One of the things I enjoy about the hobby is to work special event stations.
Now I am not as dedicated as I should be but this weekend is Museum Ships Weekend. As someone who served in the Navy I guess you could say the old ships hold a certain fascination for me.
Well this weekend, conditions permitting, I am going to try for the certificate that is being offered.
The last time I worked toward a certificate was for the 13 colonies special event. Yep, it’s still hanging in the shack. I was especially proud of this one because I managed to get the extra Liberty Bell endorsement too.
Since my QTH is on a postage stamp sized lot, it takes additional creativity to get a barefoot rig to produce enough signal to cut through the massive amount noise which is crammed into a tiny slice of the band.
Why not try your hand at the certificate too? Click on the image for all the details about this special event and how to file for your certificate.
Well unfortunately at least here in the Northeast the Geomagnetic Storm took out virtually all HF communications. I managed to work only 3 Museum Ships before the bottom dropped out. What can I say, it’s on my calendar for next year! Lets hope Field Day and the International Lightship/Lighthouse event this August will be far better! With Sun Data Reporting like this: (SUN DATA: SF=137 SN=155 XR=B4.3 AI=13 KI=4), there’s not much of a chance of making NVIS ragchews! 🙂