Dec 04

This week in Radio Sports: (Dec 5 thru Dec 11)

This week in Radio Sports: (Dec 5 thru Dec 11)

 

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 12/07/2016 | Pearl Harbor Day Observance

Dec 7, 1530Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 14.060 7.240 7.060. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

  • 12/10/2016 | Christmas City Special Event

Dec 10-Dec 11, 1400Z-2200Z, WX3MAS, Nazareth, PA. Christmas City and Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Clubs. SSB 28.465 21.365 12.265 7.270 3.850; CW PSK31 10 15 20 40 meters. Certificate & QSL. WX3MAS, 14 Gracedale Ave, Greystone Building, Nazareth, PA 18064. www.dlarc.org

  • 12/10/2016 | Shore Acres Festival of Lights

Dec 10-Dec 11, 0000Z-0400Z, K7CCH, Coos Bay, OR. Coos County Radio Club. 28.488 14.288 7.288 3.988. QSL. Coos County Radio Club K7CCH, PO Box 698, Coos Bay, OR 97420. www.coosradioclub.net

  • 12/10/2016 | USS Midway Museum Ship; Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Special Event

Dec 10, 1700Z-2359Z, 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.

  • 12/11/2016 | 95th Anniversary of the First Amateur Radio Shortwave Signals to Span the Atlantic Ocean

Dec 11-Dec 12, 1200Z-0300Z, N1BCG, Greenwich, CT. ARRL and RSGB. 80 – 10 meters. QSL. ARRL, Attn: N1BCG, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111. Station 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut was Received in Ardrossan, Scotland, United Kindgom. Commemorative QSL. QSL also via bureau or LoTW.

 

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2016 Dec01 2016 Dec11 St Martin FS Home Call TDDX 20160725 By K9NU as FS/K9NU, N9TK W9ILY K9EL likewise; QRV for CQ 160m Contest w/ 3 simultaneous stations
2016 Dec03 2016 Dec15 Bonaire PJ4 Home Call DXNews 20161107 By DL1COP as PJ4/DL1COP and DC7MO as PJ4/DC7MO fm SA-006; HF; CW SSB RTTY; holiday style operation
2016 Dec04 2016 Dec10 Bonaire PJ4 LotW DXW.Net 20161120 By NA9Q as PJ4/NA9Q; 40-10m; SSB RTTY CW; QRV for ARRL 10m contest; QSL also OK via NA9Q
2016 Dec08 2016 Dec12 Palestine E44QX LotW TDDX 20160919 By DF8DX fm the West Bank; 80-12m; mainly CW, some SSB; 100w; vertical; limited time operation; QSL also OK via DF8DX (Buro or direct) and Club Log
2016 Dec10 2016 Dec19 Turks & Caicos VP5 LotW DXNews 20160810 By VE7ACN as VP5/VE7ACN fm Grand Turk I (NA-003, FK41kk, FK41kl); 40-10m, perhaps 80m; mainly CW, some SSB; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via VE7ACN

 

Contesting:

+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Dec 6
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Dec 7
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Dec 7
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Dec 7 and   1900Z-2000Z, Dec 7 and   0300Z-0400Z, Dec 8
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Dec 9
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Dec 9
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Dec 9
+ ARRL 10-Meter Contest 0000Z, Dec 10 to 2400Z, Dec 11
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Dec 10 to 2400Z, Dec 11
+ International Naval Contest 1600Z, Dec 10 to 1559Z, Dec 11
+ AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party 2300Z, Dec 10 to 2300Z, Dec 11 and   2300Z, Dec 17 to 2300Z, Dec 18
+ CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run 2100Z-2259Z, Dec 11

 

NPOTA Activations:

