Aug 29

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 29 thru Sept 4)

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 29 thru Sept 4)

Club House Activation:

Tennessee QSO Party

1800z Sunday, September 4 until 0300z Monday, September 5, 2016

The Tennessee QSO Party is an annual amateur radio event which takes place on either the first or second Sunday of September.  All amateur radio operators in the great state of Tennessee are encouraged to participate as antennas around the world rotate and point to the volunteer state.

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

·         09/01/2016 | 60th Annual Shelby Hamfest Special Event

Sep 1-Sep 4, 1600Z-2200Z, W4NYR, Shelby, NC. Shelby Amateur Radio Club. All HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL. SARC, PO Box 2206, Shelby, NC 28151. Times will vary daily. www.shelbyhamfest.org

  • 09/02/2016 | History of Radio in the Mesilla Valley

Sep 2-Oct 13, 1600Z-2000Z, W5M, Playas, NM. Mesilla Valley Radio Club. 14.250. Certificate & QSL. Mesilla Valley Radio Club, PO Box 1443, Las Cruces, NM 88004. www.n5bl.org

  • 09/03/2016 | 37th Trek to Ghost Town of Paradise

Sep 3-Sep 5, 1800Z-1800Z, K7RDG, Sierra Vista, AZ. Cochise Amateur Radio Association. 28.355 21.215 14.315 7.230. Certificate. Cochise Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 1855, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636. www.k7rdg.org

  • 09/04/2016 | 194th Great Geauga County Fair

Sep 4-Sep 5, 1600Z-0000Z, W8G, Burton, OH. Geauga Amateur Radio Association. 7.250 14.250. Certificate & QSL. W8G Special Event, Attn: Jackie Williams, PO Box 192, Windsor, OH 44099. www.geaugaara.org

Contesting:

+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 31
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 31 and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 31 and   0300Z-0400Z, Sep 1
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 1 (CW) and   1800Z-1900Z, Sep 1 (SSB) and   1900Z-2000Z, Sep 1 (FM) and   2000Z-2100Z, Sep 1 (Dig)
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Sep 2
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 2
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 2
+ G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest 2300Z, Sep 2 to 2300Z, Sep 4
+ Russian RTTY WW Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 3
+ CWOps CW Open 0000Z-0359Z, Sep 3 and   1200Z-1559Z, Sep 3 and   2000Z-2359Z, Sep 3
+ All Asian DX Contest, Phone 0000Z, Sep 3 to 2400Z, Sep 4
+ Wake-Up! QRP Sprint 0600Z-0629Z, Sep 3 and   0630Z-0659Z, Sep 3 and   0700Z-0729Z, Sep 3 and   0730Z-0800Z, Sep 3
+ RSGB SSB Field Day 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1300Z, Sep 4
+ IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB 1300Z, Sep 3 to 1259Z, Sep 4
+ AGCW Straight Key Party 1300Z-1600Z, Sep 3
+ Colorado QSO Party 1300Z, Sep 3 to 0400Z, Sep 4
+ PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint 2000Z, Sep 3 to 2000Z, Sep 4
+ WAB 144 MHz QRO Phone 1000Z-1400Z, Sep 4
+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Sep 4
+ Tennessee QSO Party 1800Z, Sep 4 to 0300Z, Sep 5

NPOTA Activations:

First Ladies National Historic Site NS16 N4EX/P 2016-08-29 13:30:00 2016-08-29 14:30:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park HP11 N4EX/P 2016-08-30 13:30:00 2016-08-30 14:30:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument MN18 N4EX/P 2016-08-30 16:00:00 2016-08-30 17:00:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park HP15 N4EX/P 2016-08-30 19:00:00 2016-08-30 20:00:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Gauley River National Recreation Area RC09 N4EX/P 2016-08-31 16:30:00 2016-08-31 17:30:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Crater Lake National Park NP13 W7FLO, AC0WN, N7GYL, 2016-08-31 20:00:00 2016-09-01 23:59:00 We will be operating Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday SSB and PSK31 on 40 and 20 meters. AC0WN will also be operating any SO-50 and AO-85 satellite passes occurring during those times. Our QTH will be the Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club communications trailer located on the east ri
Bluestone National Scenic River National Wild and Scenic River WR02 N4EX/P 2016-09-01 15:00:00 2016-09-01 16:00:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR08 K0PER 2016-09-01 18:00:00 2016-09-01 22:00:00 I will be operating from the Murray Trail Exhibits site in Murray, Iowa. This is a short activation due to travel constraints. I intend to work 20m phone, and possibly SSTV, time and conditions permitting.
New River Gorge National River National River RV03 N4EX/P 2016-09-01 18:00:00 2016-09-01 19:00:00 7034-cw, 7190-ssb, 14044-cw, 14285-ssb. As time permits: 10116-cw, 18092-cw. PSE INCLUDE UR STATE WITH SIG RPT EXCHANGE. All LOTW entries will be as N4EX/P.
Great Sand Dunes National Park National Park NP25 N0AC/m 2016-09-02 22:00:00 2016-09-03 00:00:00 I will operate mobile the afternoon before the Colorado QSO party. I will be QRV on 14025, 10120, or 7025 +/- CW only depending on activity. PLEASE SPOT ME. Sept 3rd I will be QRV from the following Colorado counties, Hue, Ala, Rig, Min, Sag, Hin, Gun, Mot, and Del. CW only and probably 20, 40, and
Waco Mammoth National Monument MN81 N5KWD 2016-09-03 00:00:00 2016-09-03 23:59:00 20m SSB at 100W for several hours about mid-day.
Great Sand Dunes National Preserve National Preserve PV09 N0AC/m 2016-09-03 00:00:00 2016-09-03 00:00:00 I will operate mobile the evening before the Colorado QSO party. I will be QRV on 14025, 10120, or 7025 +/- CW only depending on activity. PLEASE SPOT ME. Sept 3rd I will be QRV from the following Colorado counties, Hue, Ala, Rig, Min, Sag, Hin, Gun, Mot, and Del. CW only and probably 20, 40, and 80
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park HP23 KF7TCG 2016-09-03 16:00:00 2016-09-04 16:00:00 The Mouth of the Columbia ARC will be operating from the winter encampment of Lewis and Clark. They were on this site on December 1805. We will be operating on the following: 40m 7.240 SSB 20m 14.285 SSB 15m 21.385 SSB
Fort Bowie National Historic Site NS18 K7EAR 2016-09-03 18:00:00 2016-09-03 21:00:00 The Park is having an event that day between these hours we MAY start a little earlier and run a little later. We plan on being on 20 SSB possibly 15 also and there may be a CW station also
Point Reyes National Seashore SS10 K6KPH 2016-09-03 19:00:00 2016-09-04 01:00:00 Permanently located in beautiful Pt Reyes National Seashore, K6KPH will be active using the lovingly restored facilities of historic maritime radio coast station KPH. Call K6KPH: 3550, 7050, 14050, 18097.5, 21050. See: radiomarine.org.
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway PK01 KB4KFT 2016-09-03 21:00:00 2016-09-04 00:00:00 Operating from north of Marion, NC. 40m – starting around 7254, down in steps of 3kc as needed till I find an open frequency to call CQ. 17:00 eastern till 20:00 eastern.
Father Marquette National Memorial Affiliated Area AA07 W8MSC 2016-09-04 00:00:00 2016-09-04 00:00:00 Will activate on 20M 40M SSB in the afternoon or evening. WX dependent. Maybe PSK or JT as well. See my QRZ.com page for more info.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park NP06 N0AC/m 2016-09-04 15:00:00 2016-09-04 17:00:00 I will operate mobile the day after the Colorado QSO party. I will be QRV on 14025, 10120, or 7025 +/- CW only depending on activity. PLEASE SPOT ME.
Curecanti National Recreation Area RC06 N0AC/m 2016-09-04 18:00:00 2016-09-04 20:00:00 I will operate mobile the day after the Colorado QSO party. I will be QRV on 14025, 10120, or 7025 +/- CW only depending on activity. PLEASE SPOT ME.

