Commissioned 9 April 1941, Battleship

NORTH CAROLINA was the first of the ten fast
battleships of World War II. She participated
in every major naval offensive in the Pacific
area of operations, earning 15 battle stars
before she was decommissioned 27 June 1947.
The ship has been a self-supporting museum,
attraction and the state’s World War II
memorial since 1961.

Members of the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club
conduct ongoing restoration and maintenance of
Radio 2. the ship’s main transmitter station.

Club members put the ship on the air in the
following programs: Hidden Battleship, Museum
Ship’s Weekend (Junel, NCQSO Party (February)
and Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day, They also
offer a guest operator program to licensed hams
who wish to operate SSB or CW from NORTH
CAROLINA, Details of the guest operator proqrarn
may be found on the club’s website at


Posted on

November 13, 2020

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