Pinnacles National Park NP46 W6ROX N6BXL 2016-12-07 00:00:00 2016-12-08 00:00:00 Operating SSB 20 and 40 meters. Check-in is 1:00 PST and we will be on the air as soon as possible. Check out is 11:00 on the following day. We will post to NPOTA and spot if possible.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site NS45 K5S 2016-12-09 16:00:00 2016-12-10 04:00:00 Operating from Little Rock’s Central High School, we will have a 160m dipole strung up over the football field at Quigley Stadium.
Sitka National Historical Park HP43 WR8O/KL7 2016-12-09 18:00:00 2016-12-10 23:59:00 Will try to set up, and maybe operate some, on Thurs. afternoon (12/8). Will operate Fri. & Sat. from 1800Z to 2400Z. 20m SSB, 17m SSB. Signing as WR8O/KL7
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park HP10 K4LPQ 2016-12-10 15:00:00 2016-12-10 20:00:00 WILL BE OPERATING 40 METERS AROUND 7.190 LSB
Amistad National Recreation Area RC01 AE5X 2016-12-10 16:00:00 2016-12-11 22:00:00 10 watts CW/SSB: CW: 7036, 10116, 14061, 18075 SSB: 7246, 14.276, 18.117 Please spot me if you hear me.
Wekiva National Wild and Scenic River National Wild and Scenic River WR37 W8RD 2016-12-10 19:00:00 2016-12-10 21:00:00 20m & 40m mostly SSB but may try CW (help me, Jess!). Times approximate.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site NS66 POTA*413 2016-12-11 16:00:00 2016-12-11 22:00:00 POTA*413 NS66 Co-Operators KC1AEO KB1VWQ – During the 10 meter contest for Sunday!

 

Nov 27

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 28 thru Dec 4)

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 28 thru Dec 4)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 12/03/2016 | CCARS 20th Anniversary

Dec 3, 0900Z-2100Z, K4C, Calhoun, GA. Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society. 28.320 21.320 14.220 7.220. Certificate. Felton Floyd, AF4DN, 1054 Mountain Loop Rd NW, Sugar Valley, GA 30746. www.k4woc.com

  • 12/03/2016 | Civil Air Patrol Illinois Wing 75th Anniversary Special Event Station

Dec 3, 1700Z-2300Z, W9CAP, West Chicago, IL. Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol Amateur Radio Club. 28.450 18.125 14.250 7.225. QSL. Capt Gary Brown, PO Box 4027, Saint Charles, IL 60174. Special Event station to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol performing volunteer missions for America. This event is run by the Illinois Wing Civil Air Patrol Amateur Radio Club and is your chance to make contact with those CAP members across the state of Illinois (including one aeronautical mobile station at 10,500 feet altitude [weather permitting]). A special QSL card will be available to record your contact. This event is not an official national Civil Air Patrol event. www.ilwg.cap.gov/communications/w9cap

  • 12/03/2016 | Skywarn Recognition Day

Dec 3, 0000Z-2359Z, WX9LOT, Romeoville, IL. NWS Radio Club of Chicago. 14.253 7.220 21.300 3.825. QSL. Chicago National Weather Service WX9LOT, 333 West University Drive , Romeoville, IL 60446. or K9LOT@arrl.net. www.weather.gov/lot/amateur_radio

  • 12/03/2016 | Tigers 44444 The Holidays

Dec 3, 1500Z-1700Z, K8TGR, Newton Falls, OH. Newton Falls Technology and Multimedia Club. 14.280 14.260 7.240 7.230. QSL. NFHSTMC, 909 1/2 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls, OH 44444. The students of the club will be operating a special event station at the school public Holiday event/craft show. www.newton-falls.k12.oh.us/tigers-44444-the-holidays.html

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2016 Nov30 2016 Dec08 Grenada J3 LotW DXNews 20160810 By VE7ACN as J3/VE7ACN fm Carriacou I (NA-147, FK92gm); 40-10m, perhaps 80m; mainly CW, some SSB; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via VE7ACN

Contesting:

+ QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Nov 30
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 30
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Nov 30 and   1900Z-2000Z, Nov 30 and   0300Z-0400Z, Dec 1
+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Nov 30
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Dec 1 (CW) and   1900Z-2000Z, Dec 1 (SSB) and   2000Z-2100Z, Dec 1 (FM) and   2100Z-2200Z, Dec 1 (Dig)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Dec 2
+ QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Dec 2
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Dec 2
+ ARRL 160-Meter Contest 2200Z, Dec 2 to 1600Z, Dec 4
+ TARA RTTY Melee 0000Z-2400Z, Dec 3
+ Wake-Up! QRP Sprint 0600Z-0629Z, Dec 3 and   0630Z-0659Z, Dec 3 and   0700Z-0729Z, Dec 3 and   0730Z-0800Z, Dec 3
+ TOPS Activity Contest 1600Z, Dec 3 to 1559Z, Dec 4

NPOTA Activations:

