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MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:08:46 am »
http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/  From the link you get to the original list.  If the listed ship has a website you can click on it's name to go to the website.

Ok, guys, it's 15-APR and a tad over 45 days to Museum Ships Weekend sponsored by the amateur radio club for the USS New Jersey.  I know several of you guys are hams and haven't participated in the past because you need to upgrade your tech license, you need to get an antenna up (Alf?  Pathfinder?), you have to ask permission of your mother-in-law...whatever (Deepwater's off in the South Pacific somewhere working).  Here's your reminder again this year!

And several of you have shortwave radios...and you can listen in (Peg...are you going to do that this year?).  59 ships are signed up so far and it's a cinch there will be over 100 by the time Friday June 1 comes.  This annual special event kicks off 0000Z June 2,  to 2359Z June 3, 2018 which means it starts Friday, June 1 at 6PM central time.

Over 15 of these are located in Europe. 

NAME                        TYPE OF SHIP           LOCATION            CALLSIGN
         K1USN                                  Watson Museum                    Braintree, MA              K1USN   
     USS Midway                             Aircraft Carrier                 San Diego, CA              NI6IW     
     USS Hornet                             Aircraft Carrier               Alameda Point, CA            NB6GC 
     USS Intrepid                           Aircraft Carrier                 New York, NY               WW2CV 
     USS Yorktown                           Aircraft Carrier                Charleston, SC              WA4USN 
     USS Lexington                          Aircraft Carrier               Corpus Christi, TX           W5LEX   
     ST-695 Angels Gate                     Army Tugboat                    San Pedro, CA               K6AA   
     **USS Montrose Memorial                Attack Transport(Haskell Class)  Montrose, CO                N0P
     USS New Jersey                         Battleship                     Camden, New Jersey           NJ2BB
     USS Iowa                               Battleship                      San Pedro, CA               NI6BB   
     USS Missouri                           Battleship                     Pearl Harbor, HI             KH6BB   
     USS Massachusetts                      Battleship                     Fall River, MA               NE1PL 
     USS Alabama                            Battleship                       Mobile, AL                 K4DSR   
     USS Texas                              Battleship                     Houston, Texas               NA5DV 
     USS Wisconsin                          Battleship                     Norfolk, Virginia            N4WIS 
     USS North Carolina                     Battleship                      Wilmington, NC              NI4BK   
     USS Oklahoma Mast Memorial             Battleship Mast Memorial        Muskogee, OK                WW2OK   
     **USS Colorado Memorial (BB-45)        Battleship Memorial           U of CO, Boulder, CO          AB0BX
     SS Col. James M Schoonmaker            Bulk Carrier                     Toledo, OH                  K8E   
     Ex MV Dresden                          Cargo Ship                      Rostock, Germany            DL0MCM 
     MV Iris-Joerg                          Cargo Ship                     Wischhafen,Germany           DL0MFM   
     Claud W Somers                         Chesapeake Bay Skipjack          Reedville, VA              W4NNK 
     USS Potomac                            CG Cutter/Pres. Yacht            Oakland, CA.               NE6JP 
     USCG Ingham                            CG Cutter                       Key West, FL                NR4DL   
     CSS Neuse  (Sat Jun 2 only)         Civil War Ironclad Gunboat         Kinston, NC                 KN4RAM   
     USS Indianapolis CA-35 Memorial        Cruiser                        Indianapolis, IN             WW2IND   
     USS Littlerock                         Cruiser                         Buffalo, NY                 W2PE   
     Aurora                                 Cruiser                      St. Petersburg, Russia         RF1A 
     USS Olympia                            Cruiser                        Philadelphia, PA             WA3BAT   
     USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr               Destroyer                      Fall River, MA               NB1CR   
     USS The Sullivans                      Destroyer                       Buffalo, NY                 N2HTL 
     USS Kidd                               Destroyer                       Baton Rouge, La             W5KID   
     USS Laffey                             Destroyer                       Charleston, SC              NT4HI   
     USS Cassin Young                       Destroyer                        Boston, MA                 WW2DD 
     USS Edson DD946                        Destroyer                      Bay City, MI                 W8EDS   
     USS Turner Joy                         Destroyer                       Bremerton, WA               NS7DD   
     HMCS Haida                             Destroyer                      Hamilton, Ontario            VE3RCN 
     USS Slater                             Destroyer Escort                 Albany, NY                 WW2DEM     
     USS Stewart                            Destroyer Escort               Galveston, TX                KK5W   
     Evelina M Goulart                      Fishing Schooner                 Essex, MA                   W1E 
   SS Grandcamp Memorial Jun 3-Sep Contact  French Liberty Ship            Texas City, TX               AC0TX   
     D. Fernando II e Glória                Frigate                      Cacilhas Dockyard Portugal     CS5DFG   
     SS Sankt Erik                          Icebreaker                     Stockholm, Sweden            8SŘHRA 
