International Museums Weekends 2014
An Amateur Radio Special Event
Taking Place on the Weekends of
14th - 15th and 21st - 22 June

 

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You, your club, along with your Local Museum are invited to take part in the International Museums Weekends.
As always, this will take place on the third and fourth weekends in June 2014 - the first weekend of which remains the primary weekend, but you are welcome to join us on either or both of the weekends.

As we have a much stronger event administration team, a big international push is in progress for both the IMW and the new IAW for 2014, to bring in many more museum stations.  

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. I would hope for an HF, VHF, and if at all possible, a Ui-View (APRS) packet station to be set up at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you 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 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.

At least part of the intention for this event, is to present modern amateur radio to members of the public and to help us loose some of the stuffy anorak image. 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?

Those clubs and museums which do decide to take part, should please use the free on-site 'Registration' facility. The 'Registration' is simply to assist us in administration of the event and provide those taking part with an indication of how many and exactly where the museums taking part are located. We also send out a participation award to all stations that register.

One of our team Dave M1TWO aka D Tee P Custom Shirts has designed a shirt to go with our events
More Details Here

If you want more information:

Admin & IT Harry M1BYT              EMail

IT & Admin Dave M1TWO              EMail  

IAW Manager M0HEM                   EMail

Awards Manager Hans DE3EAR      EMail

Publicity Officer Sue G6DDS           Email

Or telephone Harry (M1BYT) on +44 (0)113 2866 897 or Mob 075 111 289 33

Note: If you must phone, the landline number on an evening is now the more reliable number to catch me.

 

Please return here regularly for the very latest IMW developments.

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