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 21

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 22 thru Aug 28)

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 22 thru Aug 28)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 08/20/2016 | Burning Man ‘2016 – A Catalyst Global Art

Aug 20-Aug 23, 1000Z-2000Z, K5E, Black Rock City, NV. KI5DQ. 14.265 7.265 146.520. QSL. James Hunt, 1026 Valentine Dr, Sherman, TX 75090. The Black Rock City special event station will be powered by generator. Station hours will mainly be primarily 08/20 – 08/23 and 08/27 – 09/07 day or night. This will be a single band operation, depending on propagation. www.qrz.com/db/k5e

  • 08/25/2016 | NPOTA Theodore Roosevelt Natl Park

Aug 25-Aug 27, 0825Z-0828Z, K0NP, Dickinson, ND. ND Clubs. 14.340; 3.960 nights. QSL. Dean Summers, N0ND, 905 Park Ave, Dickinson, ND 58601. Neighbor states and Providences invited. NPOTA, Cottonwood Campground Group Camp, TRNP, South Unit. Contact n0nd@arrl.net if you want to participate, or chase. LOTW for K0NP K0NationalPark n0nd@arrl.net

  • 08/27/2016 | 40th Annual Crim Festival of Races Michigan’s Premiere International 10 Mile Run

Aug 27, 1100Z-1400Z, W8ACW, Flint, MI. Genesee County Radio Club. 14.230 7.200. QSL. Genesee County Radio Club, 3528 Craig Dr, Flint, MI 48506. w8acw.org

  • 08/27/2016 | BOR-Battle of Richmond, KY SES

Aug 27, 1300Z-2300Z, KE4YVD, Richmond, KY. Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society. 14.228 14.242 7.242 7.228 . Certificate & QSL. Terry Holman, 156 Norton Dr, Richmond, KY 40475. Plus/minus QRM. QSL’s will be printed after the event – please allow 6-8 weeks. . SASE required. No postcards, please! SES commemorating the Battle of Richmond, KY during the Civil War. On site Civil War reenactment takes place each year on battlefield grounds. www.ckars.org

  • 08/27/2016 | Burning Man ‘2016 – A Catalyst Global Art

Aug 27-Sep 7, 0800Z-2000Z, K5E, Black Rock City, NV. KI5DQ. 14.265 7.265 146.520. QSL. James Hunt, 1026 Valentine Dr, Sherman, TX 75090. The Black Rock City special event station will be powered by generator. Station hours will mainly be primarily 08/20 – 08/23 and 08/27 – 09/07 day or night. This will be a single band operation, depending on propagation. www.qrz.com/db/k5e

  • 08/27/2016 | Meadowcroft 16,000-year-old Rockshelter

Aug 27-Sep 5, 1900Z-2300Z, W3M, Avella, PA. Washington Amateur Communications. 21.360 14.270 7.275 3.865. QSL. Wiley Dawson, WD8W, 139 Blanche Ave, Benwood, WV 26031. Meadowcroft Rockshelter info Meadowcroft Rockshelter is an archaeological site located near Avella in Jefferson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The site, a rock shelter in a bluff overlooking Cross Creek (a tributary of the Ohio River), is located 27 miles west-southwest of Pittsburgh[4] in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. In the 21st century, the site has a museum and a reconstruction of a circa 1570s Monongahela Culture Indian village. It operates as a division of the Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh. The artifacts from the site show the area may have been continually inhabited for more than 19,000 years, since Paleo-Indian times. The remarkably complete archaeological site shows the earliest known evidence of human presence and the longest sequence of continuous human occupation in the New World.[2] It is also recognized as a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Treasure and is an official project of Save America’s Treasures. www.wacomarc.org

  • 08/27/2016 | National Park Service Birthday at Chiricahua National Monument (NPOTA MN19)

Aug 27, 1400Z-2359Z, W7SVD, Willcox, AZ. Sierra Vista Contesting Club. SSB 21.290, CW 21.055 & PSK31 SSB 14.240, CW 14.055 & PSK31 SSB 7.190, CW 7.055 & PSK31. QSL. W7SVD, 3707 Elder Ct, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. This is one of three locations we will be operating. This will be the sixth year we (W7SVD) have celebrated the NPS birthday. Operating from Massai Point high in the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona at 6900 ft. ghays@cis-broadband.com

  • 08/27/2016 | National Park Service Birthday at Coronado National Memorial (NPOTA NM04)

Aug 27, 1400Z-2359Z, W7SVD, Hereford, AZ. Sierra Vista Contesting Club. SSB 21.285 14.235 7.185; CW 21.050 14.050 7.050; PSK31. QSL. W7SVD, 3707 Elder Ct, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. Operating from Montezuma Pass high in the Huachuca Mountains in SE Arizona one mile from the MX/US international border. This will be the sixth year we (W7SVD) have celebrated the NPS birthday. We will be operating from three SE AZ NPS units this year. ghays@cis-broadband.com

  • 08/27/2016 | National Park Service Birthday at Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NPOTA NS18)

