Saturday, April 16, 2011
The radio room of the B-17 “City of Savannah” at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is getting closer and closer to becoming operational. One of the goals is to have an operational amateur radio station in the Bomber that can participate in educational activities at the museum and participate in various special events throughout the year. To pursue that goal and to obtain a callsign unique to the “City of Savannah,” a group of amateur operators is forming the The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Radio Club.
The object of the The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Radio Club is not to replace one of the existing clubs in Savannah, but simply to support the operation of the B-17′s radio station. Along those lines, there will be no dues, although the club will be able to solicit and receive donations. A licensed Amateur Radio Operator of any grade will be eligible to become a General Member. Anyone with a genuine interest in Amateur Radio, but not yet licensed, will be eligible to become an Associate Member.
Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Stay tuned to this blog as well as the nets and newsletters of the Amateur Radio Club of Savannah and the Coastal Amateur Radio Society for more information. You can also contact Steve Jonas, K4SDJ at k4sdj @ comcast.net.