George Washington Carver National Monument MN39 AF5Q 2016-11-26 20:30:00 2016-11-26 22:30:00 Part of a three state 9 NPOTA site run. 20 and 40m ssb with a chance on 17m. CQ WW DX this weekend, so no CW
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve RS02 N7DLV 2016-11-27 17:00:00 2016-11-28 01:00:00 Look for me on 20, 40 and possibly 80 as band conditions warrant. Park closes at dusk, so I may have to leave early.
Fort Scott National Historic Site NS24 AF5Q 2016-11-27 17:30:00 2016-11-27 19:30:00 Part of a three state 9 NPOTA site run. 20 and 40m ssb with a chance on 17m. CQ WW DX this weekend, so no CW
Washington Monument National Memorial NM27,DZ06 N8HM 2016-11-28 14:00:00 2016-11-28 14:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site NS03 K4LPQ 2016-11-28 14:00:00 2016-11-28 19:00:00 Will be operating on 40 and 20 meters at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (NS03)in Greenville Tennessee.
World War II Memorial National Memorial NM28,DZ06 N8HM 2016-11-28 15:00:00 2016-11-28 15:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Constitution Gardens Other DZ02,DZ06 N8HM 2016-11-28 16:00:00 2016-11-28 16:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Memorial NM26,DZ06 N8HM 2016-11-28 17:00:00 2016-11-28 17:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Lincoln Memorial National Memorial NM16 N8HM 2016-11-28 18:00:00 2016-11-28 18:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Korean War Veterans National Memorial NM13,DZ06 N8HM 2016-11-28 19:00:00 2016-11-28 19:45:00 National Mall Tour. 20m/40m SSB. 17m/15m if open and necessary.
Petersburg National Battlefield BF08 N3KN 2016-11-29 00:00:00 2016-11-29 00:00:00 Five Forks Battlefield unit. Probable start time is about 1700z. 20 and 40 SSB. Locals needing sked on 2m FM contact please e-mail to N3KN [at] ARRL [dot] NET. Cluster spots appreciated.
Statue of Liberty National Monument MN67 K0BAK 2016-11-29 14:00:00 2016-11-29 15:30:00 Permit period 8:30-10:30AM EST; operation period will be less than that. Unlikely to get on the air earlier than 1400z. 100w, hamstick dipole at 9′, SSB only, 40m and 20m.
Badlands National Park NP03 K0DAJ 2016-12-03 16:00:00 2016-12-03 23:00:00 This is a Black Hills ARC event. Operating on 20/40m and whatever else is open. SSB and possibly CW. Times approximate.
Tonto National Monument MN70 W7AI 2016-12-03 16:00:00 2016-12-03 21:00:00 Oro Valley ARC will activate MN70 on 20 and 40 meters SSB, CW, and PSK. Check DXSummit for real time info.
Mojave National Preserve PV13 W6SLZ 2016-12-03 18:00:00 2016-12-04 01:00:00 The time and date is subject to change based on road and weather conditions. Will try and locate so we can operate PV13 and also MN82 at the same time.Look for us on 7260 and 14260
Castle Mountains National Monument National Monument MN82 W6SLZ 2016-12-03 18:00:00 2016-12-04 01:00:00 The time and date is subject to change based on road and weather conditions. Will try and locate so we can operate MN82 and also PV13 at the same time. Look for us on 7260 or 14260
Natural Bridge Affiliated Area AA26 KF4FC 2016-12-04 19:00:00 2016-12-04 23:00:00 John, KB2LOZ and Fred, KF4FC plan on activating Natural Bridge on 20 and 40 meters. We will work 20 meters the majority of the time if it is open starting at 14.240 and up. If propagation is poor we will switch to 40 meters 7.180 and up. Please join us on this newly designated Affiliated Area!

 

 

Nov 21

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 21 thru Nov 27)

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 21 thru Nov 27)

 

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 11/26/2016 | The First Pilgrim Landing at Plymouth

Nov 26-Nov 27, 1300Z-1900Z, NI1X, Plymouth, MA. Whitman Amateur Radio Club. 18.160 14.260 7.260 3.860; EchoLink: WA1NPO-R, IRLP:869 . Certificate & QSL. Whitman ARC, PO Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382. Times are daily. www.wa1npo.org

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2016 Nov18 2016 Nov21 Fernando de Noronha PY0F PT7WA Direct DXNews 20161014 By PV8IG as PY0F/PV8IG fm SA-003; HF; QSL: Luciano Sampaio de Souza, PO Box 825 – AC Monte Castelo, 60325-970 Fortaleza – CE, Brazil
2016 Nov18 2016 Nov25 St Barthelemy TO2EE K2HVN DXNews 20160911 By K2HVN fm NA-146; 40-10m; CW SSB; may use PJ6/K2HVN
2016 Nov19 2016 Nov26 St Barthelemy FJ LotW KO8SCA 20160913 By KO8SCA as FJ/KO8SCA; 160-10m; CW SSB + digital; 500w; BigIR vertical; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via Club Log
2016 Nov20 2016 Dec03 Maldives 8Q7SP LotW DXNews 20160711 By SP6EQZ SP2FAX SP3CYY SP3FZN SP6FXY SP6JIU SP9FOW SP3SLA fm Dhiffushi I (AS-013); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via SP6FXY Buro and Club Log
2016 Nov20 2016 Nov23 Nepal 9N7NZ JA6GWX Direct JA6GWX 20161016 By JA6GWX; HF; SSB CW

