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9FEB Fireboat (9 Feb):

from K2KKH on February 6, 2013
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Jim - KK1W
Mary Elkins, KB1ME

Received this great opportunity for participation from The Bears of Manchester, CT listed below. Thought it would be great to get the word out any nets & posting on HCRA & MTARA Facebook & Twitter accounts. Hope you can help with getting the word out. 73ís Susan WA1SJG

From: Carolyn Allen
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:11 PM
To: The BEARS
Subject: Fw: Marine Mobile Operation

----- Forwarded Message ----

Subject: Marine Mobile Operation

On Saturday February 9th, the ex FDNY fireboat "Firefighter" will be transiting between Brooklyn and Greenport, NY via the East River, Hell Gate and Long Island Sound. I have been granted permission to operate Marine Mobile as K2KKH/MM during the trip.

The "Firefighter" served FDNY from 1938 until 2010 and is now in the possession of the non-profit Fireboat Firefighter Museum. It is 134' long, 32' wide and has a draft of 9'. Its 2 Cleveland Diesel engines drive 3 generators apiece, totaling 1,100 Kw for each set of generators and it was able to pump 20,000 gpm through 8 monitors.

I will be operating beginning around 0700 and will work as long as I can. Bands will be the General portion of 15, 20 and 40 with some 2M Simplex at appropriate points.

The last time I did this, a DX cluster had my operation posted, so check that, or just scan. If possible I will post band and frequency on my Facebook page.

Please give this the widest distribution in your respective organizations.

73,

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9FEB Fireboat (9 Feb):  
by K9FV on February 7, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
Facebook? Awwww shucks -- this is ham radio, how about posting to a open website so I can monitor it. I don't do facebook<:(

Good luck with the boat ride - and hope you make a LOT of contacts. I'll try to find you Sat morning.

73 de Ken H>
 
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