International Museums Weekends 2017

22:07 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

17 - 25 June 2017


This is an Amateur Radio Special Event taking place on the weekends of 17th - 18th and 24th - 25th June, 2017.

This will be held on the third and fourth weekends in June 2017 - the first weekend of which remains the primary weekend, but you are welcome to join us on either or both of the weekends.

As we have a much stronger event administration team, a big international push is in progress for both the IMW and the new IAW for 2017, to bring in many more museum stations.

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. The Sponsor hopes for an HF, VHF, and if at all possible, a Ui-View (APRS) packet station to be set up at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find.

The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted. There really is no shortage of venues in which such an event can be staged, no matter where in the world you might live.

The event has proven itself to be extremely popular and well supported special event particularly amongst the UK radio amateur population. It also went down very well at the museums which were used as the venues for the event, and invitations have again been extended for the coming June. It has shown itself to be a tremendous public relations exercise, as well as all of us having lots of fun over the IMW weekends. At least part of the intention for this event, is to present modern amateur radio to members of the public and to help us loose some of the stuffy anorak image. What better place to do this than in the very public and well visited areas of the many museums which can be found in most parts of the world?


1. Awards will be provided in PDF format sent out by E-Mail and will be free of charge.

2. Requirements:
     a. The awards will be issued for contacting either 5 or 20 IMW registered stations worked, and the requirement for SWLs is for 10 registered stations heard.
     b. To claim the awards send a log extract with your Email Address, Name and Call-Sign.
     c. Your logs should also include, registration number from the IMW website list, call of the museum station worked, date, time in UTC, Band, Mode, and in case of SWLs: the call sign of the station worked by the museum station.

3. Please include all IMW stations worked since the Awards will show the exact number of IMW stations, not just the required 5 or 20 or 10.

4. The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer DE3EAR, by EMail.



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