National Museum of Industrial History Special Event
UPDATE: We had a great time operating N3I ! We operated for a total of six hours making 167 contacts. That included:
- 35 States
- 6 Canadian provinces
- 5 Pennsylvania Counties
- and two "DX" contacts: Belgium and Ecuador.
Thanks to the museum staff for being such gracious hosts!
Thanks also to our operators: KD2HII, N1WFB, KD2JQK, KG2F, K2FN, KA2PBT
NMIH is located on the Steelstacks campus on the former Bethlehem Steel site. The museum houses over 200 artifacts from across the world, telling the tale of America's industrial might and the evolution of industry over time.
The year from February until November 3rd the museum has been running a special exhibit "Don’t Touch That Dial - 100 Years of Radio" The exhibit features nearly one hundred historic radios and radio components, including rare pieces from the Bethlehem Radio Corporation, ephemera from the now-defunct WKAP, one-of-a-kind artifacts from Bell Labs, and more.
The exhibit also includes a full working amateur radio station. We will operate that station as N3I during the event.
Our event happens to coincide with the PA QSO party. There should be plenty of on-air activity.