Contesting:

+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB 2100Z, Nov 19 to 0300Z, Nov 21
+ Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment Party 1300-1500Z, Nov 20 (40m) and   1500-1700Z, Nov 20 (80m)
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0200Z-0400Z, Nov 21
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Nov 23
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 23
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Nov 23 and   1900Z-2000Z, Nov 23 and   0300Z-0400Z, Nov 24
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 2000Z-2100Z, Nov 24
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 25
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 25
+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Nov 26 to 2400Z, Nov 27

NPOTA Activations:

Ice Age National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR05 K9BPS 2016-11-22 16:00:00 2016-11-24 20:00:00 20m & possibly 40m ssb. From Ice Age Trail in Chequamegon National Forest. See my QRZ page for more info. Times are approximate and dependent on weather.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR01 K4LPQ 2016-11-23 14:00:00 2016-11-23 19:00:00 Will be operating on 40 and 20 meters on the Appalachian Trail TR01 near Clingmans Dome Road. In the Great Smokey Mountains National Park NP26.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park NP26 K4LPQ 2016-11-23 14:00:00 2016-11-23 19:00:00 Will be operating on 40 and 20 meters In the Great Smokey Mountains National Park NP26 and Appalachian Trail TR01 near Clingmans Dome Road.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR10 WX4ET 2016-11-24 12:00:00 2016-11-24 18:00:00 Will be operating QRP on 40 & 20 meters off of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail on the MOUNTAIN RIVER TRAIL section in Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Look for me on DX Cluster.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR10 K4LPQ 2016-11-24 12:00:00 2016-11-24 18:00:00 Will be operating on 40 and 20 meters off of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail on the MOUNTAIN RIVER TRAIL section in Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park MP04 N4UEZ 2016-11-25 14:30:00 2016-11-25 19:30:00 40m-10m SSB & CW as conditions allow. Likely mostly 20m. Will target bottom edge of general band + approx 30kHz on both CW and SSB.

 

daily. www.wa1npo.org
Dxpeditions From Afar:
2016 Nov18 2016 Nov21 Fernando de Noronha PY0F PT7WA Direct DXNews
20161014 By PV8IG as PY0F/PV8IG fm SA-003; HF; QSL: Luciano Sampaio de Souza, PO Box 825 – AC Monte Castelo, 60325-970 Fortaleza – CE, Brazil
2016 Nov18 2016 Nov25 St Barthelemy TO2EE K2HVN DXNews
20160911 By K2HVN fm NA-146; 40-10m; CW SSB; may use PJ6/K2HVN
2016 Nov19 2016 Nov26 St Barthelemy FJ
LotW KO8SCA
20160913 By KO8SCA as FJ/KO8SCA; 160-10m; CW SSB + digital; 500w; BigIR vertical; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via Club Log
2016 Nov20 2016 Dec03 Maldives 8Q7SP
LotW DXNews
20160711 By SP6EQZ SP2FAX SP3CYY SP3FZN SP6FXY SP6JIU SP9FOW SP3SLA fm Dhiffushi I (AS-013); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via SP6FXY Buro and Club Log

Nov 13

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 14 thru Nov 20)

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 14 thru Nov 20)

 Club House Activation:

            ARRL November Sweepstakes

            Third full weekend in November (November 19-21, 2016).

Contest Period: Begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.

 

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 11/13/2016 | NPOTA Operation at Race Point Lighthouse

Nov 13-Nov 14, 1500Z-0200Z, W1L, Somers, CT. Yankee Wireless Association. 3.860 7.260 14.260 18.160. QSL. Mike Gruber, W1MG, 125 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers, CT 06071. Station operation will take place from historic Race Point Lighthouse.

