USS Alabama (BB60) ON THE AIR!

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KK4NSF, Apr 15, 2021.

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  1. KC9ONY

    KC9ONY Ham Member QRZ Page

    What call sign are you using for this event? Is it a club call?
     
  2. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    HI JON,

    CONGRATS ON BEING THE PROUD OWNER OF A RAL-8 WITH THE PS......... BRAVO.........

    I WAS STATIONED ON THE USS TIGRONE - SS-419 OUT OF GROTON, CT.

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    WHEN I FIRST WENT ON THE TIGRONE WE HAD THE RADIO ROOM THAT WAS VERY
    SIMILAR TO THE SHACK SHOWN ON THE USS SILVERSIDES IN THE VIDEO ABOVE.

    THEN IN THE FIRST PART OF 1963 WE WENT INTO THE SHIPYARD DOWN IN PHILLY
    FOR AN ENTIRE OVERHAUL OF THE TIGRONE.

    UNCLE SAM WAS VERY GENEROUS TO US AND GAVE US THE LATEST AND GREATEST
    COMMUNICATIONS GEAR OF THAT TIME.

    HE GAVE US A COLLINS URC-32 AND A COUPLE OF R39OA RXs. WE WERE GIVEN THE
    SRR-11A VLF RX TO COPY THE FOX BROADCAST FROM NAA UP IN CUTLER, MAINE.

    MY QRZ PAGE HAS ADDITIONAL INFO ON THE TIGRONE.

    JON TAKE GOOD CARE OF URSELF AND I WISH U SMOOTH SAILING AND
    POSITIVE BUOYANCY.

    73 - K1LKP
     
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  3. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    sorry for the late reply.... but I was tied up on the radio!
    The call sign is K4DSR, and they are calling CQ mentioning the USS Alabama. They'll be on again tomorrow (Sunday)
    they were on 40 and 20m today, but not on any fixed frequency. I'd expect the same for tomorrow.... so you'll have to listen out for them.
     
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  4. WB6GGO

    WB6GGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    What frequencies?
     
  5. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page


    Thanks Carmen, as My rig is an RAL-8, I assumed it was produced
    later than the RAL-7 series?
    CW lives!
     
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  6. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

  7. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great Work Guys!
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