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 W6RO’s very popular Queen Mary QSL card, just follow these simple steps:
1. During your QSO with W6RO, be sure to copy your QSO number. Specifically ask for it during the QSO if necessary.
2. Send your own QSL card, or a report on a piece of paper if you don’t have a QSL card, to us. Be sure to include:
Your QSL card or report (report the contact date & time as UTC)
Your QSO number (preferably in the report area of your card)
(business size) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. Our QSL card is a
full 4” x 9” and we hate to have to fold it to fit smaller envelopes.
(* DX stations see below)
Mail it all to:
W6RO – QSL
P.O. Box 7493
Long Beach, CA 90807
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:
or two US ‘greenstamps’ if you have them.
are never required but always appreciated. Our QSL Team uses any greenstamps
to help fund the QSL operation only. We thank you for your generosity!
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. Due to the workload, 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 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
Thanks for your attention.
The W6RO QSL Team
RMS Queen Mary you Tube
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 to WB6VUB with your photo with name & call
Dick & Marilyn KF6HKA KF6GZF
Gerald Fullerton KD6JBL
John Rogers KF6TTR
Retired Asst. W6RO Manger 04-01-2010
11 Years of service
See John Biography