Remembering the Fritz 2010
For the 14th consecutive year, members of the Stu Rockafellow Amateur Radio Society will be traveling to Whitefish Point, Mi. and Paradise, Mi. to do a ham radio Special event Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The Fitzgerald went down with her crew of 29 on November 10th 1975 in Lake Superior approximately 17 miles from Whitefish Point, Mi. This marks the 35th year of that tragedy.
The call sign used at Whitefish Point will be N8F and the call sign used at Paradise, Mi. ( 11 miles South of Whitefish Point) will be K8F. The Whitefish Point Lighthouse # is USA 887 We expect to be operational Friday Nov. 5th Thur Sun. Nov. 7th. with up to 4 stations.Target frequencies are 3860, 7240, 14260, 18160*, 21360, and 28360* (kHz SSB) (* secondary) CW operation is not planned only a certificate will be available.
Send a 9x12 SASE to:
(N8F/ K8F only)
W8VS Richard Barker
264 N. East St. Brighton, Mi. 48116
PLEASE OBSERVE THE CORRECT QSL ROUTES
Also, teaming up with us this year are:
(1)The Livonia Amateur Radio Club from Livonia, Mi. using the call sign W8F and operating from the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Sat. Nov. 6th , located on Belle Isle in the Detroit River.
(2)The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association from Stillwater, Mn. using their club call sign, W0JH operating 3 stations from The Split Rock Lighthouse State Park at the West end of Lake Superior ( Lighthouse # USA 783 )
Links of interest:
Livonia Amateur Radio Club W8F http://www.larc.mi.org/
Stillwater Amateur Radio Club W0JH http://www.radioham.org/
Fitzgerald Web site http://www.ssefo.com/
Shipwreck Museum Web Site http://www.shipwreckmuseum.com
Split Rock St.Park http://www.northshoreinfo.com/stateparks/splitrock.htm
Dossin Museum http://www.detroithistorical.org/exhibits/index.asp
73 and Thank you for your support, Rich W8VS