The USS Orleck Amateur Radio Station and the North Florida Amateur Radio Society will be holding a “Navy Days” special ham radio event Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 8:00am until 6:00pm. Operators will be on board the ship broadcasting from Radio Central with call sign K4D on 20- and 40-meter bands.
The Navy Days event celebrates significant anniversaries for the Navy and the City of Jacksonville that occur the fourth quarter of the year as follows:
US NAVY Birthday Established
US MARINE CORPS Birthday Established
NAS Jacksonville Commissioned
NAS Cecil Field (Originally NAAS)
NAVAL Station Mayport Commissioned
USS Orleck Keel Laid
USS Orleck Commissioned
Veteran’s Day Established
October 13, 1775
November 10, 1775
November 28, 1944
September 15, 1945
November 11, 1954
If you would like to visit the USS Orleck during open hours of 9:00am until 4:00pm mention K4D at the ticket booth for the discounted admission price of $10. You may tour the entire ship and visit Radio Central to see the ham operators in action!