Welcome to the-
International Museums Weekend 2013
An Amateur Radio special event taking place on
the weekends of 15th & 16th June
and the 22rd & 23rd June 2013
Note:- there are two copies of this website to cover for outages.
There are now working web forms for registrations and registration updates
- Please now avoid the use of direct emails to register.
You, your club, along with your local museum are invited to take part in the tenth 'International Museums Weekend 2013'.
As always, this will take place on the third weekend in June 2013 - which remains the primary weekend. The double weekend has proven extremely popular since 2007 so it has now become a permanent feature of the event. Everyone is welcome to operate on either or both of the weekends.
The events banner above was designed by Maggie (K3XS) for IMW 2002. To download a copy of the above logo for use on QSL cards etc. Click Here Then click.... File > Save As in your browser
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. I would hope 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.
During the first 'International Museums Event 2002' over 80 museums from all over the world took part. The museums varied from tiny local village museums manned by a single lone operator, to some of the worlds most prestigious ones. These were accompanied by a great number of military museum sites, such as HMS Belfast in London, the Battleship New Jersey in the US, RAF museums as well as very many non-military types (see the Museums List).
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 weekend.
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?
Those clubs and museums which do decide to take part, should please use the free on-site 'Registration' facility (button below). The 'Registration' is simply to assist us in administration of the event and provide those taking part with an indication of how many and exactly where the museums taking part are located.
Please return here regularly for the very latest IMW developments.
A desperate plea for some help PLEASE - This event is being organised solely by myself - Harry M1BYT, at Garforth, W. Yorks. If you feel you could provide some help to administer the event and its website - please click here
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Or telephone Harry (M1BYT) on +44 (0)113 2866 897 or Mob 075 111 289 33
Note: If you must phone, the landline number on an evening is now the more reliable number to catch me.