Members of the Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association (BIARA) will mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Wednesday, December 7, 1600-2359 UTC, operating shipboard from the Iowa as NI6BB.
The primary BIARA team will staff SSB and CW stations on 20 through 10 meters, commensurate with conditions. Suggested frequencies are 14.041, 18.078, 21.041, 24.896, and/or 28.041 MHz on CW, and 14.341, 18.141, 21.441, 24.941, and/or 28.441 MHz on SSB.
The “gray radio gang” will operate the ship’s c1980s radio gear on 40 meters, SSB, 1800-2300 UTC, on 7.241 MHz. The transmitters are on Deck 3, and the receivers are on the Main Deck, so stations should ensure they are on frequency before call in. There will be a delay between transmit and receive, due to the receiver recovery time.
QSL information is on the NI6BB QRZ.com profile. — Thanks to Southgate Amateur Radio News via OPDX
The Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association (BIARA) is an association of radio amateurs whose purpose is the support of radio activities on, or associated with, the Battleship Iowa. The operation of the Battleship Iowa is under the control of the Pacific Battleship Center (PBC). While BIARA is and will continue to be an organization separate from PBC, members of the BIARA who engage in amateur radio activities aboard the Battleship Iowa shall be required to become volunteers of PBC and to abide by all volunteer guidelines and directives as may be established by the PBC; including, but not limited to the completion of a volunteer application, having a PBC ID Card issued, and attending a volunteer orientation
BIARA will act as the representative of the Battleship Iowa and the Pacific Battleship Center within the amateur radio community; in this role, BIARA shall promote the Battleship Iowa and the Pacific Battleship Center (PBC), the interests and advancement of amateur radio, coordinate the activities of the associates in providing public service and provide the opportunity and facilities for the gathering and others interested in the hobby.
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