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International Museums Weekends 2018

16th – 17th & 23rd – 24th June 2018, Fort Dunree Military Museum

For more details visit: www.radio-amateur-events.org

An Amateur Radio Special Event

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.

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.

Fort Dunree 3

© Image courtesy of Fort Dunree http://www.dunree.pro.ie

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 worlds 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 types (see the Museums List).

The event has proven itself to be extremely popular and well supported special event particularly amongst the UK 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.

  • The club will be active from Fort Dunree Museum. Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.
    www.dunree.pro.ie

 

Contact:

Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club Peter Homer

Tel: +353 (0) 85 1339158

E-mail: peter@malinhead.net

Web: www.echoireland.com

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