USS Slater

At the beginning of the month, I posted about a Special Event Station – K2N, that was going to be operating from NY State aboard the USS Slater.

As luck would have it, my schedule did not permit me to get on the air that day “to give a shot” at working them.  This was a disappointment as I love working Special Event Stations, especially those that in anyway commemorate our Military or our Veterans.

Fortunately, Stan WB2LQF announced on the e-mail reflectors about a video posted to YouTube showing the day’s activities.  Here it is:

On a different note, I spent the evening printing out certificates for the 2012 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt.  The top five finishers, as well as the high scorers from each state or province that entered should be seeing something in their mailboxes within the next week or two.

Again – thanks to all for making this inaugural 2012 event a big success!

Lastly – ATTENTION KIT BUILDERS !!!!!!

The ARRL wants your input, as they are looking for recommendations for “easy to build” kits for first time or Newbie kit builders.  The link to the page is: http://www.arrl.org/news/attention-kit-builders-the-arrl-wants-to-hear-from-you.

I recommended the ACME QRP GC100 Gel Cell Charger Kit.  It was easy to build and is highly functional and usable.  What more could you ask for?

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “USS Slater”

  • ROGER KC8KL:

    VERY NICE PRESENTATION.. I WAS STATION ON THE USS WILLARD KEITH DD-775 FOR 2 WEEK TRAINING WHILE IN RESERVES.. I WAS A SNIPE BUT WAS VERY INTERESTED IN RADIO THEN BUT DID NOT GET THE CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED.. I FINALLY GOT LICENSED IN DECEMBER 1975 AND HAVE HAD A BALL SINCE.. I DO LOTS OF DIFFERENT MODES NOW.. ALL THE DIGITAL STUFF AND STILL MY MAIN LOVE IN THE HOBBY IS CW… I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED IT.. DO YOU HAVE A OPERATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR????? I SURE WOULD LOVE TO WORK YOU QRP OR OTHERWISE… EX NAVY BT-2 1964–1970 ROGER SPONAUGLE .. THANKS AND 73..KC8KL

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