The Amateur Radio Voice of the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Join us on air at WW1USA during the Centennial commemoration!
The National World War I Museum and Memorial will again partner with amateur radio to host special event station WW1USA from the Museum during the 2015 centennial observance of World War I. The international centennial observance will be held from 2014 through 2018.
The inaugural year in 2014 for WW1USA proved to be incredibly successful. During our 2014 operations, WW1USA logged contacts with over 4,000 amateurs in all 50 United States and in 44 countries worldwide. The station has replied to more than 800 QSL requests with sase and eQSL. More than 150 amateurs and non-amateurs from the Kansas City region participated in the operation ofWW1USA. Nearly 200 amateurs throughout the world requested and received emailed contact certificates. Lookups on this QRZ page exceeded 11,700 in 2014.
These results mean that our mission of raising awareness of the Great War centennial, furthering the National World War I Museum and Memorial's mission of teaching the history and lessons of the war, and providing a positive image of and expanding the awareness of Amateur Radio is being achieved. None of this would be possible without the fraternity of amateur radio operators the world over and particularly those in the Kansas City region. We owe the success of WW1USA to you.
WW1USA has selected several significant dates in 2015 when the station will be on the air. February 7-8 will commemorate the beginning of the War in the Air. May 9-10 will remember the Sinking of the Lusitania (Due to likely inclement weather, the May 9-10 operation has been postponed. A make-up date will be announced soon). September 12-13 highlights Trench Warfare. December 12-13 will commemorate the withdrawal from Gallipoli.
All Amateur Radio operators who present an operator license on any of the above dates will receive $5 admission to the Museum for themselves and up to three guests. No other discounts apply.
The operation of WW1USA often coincides with other events held at the Museum to highlight lessons from the first world war. The public is invited to share the experience by stopping by the station site just south of the entrance to the National Word War I Museum and Memorial during our outdoor operational dates. Some dates will be remote operations and you are welcome to visit us in the Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium lobby where it will be warm and dry. Amateur Radio operators from the Kansas City region will be on hand to answer questions about the station and amateur radio and Museum volunteers will also be available to answer historical questions and to provide information about the Museum and memorial.
Miss us in 2014? See what we did!