New Jersey Amateur Radio Station (BNJARS)
2003 ACTIVITY PAGE
Day 2003 | Memorial Day 2003 | Museum
Ship Weekend 2003 |
| JOTA Oct 2003 |
Day - Jan 4, 2003
|This was a spur
of the moment participation but it worked well. We had several visitors
stop in and the kids seemed to have a good time talking to other stations.
CW Sprint - Feb 2003
| Harry, AA2WN, organized
the participation in the FISTS CW Sprint between 1200 - 1600 EST. We had
two stations on the air for the full 4-hour period and made a total of
84 contacts. These contacts included working over 2 dozen different states
as well as a couple European FISTS members. Our total score was just under
11,000, which placed us well in the Club entry category. Special thanks
to our outstanding operators: Chris WK2W, Dave K2UDA, Wayne WA2VOY.
Day - May 2003
A big THANK YOU to all who participated, and to our hosts the HPA, in
supporting our 60th Anniversary Special Event operation. Those who requested
a certifcate received one with a picture of the original radio room crew
and the signature of an original Plank Owner and radioman - Bob Westcott,
W2MAS. At times we had 3 HF and 1 VHF station on the air simultaneously.
Total of 467 Contacts:
SSB 346 CW 33
Countries Contacted: 24 -
Most distant was Sydney Australia.
US States and Canadian Provinces: 47
W2MAS as he signs the special certificates.
Ship Weekend - July 2003
Well, Museum Ships Weekend
is behind us now. What a great weekend it was. We had a total of 30 operators
manning the various stations. We were "spotted" on the worldwide
packet cluster at least 18 times and the pile-ups were continuous in spite
of the relatively poor band conditions.
Of the 1004 contacts we made
using 8 different modes, here is a breakdown of what we worked:
Using all Navy equipment
One AM station using RBC
receiver and AN/URT-23.
18 CW stations using the
AN/URT-23 & Harris Receiver.
We worked 1 SSB station using
all Navy equipment - using R-390 & AN/URT-23.
Among the military participants
worked during this time was COMLANTFLT HQ in Norfolk VA, making it an all
to Club Event - Sept 14, 2003
The Battleship New Jersey
ARS signed up to participate in the FISTS International Morse Preservation
Society's "Club to Club" Contest which was held from 0000z -
2359z Sept 14 2003. Our FIST number is 9262.
Our score for this event
on the Air (JOTA)- Oct 2003
|The Scouting Jamboree on the Air
(JOTA) event was a success. Thanks to Doug Gehring, WA2NPD, for running
the event, all who supported it. We had 37 Scouts and Scouters (including
six Girl Scouts) participate representing seven units in the immediate
southern NJ area. Everyone successfully talked to at least one other participating
JOTA radio station somewhere in the world and the Battleship provided many
Scouts at the other stations the thrill of talking with someone aboard
the "Big J."
|Especially exciting was the time
spent in the Battleship TV Studio, thanks to Ebe Helm and the Sea Cadets.
The cadets went a little further and conducted a short interview with our
very own Bob Westcott, W2MAS, who is a 1943 plank owner. At least two units
also took the regular tour afterwards. Many photographs were taken to commemorate
|The ship's radio equipment (thanks
to Harry and Dave) performed flawlessly and we had more than sufficient
operators to handle the control operator chores. Margaret prepared Battleship
JOTA Participation cards, and all participants received their completed
cards. JOTA patches will be presented to each participant as soon as they
|On Sunday we had several girl scouts arrive to
participate in JOTA. Harry, AA2WN and Dave, WA2TVS, were there to help
the girls make several contacts. Even the scout leaders joined in and all
had a great time and plan to come back next year.
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