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Museum Ships Radio Weekend


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Held annually in June, the Museum Ships Weekend is an opportunity for radio amateurs to contact museum ships around the world.  Most ships use modern amateur radio equipment, and a few use their original equipment.  This event is sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station, NJ2BB.
 
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Thanks to Dan NI9Y, you can click below to:

Hear TBK from BB-59 on 40m

The Classic Exchange (CX)

The Classic Exchange is a really fun event for radio amateurs to activate older amateur, commercial, homebrew, and military radio gear.  Held twice a year in February and September, it is really a "blast from the past" where you can hear Vikings, Heathkits, Collins, and of course WWII Navy gear.  Some friends and I have been making a group activity of this through the Garden State Topband Club K2TOP.
 

Old Military Radio Net (OMRN)

This net is held every Sunday at 9PM Eastern on 3570Kc.  When I have checked in, I have heard stations from Ohio to New Hampshire to South Carolina, and even Arizona.  These folks are kindred spirits who make their old military radios come alive!

Straight Key Night
 
Straight-Key Night is held annually on New Year's day, starting at 0000z.  Intended as an occasion to break out the old straight key and ragchew, it brings out a lot of old equipment, too.  It seems to be popular with veteran radiomen, and in 2005 I had the fortune to work several.