Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station (BNJARS)
2002 ACTIVITY PAGE
The simultaneous transmission capabilities of the ship were put to the test. NJ2BB was on the air operating CW in public view, while positions Ham-2 and Ham-3 operated SSB. Combined with the 2-meter and 440 activity resulted in 3 HF and 2 VHF/UHF operating stations plus two packet stations, for a grand total of 7 rigs on air at the same time!
The Museum Ship Special Event weekend was a big success, with 18 members participating. Event coordinator Harry Bryant reported that almost 1200 QSO's were made, using phone, CW and PSK modes. The breakdown is as follows:
Mode QSO's The total score reported was 1172 (there were 18 dupes). The event ran from 0000z on 20 July (8 pm Friday night EDT) until 2300 on 21 July. Horrendous thunderstorms did not deter the operators Friday night, but did cause the food to be dumped onto the deck, forcing participants to eat desserts for dinner!
The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station participated in its first official ARRL contest on Dec 15-16, 2001. We participated in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest in the Multi-operator/single transmitter/mixed mode class.