Now normally the radio club I belong to drives out to Hay Bay to the cottage of Don, VE3MNE, and spends a delightful weekend at his cottage. Last year, according to the scores published in QST we came third in North America and first in Canada in the 5A category.
So this year we find ourselves in the position of having out grown Don's cottage and in need of a second operating location. There really are not that many good locations around Kingston where we can conduct Field Day. But this year we have hit the jackpot of all Kingston locations.
Maritime Museum of the Great Lakes here in Kingston.
CCGS Alexander Henry is a former Canadian Coast Guard light icebreaker and buoy tender on the Great Lakes. Built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company in what is now Thunder Bay, she was launched in 1958 and retired in 1984. She has been laid up in the drydock at the Maritime Museum for a number of years and is actually run during the summer months as a Bed and Breakfast location.
So give a listen for VE3FRG this Field Day, the station will be operating from the actual radio room aboard the ship.