Thanks for posting the pictures, Steve - hoping someone would do
IIRC equipment rack from top to bottom:
Windows 10 and Linux servers
Icom 7100 with what looks like a SCS modems
Icom 7200 x2; ditto SCS modems
Yaesu 8800 x3
D-Star transceiver (model?)
Radio over IP equipment
Big old power supply at the bottom.
Appreciate and fills/corrections anyone might have. I going to
have a station just like this someday - as soon as I can talk Pat
into letting me paint the house white. Already have the Red
Bottom picture was the results of their ham radio team
contacting all seven continents via WSPR over a 24 hour period.
BTW here is USNS Mercy leaving San Diego in 2008. "Doghouse"
that was mentioned is probably the structure topside just aft of
the middle of the ship (between the second and third cross), next
to the radome that I suspect houses the satellite communications
antennas. On the original picture from the Wikipedia article you
can make out some of the antennas forward of the doghouse.
Neat presentation! 878 donation was a nice touch.
Jer aka AK6QJ
On 5/9/2020 10:07 PM, Steve wrote:
If you happened to miss the PAPA online meeting today (Bob!) the
guest speakers were hams aboard the USNS Mercy, discussing their
ham shack - K6MRC. See photo below.
They have a lot of gear as you can see, but no DMR. (The Comfort
does not have a ham shack.)
On their humanitarian missions around the world sometimes ham
radio is the best if not the only communication method.
Each PAPA meeting has 1 or more door prizes depending on how many
tickets are sold. One of today's prizes was an Anytone 878. The
winner donated it to the ship's crew. The club is going to donate
a 578 as well.