Aug 27, 1400Z-2359Z, W7SVD, Bowie, AZ. Sierra Vista Contesting Club. SSB 21.295, CW 21.060 & PSK31 SSB 14.245, CW 14.060 & PSK31 SSB 7.195, CW 7.060 & PSK31. QSL. W7SVD, 3707 Elder Ct, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. Operating from ruins of old Ft Bowie in the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona. This is the third and last submission. This will be the sixth year we (W7SVD) have celebrated the NPS birthday. ghays@cis-broadband.com

  • 08/27/2016 | W5YM Centennial Special Event

Aug 27, 1500Z-2200Z, W5YM, Fayetteville, AR. Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas. 14.270 7.240 3.860. QSL. Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas, Electrical Engineering Department, BELL 4183, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. This one-day event celebrates the centennial year of the Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas, with our first confirmed license as 5YM in 1916. Check the website for specific modes and any updates to operating times and frequencies. w5ym.org

  • 08/28/2016 | Hollenberg Pony Express Festival Celebrating the 156th Anniversary of the Pony Express

Aug 28, 1430Z-2100Z, K0ASA, Hanover, KS. Crown Amateur Radio Association. 7.045 14.045 14.245 18.085. Certificate & QSL. Crown Amateur Radio Association, 11551 W 176th Ter, Overland Park, KS 66221. www.arrlmidwest.org/ponyexpress.html

Contesting:

+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Aug 24
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 24
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 24 and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 24 and   0300Z-0400Z, Aug 25
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 25
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Aug 26
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Aug 26
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 26
+ Hawaii QSO Party 0400Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 29
+ ALARA Contest 0600Z Aug 27 to 0559Z, Aug 28
+ YO DX HF Contest 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1200Z, Aug 28
+ W/VE Islands QSO Party 1200Z, Aug 27 to 0300Z, Aug 28
+ SCC RTTY Championship 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1159Z, Aug 28
+ Keyman’s Club of Japan Contest 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1200Z, Aug 28
+ Kansas QSO Party 1400Z, Aug 27 to 0200Z, Aug 28 and   1400Z-2000Z, Aug 28
+ Ohio QSO Party 1600Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 28
+ CVA DX Contest, SSB 2100Z, Aug 27 to 2100Z, Aug 28
+ SARL HF CW Contest

NPOTA Activations:

