GB1SOI Celebrating 150th Anniversary

The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society (IOMARS) are holding an SES 08th-15th November 2013.

The Star of India was built at the Ramsey ship yard (Ramsey IOM) in 1863, it was launched as the Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route.

The vessel was retired in 1926 and was restored in 1962–63, it is now a seaworthy museum ship at the Maritime museum of San Diego, USA.
The vessel is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating.

The society have been asked by the Ramsey town commissioners to assist in communication with the San Diego museum over the weekend of 09th-11th November 2013, whilst both Ramsey and San Diego hold civic events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its launch. Various methods will be used including, Skype, UHF & echolink and HF....

Isle of Man ARS


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