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Update:  February 25, 2014

I just received word that we will be allowed to activate the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa again for Museum Ships Weekend.

I will update this listing as more information becomes available.  This will be the third year for putting the Elissa on the air.

Hope to see you in the pileups!


Please note a new mailing address for N5E qsl requests:

2495 Cambria Court

League City, Texas 77573


QSL Status: All requests have been responded to, 6/25/13.

Photos and Videos from 2013 MSW are available at the following URLs:




The log has been uploaded to LOTW.

The log will also be uploaded to clublog in the next day or so.

Hope we had the opportunity to say hello.

A big thank you to Mark and Jamie of the Texas Seaport Museum for their kind help and support.

Follow us on Twitter @n5e_Elissa

We will tweet modes and frequencies when we are on the air!

Station 1: 20m 14.267

Station 2: 17m 18.149

Station 3: off the air

Operators Standing By, Waiting for Your Call!

random photos and videos from day one are located at:


MSWE 2013 has begun!

Greetings from Galveston Island, IOTA NA-143, and the Tall Ship Elissa!

We are back at it, operating again from the Tall Ship Elissa in Galveston, Texas for the 2013 Museum Ships Weekend, June 1 and 2, 2013!

The Elissa is back at her permanent home at the Texas Seaport Museum and we will be there too!


HF, Station #1

HF, Station #2

VHF, Station #3


There is a short write up with pictures and video on the MSWE 2012 activation at:



Elissa, off Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1986


We will be monitoring the WR5TC repeater (147.140MHz, +, PL 167.9) throughout the day on June 1 and June 2 for general questions, comments, and information.

2M Net for Museum Ship Weekend - Join us!

In conjunction with MSWE 2013, BVARC will host a Texas Navy VHF Net,

Saturday June 1stand Sunday June 2ndfrom 1100 CDT (1600 Z) to 1300 CDT (1800 Z)

on the 146.94(-) repeater, PL 167.9 Hz.

For more details on the VHF net, check here: http://www.bvarcmswe.org


Send QSL for N5E via QSL Manager:

Leslie Bartosh, AD5WB

17 Campeche Dr, Galveston, Texas, 77554, USA

Direct withSASE or Bureau.

LOTW will be uploaded after the event.


Any questions or comments? Please contact AD5WB, Leslie Bartosh, for more information.


Scroll down for more information about MSWE 2013,

the Texas Navy Certificate, and the Tall Ship Elissa!

Visit the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station site for more information on Museum Ships Weekend 2013,including a list of all ships that are participating in this year's event!




Earn theTexas Navy Award for MSWE 2013

This year’sTexas Navy Fleet is expanded to include:

USS Cavalla and USS Stewart – KK5W

USS Texas – NA5DV

Tall Ship Elissa – N5E

USS Lexington – W5LEX

SS High Flyer and SS Grandcamp Memorial – AC0TX

NationalMuseumof the Pacific War – N5P

For KK5W and AC0TX, one contact counts for both ships.Provide evidence of two way communication with at least four of the call signs during MSWE 2013 to earn the 2013 Texas Navy Certificate.

Work all six to earn the coveted “Clean Sweep” endorsement.

The Texas Navy Award will be e-mailed to all who earned the certificate at no cost. Make sure you enclose your e-mail address.

If you prefer a paper copy of the certificate, printed on heavy paper and suitable for framing,

Apply via US Mails or online and send $5 USD with your log extract.


Information on the Elissa can be found here:http://www.galvestonhistory.org/1877_Tall_Ship_Elissa.asp


What is Elissa?

Elissa is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company. She carries nineteen sails covering over one-quarter of an acre in surface area. Tall ships are classified by the configuration of theirsailing rig. In Elissa's case, she is a 'barque' because she carriessquareandfore-and-aftsails on herforeandmainmasts, but only fore-and-aft sails on hermizzenmast. From her stern to the tip of herjibboomshe measures 205 feet. Her height is 99 feet, 9 inches at the main mast and she displaces about 620 tons at her currentballast. But, she is much more than iron, wood and canvas.

Who is Elissa?

According to the Marjorie Lyle, granddaughter of Elissa's builder, Henry Fowler Watt, the name was taken from the epic Roman poem The Aeneid, in which the tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage, is the unifying theme of the first four books of that tale. Dido was originally a Phoenician princess named Elissa, who fled from Tyre to Africa and founded Carthage.

Unlike some tall ships of today Elissa is not a replica, but a survivor. She was built during the decline of the "Age of Sail" to fill a niche in maritime commerce. Over her 90-year commercialhistoryshe carried a variety of cargos to ports around the world, for a succession of owners. Her working life as a freighter came to an end in Piraeus Harbor, Greece, where she was rescued from the scrap yard by a variety of ship preservationists who refused to let her die. The story of Elissa's discovery and restoration is nothing short of miraculous, and is beautifully retold in photographs and a video presentation at the Texas Seaport Museum.

Today Elissa is much more than an artifact from a bygone era. She is a fully-functional vessel that continues to sail annually during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks toGalveston Historical Foundationand its commitment to bring history to life, combined with the dedication of hundreds ofvolunteerswho keep her seaworthy and train each year to sail her, Elissa and the art of 19th Century square-rigged sailing are alive and well.

Elissa's wake is over 130 years and counting. Come experience her magic at Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Texas.


National Register of Historic Places - first object granted this status while outside United States territory
National Historic Landmark
Named state Tall Ship by act of legislature in 2005[4]
Designated one of "America's Treasures" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Escorted the Texas (SSN-775) into Galveston harbor to be commissioned

General Information:

Operator: Galveston Historical Foundation
Builder: Alexander Hall & Co.
Aberdeen, Scotland
Christened: 27 October 1877

Displacement: 620 tons.
Length: 141 ft (43 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draft: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) .
Sail plan: three-masted barque,
19 sails
Capacity: 430 tons cargo

The following is information on where we'll be operating for MSWE 2013.

Location Information for Galveston Island, Texas:

County: Galveston

IOTA: NA-143; Galveston Island, part of the Texas State East Group.

US Isle: TX-001s

Grid: EL 29;

Lat/Long:29.2856° N, 94.8272° W

CQ: 4

ITU: 7

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