Welcome to the-
International Museums Weekend 2003
An Amateur Radio special event taking place on
the weekend of 14th & 15th June 2003
You, your club, along with your local
museum are invited to take part in the second 'International Museums
Weekend 2003', which will take place on the third weekend in June (14th
The events banner above was designed by Maggie (K3XS) for IMW 2002
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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 you can find.
During the first 'International Museums Event 2002' over 80 museums from all over the world took part. The museums varied from tiny local village museums manned by a single lone operator, to some of the worlds most prestigious ones. These were accompanied by a great number of military museum sites, such as HMS Belfast in London, the Battleship New Jersey in the US, RAF museums as well as very many non-military types (see the Museums List). This will be the third year of the Museums Event.
The event proved to be extremely popular and well supported special event particularly amongst the UK radio amateur population. It also went down very well at the museums which were used as the venues for the event, and invitations have again been extended for 2003. It was a tremendous public relations exercise, as well as all of us having lots of fun over the weekend.
At least part of the intention for this event, will be to present modern amateur radio to members of the public and to help shed us of the stuffy anorak image. What better place to do this than in the very public and well visited areas of the many museums which can be found in most parts of the world?
Those clubs and museums which do decide to take part, should please use the free on-site 'Registration' facility (button below). The 'Registration' is simply to assist us in administration of the events Award scheme, and provide those taking part with an indication of how many and exactly where the museums taking part are located. The small amount of money left over from the Award scheme, is to be donated to a registered charity.
This event is being organised by myself, Harry M1BYT, at Garforth, W. Yorks, UK, and the help and assistance of several local amateur radio clubs.
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Last update 12th April 2003
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