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Golden Gate Bridge -- Special Event:

Will (AE6YB) on March 13, 2012
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N6G, Special Event station, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Event Details: May 26, 27 2012, 00:00 - 23:59, or later if needed. Phone only. Frequencies of 21.265, 14.265 and 7.265 +/- QRM. (Also possibly 10 and 80 meters added) QSL direct via AE6YB.

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. Construction began on January 5, 1933 and the project cost more than $35 million. When completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,280.2 m). The total length of the Golden Gate Bridge, including approaches from abutment to abutment, is 8,981 feet (2,737 m). At 692 feet (211m) (above water), the Golden Gate Bridge also had the world's tallest suspension towers when built.

The weight of the roadway is hung from two cables that pass through the two main towers and are fixed in concrete at each end. Each cable is made of 27,572 strands of wire. There are 80,000 miles (129,000 km) of wire in the main cables. The bridge has approximately 1,200,000 total rivets. The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermillion called international orange.

Information above was obtained from Wikipedia.

Hope to hear you on the air for our Special Event!

73,
Will, AE6YB

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Sorry to hear that it's phone only as I'm CW only.
 
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