I knew that John K3WWP would be operating from onboard the USS Requin, a state-of-the-art and battle ready submarine launched just days before the end of World War II. The Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy’s first Radar Picket submarine. The sub is now parked at the Carnegie Science Center near Pittsburgh. John and friends activate it regularly using the call NY3EC. Tuning around for him, I happened upon his CQ at 7042 khz at 1535 and quickly had him in the log.

Being it was K3WWP on the key, I was keen not to foul it up.