Located on the aft deck, above the Aviation Service Center, this (10-30MHz) 14′ Trussed Monopole is used with the second station at NI6BB. When two stations are active, this antenna is usually running CW ops.
Viewed looking forward from the aft starboard deck. At lower left (aft of the Aviation Service Center) is a mooring capstan. At bottom is seen the transition from the bare teak deck planks to the textured-nonskid surface for helicopter operations. The “BATTLESHIP USS IOWA” sign covers the three Flight Deck Command lights.