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QCWA Caribbean Cruise
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Be Informed HAM HOLIDAYS No. 9.1

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John B. Johnston W3BE


   Hosted by QCWA Southern Wisconsin Chapter No. 162, some 180 members, their families and friends, enjoy spectacular weather for an eastern Caribbean cruise. 


   Shown docked at Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, the Eurodam provided smooth sailing, nightly entertainment, sightseeing, camaraderie and great food.  2,104 passengers; 925 crew.  Gross tonnage 86,700 tons.  Length 935.6 feet.  Width 105.9 feet.  Six engines, 85,824 HP.  Max speed 23.9 knots.  Two Azipods.  Diesel generators consume 75 gallons per mile.


   The QCWA group boarded and disembarked the Eurodam at the Holland America terminal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

   QCWA Directors Val Erwin (l) and host Larry McCalvy greeted members and distributed name tags and programs as passengers boarded the ship.  Larry also recruited an antenna party.

   From the QCWA Board of Directors (seated l to r), Director Val Erwin, Vice-President Ken Oelke, Director Larry McCalvy and Past-President John B. Johnston.


   Sunday was at sea, where Director Larry McCalvy arranged for a series of informative presentations on ham radio topics.


   On Monday, the ship docked at Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, for a day of beach lounging, shopping and sightseeing.  Fresh breeze, sunny sky, 86ºF. 


   In Puerto Rico, some of the group travelled to the Arecibo Radio Observatory, while others toured new and old San Juan with a knowledgeable guide.


  While at sea, QCWA Vice-President Ken Oelke (r) inspects the QCWA ham station installation.


  QCWA Chesapeake Chapter No. 20 attendees gather in the Crows Nest lounge for this photo.  (l to r) John & Betty Johnston, Debbie and Al Brown, Wanda and Jim Montgomery.


  The next port was beautiful Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, a short ride to St. Thomas for shopping and sightseeing. 


   One of the unofficial greeters at Charlotte Amalie, VI.