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Memorial NM12 W9JFK 2016-08-22 02:00:00 2016-08-24 22:00:00 I may be operating here one day if I can find a suitable location at the park. All information regarding my times/modes/freqs is the same as listed for my NS73 operation (Ulysses S. Grant NHS).
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site NS73 W9JFK 2016-08-22 02:00:00 2016-08-24 22:00:00 I will be operating QRP (5W) with my Elecraft KX3. The plan is to operate near the centers of QRP operation as listed on http://www.qrparci.org/qrp-update/qrp-frequency. I will operate mostly CW, most likely in the afternoons, but SSB & morning operation is possible.
Isle Royale National Park NP31 KD6JUI 2016-08-22 18:00:00 2016-08-24 16:00:00 Low-power, single-operator activation mostly on 20 meters, approx. 14.342 SSB alternating with 14.057 slow-speed CW. Most of operation will be Monday afternoon, most of day on Tuesday and several hours Wednesday morning.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR09 WA0LJM 2016-08-24 13:00:00 2016-08-24 23:00:00 Will work 20m around 14.310 or 14.282 plus or minus. Will try 40m later in the day. On North Dakota section of trail.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park NP26 W4D 2016-08-25 04:00:00 2016-08-26 04:00:00 Clingman’s Dome and other Appalachain Trail activations.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve National Preserve PV16 W6SJP 2016-08-25 13:00:00 2016-08-27 22:00:00 We will operate SSB Phone, PSK31, JT65, CW and SSTV from three different transmitters throughout the three day period, with our primary operating bands being 20m, 40m and 2m unless otherwise notified.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park NP52 k0np 2016-08-25 13:00:00 2016-08-28 07:00:00 via N0ND dean summers, south unit , I94 Medora ND, Cottonwood campground group site, contact dean 701-226-8722 for more info start and end times are currently estimated….
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site NS36 W2NTV 2016-08-25 13:30:00 2016-08-27 20:00:00 THE QSY SOCIETY will be at the FDR home in Hyde Park NY as K2QS… 80M-6M SSB, CW, and RTTY… help celebrate the 100th birthday of our wonderful Nation Park System… 73 de W2NTV
Canaveral National Seashore SS02 N8SK 2016-08-25 14:00:00 2016-08-25 23:59:00 Times are approximate. SSB on 20m or 40m (& perhaps other HF bands) depending on propagation. Plan to setup operation at (or near) the NPS Visitors’ Center (just off Route A1A), at Canaveral National Seashore. NPOTA Activation Team from The Villages, FL: N8SK, KM4ISN, N3YKF & W3GQJ.
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR20 N1CC, W7FKF 2016-08-25 14:00:00 2016-08-25 21:00:00 At Caddo Mounds Texas State Historical Park segment of TR20 for the NPS Birthday. Two station activation 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15 Meters CW first each band.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR05 KA1RB 2016-08-25 15:00:00 2016-08-25 22:00:00 Operating from Historic Lapham Peak in The Southern Kettle Moraine of Wisconsin, this will be a Two-fer as this is also the location of AA11 – Ice Age National Scientific Reserve We will be operating locally on 2M FM and on 20 meters and 40 meters as conditions permit. Both in CW and phone.
Cape Cod National Seashore SS03 KB1TLR 2016-08-25 15:00:00 2016-08-26 01:00:00 This station will be setup at the original Marconi site in Wellfleet where the 1st trans-Atlantic communications where done in 1903. Special QSL cards are being produced for this one day event on the actual 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.1
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site NS26 WA0LJM 2016-08-25 15:00:00 2016-08-25 22:00:00 Will work 20m around 14.310 or 14.282 plus or minus. Will try 40m later in the day. Also counts for TR09, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site NS73 ND9E/0 & N0KTK 2016-08-25 15:00:00 2016-08-25 21:00:00 Operating 20m and 40m phone primarily. Digital modes possible.
Homestead NM of America National Monument MN46 K0USA 2016-08-25 15:00:00 2016-08-25 21:00:00 They told us they would have cake for the 100th NPS birthday party. “Cake?” we said “We will be there!”
Fort Pulaski National Monument MN33 K4WP 2016-08-25 15:30:00 2016-08-25 21:00:00 This day, 100 years ago the Park Services were founded an Ft. Pulaski is putting on a show an we have been invited to the party. A special QSL will be available. Work us again if you have MN33 in order to get a card. SASE please via K4WP. Will start at 7.280 + then 14.330 +
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR08 KN7D 2016-08-25 17:00:00 2016-08-25 19:00:00 Will activate 4-FER: TR07, TR08, TR14, TR15 at Ft. Bridger, WY enroute to MN37 Founder’s Day activation. Times approximate. 14.287+- / 7.200+- / 18.130+- Possible CW QRP with WC7J. http://www.nationalparks.org/founders-day
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR09 W7AIA 2016-08-25 17:00:00 2016-08-27 23:59:00 Club Activation on 25th & 27th. / Individual activation on 26th. / Details to follow. / A “3-fer” Site! NS27, TR-07 & TR09 / W7AIA club website www.w7aia.org
Oregon National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR07 W7AIA 2016-08-25 17:00:00 2016-08-27 23:59:00 Club Activation on 25th & 27th. / Individual activation on 26th. / Details to follow. / A “3-fer” Site! NS27, TR-07 & TR09 / W7AIA club website www.w7aia.org
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site NS27 W7AIA 2016-08-25 17:00:00 2016-08-27 23:59:00 Club Activation on 25th & 27th. / Individual activation on 26th. / Details to follow. / A “3-fer” Site! NS27, TR-07 & TR09 / W7AIA club website www.w7aia.org
Pecos National Historical Park HP35 KC5RUO 2016-08-25 17:00:00 2016-08-25 21:00:00 14.070 MHz, Mode: BPSK31 NOTICE FROM PECOS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (NPOTA ID: HP35) PARK RANGER, Patricia Lenihan. Reminder to request approval to activate HP35 prior to arrival. patricia_lenihan@nps.gov, 505-757-7212.
Fossil Butte National Monument MN37 KN7D 2016-08-25 20:00:00 2016-08-26 02:00:00 NPS Founders Day activation. Times approx depending on prop forecast. Plan on 40m 20m 17m. Freq change request honored – pick relay to req QSY. May have CW QRP with WC7J. Will activate TR07, TR08, TR14, TR15 enroute to The Butte for any chasers who may still be in need. NPS guest ops possible.
John Muir National Historic Site NS42 W6PZA 2016-08-25 20:00:00 2016-08-26 01:00:00 Activation at the site of John Muir’s home from atop Mt. Wanda. Will work 20 & 40m SSB, 20m PSK31, 2m-FM local.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR09 WA0LJM 2016-08-26 15:00:00 2016-08-26 22:00:00 Will work 20m around 14.310 or 14.282 plus or minus. Will try 40m later in the day. North Dakota section of trail.
North Country National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR04 N8V 2016-08-26 16:00:00 2016-08-28 04:00:00 Will be on from VINTon County, Ohio, a rather rare county, on 80, 40, 20 both CW and SSB during the Ohio QSO Party 1600z 08/27 to 0400Z 8/28. Other times I’ll be on 40/30/20 and maybe other bands. No phone service nor ineternet service from that location. 🙂
Russell Cave National Monument MN64 K4M 2016-08-26 23:00:00 2016-08-28 17:00:00 Will be primarily 20 and 40M SSB. Operators will be AI4QT, KJ4MFW, and KF3FRK. Special Event QSL cards will be available. To receive a card, please send a QSL card to the event QSL manager, KF3FRK (no SASE necessary). Mail QSL cards to: Fred Kepner, 2611 Gamma Cir NW, Huntsville, AL 35810
Keweenaw National Historical Park HP20 W8MSC 2016-08-27 00:00:00 2016-08-27 00:00:00 Will activate on 20M 40M SSB in the afternoon or evening. WX dependent. See my QRZ.com page for more info.
North Country National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR04 K3CKO 2016-08-27 09:00:00 2016-08-27 13:00:00 QRP from trail at picnic area south of Dryden, NY. Operating with KX3 and SOTA beam 40 and 20 dipoles
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument MN44 W3UC 2016-08-27 11:00:00 2016-08-27 13:30:00 I will do a activation at MN-44 in MD before heading to Delaware for a 2nd one. May try 80 but will try 40 and 20 SSB .Possible fm sat if time permits As always a special NPOTA QSL with SASE.
North Country National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR04 NO8I 2016-08-27 12:00:00 2016-08-28 03:00:00 Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park HP11 N8QNM 2016-08-27 12:00:00 2016-08-28 03:00:00 Huber Heights Amateur Radio Club
Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve National Historical Park HP17 W5DDL 2016-08-27 13:00:00 2016-08-27 23:00:00 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park – Acadian Cultural Center – 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 2016 National Park Service Centennial Operating 7.260 MHZ – 14.260 MHz +- QRM
Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve National Historical Park HP17 W5DDL 2016-08-27 13:00:00 2016-08-27 23:00:00 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park – Acadian Cultural Center – 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 2016 National Park Service Centennial Operating 7.260 MHZ – 14.260 MHz +- QRM
North Country National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR04 K3CKO 2016-08-27 13:00:00 2016-08-27 17:00:00 Correction: QRP from TR04 at picnic area south of Dryden, NY. 9:00 AM EST to 1:00 PM EST.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park HP26 N1WGU 2016-08-27 14:00:00 2016-08-27 20:00:00 The West River Radio Club will be operating our club station WR1VT on Saturday August 27
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site NS26 WA0LJM 2016-08-27 15:00:00 2016-08-27 22:00:00 Will work 20m around 14.310 or 14.282 plus or minus. Will try 40m later in the day. Also counts for TR09, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail.
Devils Postpile National Monument MN22 w6slz 2016-08-27 15:00:00 2016-08-27 23:00:00 Look for us on 3860, 7260, 14260, 18160, 21360, 28360. We will be operating on the highest band open. Hope to make many contacts as we travel. We will be putting others with short notice on the air. Keep looking for us
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR21 W3TBG 2016-08-27 16:00:00 2016-08-27 23:59:00 Nanticoke ARC (DELAWARE) will activate tr21 . This will be a first for the club and LOTW is currently being set up. Modes include at least SSB & CW. Will try to operate on 17,20,30,& 40 .Because everyone involved except myself is new to NPOTA please feel free to work us often . Please spot !!
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR21 W3UC 2016-08-27 16:00:00 2016-08-27 23:59:00 W3UC will activate tr21(DELAWARE) with his call for a short time then switch over to the Nanticoke arc club call W3TBG. SSB on 20,17 & 40 with possible fm SAT contacts. Special QSL avalable with SASE.
Nicodemus National Historic Site NS54 N0A (AD0DX) 2016-08-27 17:00:00 2016-08-27 18:00:00 I will be at NS54 Nicodemus NHS for one hour during the 2016 Kansas Qso Party. I will be using the call N0A for the KSQP. Spell ‘KANSAS’ using the last letter of KSQP 1X1 stations for a special certificate. I will be uploading to LOTW using N0A. I will operate cw and phone on 20 and 40 mtrs. Lo
Fort Larned National Historic Site NS21 AF5Q/K0P 2016-08-27 22:00:00 2016-08-27 23:30:00 Will activate as part of the KS QSO Party. Mainly 20 and 40m CW/SSB. I will be mobile, so please be patient, and listen good. Thanks. Send all LOTW with K0P on the call sign, and not AF5Q.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR11 AF5Q/K0P 2016-08-27 23:45:00 2016-08-28 01:30:00 Will activate as part of the KS QSO Party. Mainly 20 and 40m CW/SSB. I will be mobile, so please be patient, and listen good. Thanks. Send all LOTW with K0P on the call sign, and not AF5Q.
Isle Royale National Park NP31 W8MSC 2016-08-28 00:00:00 2016-09-02 00:00:00 Backpacking trip with KX3, Buddistick and solar. Very weather dependent. Likely times will most likely be after dinner. 20M, 40M SSB ONLY. There is a possibility that SOTA W8M/UP-059 Mt Ojibway could be activated. See my QRZ.com page for more info.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR09 WA0LJM 2016-08-28 15:00:00 2016-08-28 22:00:00 Will work 20m around 14.310 or 14.282 plus or minus. Will try 40m later in the day. North Dakota section of trail.
Natchez National Historical Park HP29 AD5VC 2016-08-28 17:00:00 2016-08-28 22:00:00 CW/digi 15m-40m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 14

