W0JH Special Event “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald”
Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota
October 31 & November 1, 2015
The Handiham-affiliated Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) commemorated the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Using the club’s call sign, W0JH, 20 SARA membersoperated from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (ARLHS USA 783) in Lake County, MN. This year marks the 40th anniversary of ship’s mysterious sinking. (Special Events listing on ARRL web site & Nov. QST, page 99)
“This is the eleventh consecutive year we’ve participated in this special event from the shores of Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior),” according to SARA special events chair, Dave Glas (WØOXB). “For our operators and more than a thousand hams around the world, it’s been a very popular event that pays tribute to all hands lost on the famous iron ore carrier. Special TNX to the Radio City and Courage Kenny Handiham organizations for supporting our event!”
Don’t forget to request an electronic QSL certificate.
Send request to: SplitRock2015@radioham.org
Be sure to include all standard QSL info:
Callsign, Date, Time (UTC), Band/Frequency, Mode and Report (RST).
QSL requests will only be fulfilled via e-mail (PDF).
Visit SARA web site: www.radioham.org.
Amateur Radio supplier Radio City, Inc. is sponsoring this SARA event along with the Courage Kenny Handiham Program. The major radio equipment used (HF transceivers, antenna tuners, power supplies, etc.) is provided gratis. Radio City is promoting the event at their Mounds View, MN store and on their web site: www.radioinc.com.