  • 11/17/2016 | NRA’s 145th birthday party

Nov 17, 1500Z-2359Z, K7NRA, Paulden, AZ. Yavapai Amateur Radio Club. 21.335 14.250 14.040 7.250. Certificate. YARC, PO Box 11994, Prescott, AZ 86304. The event runs until 2400 UTC on 11/17. E-certificate available, see website for details. www.w7yrc.org/nrabirthday

  • 11/18/2016 | 2016 Elk Falls, KS Outhouse Festival Special Event

Nov 18-Nov 20, 1400Z-0100Z, WX0EK, Elk Falls, KS. Elk County Amateur Radio Society. 14.240 MHz +/- 10. QSL. Elk County KS Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 70, Elk Falls, KS 67345. The Outhouses are decorated with different themes from Nature’s Calling & The Library Room. Friday 11/18 1-7PM and Saturday 8AM-7PM Central Time. https://www.facebook.com/ElkCountyKsAmateurRadioSocietyWx0ek

  • 11/19/2016 | City of Germantown TN 175th Anniversary

Nov 19, 1600Z-2200Z, N4G, Germantown, TN. Nashoba Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.250. QSL. Fred Miller, 8265 Green Holly Cv, Germantown, TN 38138. Will be operating from historical Germantown Depot. SASE for QSL Nashobaarc@gmail.com

  • 11/19/2016 | W6SFM Bug Roundup Event

Nov 19-Nov 20, 1500Z-1500Z, W6SFM, Carmichael, CA. Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club. 21.050 14.050 7.050 3.505; 80 40 20 15 10 meters. QSL. Mike Aretsky, N6MQL, 5543 Tierra Gardens Ln, Carmichael, CA 95608. W6SFM – The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL’s Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. Call “CQ BR” so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant. w6sfm.com

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2016 Nov13 2016 Dec15 St Kitts & Nevis V47JA LotW W5JON 20160117 By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB; yagi on 6m, verticals, dipole; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
2016 Nov15 2016 Nov17 Palau T88QR JJ1DQR DXW.Net 20160915 By JJ1DQR fm Koror I; 80-6m; SSB
2016 Nov15 2016 Nov22 Myanmar XZ JH1AJT JA1TRC 20161108 By JH1AJT E21EIC DJ9ZB W5MJ as TBA; 80-10m; CW SSB RTTY; 2 stations; yagis, vertical wires; QSL: PO Box 8, Oiso, Naka-gun, Kanagawa 259-0111, Japan; also Club Log
2016 Nov15 2016 Nov24 Nigeria 5N PA3TG DXW.Net 20161026 By PA3TG as 5N/PA3TG fm Lagos; 30 20m; CW SSB; spare time operation; QSL OK via Buro or direct (w/ 2USD)
2016 Nov16 2016 Nov22 Micronesia V63 LotW JA1SVP 20161102 By JA1VND as V63YY and JA1SVP as V63FA fm Chuuk (OC-011); 160m-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via home_call (Buro or direct)
2016 Nov16 2016 Nov30 Kenya 5Z4 Home Call DJ6TF 20161019 By DJ6TF as 5Z4/DJ6TF and DL7KL as 5Z4/DL7KL fm Diani Beach; 80-10m; CW SSB; 500w; R7 + wire on 80m
2016 Nov16 2016 Dec05 Cambodia XU7AEZ LotW OPDX 20160905 By Russian team fm Koh Rong Samloem I (AS-133); HF; various modes; QSL also OK via RC3C
2016 Nov17 2016 Nov20 Guam KH2 DF8AN TDDX 20160722 By DF8AN as KH2/DF8AN; HF; CW, some RTTY PSK
2016 Nov18 2016 Nov21 Fernando de Noronha PY0F PT7WA Direct DXNews 20161014 By PV8IG as PY0F/PV8IG fm SA-003; HF; QSL: Luciano Sampaio de Souza, PO Box 825 – AC Monte Castelo, 60325-970 Fortaleza – CE, Brazil
2016 Nov18 2016 Nov25 St Barthelemy TO2EE K2HVN DXNews 20160911 By K2HVN fm NA-146; 40-10m; CW SSB; may use PJ6/K2HVN
2016 Nov19 2016 Nov26 St Barthelemy FJ LotW KO8SCA 20160913 By KO8SCA as FJ/KO8SCA; 160-10m; CW SSB + digital; 500w; BigIR vertical; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via Club Log
2016 Nov20 2016 Dec03 Maldives 8Q7SP LotW DXNews 20160711 By SP6EQZ SP2FAX SP3CYY SP3FZN SP6FXY SP6JIU SP9FOW SP3SLA fm Dhiffushi I (AS-013); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via SP6FXY Buro and Club Log
2016 Nov20 2016 Nov23 Nepal 9N7NZ JA6GWX Direct JA6GWX 20161016 By JA6GWX; HF; SSB CW
2016 Nov20 2016 Dec25 DR Congo 9Q0HQ/3 Club Log TDDX 20160916 By IS0BWM; all bands; SSB; QSL also OK via IS0BWM direct w/ 2USD