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 15 thru Aug 21)

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 15 thru Aug 21)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 08/19/2016 | Wicomico County Fair

Aug 19-Aug 21, 2200Z-0200Z, W3PRO, Salisbury, MD. Peninsula Radio Operators Society. 14.240 7.240. QSL. Rick Holloway, 30427 W Rustic Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804. On location at the Wicomico County Fair in Salisbury, Maryland. Send SASE for a QSL Card to Rick Holloway K3RIC, 30427 West Rustic Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804

  • 08/20/2016 | 100th year anniversary of the National Park Service

Aug 20, 1200Z-2200Z, NF4GA, Roswell, GA. North Fulton Amateur Radio League. 14.260 7.270. QSL. NFARL, PO Box 1741, Roswell, GA 30077. This station will be in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation area RC04. www.nfarl.org

  • 08/20/2016 | Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial at Columbus Days

Aug 20, 1500Z-1900Z, WA0COL, Columbus, NE. Pawnee Amatuer Radio Club. 14.270 7.250. Certificate & QSL. Pawnee Amateur Radio Club, c/o Chris Augustine, 1421 14th St, Columbus, NE 68601. To commemorate the life of Andrew Jackson Higgins inventor of the LCVP or Higgins Boat the WWII landing craft used successfully at the invasion at Normandy. Send SASE for certificate. QSL via LoTW https://sites.google.com/site/pawneearc

  • 08/20/2016 | Burning Man ‘2016 – A Catalyst Global Art

Aug 20-Aug 23, 1000Z-2000Z, K5E, Black Rock City, NV. KI5DQ. 14.265 7.265 146.520. QSL. James Hunt, 1026 Valentine Dr, Sherman, TX 75090. The Black Rock City special event station will be powered by generator. Station hours will mainly be primarily 08/20 – 08/23 and 08/27 – 09/07 day or night. This will be a single band operation, depending on propagation. www.qrz.com/db/k5e

  • 08/20/2016 | Carnation Festival

Aug 20, 1600Z-2000Z, W8LKY, Alliance, OH. Alliance Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.240 7.035. Certificate & QSL. John Myers, 910 W Mill St, Alliance, OH 44601. Other frequencies & Modes as circumstances permit. Full info will be posted to the W8LKY QRZ page w8lky.org

  • 08/20/2016 | Commemoration of the first flight of the Blimp Snow Goose to the Arctic Circle from NAS South Weymouth, MA

Aug 20, 1300Z-1900Z, W1NAS & K1USN, South Weymouth, MA. Shea Naval Aviation Museum Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250. QSL. Steve Cohn, 10 Hemlock Ter, Randolph, MA 02368. Commemorates the flight of the Snow Goose to the Arctic Circle while the USS Nautilus Submarine cruised under the polar ice cap. W1NAS and K1USN will be operating from the former South Weymouth (MA) Naval Air Station and N1S will be operating from the pier of the USS Nautilus Submarine in Groton, CT. Event will be open to the public and the Shea Naval Aviation Museum will also be open free of charge. Will also be operating in the CW portions of the bands. anapatriotsquadron.org

  • 08/20/2016 | International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend, Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

Aug 20-Aug 21, 1400Z-1600Z, W2L, Oswego, NY. Fulton Amateur Radio Club. 14.275 7.275 3.875. QSL. W2L, 3105 County Route 4, Fulton, NY 13069. www.qrz.com/db/w2l or www.fultonamateurradioclub.org

  • 08/20/2016 | International Lighthouse lightship Weekend

Aug 20-Aug 21, 1300Z-2300Z, W2HAL, Hudson, NY. Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society. 21.340 14.340 7.240. QSL. Stan Engel, WA2UET, PO Box 153, Ghent, NY 12075. www.rvwars.com

  • 08/20/2016 | Port Reyes Lighthouse Activation

Aug 20-Aug 21, 0001Z-2359Z, N6P, Sonoma, CA. Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 14.045 7.250 7.040. Certificate. VOMARC N6P, 402 4th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476. www.vomarc.org

  • 08/20/2016 | Tucson Arizona 241st Birthday

Aug 20, 1600Z-2000Z, WE7GV, Green Valley, AZ. Green Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.246 14.244 14.242. Certificate & QSL. Green Valley Amateur Radio Club, 601 N La Canada (SAV), Green Valley, AZ 85614.

