Please post this notice on your club reflector or web site.
The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will again participate in this year's
Museum Ships Weekend. June 1-2, 2013. Our call sign, KK5W will be credited
as a contact with both WW II Submarine USS Cavalla and Destroyer Escort USS
Stewart. representing the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart. Visit our web page
for more information, www.bvarcmswe.org. We will be operating from, Seawolf
Park in Galveston, Texas, NA-143.
WE will have four stations set up, two located in the park, aboard the
Cavalla and aboard the Stewart. Weather permitting these stations will be
on the air continuously.
We need operators. Amateur radio operators in the Galveston - Houston area
are cordially invited to participate. You can sign up on the web page if you
would like to operate KK5W during the event at Seawolf Park.
Frequencies as follows:
Operation on OSCAR satellites is planned for daytime passes on Saturday,
KK5W will host two VHF Nets for Houston-Galveston amateurs to contact the
local museum ships using the WA5CYI repeater 146.94 (-) PL 167.9 on Saturday
and Sunday from 11AM - 1 PM Local time. We are anticipating the USS Texas
(NA5DV), Elissa (N5E), and the Grandcamp/High Flyer Memorial (AC0TX) will be
on the net.
A balloon launch is scheduled for Saturday morning, APRS trackers will use
N5BPS (the Cavalla's wartime call sign was NBPS).
Once again, we will be offering the Texas Navy Award.
This year's Texas Navy Fleet is expanded to include:
USS Cavalla and USS Stewart - KK5W
USS Texas - NA5DV
Tall Ship Elissa - N5E
USS Lexington - W5LEX
SS High Flyer and SS Grandcamp Memorial - AC0TX
National Museum of the Pacific War - N5P
For KK5W and AC0TX, one contact counts for both ships. Provide evidence of
two way communication (log extract) with at least four of the call signs
during MSWE 2013 to earn the 2013 Texas Navy Certificate. Work all six to
earn the coveted "Clean Sweep" endorsement.