ALERT!! A SATURDAY TACOS ROAD TRIP!!!!!
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 21:56:09 -0500
I think this is a great idea. Would you like to handle the registrations, and then
pass them along to whomever?
Count me in
TRACY WOOD wrote:
> Metro DC Members --
> This Saturday at Tacos I opened an exchange bulletin from the Anne Arundel
> Radio Club. Inside is an announcement for an upcoming tour of now-silent NSS
> Naval Radio Annapolis. Yes, a tour of a longwave transmitting facility.
> Below is an announcement from the bulletin. I have left a message with John
> Cummings to expect some AMRADers. Perhaps we can organize a formal "road
> trip" and have some seafood instead of tacos over in Annapolis after the tour.
> Tracy Wood
> K7UO, Sterling
> FROM THE ANNE ARUNDEL RADIO CLUB BULLETIN
> "HAM ARUNDEL NEWS" - FEB 1998
> Title: Navy Transmitting Facility Tour
> Arrangements are being made to allow interested hams to tour the Navy
> Transmitting Facility (NSS Annapolis). The tentative date is Saturday, April
> Check the Anne Arundel radio Club home page
> (http://www.mindspring.com/~coriolis/aarc.html) for confirmation and more
> details as the date approaches.
> Most have who live in the Annapolis area, or who have crossed the Bay Bridge on
> Route 50 are familiar with the Navy's Greenbury Point antenna farm from a
> distance, but few have been able to visit. The Transmitting Facility area was
> off limits for security reasons until the facility went off the air in January
> 1995. The 1,299 foot tower and all the lower towers are scheduled to be taken
> down over the next few years. Plans call for the transmitting equipment to be
> removed later this year. On April 18 you can tour the inside of the
> transmitter building where you can see the hugh hand-blown vacuum tubes, the
> room which is actually a gigantic
> capacitor, the hand-crafted wooden equipment frames and all the other equipment
> which this one of the world's most powerful radio transmitters. Some of the
> operators who were responsible for keeping this facility on the air
> around the clock will be back to explain the setup and equipment to you.
> John Cummings, N3CZE (410 293-6903) is coordinating this tour with transmistter
> facility staff.
> Take Rt 50 toward Annapolis. At exit 27 follow Rt 450 south toward the
> Navy Academy for one mile. Turn lefgt on Rt 648 ( at the north end of the
> Naval Academy Bridge). Stay on Rt648 through the signal light and past the
> Naval Academy Golf Course. At the empty guard house continue on for another
> half mile. The transmitter building is the large brick building at the end of
> the road.
> NOTE: Please do not attempt to visit the towers or transmitter facility on your
> own. Naval Academy Police to do permit public access to this area.
> John Cummings, N3ZCE
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