International Museum Weekends 2015

 

An Amateur Radio Special Event

Taking Place on the Weekends of

Saturday & Sunday 20th / 21th & 27st / 28nd June. Museums On The Air Weekends.

 

Fort Dunree Military Museum will be operated by the Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club this year

Saturday & Sunday 20th / 21th June

Entry No. 5286

 

The club will be active from Greencastle Maritime Museum.

Saturday & Sunday 27th / 28th June

Entry No. 5327

 

Club call EI0CAR

 

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. Making contact with other Museums and the many radio hams worldwide.

The choice of museum is also left very much up to the Radio Clubs involved, however aim is for the largest and/or most unusual site we can find.

The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted. There really is no shortage of venues in which such an event can be staged, no matter where in the world you might live.

During the first IMW in 2002' over 80 museums from all over the world took part. The museums varied from tiny local village museums manned by a single lone operator, to some of the world’s most prestigious ones. These were accompanied by a great number of military museum sites, such as HMS Belfast in London, the Battleship New Jersey in the US, RAF museums as well as very many non-military.

The event has proven itself to be extremely popular and well supported special event particularly amongst the UK and Ireland radio amateur population. It also went down very well at the museums which were used as the venues for the event, and invitations have again been extended for the coming June.  It has shown itself to be a tremendous public relations exercise, as well as all of us having lots of fun over the IMW weekends.

At least part of the intention for this event is to present modern amateur radio to members of the public. What better place to do this than in the very public and well visited areas of the many museums which can be found in most parts of the world?

To visit the International Museum Weekends click HERE

The Museums that we have selected for the week ends

          

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