This webpage and the construction effort will be a never-ending work. Since I'm paying out of my own pocket to make these
systems for museums wishing to incorporate the interactive displays, progress is dependent on my time, funding, and available components being located (purchased, donated,
whatever comes my way). I also try to acquire supplies when I can to assist museum ships that may need parts to get their 1MC systems working, again a difficult & slow process.
The genesis for this development effort stemmed from a visit I made to the BB-62 (USS New Jersey). Their amateur radio crew made up a wonderful alarm display for the
general public in one of the compartments of the main deck. They took the old 1MC stack from the USS San Diego (AFS-6) acquired during a strip ship trip and integrated it into a
fixed display for adults, children, etc... using authentic contact makers, speakers, and the control rack from the
stack which was amplified. What you have is a "pull the handle and hear the sounds" kind of interactive, authentic display. Here's a link to the final product they made into
a display (YouTube Video).
USS New Jersey alarm display
If anyone does have Navy 1MC parts, components, etc they'd like to donate to this effort or to have me hold & bank for future need on a museum ship, please drop me an EMAIL. Thanks!