SNARS will have a great display featuring a live demo of landline telegraph, Special Event Station N7V commemorating Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood, informational displays on early telegraph and its importance to Nevada, the Washoe County EMCOMM-1 truck showing off its emergency comms capabilities, and lots of ARRL handouts.
We will be located on the Capitol grounds adjacent to Carson Street by the Capitol Building, near the Adolph Sutro statue. N7V will run 20 meters phone (14270+/-) from the EMCOMM-1 truck, and remote 40 (7240+/-) and 15 meters (21370 +/-) phone up to Virginia City via K5RC/W7RN.
The landline telegraph demo will use early telegraph keys and landline sounders to resend parts of the Nevada Constitution via this historical, and now unused, means.
Visitors are also welcome to try their hand at sending some of the Constitution.
There will be displays about telegraphy and how it helped Nevada gain statehood, and a very unique OMNIGRAPH, an early Morse training machine, will be on display.
Besides trying out telegraphy, visitors will be able to tour the EMCOMM truck, and sit in on operating the special event station.