  • 08/20/2016 | USS Nautilus Operation Northwest Passage

Aug 20, 1300Z-2100Z, N1S, Groton, CT. Submarine Force Library and Museum. 21.340 14.264 7.250 3.870. QSL. Tri-City ARC, N1S Operation Northwest Passage, PO Box 552, Groton, CT 06340. Operating in conjunction with Shea Naval Aviation Museum ARC W1NAS, South Weymouth, MA and K1USN, Braintree, MA. Commemorating NAUTILUS’ crossing of the North Pole in August 1958 and Navy Blimp ZPG-2 “Snow Goose” fly over of the Arctic during the same time period. www.submarinemuseum.org

 

Contesting:

Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 17
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 17 and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 17 and   0300Z-0400Z, Aug 18
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Aug 19
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Aug 19
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 19
+ SARTG WW RTTY Contest 0000Z-0800Z, Aug 20 and   1600Z-2400Z, Aug 20 and   0800Z-1600Z, Aug 21
+ ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Aug 20 to 2400 local, Aug 21
+ Russian District Award Contest 0800Z, Aug 20 to 0800Z, Aug 21
+ Himalayan Contest 1200Z, Aug 20 to 1200Z, Aug 21
+ North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z, Aug 20 to 0559Z, Aug 21
+ Feld Hell Sprint 2000Z-2159Z, Aug 20
+ CVA DX Contest, CW 2100Z, Aug 20 to 2100Z, Aug 21
+ SARL HF Digital Contest 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 21
+ ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY 1800Z-2359Z, Aug 21

 

NPOTA Activations:

Ice Age National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR05 KD9CJX 2016-08-14 16:00:00 2016-08-14 18:30:00 KD9CJX will be operating on 20m from TR05 around 14.250 and KB9VBR will be on 40m around 7.265. Watch for later activations from WR09 & TR04 this weekend.
Gates of the Arctic National Park National Park NP19 KS6Z/KL7 2016-08-15 19:00:00 2016-08-16 22:00:00 Will be on each day 19:00-22:00 on 18.139 +/-.
Glacier National Park National Park NP21 W6PNG 2016-08-15 23:30:00 2016-08-16 01:00:00 Operating at 7,000ft after hiking in a few miles. 10 watts SSB into End Fed
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site NS04 KD0WVD N0TTE 2016-08-16 14:00:00 2016-08-16 16:30:00 Dale and Mike simultaneous ops. We will be active for only a few hours before NS64 later in day. Times are approximate and could shift some. Hopeful activity will be 20M 40M 80M SSB. Special requests to KD0WVD@gmail.com
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site NS64 KR0P KD0WVD N0TTE 2016-08-16 18:00:00 2016-08-16 21:30:00 John, Dale and Mike simultaneous ops. We will be active under a special use permit (Permit credit to KD0WVD’s hard work) for only a few hours. Hopeful activity will be 20M 30M 40M 80M SSB/CW Special requests to j@KR0P.us
Friendship Hill National Historic Site NS30 K3VX 2016-08-17 15:00:00 2016-08-17 19:00:00 40M CW 7035, 40M SSB around 7225 20M CW 14045, 20M SSB around 14250
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway National Parkway PK03 W7QDM 2016-08-18 17:00:00 2016-08-18 21:00:00 I’ll be at the north end of PK03, which will also be NP57 (Yellowstone). This is near the continental divide just South of Grant Village. 20m SSB if productive, CW if not.
Wright Brothers National Memorial NM29 W4PCN 2016-08-19 01:00:00 2016-08-19 09:00:00 We will be participating in National Aviation Day. 40M and 20M
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial National Memorial NM20 W8GNM/8 2016-08-19 14:00:00 2016-08-21 22:00:00 W8GNM/8 QRV,daily,SSB,14:00 to 22:00 UTC at Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island,OH; US Islands OH007L; CQ Zone 4; ITU Zone 8; Grid Sq. EN81op; Lat:41.6536 Lon:-82.8143 Operations on 2 bands between 40m & 6m depending on propagation. LoTW QSL only. OPs: W8GNM, W8MNM, K8CJY; W8WRJ

 

Aug 07

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 8 thru Aug 14)

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 8 thru Aug 14)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 08/11/2016 | Iowa State Fair

Aug 11-Aug 20, 1300Z-2200Z, W0ISF, Truro, IA. Madison County DX Club. 14.240 7.240. QSL. Mark Mease, 2989 Truro Rd, Truro, IA 50257.

  • 08/11/2016 | King Midget MicroCar 70th Anniversary

Aug 11-Aug 14, 0000Z-2359Z, K8M, Athens, OH. King Midget Radio Group. 7.278. Certificate. King Midget Radio Group, 97 Columbia Ave, Athens, OH 45701. Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the King Midget MicroCar, invented in Athens Ohio in 1946 as the smallest American made street-legal motorcar. Operations planned for 20, 40, and 75/80 meters CW and SSB. Free certificate by email. Details: K8M.info

  • 08/12/2016 | Craft Lake City Special Events Station

Aug 12-Aug 15, 2300Z-0100Z, KE6JNO, Salt Lake City, UT. Craft Lake City DIY Festival. 14.275. QSL. Michael G Beck, 994 E Essex Ct Wy #2, Midvale, UT 84047. craftlakecity.com

  • 08/12/2016 | Daniel Emmett Days

Aug 12-Aug 13, 1600Z-2200Z, K8EEN, Mount Vernon, OH. Mt Vernon (OH) Amateur Radio Club. 21.340 21.340 14.240 7.240 3.840. QSL. My Vernon Amateur Radio Club, atn: Sec N8IBR, PO Box 372, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The Mount Vernon ARC will be operating special event station, K8EEN, to celebrate musician and songwriter, Daniel Emmett’s Birthday. Emmett was born in Mt Vernon, Ohio, and is famous for writing the song “DIXIE” among many others. All frequencies will be plus or minus up to 20 kcs depending on QRM. We will be operating one band at a time, running from 1600 UTC until at least 2200 UTC each day. www.mvarc.net

  • 08/13/2016 | 90th Anniversary of the founding of South Plainfield, NJ

Aug 13, 1500Z-1900Z, NJ2SP, South Plainfield, NJ. South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club. SSB: 21.325 14.325 7.325; CW: 21.025 14.025 7.025. Certificate & QSL. Ronald Hepburn, N2LCZ, 101 Borman Rd, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Certificate available by SASE, or email nj2sp@qsl.net. www.qrz.com/db/nj2sp

  • 08/13/2016 | Abandoned PA Turnpike Tunnel (Sideling Hill Tunnel)

Aug 13, 1400Z-1800Z, W3UU/70, Etters, PA. Harrisburg Radio Amateurs’ Club. 14.265 7.265. QSL. Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA 17032. Celebrating Harrisburg Radio Amateurs’ Club’s 70th anniversary with the second special event of the summer at the Sideling Hill abandoned PA Turnpike Tunnel. location: 40.04726°N 78.116634°W. FN00WB. This section of the PA Turnpike was bypassed in 1968 because of the choke point created by these tunnels. SASE QSL info on QRZ W3UU and on www.w3uu.org www.w3uu.org

  • 08/13/2016 | Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Telegraph Message Between Two Heads of State

