fact that now it threatens the demolition led us to plan an event to raise awareness about its dramatic, undeserved situation.
For this reason, in conjunction with the international contest "Museum Ships Weekend Event",
the operators of ARI Fidenza Radio Club make operating a radio station nearby the Vessel to bring ideally "his voice" throughout
all the world.
This will be a special, unique event : in fact, the participation to the Museum Ships Weekend Event
is granted only for 2012 edition.
A special QSL Card will be made for Qso with the special callsign (to be advised as soon as possible).
The contest "Museum Ships Weekend Event ' is an international competition organized by the “ Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB "
, ARRL affiliated . The event occurs every year and aims to enable worldwide radio stations on board or nearby naval military museum units (or units in state of pending musealization: in this case a special dispensation is granted, as in our case).
The particularity of the contest is therefore that, in addition to the purely competition related to the contest itself, the boats are ideally "revived", even only for a weekend, and it is so stressed the value of their
human and technological history .
A great event that will combine the technical-amateur activity
with the wider "historical-cultural"
aspect, in perfect harmony with the "Amateur Radio Mission" which is essentially an educational and research activity aimed to bringing this brotherhood to peoples and nations beyond the barriers of languages, races, religions.
For more information and contacts you can refer to our website : http://www.arifidenza.it