{Collins} Exciting News for you FIFI & AM Lovers

The Wings over Dallas Airshow is this weekend starting on Friday: See
http://wingsoverdallas.org/ for more details on the show.

* * * * NEWS FLASH - B29 FIFI Showcase Days - AM on 40 meters Oct. 6-8 * * *

On the weekend of Belton Hamvention, the Ground Demo Station for FIFI - one
of the only two flying B-29 bombers - will spring into action on 40 meters
on 7295 KHz *. If propagation is poor on 40 meters they will also try 20
meters on 14.286 MHz. Ground operations will be conducted on Friday October
6th, Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, Oct. 8th from 9 AM to 5 PM (Maybe 4 PM
on Sunday) Central Daylight Time. This operation is part of the Wings Over
Dallas Air Show at the Dallas Executive Airport.
* * * The Ground Demo Station call will be KM4RC - the same call sign that
FIFI uses when they operate her airborne on long tour flights.
The equipment will be exactly the same as is installed in the restored FIFI
radio position. This includes a Collins ART-13 transmitter with Dynamotor
and the BC-348 receiver. This event has public aircraft ground tours and
some demo flights with passengers. This preclude the radio position coming
on the air - hence the ground demo station for visitors and QSOs.
Chief Ops on Friday are Paul Veenstra, KC0TEG and Loney Duncan, W0GZV.
Saturday's operators will be WA5FWC, Gary Pannell & Paul Veenstra. Then
Loney Duncan, W0GZV will again be Chief Op on Sunday with Grant Laughlin,
W5XJ also operating and helping.
* This Frequency was chosen to keep operations in the General area of the
band to allow more people to work the FIFI station. Note that it is
different than the original announced frequency.

For more information on FIFI and her history:

Come have some fun on AM with FIFI.

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