Friday, June 02, 2023

Museum Ships Weekend

This weekend, June 3rd and 4th, is the Annual Museum Ships Weekend and there will be plenty on the air! Of course, I am partial to this one:

The USS New Jersey, which has been re-outfitted several times, now rests permanently, docked at Camden, NJ, right next to our State Aquarium. The USS New Jersey is the most highly decorated battleship in Naval history.  A little known fact is that the New Jersey was originally designated to be the platform on which the formal ending of WW II was to take place, but because President Truman was from Missouri ...... well, you know how that turned out.

This is an international event and is not exclusive to North America alone. A list of participating ships can be found here.

Of course, I have another busy Saturday planned, including pulling CERT duty at a statewide track meet being held at our high school athletic field in South Plainfield. But ........ Sunday is looking good with nice weather to boot! I cleaned off the patio table last weekend, so I'm hoping that Sunday will be a good time to break out the KX3 and the magloop out in the backyard for some museum ship hunting.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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