K3MGY, the Titanic Special Event Station

April 18, 2012 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

On this past Saturday, April 14th, I was tuning around to see if I could pick up one of the stations which was activated to celebrate (is that the right word) the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. I quickly found K3MGY in Baltimore, and recorded an hour of their operation on twenty meters. Not the most compelling audio, as my setup is pretty crude by most standards, but K3MGY’s signal was strong, and I could often hear both sides of the QSO. If you want to hear what it’s like to be using my dining room shack, go ahead and download the 27 megabytes, grab a Diet coke, and close your eyes: it’ll be just like being there.

April 14th, 2012 recording of station K3MGY (MP3, 27 megabytes)

Warning: it’s just raw, unedited audio. Repeat. Raw, unedited audio. You will find it boring, unless you are crazy like me.


Comment from Elwood Downey, WB0OEW
Time 4/18/2012 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for posting, makes a nice background sound. Interesting how often the MGY op can’t make out enough to even narrow the field.

BTW: new arithmetic test is MUCH appreciated.