Monday, November 6, 2023

Fun with Special Events - Godzilla!!

This weekend, from 00:00Z november 4th through 00:00 November 6th is a special event weekend.  Yes, we are celebrating the 69th anniversary of the debut of Godzilla on the big screen.  So I operated W9G, along with some others like Wayne AC9HP, Bryan K0EMT, Joe N3XLS and Mac KD9GZJ. 

When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Soon they witness a giant monster called Gojira by the locals destroying the spot. Meanwhile Emiko meets her boyfriend, the secluded scientist Serizawa, and he makes she promise to keep a secret about his research with oxygen. She agrees and he discloses the lethal weapon Oxygen Destroyer that he had developed. When Gojira threatens Tokyo and other Japanese cities and the army and the navy are incapable to stop the monster, Emiko discloses Serizawa's secret to her lover Ogata. Now they want to convince Serizawa to use the Oxygen Destroyer to stop Gojira

Godzilla (Gojira originally) was released by Toho Studios in Japan in early 1954.  The movie was redubbed in English and renamed Godzilla and released in the United State during the summer of 1954.  Toho Studio spent just over $250,000 to make the monster masterpiece and was one of their biggest hit movies with a gross box office of about $575,000 world wide. 

I was able to rustle up 40 contacts and spent maybe 3 or 4 hours total working on the Special Event.  Radio station used was the old K2 and the infamous attic dipole with my trusty, but never rusty, Vibroplex keyer. 

KB9BVN Running 8 watts CW - 40 Contacts in US and Canada

This is my second year to be part of team Godzilla.  Next year will be the 70th Anniversary and we're hoping to do a really special and fun event to commemorate the happening.  Maybe I'll get a chance to work you! 

QSL's for this Special Event are only available via email.  Trust me they will be suitable for printing and keeping.  Designed by QSL Engineer, Wayne Michael AC9HP in his secret imaging laboratory somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.  They are keepers! 

So the logs have been updated and turned into Godzilla Central.  I can't wait to do it again next year.  

Go Go Godzilla!! 

73 de KB9BVN

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