     USCGC Mackinaw                         Icebreaker                      Mackinaw, MI                W8AGB   
     Kraisin                                Icebreaker                    St. Petersburg, Russia        R1LK 
     Götz von Mannheim                      Landing Craft                  Mannheim, Germany            DL0NW   
     SS John W Brown                        Liberty Ship                    Baltimore, MD               K8JWB 
     SS Jeremiah O'Brien                    Liberty Ship                   San Francisco, CA            K6JOB 
   SS High Flyer Memorial Jun 3-Sep Contact Liberty Ship                   Texas City, TX               AC0TX 
     Borkumriff                             Lightship                     Island Borkum, Germany        DL0BRF   
     LS Ambrose                             Lightship                    East River, NY City, NY        W2AQ   
     LS Westhinder III                      Lightship                      Antwerp, Belgium             ON9BD     
     LST-393                                LST                             Muskegon, MI                N8LST   
     SS Selma                       Merchant ship WWI (Concrete Hull)       Galveston, TX               W5MSQ 
     USS Lucid                              Minesweeper                     Stockton, CA                N6MSO   
     USS Hazard                             Minesweeper                      Omaha, NE                  K0USA   
     KRS 575 “Hans Beimler”                 Missile Corvette             Peenemuende, Germany           DL0MFN   
     Naval Tech'l Museum La SPEZIA          Naval Museum A.R.M.I.           La Spezia, Italy            IY1SP   
     NSS Savannah                           Nuclear Merchant Vessel         Baltimore, MD               K3SAV 
     Mannheim                               Paddle Steamer                 Mannheim, Germany            DK0LU 
     SS Rotterdam                           Passenger Ship                 Port of Rotterdam            PI4HAL   
     **M/V Oesterreich                      Passenger Ship                Lake Constance, Austria       OE9MSOE
     **HMAS Gladstone                       Patrol Boat (Fremantle Class) Gladstone QLD, Australia      VK4WIR
     **Troll                                Pinnace                       Heilbronn, Germany            DL0NV
     SS City of Milwaukee                   Railroad Car Ferry              Manistee, MI                KS8B 
     Tall Ship Elissa                       Sailing Barque                Galveston Island, TX           N5E 
     Star of India (separate contact)       Sailing Ship                    San Diego, CA               NS6OI 
     MS Seefalke                            Salvage Tug                   Bremerhaven,Germany           DK0SN   
     USS Ticonderoga (1814)                 Schooner                        Whitehall, NY                W2C     
     U-5075                                 Seehund Submarine               Quincy, MA.                 WW2MAN 
     USS Nautilus                           Submarine                        Groton, CT                  N1S 
     HMUb Nordkaparen                       Submarine                      Gothenburg, Sweden           SL8SUB   
     USS Drum                               Submarine                      Mobile, Alabama              NF6U   
     U-995                                  Submarine                       Laboe Germany               DL0DMB 
     U9                                     Submarine                      Speyer, Germany              DK0SP     
     USS Razorback                          Submarine                      N.Little Rock AR             N5R   
     USS Batfish                            Submarine                       Muskogee, OK                WW2SUB 
     USS Cod                                Submarine                      Cleveland, OH                W8COD   
     USS Clamagore                          Submarine                       Charleston, SC              NJ4DU   
     HMCS Onondaga                          Submarine                      Pointe-au-Pčre, Quebec       VA2GNQ   
     USS Cobia                              Submarine                       Manitowoc, Wisconsin        NB9QV 
     S-61 Delfin                            Submarine                       Torrevieja Spain            EH5SUB 
     USS Silversides                        Submarine                        Muskegon, MI               N8SUB   
     USS Cavalla                            Submarine                       Galveston, TX               KK5W   
     USS Pampanito                          Submarine                      San Francisco, CA            NJ6VT 
     NRP Barracuda                          Submarine                   Cacilhas Dockyard Portugal      CS5SUB 
     USS Dolphin (separate contact)         Submarine                       San Diego, CA               NS6OI 
     U10 (S189)                             Submarine                      Wilhelmshaven, Germany       DK0SM 
     USS Albacore                           Submarine                      Portsmouth, NH               NM1JY   
     USS Blueback                           Submarine                      Portland, OR                 W7SUB   
     Vesikko                                Submarine                 Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FINLAND    OH2AN/SUB   
     Novosibirskij Komsomolec (B-396)       Submarine 641-B                 Moscow, Russia              RU3AWK 
     H. L. Hunley                           Submarine - Civil War           Charleston, SC              N4HLH   
     ** SM U-20                            Submarine Memorial               Vienna, Austria             OE6XMF/U20
     SS American Victory                    Victory Ship                     Tampa, FL                  W4AVM   
     Red Oak Victory                        Victory Ship                    Richmond, CA                K6YVM   
     Elettra (Marconi's Traveling Lab)      Yacht                      Pontecchio Marconi, Italy        II4AMP 
Ships with the asterisks (**) are new this year!

