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Statewide NC QSO Party at the Battleship North Carolina
February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club Event
The Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club will operate from the Battleship North Carolina during the North Carolina QSO Party on Sunday, February 24, 2013. The event runs from Noon until 10:00PM local time. The purpose of this annual “HAM Radio” event is to allow amateur radio operators worldwide to contact as many of North Carolina’s 100 counties as possible. This year the Battleship is one of four stations worth “extra points” if contacted. The Battleship is NI4BK and the club looks forward to hearing from many HAMS. Licensed radio amateurs are invited throughout the year to be guest operators on the air from Radio Central using call sign NI4BK.
The Club will communicate by voice through the Ship’s original cabling and antennas. Morse code communications will originate from the TBM-4 transmitter, placed in service aboard the Battleship in 1941, and restored to operating condition by Club members in 2002, after a 50+ year slumber.
The club hosts and participates in several events at the Battleship during the year, including Museum Ships Day, Battleship Alive, and Pearl Harbor Remembered. They also spend time restoring the Battleship’s original communications equipment. Details of the guest operator program may be found at the club’s website AC4RC.org.
Visit www.battleshipnc.com to learn more.