Aug 13-Aug 16, 1400Z-2359Z, N3B, Bedford, PA. Bedford County Amateur Radio Society. 28.450 14.330 14.030 21.240 21.030 7.240 7.030. Certificate. BCARS, See URL to print certificate, or , 300 Cumberland Rd, Bedford, PA 15522. Times are daily. Certificate available from website, printed available for SASE and $2. This event took place between then President Buchanan at the Bedford Springs Hotel, and Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, on August 16, 1958. www.bcars.org

  • 08/13/2016 | Civilian Conservation Corps On the Air

Aug 13-Aug 14, 1400Z-2100Z, KG8JK, Petoskey, MI. CCC On-the-Air. 21.250 14.250 7.250 3.950. Certificate. Dirk Esterline, 3106 Greenfield Dr., Petoskey, MI 49770. The third annual CCC On-The-Air weekend will be held the second full weekend in August, 2016. The event will start Saturday at 14:00Z (10:00am EDT) and run until Sunday 21:00Z (5:00 pm EDT). We would encourage you to activate the actual location of one of the camps however, if it is no longer accessible or you cannot get permission to set up on the site, you may operate from one of the project sites the camp worked on. Many state local parks have buildings that were constructed by the “CCC Boys” and would make a suitable place to not only honor them but also promote Amateur Radio at the same time. Contact ccc@qsl.net for more info. www.qsl.net/ccc

  • 08/13/2016 | USS Midway Museum Ship; USCG Establishment Special Event

Aug 13, 1600Z-2300Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250; PSK31 on 14.070; D-STAR on REF001C. QSL. USS Midway Museum Ship Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

  • 08/14/2016 | 75th Anniversary of Martyrdom of Saint Maximilian Kolbe -SP3RN

Aug 14-Aug 20, 1600Z-2100Z, K3M, Bedford, PA. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Net . 3.814 + or – 7.214 + or – 14.314 + or – 21.314 + or -. Certificate. Lloyd Bankson Roach, K3QNT, 120 W Watson St, Bedford, PA 15522. Father Maximilian Maria Kolbe, OFM -SP3RN gave his life so another prisoner could live at Auschwitz Concentration Camp on 14 August 1941. He operated between 1938 and 1940 at his large monastery at Niepokalanow, Poland. His radio operations were at the monastery in Poland and the community at Mugnzai No Sono in Nagasaki, Japan. He is the Patron Saint of Amateur Radio. Contact: Lloyd K3QNT at k3qnt@arrl.net. Full details can be seen at www.qrz.com/db/SP3RN and www.saintmaxnet.org

  • 08/14/2016 | Navajo Code Talkers Day

Aug 14-Aug 16, 0000Z-0000Z, N7C, Window Rock, AZ. Navajo Amateur Radio Club. 14.265 7.265. QSL. Herbert Goodluck, PO Box 06, Chinle, AZ 86503. www.qrz.com/db/n7c

Contesting:

+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Aug 10
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 10
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 10 and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 10 and   0300Z-0400Z, Aug 11
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 10
+ MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest 2200Z, Aug 11 to 2200Z, Aug 13
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Aug 12
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Aug 12
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 12
+ WAE DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Aug 13 to 2359Z, Aug 14
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Aug 13 to 2400Z, Aug 14
+ Maryland-DC QSO Party 1600Z, Aug 13 to 0400Z, Aug 14 and   1600Z-2400Z, Aug 14
+ 50 MHz Fall Sprint 2300Z, Aug 13 to 0300Z, Aug 14

 

NPOTA Activations:

Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam) National Recreation Area RC15 NA7US 2016-08-09 20:00:00 2016-08-09 22:00:00 14.325 14.040 and for locals I will be monitoring 146.52
Great Sand Dunes National Park National Park NP25 N0SZ 2016-08-11 14:00:00 2016-08-14 00:00:00 On Thur the operating times will vary upon arrival. Fri & Sat plan to be on 20 & 40m ssb, check spots for other bands, 8am-6pm fri&sat
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park HP21 N6VV 2016-08-11 15:00:00 2016-08-11 23:00:00 Coming in to Skagway in the morning from Disney Cruise ship. I have made arrangements with the local NPS group to use a park area in downtown Skagway. The town is surrounded by 6000 ft mountains so will try 40M and 20M. I will post spots if internet is available

 

Jul 31

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 1 thru Aug 7)

This week in Radio Sports: (Aug 1 thru Aug 7)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 08/03/2016 | Maple Valley National Night Out

Aug 3, 0000Z-0400Z, KB7QPS, Maple Valley, WA. Greg Magone. 14.275 3.800. QSL. Greg Magone, KB7QPS, 27492 254th Pl SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038. Demonstration of ham radio at local national night out event.

  • 08/04/2016 | Coast Guard Day

Aug 4, 1300Z-2100Z, W3T, Baltimore, MD. Easton Amateur Radio Society. 14.260 7.230 7.060; general portions of 40 and 20 meter band, as conditions permit. QSL. Easton Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 311, Easton, MD 21601. EARS members will be operating from the radio room of the USCGC Taney. The Taney is berthed at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD and is the only ship still floating that was at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. k3emd.com

  • 08/04/2016 | Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally

Aug 4-Aug 7, 0000Z-2359Z, K1B, Pittsfield, NH. Suncook Valley Rotary Club. 21.335 14.335 7.235 3.835. Certificate & QSL. Fred Reed, KK1KW, 103 Berry Pond Rd, Pittsfield, NH 03263. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Suncook Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally, Pittsfield, NH. QSL and Certificate via KK1KW or operator’s instructions. suncookvalleyrotary.org

  • 08/05/2016 | Hamilton County New York Bicentennial Celebration

Aug 5-Aug 15, 1200Z-1200Z, K2H, Speculator, NY. Hamilton County Radio Club. 14.230 7.230 7.031. Certificate & QSL. Peter Weaver, KC2GCH, State Rt 8, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108. www.hamcoarc.org

  • 08/06/2016 | Braselton, Georgia Centennial

Aug 6, 1300Z-2300Z, W4B, Hoschton, GA. TriCounty Amateur Radio Club. 14228-14235; 14070 7180-7185; 7.070. Certificate. TriCounty Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 37, Hoschton, GA 30548. tricountyarc.org

  • 08/06/2016 | Colorado 14er Event

Aug 6-Aug 8, 0600Z-0600Z, Various, Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado 14er Event Task Force. 147.42 147.45 14.060 14.345. QSL. QSL to, station , contacted. Radio amateurs operate from the summits of Colorado 14,000 foot mountains plus the >1700 Summits On The Air (SOTA) peaks. See ham14er.org for more information. No special certificate or QSL, just QSL to mountaintop station. www.ham14er.org