Approximate Single Sideband Frequencies & Modes.  Most of the communications are in sideband.
LSB - 3,860 KHz   
LSB - 7,260 KHz 

USB - 14,260 KHz 
USB - 18,160 KHz
USB - 21,360 KHz
USB - 24,960 KHz
USB - 28,360 KHz
USB - 50,160 KHz

Some ships will also be on 3880 KHz - 3885 KHz and 7290 KHz Amplitude Modulation with either their ships original equipment or modern equipment.

Original equipment may be fired up as below:
3,885 KHz, 3600 & 3625 (in the UK),
3,705 (W. Europe),
7,290 KHz and 14.286 KHz in the AM mode.
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MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:08:46 am »

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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 01:41:26 pm »
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 09:53:08 pm »
Now 88 ships.
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06:46:17 am »
Now 97 ships.  I updated the list above.
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 09:13:04 am »
Still have the HOA-based antenna issue. I can string an NVIS relatively easily, but that won't get me far in terms of TX. May fire up the SDR or the Tacsun and just listen though.
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 08:20:55 pm »
I got a wealth of information from KN9B .  He prepared the two presentations below.  I cannot speak highly enough on the vertical loop with vertical polarization (ladder line or coax from the side not bottom or top).  I make better contacts with a loop that is 4' from the ground then I ever did with a dipole up 40 feet or so.  It has a low angle of radiation and it's more quiet than a dipole with better gain....also much less null on the sides compared to a dipole.  I'll never run a dipole again if I can hang a vertical loop.

Vertical loops:  http://www.k4vrc.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/10156032/delta_loop_140918.pdf

Then there is a wealth of information here on hidden antennas:http://www.k4vrc.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/10156032/2015_tvarc_antenna_guide.pdf
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 10:17:58 am »
I got a wealth of information from KN9B .  He prepared the two presentations below.  I cannot speak highly enough on the vertical loop with vertical polarization (ladder line or coax from the side not bottom or top).  I make better contacts with a loop that is 4' from the ground then I ever did with a dipole up 40 feet or so.  It has a low angle of radiation and it's more quiet than a dipole with better gain....also much less null on the sides compared to a dipole.  I'll never run a dipole again if I can hang a vertical loop.

Vertical loops:  http://www.k4vrc.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/10156032/delta_loop_140918.pdf

Then there is a wealth of information here on hidden antennas:http://www.k4vrc.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/10156032/2015_tvarc_antenna_guide.pdf

Well, good, Rastus, thanks for the files, just 100 pages of light reading to do!!!

I do have a Chameleon MPAS vertical I can try as well, forgot about that one. If I had the cash, I would pick up an Alexloop at Hamvention this week when I go (eat your heart out, Ken!) but cash is a little spare right at the moment. My lovely bride keeps booking us on extravagant travels, this year Alaska again for 3 weeks.
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 05:23:45 pm »
Build it yourself with materials from here:
http://www.thewireman.com/
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 07:08:52 am »
Speaking of expensive travel here's one my wife and I are going on next year:
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/educational-travel/victory-pacific

They haven't updated it for 2019 yet but they took my booking and some cash.  We're going to add the Peleliu option to the base product. 

You still need to get an antenna up in the air for Museum Ships Weekend and at least try to hit a couple of the ships.  Surely there are one or two on the list you are interested in.  In the past the Nautilus was one I really wanted as was the USS Missouri along with the Kidd and the Alabama. 

 
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Re: MUSEUM SHIPS --- 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 06:15:44 am »
Starts this evening.  Anyone participating?

Up to 106 ships now:
http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/
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