USS Salem, Call For Volunteers, March 27, 2004

USS Salem ARC QSL cardWA1I writes on CEMARC-list:

Last Saturday with the scouts was a great success. Thanks to all who helped!

We will have approximately 68 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend. I am looking for 4-5 volunteers to handle both the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF Demos. All activities are from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday (3/27/04).

We have already arranged an IRLP sched with McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which is always popular with both the scouts and the operators.

No prior experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes!

Please email me ASAP at if you will help!

K1USN Volunteers Needed 3/20/2004

USS Salem ARC QSL card“JC” Cunningham, W1AI writes:

Modifications are being made to the ship (adding fire alarm switches, etc.) so that scouts will be allowed to sleep overnight again soon. Meanwhile, participation in the scouting program remains relatively low.

We will have 41 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend, so the organizers have requested that we only have one activity. We will be doing a combination of Intro to Amateur Radio and HF & VHF Demos in Radio 5 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

I currently have 2 volunteers who have signed up. It would be really nice to have one more volunteer, so that we can have the VHF station and both HF stations operating. No experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes! Please email me at if you can be there!


JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator

Ham Radio Demo Volunteers Needed, January 10, 2004

USS Salem ARCW1AI writes:

“The USS Salem will be hosting its first group of scouts for 2004 on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. I need 4+ volunteers so we can do the Morse code presentations and Radio 5 demos. Your help is needed, whether or not you have previous experience. We can show you everything you need to know.

I have to let the USS Salem know whether we have enough volunteers, so please let me know ASAP whether I can count you in! The only other weekend in January that the USS Salem has scouts scheduled is 1/31.

I am also still seeking a replacement volunteer coordinator. Please let me know if you might be interested.”



USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator

U.S.S. Salem RC On For FISTS “Coast-to-Coast” Operating Event

straight keyPi, K1RV wrote:

Hello to all other FISTS Club stations!

As stated before, the USS Salem Radio Club – K1USN (FISTS # 9239) plans to be active all day on Sunday September 14th from onboard the USS Salem. We are planning to operate several stations and will be using a variety of straight keys, paddles and bugs during the day. We intend to also fire up some of the USS Salem vintage radio gear on 7058 (±)! We hope to have lots of members participate onboard.We are hoping to have some good participation from other Clubs as well. We are fortunate to have K1VV – Whitey as one of our USS Salem members. He has recently been putting together some fantastic video CD and DVD presentations. He has done them for the Marconi 100th Anniversary event ( KM1CC ), New England Steam and Wireless Museum ( Rhode Island ), W1NZR Field Day ( Ft. Burnside, RI ) and has just completed a presentation about the recent International Lighthouse Weekend activities at N1P ( Ned’s Point ) and N1L ( Boston ) Lighthouses.

These are SUPER for promoting Ham Radio to the general public as well as for presentations at Club meetings. He is now working on a video presentation focusing on FISTS and the C2C weekend! He will be onboard the USS Salem taking photos and conducting interviews. He has requested that all of the participating FISTS Club stations send him two photos ( only two because his dial-up server will be swamped! ) accompanied by the names/callsigns of those in the photos. You could also send a brief summary of comments and highlights from your operation. Whitey’s e-mail address is

If you have anything additional to send such as more photos, etc. please send them via snail mail to his Callbook address.

The final product video CD should be something that will be a useful and valuable resource for FISTS. I’ve already spoken with Nancy-WZ8C and she will get the first copy. We discussed having her get someone from FISTS to work with her to make additional copies to distribute to FISTS Clubs and individual members. This FISTS Promotional video can be distributed freely and copied by FISTS members making sure to give artistic credit to K1VV!

In light of the recent WARC regulation changes regarding elimination of the Morse requirement; we FISTS members need to do our part to find a new way to attract people to WANT to use CW and carry on the legacy.

73, Pi – K1RV FISTS # 7012