Amateur Radio N4KC -- Don Keith

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DON KEITH N4KC IS AVAILABLE FOR AMATEUR RADIO CLUB PROGRAMS, HAMFEST FORUMS, AND OTHER EVENTS, EITHER IN PERSON OR VIA SKYPE.  FOR INFO, DETAILS, AND POTENTIAL TOPICS, CONTACT DON AT N4KC@DONKEITH.COM.

 

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August 2 and 3, 2008 -- Special On-air Operating Event Held at USS Nautilus, Groton, CT

(Read a complete recap of this event HERE)

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the voyage to the North Pole by USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine and the first vessel to go to the Pole, N4KC headed up a special ham radio event. With the assistance of members of the Southern New England Navy-Marine Corps Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) and the Submarine Base Amateur Radio Club, ham radio stations operated all weekend from near Historic Ship Nautilus and the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Connecticut. The event was to call attention to the historic anniversary. Nautilus actually reached the North Pole on the evening of August 3, 1958, 11:15 PM Eastern time. The station used the specially-issued callsign of N9N, recalling "Nautilus 90 North," the message sent to President Dwight Eisenhower as soon as the ship emerged from beneath the ice pack after successfully crossing the top of the world from Pacific to Atlantic. (The North Pole is at 90 degrees north latitude.)

N9N Card

For details and updates on this event, visit the N9N listing on QRZ.com or N4KC's blog. A commemorative QSL (see above) is available to all stations who send a confirmation of contact with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: N4KC, 40 Red Stick Road, Indian Springs Village, AL 35124. QSL requests received so far have all been filled. If you sent a card and did not get one in return, please send again with SASE.  We made more than 2,000 contacts with amateur radio stations in all 50 states and 26 countries.

N4KC's book, co-written with Captain William Anderson, the skipper of Nautilus for that historic voyage, was released just prior to the anniversary. The Ice Diaries tells the complete story of an event recently dubbed by Time Books as one of mankind's greatest adventures.


40 Red Stick Road, Indian Springs Village, Alabama 35124 -- Shelby County -- Grid: EM63oh
Co-ordinates: 33.315662 N / 86.807244 W