Saturday, June 02, 2007

US Power Squadron and US Coast Guard Aboard for Safe Boating Week

The US Power Squadrons chose AIMM as the site for their special radio event in support of National Safe Boating Week.

Each year, the US Power Squadrons, a national organization with over 45,000 members dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable, holds National Safe Boating Week at the start of the summer boating season spread the message of safe and responsible boating.

This year, the focus is on life jacket wear and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight jackets.

The Power Squadrons set up two radio stations, one aboard the barge Savannah Lou, and a second station actually in Razorback's radio room. The radio stations were able to talk to many different amateur radio stations across the nation and even as far away as Canada. In just a few hours on Saturday, they were able to make contact with over 200 other ham radio stations across the nation.

Over the weekend, they were able to contact over 400 other ham radio operators. Some were as close as Russellville and as far away as Honduras. The operator from Honduras had even heard of the museum before!

Click here to watch the KTHV story about the story--


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