Tuesday, April 24, 2012

W0S Special Event

Unless you've been living under a rock and not had access to any media you've probably heard about the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster.  A couple Saturdays ago I was listening to 40 meter CW on my ham radio and I noticed this station with a short callsign calling CQ and taking calls from other ham stations.  I waited for an opening and jumped in and made contact.  Later that day I sent out my QSL card and a SASE to confirm the contact and a short nine days later I found the above special event QSL in my mailbox.  Talk about running a tight ship that's about the quickest return I've ever seen from a special event station. 

The cool thing about this contact is we used the same mode of wireless communication -radio and Morse Code keying that was used on that fateful night 100 years ago.  A great tribute to those wireless operators aboard the Titanic, Carpathia and American shore stations without whose valiant efforts many more souls would have surely been lost.


  1. Really nice card...haven't worked the latest special event station. Always have an ear open for these. Perhaps I'll hear them yet?