  • 08/06/2016 | Motor Island Activation

Aug 6-Aug 7, 1100Z-0100Z, W2PE, North Tonawanda, NY. Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY). 18.160 14.280 7.180. QSL. Aaron Heverin, 273 Homestead Dr, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. A team of 8 operators from RAWNY will activate the Motor Island Wildlife Management Area (Motor Island), located in the Niagara River in Erie County, NY. Given the designation NY049 by the U.S. Islands Awards Program, Motor Island is located just south of Grand Island, NY (NY001R) and is considered a protected wildlife refuge. The team will be running totally remote using batteries and various portable antennas with a power output of 50 watts or less. Special permission to activate the island has been granted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and this will be a ONE-DAY only event. After this, no other amateur radio presence will be allowed on the island. The team will attempt to have four stations on the air simultaneously from 40 – 15 meters (conditions permitting) using the club call W2PE. QSL with a SASE and a business-sized envelope. Event is Aug 6, 7am to 9pm EDT. www.w2pe.com

  • 08/06/2016 | Tall Ships Festival

Aug 6, 1400Z-1800Z, N9T, Green Bay, WI. Green Bay Mike & Key Club. 21.360 14.262 7.262. QSL. David Catalano, N8KQS, 2937 Beth Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311. Celebrating the Tall Ships in the City Harbor. Also try PSK for contact. www.k9eam.org

  • 08/07/2016 | Lighthouses on the Air

Aug 7, 1400Z-1800Z, N9R, Green Bay, WI. Green Bay Mike & Key Club. 21.362 14.262 7.262. QSL. David Catalano, N8KQS, 2937 Beth Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311. Celebrating the two lighthouses in the harbor of Green Bay. Check PSK also. www.k9eam.org

  • 08/07/2016 | National Lighthouse Day

Aug 7, 1300Z-2300Z, W2HAL, Hudson, NY. Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society. 21.340 14.340 7.240. QSL. Stan Engel, WA2UET, PO Box 153, Ghent, NY 12075. www.rvwars.com

Contesting:

ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Aug 2
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 3
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 3 and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 3 and   0300Z-0400Z, Aug 4
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, Aug 4 (CW) and   1800Z-1900Z, Aug 4 (SSB) and   1900Z-2000Z, Aug 4 (FM) and   2000Z-2100Z, Aug 4 (Dig)
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Aug 5
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Aug 5
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 5
+ TARA Grid Dip Shindig 0000Z-2400Z, Aug 6
+ 10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB 0001Z, Aug 6 to 2359Z, Aug 7
+ European HF Championship 1200Z-2359Z, Aug 6
+ WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone 1400Z-1800Z, Aug 6
+ North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z, Aug 6 to 0559Z, Aug 7
+ August UHF Contest 1800Z, Aug 6 to 1800Z, Aug 7
+ SARL HF Phone Contest 1300Z-1630Z, Aug 7

NPOTA Activations:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park HP14 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Antietam National Battlefield BF01 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Eisenhower National Historic Site NS13 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park HP06 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Catoctin Mountain Park Other DZ01 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway PK01 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Appalachian National ScenicTrail + Shenandoah NP Other TR01,NP51 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Isle Royale National Park NP31 AB0RX 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-04 00:00:00 Dates are approximate at this time. Will be firmed up as summer approaches. This national park is closed to the public until April 15.
Bluestone National Scenic River National Wild and Scenic River WR02 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
New River Gorge National River National River RV03 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Gettysburg National Military Park MP03 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Gauley River National Recreation Area RC09 N3VEM 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-01 00:00:00 NPOTAthon! Attempting 12 parks in 24 hours! Detailed schedule at www.n3vem.com. Will attempt to post frequencies to Facebook group as I activate each park.
Glacier National Park National Park NP21 K0VWA 2016-08-01 00:00:00 2016-08-02 04:00:00 Operating evenings CST on 20m SSB mode
Channel Islands National Park NP11 N6HC 2016-08-01 16:00:00 2016-08-01 23:00:00 2 station HF activation by a team on the Visitor’s Center property (with permission by NPS) in Ventura Harbor, CA. Ops: AA6PW, N1BKB, N6HC, N6GP, W5LIF, W6SQC, W6WVW. We will be on 20m plus 1 other band SSB and CW. This is *NOT* an IOTA Activation, as we are on mainland USA. Some activity may be
Yellowstone National Park NP57 WD8P 2016-08-01 22:00:00 2016-08-04 02:00:00 Will operate 5W on QRP CW and SSB calling frequencies on 10 – 40 m as band conditions permit. 7.040, 7,110 CW, 7.285 SSB 14.060 CW, 14.285 SSB 21.060, 21.110 CW, 21.385 SSB 28.060, 28.110 CW, 28.360 SSB
Petroglyph National Monument MN59 KC5RUO 2016-08-02 16:00:00 2016-08-02 20:00:00 14.070 MHz, Mode: BPSK31
Niobrara National Wild and Scenic River National Wild and Scenic River WR06 KD0NMD 2016-08-03 13:00:00 2016-08-03 22:00:00 I will be operating in the 20 meter band from Smith Falls State Park which is within the boundary of the scenic river area. I will be operating phone and will put park visitors on the air..especially young folks to speak with others. 73 Dudley
Bryce Canyon National Park NP07 AC0PR 2016-08-04 23:00:00 2016-08-05 18:00:00 CW only, wire antenna, I will try from 17-40 meters depending on prop (slight chance of 6 meters). Actual times may vary. Look for me around the .045 area of the band on 20 and 40.
Grand Teton National Park NP23 WD8P 2016-08-05 22:00:00 2016-08-06 02:00:00 Will operate 5W on QRP CW and SSB calling frequencies on 10 – 40 m as band conditions permit. 7.040, 7,110 CW, 7.285 SSB 14.060 CW, 14.285 SSB 21.060, 21.110 CW, 21.385 SSB 28.060, 28.110 CW, 28.360 SSB
Pinelands National Reserve Affiliated Area AA19 W2T 2016-08-06 13:00:00 2016-08-06 21:00:00 From Tuckerton Seaport. Lighthouse USA911. Possible continued operation on August 7 but not confirmed yet. QSL via N2OO.
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Affiliated Area AA17 W2T 2016-08-06 13:00:00 2016-08-06 21:00:00 From Tuckerton Seaport. Lighthouse USA911. Possible continued operation on August 7 but not confirmed yet. QSL via N2OO.
Kenai Fjords National Park NP34 N6JMK 2016-08-07 00:00:00 2016-08-09 00:00:00 NP34 – 20 meters SSB Barefoot to 400 watts August 7 or 9.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site NS60 N1FD 2016-08-07 00:00:00 2016-08-07 00:00:00

 

 

 

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