May 6th Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Crash on May 6, 1937
The NJDXA commemorates the 75 anniversary of the crash of the
Hindenburg with the special events call W2H. On May 6th, the actual date of
the disaster, we will operate two HF and one VHF stations from the Lakehurst
Naval Air Station. Our operating location is only a few yards from the
disaster site in hanger "A".
The Lakehurst NAS operation will use the call W2H. During the periods April
28 through May 5, 2012 and May 7 through May 12, 2012 individual club
members will operate as W2H/75 from their home stations. The /75 indicates
the 75 anniversary of the crash.
W2H Operating Frequencies
The operating frequencies for the W2H May 6th operation are:
HF CW 7.030 MHz, 14.030 MHz and 21.030 MHz.
HF SSB 7.185 MHz, 14.185 MHz and 21.285 MHz.
Actual operation could be a within 5 Khz either side of the above
frequencies due to band conditions and interference from other stations.
VHF FM 146.835 MHz PL 127.3 for duplex operation
VHF FM 146.52 MHz for simplex operation
During the extended periods of W2H operation add the following:
HF CW 3.530 MHz and 28.030 MHz.
HF SSB 3.805 MHz and 28.305 MHz.
HF PSK 14.071 MHz.
HF RTTY 14.081 MHz.
WARC bands may also be operational.
A specially designed QSL is available for contacts with W2H.
Dave WO2X is the QSL manager for this operation. His mailing address is:
Davis W. de Coons
30 Hearle Drive
Pequannock, NJ 07440-1122
Stateside (includes AK, HI, PR, VI) - SASE with first class postage (45
cents or forever stamp)
Canada and Mexico - SAE with $1 USD or 1 IRC
All other DX - SAE with $2 USD or 1IRC
If you are using IRCs, please make sure that they are properly stamped and
All DX stations outside of USA can send their QSL requests direct to the W2
The bureau does not process stateside cards, including AK, HI, PR, VI and
all other US territories and possessions. Please send those cards direct
Hope to CU from Lakehurst today (Sunday)
73 Urb W2DEC