eHam Forums => Clubs => Topic started by: K4MC on August 01, 2008, 01:14:18 PM

Title: NN4SI goes QRT
Post by: K4MC on August 01, 2008, 01:14:18 PM
I just read on the ARRL newsletter (Vol. 27, No. 30, August 1, 2008) that the station NN4SI at the Smithsonian Institution has been shut down.  The article gave is nice history of the station but did not provide any explanation for the shutdown!

Can anyone shed some light on this?


Title: NN4SI goes QRT
Post by: KC0TMM on August 11, 2008, 08:59:10 AM
Check the ARRL Newsletter again. There is an update that explains everything:  basically the Smithsonian doesn't have room for the exhibit any more.  Not surprising as the Smithsonian changes exhibits regularly.

Richard KC0TMM

Title: NN4SI goes QRT
Post by: N3PRZ on April 17, 2009, 10:28:07 PM
This is old news, NN3SI closing that is....not surprising that the Smithsonian doesn't see the value in ham radio...the exhibit was boring, dull, and there wasn't enough interest to keep it alive, and push for inclusion.  This is the case with many other museum or similar outfits.

Luckily, there is currently an effort to get ham radio as part of the plans for a Science Center that is to be located within Montgomery County, most likely Rockville.  In fact, you can help support this push by attending the Rockville Science Day that is being help on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 between noon and 4pm at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College (off Rt. 355, turn on North Campus Drive).  Actually, the hams will be there a little early setting up, so if you tight on time, feel free to stop earlier for a little chitchat while we set up.

Jason Foster, N3PRZ
Montgomery Amateur Radio Club