For more general information about the WCC Amateur Radio Association contact:
Rob Leiden, K1UI
Amateur Radio Committee
For general information see the Amateur Radio links on the Links page.
See a visitor review at the ARRL site.
The special event station was a cooperative effort between CMMC and the National Seashore. The National Seashore's Barb Dugan, amateur radio call sign N2NS, spent many hours traveling and recruiting operators for the event. These came from all over the state and even from neighboring states. An operating plan was developed that guided the operators when choosing what radio frequencies would be best for that time of day and type of radio transmission. Both radiotelephone and Morse code were used though code was emphasized in honor of the operators who sent the messages that brought the Carpathia to the aid of the stricken vessel.
Several antennas were put into the air just for the event, thanks to support from the Barnstable Amateur Radio Club and several other local hams who generously donated their equipment as well as their time to the effort. Most of these will remain as permanent improvements to CMMC's own amateur radio station, WA1WCC.
Over 500 visitors to CMMC got to observe and talk with the radio operators as they contacted more than 75 countries. In all, more than 2300 stations were contacted during the event, including several other Titanic commemorative special event stations including some overseas.
The amateur radio operators contacted had the opportunity to learn about CMMC and the special event from a talking paper the operators were given for their use. Those radio operators who want a postcard (called a QSL card) acknowledging their on-the-air contact will send a self addressed stamped envelope with their QSL card to a "QSL Manager" at CMMC who will send back a special commemorative QSL.
To see a summary of a prior CMMC-WCC event, see "License in a Weekend."