“Whitey” Doherty, K1VV writes:
RADIO MARITIME DAY from 8:00 AM EDST (1200 UTC) APRIL 14 to 8:00 AM EDST (1200 UTC) April 15, 2007. See http://www.radiomaritimeday.org:80/ for rules and details.
This an all CW special event. Former maritime radio operators will be calling “CQ MRD”. The exchange will be their Name and their last Ship Call Sign, “Op Bob last ship NEGX NEGX”.
The ship and shore operators will adjust their CW speed for the slower CW operators.
Taking part from EMA will be:
W1AAX / WFQB, Overseas Marilyn (Grain Carrier)
W1QWT / NEGX USS Fulton AS-11( Submarine Tender).
K1VV / NJPJ Reliance WMEC 615( USCG Cutter).
Ship Photo QSL cards will be used by the ship operators.
There will be several hundred former ship and shore based maritime radio operators worldwide taking part. The list of operators and their ships and shore stations is listed on the Radio Maritime Day web page.
If you are interested in collecting some “one of a kind” unique QSL cards, this is an event you should tune into.
Suggested RMD FREQUENCIES LIST
Plus / minus 5kc/s
1824 khz, 3520 khz, 7020 khz, 14052 khz, 21052 khz, 28052 khz
Since some of these frequencies are in the Extra Class part of the band for 80 and 40 meters so we will start on 3552 khz at 8:00 AM on April 14th, then go to 7252 khz about 9:00 AM. Operating frequencies are +- 5 khz.
73 Whitey K1VV / NJPJ