For the 14th consecutive year, members of the Stu Rockafellow Amateur Radio Society will be traveling to Whitefish Point, MI and Paradise, MI to do a ham radio ‘Special Event’ “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald”. The Fitzgerald went down with her crew of 29 on November 10th 1975 in Lake Superior approximately 17 miles from Whitefish Point, MI. This marks the 35th year of that tragedy.
The call sign used at Whitefish Point will be N8F and the call sign used at Paradise, MI (11 miles South of Whitefish Point) will be K8F. The Whitefish Point Lighthouse # is USA 887. We expect to be operational Friday November 5th thru Sunday November 7th with up to 4 stations.
Our target frequencies are 3860, 7240, 14260, 18160*, 21360, and 28360* (kHz SSB) (* secondary) NOTE: CW operation is not planned.
Only a certificate will be available. Send a 9x12 SASE (N8F / K8F only) to W8VS - Richard Barker 264 N. East St. Brighton, MI. 48116. E-Mail Rich - W8VS
PLEASE OBSERVE THE CORRECT QSL ROUTES!
Also, teaming up with us this year are:
1: The Livonia Amateur Radio Club from Livonia, MI. using the call sign W8F and operating from the Dossin Museum, Sun. Nov. 7th , located on Belle Isle in the Detroit River.
2: The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association from Stillwater, MN, using the call sign W0JH, operating 3 stations from the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park at the west end of Lake Superior ( Lighthouse # USA 783 ).
Links Of Interest:
Livonia Amateur Radio Club W8F
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association W0JH
Fitzgerald Web site
Shipwreck Museum Web Site
Split Rock St. Park