West Tyrone ARC will this year be taking part in the Museums On The Air weekend. This year we will be located at The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh and will run for 48 hours over the weekend of June 18th/19th 2016 . We will have a station set up at the main entrance of the park with another in the park and will be operating many different modes using the call GB1AFP.
Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. This offers a great day out for all the family.
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.