NR4DL is the Amateur Radio call sign assigned to the Ingham ARC. The ship's original call sign was NRDL. The Ingham has a full time dedicated Amateur Radio station aboard. The Ingham is the official Coast Guard Memorial Ship and is on the register of National Historic Places. Located on the Historic Truman Waterfront, the Ingham is available for tours. At certain times, licensed amateur operators may be allowed to operate from the ship. In order to make arrangements, please contact Bill, KK4INP, keyscgcutters AT gmail.
Free classes are being offered by the Ingham Amateur Radio Club. Classes are three saturdays from 1PM until 4PM and cover the basic license, Technician Class, as well as the General Class that allows for worldwide communication. Dates are November 16, 23 and 30. Tests for the license will be available after the last class. For more information, click here or call Bill Verge at (305) 395-9554; e-mail keyscgcutters AT gmail.
Click for more information on the Ingham visit the official USCGC Ingham Memorial Museum Web page or the Ingham Wikipedia page.
The Ingham ARC has a new, fully equipped Ham shack aboard the ship courtesy of the USCGC Ingham Museum. In order to maintain the original nature of both the ships Communications Center and the Combat Information Center, the Museum has turned an old workshop into an air conditioned Ham shack with HF and VHF capabilities. For HF, there is an Icom IC-756 Pro II rig, antenna tuner and several antennas to chose from. The VHF station is capable of hitting all of the linked repeaters in the county and thus able to easily communicate from Homestead to Key West.