April, 2016 WA1WCC Celebrated WCC's 95th birthday.
The WCC staffers and volunteers thank all stations that participated in our special event honoring the 95th birthday of RCA coast station WCC.
OF RCA COASTAL STATION WCC
On April 18, 1921, at 1:30 pm, RCA marine station WCC was opened for general public service. In due course, RCA proclaimed WCC to be "The World's Greatest Coastal Station".
From the Superintendent's Diary:
In April, 2016, WA1WCC commemorated the occasion with a Special Event, from 1400Z April 17 to 2359Z April 18 on multiple bands, CW and SSB.
All radio amateurs were invited to participate. QSL and Certificate offered (w/sase). Hams who learned CW by copying WCC press and traffic to ships on the high seas were especially welcome, as were former ship Radio Officers.
At 1730Z April 18 2016, exactly 95 years after the time recorded in the Superintendent's Diary, the anniversary was marked with a special CW bulletin on 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15 meters.
= Text of the commemorative bulletin =
WA1WCC WAS ACTIVATED FOR STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT 2016
Thanks for the QSOs during SKN 2016, as WA1WCC celebrated the traditions of WCC brasspounders who kept maritime radio afloat for most of the 20th century. Be sure to send in your QSL requests.
WA1WCC ON THE AIR MARITIME RADIO DAY (MRD) AND INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY (IMD)
Thanks to all participants during MRD and IMD 2016.
It seemed like a good turnout from this end. Don't forget to submit your logs.