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20170625 - International Museum Weekends

posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:33 PM by News Team   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 11:34 PM ]
International Museums Weekend
Did you get on air last weekend to take part in the International Museums Weekends?

No, well the good news it’s on again this weekend.

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world.  It would be good to have a stations comprising HF, VHF and higher bands operating at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. 

The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find.

The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. 

For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted. There really is no shortage of venues in which such an event can be staged, no matter where in the world you might live.

At least part of the intention for this event, is to present modern amateur radio to members of the public. What better place to do this than in the very public and well visited areas of the many museums which can be found in most parts of the world?

Started in the UK, it attracts interest globally.   To date VK6 is very under represented.   Let us change that, promote Amateur Radio to the public and have a good time into the bargain.

Dennis, VK6AKR advises us that WA VHF Group will be operating 09:00 through about 18:00 on Sunday 25th (June) on HF, VHF for any local contacts, and will attempt to get some activity using DMR.   

For HF, VHF they'll be using the JMMFD frequencies that seem fairly widely known hereabouts.

Museums, historic sites including Settlers' Cottages, pumping stations (e.g Mundaring), police stations (e.g. Toodyay), pretty much anything of public significance is fair game to set up a station and promote amateur radio.   Dennis is looking forward to some QSOs!

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