The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club, KK5W is participating in this yearâ€™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. Visit our web page for more information, www.bvarcmswe.org. We will be operating from Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas, NA-143.
Frequencies as follows:
Operation on OSCAR satellites is planned for daytime passes on Saturday, June 1.
For the second year, KK5W is sponsoring the Texas Navy Award.
This yearâ€™s Texas Navy Fleet is expanded to include:
USS Cavalla and USS Stewart â€“ KK5W
USS Texas â€“ NA5DV
Tall Ship Elissa â€“ N5E
USS Lexington â€“ W5LEX
SS High Flyer and SS Grandcamp Memorial â€“ AC0TX
National Museum of the Pacific War â€“ 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 â€œClean Sweepâ€ endorsement. Visit our web page, www.bvarcmswe.org for information on how to claim the certificate.
Very cool! A friend of mine WS5H is a member of that club and will most likely be working the radios that weekend. Myself and Kellie had the opportunity to go aboard the submarine while I was down in Texas.