 

Contesting:

QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Nov 16
Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 16
CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Nov 16 and   1900Z-2000Z, Nov 16 and   0300Z-0400Z, Nov 17
NAQCC CW Sprint 0130Z-0330Z, Nov 17
NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 18
QRP Fox Hunt 0200Z-0330Z, Nov 18
NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 18
YO International PSK31 Contest 1600Z-2200Z, Nov 18
ARRL EME Contest 0000Z, Nov 19 to 2359Z, Nov 20
SARL Field Day Contest 1000Z, Nov 19 to 1000Z, Nov 20
LZ DX Contest 1200Z, Nov 19 to 1200Z, Nov 20
All Austrian 160-Meter Contest 1600Z, Nov 19 to 0700Z, Nov 20
Feld Hell Sprint 1700Z-1859Z, Nov 19
RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz Contest, CW 1900Z-2300Z, Nov 19
ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB 2100Z, Nov 19 to 0300Z, Nov 21
Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment Party 1300-1500Z, Nov 20 (40m) and   1500-1700Z, Nov 20 (80m)

 

 

NPOTA Activations:

 

North Country National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR04 WD8RIF 2016-11-13 19:00:00 2016-11-13 20:00:00 time approx. due to travel; 14.061 (+/-) and maybe 7.031 (+/-); see https://www.qrz.com/db/WD8RIF for details/updates
Biscayne National Park NP05 KD2INN 2016-11-15 15:00:00 2016-11-15 17:00:00 I’ll be operating SSB on probably 20m for about 2 hours. Band may change depending on conditions. Barefoot and a wire antenna is what I’ll have so I hope I can work you. Please spot me.
Colonial National Historical Park HP09 KJ4EX 2016-11-18 12:00:00 2016-11-20 23:59:00 20 and 40 meters, SSB, possible CW and PSK. Other bands possible depending on propagation. kj4ex at yahoo dot com.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument MN13 K7FRG/WD7I 2016-11-18 16:00:00 2016-11-18 17:30:00 20m – SSB.
Saguaro National Park NP49 K7FRG/WD7I 2016-11-18 19:15:00 2016-11-18 20:15:00 20m – SSB.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument MN58 K7FRG/WD7I 2016-11-18 22:45:00 2016-11-18 23:45:00 20m – SSB.
Gettysburg National Military Park MP03 W3KGN 2016-11-19 16:00:00 2016-11-19 21:30:00 153rd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. 20m (14.275) and 40m (7.200) phone activation with NPS special use permit. Will also monitor 146.52 for contacts. Hosted by Adams County Amateur Radio Society, Gettysburg PA.

 

 

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Nov 06

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 7 thru Nov 13)

This week in Radio Sports: (Nov 7 thru Nov 13)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 11/05/2016 | Veterans Day

Nov 5-Nov 11, 0000Z-2359Z, K0V, Emporia, KS. Emporia Amateur Radio Society. 14.310 14.070 7.260. QSL. Dwight Moore, 22452 S Stubbs Rd, Quenemo, KS 66528. To recognize the contributions of members of the armed forces and to recognize Emporia, KS as the founding city of Veterans Day. emporiahamradio.org

  • 11/07/2016 | 41st Anniversary Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Nov 7-Nov 20, 0000Z-2359Z, W8F, Detroit, MI. Livonia Amateur Radio Club. 21.360 14.260 7.260 7.040. Certificate. Tas Foley, 37255 Eureka Rd, Romulus, MI 48174. With special operation from Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle, Detroit on Nov 12. www.livoniaarc.com

  • 11/07/2016 | Veterans Day

Nov 7-Nov 13, 0000Z-2359Z, N5VET, Cleburne, TX. Menasco Amateur Radio Club. 145.490 14.235 14.050 7.050. QSL. Menasco Amateur Radio Club, 9200 Summit Ct W, Cleburne, TX 76033. Club KC5NX will be operating again as N5VET on the air the week of Veterans Day to help thank all the Veterans for their service in the United States Military. We will have multiple stations on the air to cover 40 meters thru 440 MHz , CW, SSB, FM, and digital, Echo Link , etc. Look for us on 7.050, 14.050, 14.235 and others. We plan on operating from Nov. 07 until the 13th with Nov 11th being the main day. Many thanks to Mike Cockrell for the use of his call sign. Please QSL to KC5NX as per instructions on QRZ.com. Anybody needing a contact is welcome to e-mail KC5NX (qrz.com) and we will make arrangements to meet you on your freq at your time if we can. SWL cards welcome and all QSLs will be answered. (Our QSLs are beautiful!) Listen for us! kc5nx.radio.club@gmail.com or www.qrz.com/db/kc5nx

