W6RO – The Wireless Room Aboard the Queen Mary
Established in 1979, W6RO was the
first permanent amateur radio station to be installed aboard a museum
This was the vision of founding manager Nate Brightman, K6OSC, who went on to serve as station manager for
34 years until his recent retirement. The Wireless Room is generally staffed every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm
local time, volunteer availability permitting. We currently have some vacancies available, and local hams are invited
to inquire about joining us as regular crew members. Also, visiting hams may be permitted to operate the station for
a brief period (generally no more than an hour, at the discretion of the Control Operator on duty) and qualify for our
Guest Operator certificate. Inquiries may be directed to John Rogers, KF6TTR: firstname.lastname@example.org
W6RO QSL Procedure
To receive the Queen Mary’s very popular QSL card, just follow these simple steps:
1. During your QSO with W6RO, be sure to copy
your QSO number. It’s always a letter followed by up to four
Specifically ask for it during the QSO if necessary.
2. Send your own QSL card or report to us.
Be sure to include:
- Your QSL card or report (be sure to report the date & time in UTC)
- Your QSO number (preferably in the report area of your card)
- A #10 size (“business” or “long”) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
(USA stations only. * DX stations see below)
Mail it all to:
3. Your W6RO QSL card should arrive in your S.A.S.E. in about 6 to 8 weeks.
* DX QSLs sent “via the bureau” will be returned via
the bureau system. These do not require an S.A.S.E.
Please allow the normal extended time for this process. DX stations wishing to QSL by direct mail must
include a self-addressed #10 envelope and one IRC. An acceptable alternative to an IRC would be
TWO "greenstamps" ($2.00 USD) if that is available to a foreign operator. (Please be advised that the
U.S. Postal Service is no longer issuing IRC's, although they will honor IRC's from other countries.
Also remember that current IRC's expire 31 December 2013. If your QSL request is postmarked after
1 December, there may not be time to process your request before the IRC expires.)
are all volunteers, and we process a large number of QSL requests every
month. If you have not fully
complied with the above procedure, you may not receive your requested W6RO QSL card. We normally
process and send-out cards once per month. There is no avenue provided to check-up on a pending
QSL request. If you did comply with all of the above and we somehow mishandled your request, we mortal
humans humbly apologize. If you have not received your card in a reasonable amount of time, you can either:
- submit a second QSL request, including all of the
above items, with info from your log
- work our station on the air again and submit a new QSL request.
Thanks for your attention.
The W6RO QSL Team
Confidential W/T Equipment of R.M.S "Queen Mary "
RMS Queen Mary you Tube
Amateur radio web sites
INSOMNIAC NET Nightly on 144.330 Simplex @ 11PM
SU9BN AMATEUR RADIO WEB ( EGYPT )
Independent Radio Club WA6IRC www.ladstar.org
Known D-Star Sites http://www.aralb.org/d-star/
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If you would like your Queen Mary photograph in
Queen photo Gallery,
Send me a E-mail WB6VUB with your photo with name & call
Dick & Marilyn KF6HKA KF6GZF
Gerald Fullerton KD6JBL
Cell # 714-939-6220
John Rogers KF6TTR
Retired Asst. W6RO Manger 04-01-2010
11 Years of service