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Ham Radio Aboard the USS Wisconsin


Museum Ships on the Air - boatanchor style

Ham Radio History 0 Comments 06/09/2022 


Posted By: Robert Nickels (W9RAN)
Posted on 06/09/2022

Most of the museum ships of today were still in active service during the DX-60 era, including the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa-class battleship that is presently a popular museum ship at Norfolk, VA. 

While this video is mostly about the ship and the modern gear used for SSB, there's a brief section near the end that shows DX-60 net fan and contributor Marty KK4RF at the key of the TCS transmitter and receiver that is part of the authentic  military radio installation at N4WIS.

A big "thanks" to Marty and the other club members and volunteers who keeps this great piece of radio history alive and on the air!


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