  • 11/10/2016 | 153rd Anniversary of the Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Nov 10-Nov 20, 1000Z-0300Z, W1G, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 18.150 14.275 7.200 3.850. Certificate & QSL. Bob Hess, 74 Curtis Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316. Commemorating the “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address 153rd Anniversary”. Beautiful full color Certificate available. www.qrz.com/db/w1g

  • 11/11/2016 | The American Legion National Salute to Veterans

Nov 11, 1400Z-2130Z, K9TAL, Indianapolis, IN. The American Legion Amateur Radio Club. 14.275 MHz +/- 5KHz USB 147.315 K9DC Repeater IRLP Node 9735 146.46 MHz Simplex. Certificate. TALARC, 700 N Pennsylvania St, , Indianapolis, IN 46204. Please send a 9×12-inch self-addressed stamped envelope for certificate. www.legion.org/hamradio

  • 11/11/2016 | Veterans Day

Nov 11, 1530Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 14.060 7.240 7.060. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

  • 11/11/2016 | Veterans Day

Nov 11-Nov 12, 1522Z-2100Z, K8V, Iron Mountain, MI. Mich-A-Con Amateur Radio Club, LLC. 14.280 14.090 14.040 7.230. Certificate & QSL. Thomas Martin, 812 West B St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Operating from the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial www.qsl.net/ka1ddb

  • 11/11/2016 | Veterans Day Salute to The USO

Nov 11-Nov 12, 1500Z-2200Z, K5U, McKinney, TX. McKinney Amateur Radio Club. 21.375 14.275. QSL. Dave Marking, 6710 Virginia Pkwy Ste 215 PMB 52, McKinney, TX 75071. The McKinney Amateur Radio Club is recognizing the USO on Veterans Day. The USO is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2016. We will be on SSB, and maybe CW. https://www.qrz.com/db/k5u

  • 11/11/2016 | Veterans Day Special Event Station

Nov 11-Nov 12, 1700Z-0000Z, K6VAH, Mather, CA. Veterans Affairs California Amateur Radio Emergency Services. 28.380 14.290 7.220; PSK-31 14.070 possible. QSL. K6VAH Club Station, 10535 Hospital Way Bldg 650, Mail Stop 3A-107, Mather, CA 95655. k6vah1@gmail.com

  • 11/11/2016 | WB4TAL Veterans Day Special Event Station

Nov 11, 0200Z-0900Z, WB4TAL, Fuquay Varina, NC. American Legion Post 116. 14.260 14.265 14.255 14.250. QSL. Kenn Kubacki, WB4TAL, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. WB4TAL being the first and only American Legion Post Station will have a special event to honor all veterans that have fought for our freedom. www.alpost116nc.org

  • 11/11/2016 | Windycon 43 Youth Forum

Nov 11-Nov 13, 2100Z-2100Z, W9W, Clarendon Hills, IL. DuPage Amateur Radio Club. 14.290 10.142 7.240; 145.430 and IRLP/Echolink. Certificate. DuPage Amateur Radio Club W9W / W9DUP, PO Box 71, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. A youth forum to demonstrate our hobby and activities. w9dup.org

  • 11/12/2016 | 630-Meter Event

Nov 12, 0000Z-2359Z, Various, none, no. US Part-5 Experimental Operators. 472-479 kHz band; cross-band on 80 and 40 meters. QSL. none, none, none, no. US Part-5 Experimental operators, including WD2CSH stations and others. CW transmission for QSO and beacons with special messages. There may be some operation on 500 kHz.. Canadian Amateurs will also participate on the same frequencies. See website for complete details. www.500kc.org and www.500kc.com

  • 11/12/2016 | Camp Van Dorn World War ll Museum 11th Anniversary

Nov 12, 1500Z-2300Z, W5CCW, Liberty, MS. Amateur Radio Club of Amite County. SSB: 21350 14.260 7.270; CW: 21.30 14.030 7.030. QSL. Paul J. McGehee, 4044B Hwy 567N, Liberty, MS 39645-53. www.w5ccw.net

