On Saturday, February 27, about fifty 4th and 5th grade students of Dorothy Grant Elementary School in Fontana, California and their families visited the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and the United Radio Amateur Club (K6AA).
The students are members of the school’s ham radio club, Dorothy Grant Elementary School Amateur Radio Club, K6DGE under the direction of Beverly Matheson, WA6BK.
Several club members have already passed their Technician Class exam including Suzette, KK6TQK and Jocelyn, KK6TQS.
Not only are the students active DXers, but David Collingham, K3LP, co-leader of the recent VP8 DXpedition to South Sandwich/South Georgia is the K6DGE club license trustee and an alumnus of the school.
URAC would like to welcome the 3 Navy vessels to the Port of LA. Today they started onboard tours. While tours are sold out for this weekend, for a great view take a Harbor Cruise and get a good look at them from the water. That’s what I did.
Here are a few photos I took during my Harbor cruise …
August 15th was a beautiful sunny day for many URAC and Coast Guard Auxiliary members who gathered at the Point Fermin Lighthouse for the yearly International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Located with a great view overlooking the ocean, good food and camaraderie were shared by all.
This past week was the Festival of Tall Ships in the Port of Los Angeles. There was a nice selection of Tall Ships present and, from what I heard, it was a big success with thousands visiting the ships. The SS Lane Victory was moved from its regular mooring to just behind the USS Iowa, and both ships were quite packed with visitors.
Along with many others, I enjoyed a Harbor Cruise which provided a nice close up look at the ships. An added bonus was the Big Rubber Ducky which was towed down the channel. The Harbor Cruise was a terrific way to see the ships. As in years past, the Tall Ships were really nice to see.
We all welcome the US Navy to San Pedro, with the USS Spruance and the USS Anchorage on display for Navy Days. To control access, reservations were required to tour the ships. The reservations were free, and as anticipated all had been given away. One of the fortunate ones, I was able to procure tickets to visit the ships in the morning with a friend. Here are 2 Pictures of the visiting ship of the Best Navy in the World. Pictures taken from Harbor Cruise on Fiesta Harbour Cruises.
K6AA, representing the army tugboat ST-695 Angels Gate, participated in Museum Ships Weekend June 7-8th, 2014. We were on the air for 11 hours during that time, made 84 contacts and 14 other Museum Ships. If you worked us and want the special QSL card please contact us per the directions in qrz.com. Thanks to all the operators: Scotty, John L., John R, Neal, and Tom.