Monday, November 10, 2008

Peacemaker Ship

On Saturday morning we held a VE Session here in town and upgraded seven technicians to general class operators. We also had two young men successfully test for thier technician license. These two men are crew members on a sailing vessel called the Peacemake that is currently berthed at River Street on the Savannah River near the Hyatt. After the VE session Bill K4WP, Ra N4RVM, and myself went downtown and recieved a personalized tour of the ship. What a treat. We got to spend quite a bit of time on the bridge and had a great conversation with the captain as well as the 1st mate who is an Extra class operator. They have a Yaesu FT-450 for HF operations and an FT-8800 for VHF/UHF operation. With four HAMs on the ship now and with the fact that they plan to stay in Savannah for the winter, you may hear them on the air here locally. Yachiyl is the name of the 1st Mate and his callsign is NB1X.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Morning Guy,
Your blog post of our visit to the "Peacemaker" Sat. morning was very interesting. Good Job!!!! Would love to go for a sail on a huge vessel like this and see the crew in action with this many sails & lines to handle.
Bill K4WP