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Title: USN Birthday Bash on Battleship IOWA
Event Type: Special Events
Description: Battleship IOWA Amateur Radio
Association's NI6BB will be on
the air to celebrate the US
Navy's birthday on October 13
from 1600 to 2400UTC.
The naval force that is now the
United States Navy was originally
established on October 13, 1775
by the Continental Congress. This
small naval force was faced with
a powerful enemy-since the
British Navy was the most
formidable sea power of its time.
Rather than going head-to-head
against Britain's warships, the
Continental Navy collaborated
with privateers to wage tactical
raids against British supply
vessels. After the Revolutionary
war, Congress sold off the ships
in the Continental navy. It
wasn't until 1794 that the U.S.
government reassembled a naval
fleet. Today, the U.S. Navy
boasts thousands of ships and
aircraft. The original birthdate
of the Navy is celebrated with a
Birthday Ball and other events to
show appreciate for active,
reserve, and retired naval
forces, as well as their
families. There is a special
order of ceremony for naval
birthday celebrations including
the salute to the flag, the
national anthem, bell ringing,
pronouncements, and a rousing
rendition of "Anchors Aweigh."

Operations will be primarily on
20 meters unless the bands behave
better than lately. Check the DX
cluster for spots. QSL per info
Starting Date: 10/13/17
Ending Date: 10/13/17
City: San Pedro
State: CA
Contact: Doug - W6HB
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