Update – 12 July 2011: I received word this morning that the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum wanted the name of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Radio Club blog/website changed. As editor of the site, I was working under the assumption that the founders of the club had the club’s name approved by the museum and that it would extend to a web presence. Apparently I was wrong. Understanding that the museum would want to control the use of it’s name and image, I have deleted the site. The articles linked to in this post are still available on K4GTM’s Blog.
Late June and early July have seen a flurry of activity and great progress on work that is being done by Savannah area amateur operators on the radio room of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum‘s B-17 “City of Savannah.” Over the last couple of weeks, a power supply has been established, cabling run, radios installed, and an antenna system built. In just a few short days, it is hoped that the station will be on the air as WW2COS; keep an ear out on the amateur HF bands this Wednesday, 13 July!
- June 29, 2011 B-17 Radio Compartment Progress
- July 2, 2011 B-17 Radio Work
- July 6th, 2011 B-17 Radio Work
- Getting Closer To Transmitting from “The City of Savannah”
- B-17 Radio Room Workday July 9, 2011
For another perspective on the work that’s been being done on the “City of Savannah” read this excellent post by my friend Kevin Bell, KW4B: