Had a very nice QSO (Conversation) with their Radio Room on Saturday March 9th, 2013.
The Ship’s Radio Room was activated in preparation for the Amateur Radio Event “The Wisconsin QSO Party” where Amateur Radio operators in the State of Wisconsin attempt to contact as many other stations in-state as possible.
It was a nice chat and I hope to speak to them again soon…
From the Club’s website:
USS Wisconsin History
Established June 10, 2000, one of the stated purposes of the club is set forth in our constitution: “to install and operate… a licensed amateur radio station aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin or at Nauticus Maritime Center… to publicize the presence of the great warship in our historic seaport.”
We enjoyed a warm welcome from Nauticus National Maritime Center and held our first special event operation starting on Pearl Harbor Day, 2000, when the USS Wisconsin arrived at her new home in Norfolk.
The battleship Wisconsin (BB-64), one of the famous Iowa-class ships was launched on December 7, 1943 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and commissioned on April 16, 1944. The warship reported for duty in the Pacific with the 3rd Fleet when the liberation of the Philippine Islands was underway.
Wisconsin helped neutralize Japanese sea, air and ground forces occupying [More]