  • 11/12/2016 | Celebrating Veterans Day and Commemorating the 52 Subs and Crew Members Lost in WWII

Nov 12-Nov 13, 1400Z-2100Z, NB9QV, Manitowoc, WI. USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.250. QSL. Fred Neuenfeldt-W6BSF, 4932 S 10th st, Manitowoc, WI 54220. #10 SASE please. www.qrz.com/db/nb9qv

  • 11/12/2016 | Centennial Year 2016 Celebration

Nov 12, 1600Z-2300Z, W6PW/100, Pacifica, CA. San Francisco Radio Club. 28.300 24.945 21.275 18.150 14.225 7.178. QSL. Tony Dowler, K6BV, PO Box 1749, Pacifica, CA 94044. Other frequencies and modes will be announced as we get closer to the event, and will be posted to www.qrz.com/db/w6pw

  • 11/12/2016 | Honoring Veterans for Veterans Day

Nov 12, 1500Z-2200Z, W0FSB, Waterloo, IA. Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. 21.240 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Five Sullivan Brothers ARC, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210. For QSL card: Send card and #10 SASE; For Certificate & QSL: Send QSL, address label and 3 Forever stamps; For eQSL & Certificate: Send eQSL, then an email to w0fsb@outlook.com, requesting a .jpg file of the certificate that you can print yourself. www.qrz.com/db/w0fsb

  • 11/12/2016 | Salute To Our Nations Veterans

Nov 12, 1600Z-2100Z, K0KDX, Vinton, IA. Benton County Amateur Radio Group. 14.250 7.280 3.973. QSL. Jerry Cark, K0VTT, 18 10th Ave NW, Oelwein, IA 50662. Send SASE for QSL

  • 11/12/2016 | USS Midway Museum Ship; Veterans Day and USMC Birthday Special Event

Nov 12, 1700Z-2359Z, 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.

  • 11/12/2016 | W5SSV 75th Anniversary

Nov 12-Nov 13, 1400Z-1800Z, W5SSV, Nederland, TX. Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.255 14.060 7.210 3.910. Certificate & QSL. W5SSV, 923 Boston Ave, Nederland, TX 77627. Celebrate the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club 75th Anniversary of ARRL Affiliation. www.w5ssv.com

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2016 Nov07 2016 Dec02 Tanzania 5H3MB LotW DXNews 20160927 By IK2GZU; 80-10m; SSB CW RTTY; dipoles + ground plane; QSL also OK via IK2GZU (Buro or direct), Club Log, and eQSL
2016 Nov09 2016 Dec06 Mauritius 3B8 DJ7RJ Direct AA1M 20161017 By DJ7RJ as 3B8/DJ7RJ; 160-10m, focus on 160m; 500w
2016 Nov10 2016 Nov16 West Kiribati T30 Home Call TDDX 20161020 By JA1KJW as T30KJ, JA3MCA as T30MA, JA8VA as T30VE, JA1JQY as T30JY fm Tarawa I (OC-017); 160-10m; SSB CW RTTY
2016 Nov10 2016 Nov22 Central African Rep TL8AO LotW DXW.Net 20160728 By LA7GIA fm Bangui; 80-10m; mainly CW; QSL also OK via LA7GIA
2016 Nov10 2016 Nov22 Curacao PJ2 Club Log DXW.Net 20161026 By PA3EYC as PJ2/PA3EYC; 160-10m; mainly CW; holiday style operation
2016 Nov11 2016 Nov18 Saba & St Eustatius PJ6M K2HVN DXNews 20160911 By K2HVN fm Saba I (NA-145); 40-10m; CW SSB; may use PJ6/K2HVN

Contesting:

IPARC Contest, SSB 0600Z-1000Z, Nov 6 and   1400Z-1800Z, Nov 6
+ EANET Sprint 0800Z-1200Z, Nov 6
+ High Speed Club CW Contest 0900Z-1100Z, Nov 6 and   1500Z-1700Z, Nov 6
+ DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest 1100Z-1700Z, Nov 6
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Nov 8
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 9
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Nov 9 and   1900Z-2000Z, Nov 9 and   0300Z-0400Z, Nov 10
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 2000Z-2100Z, Nov 9
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Nov 11
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 11
+ WAE DX Contest, RTTY 0000Z, Nov 12 to 2359Z, Nov 13
+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, Digital 0001Z, Nov 12 to 2359Z, Nov 13
+ JIDX Phone Contest 0700Z, Nov 12 to 1300Z, Nov 13
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Nov 12 to 2400Z, Nov 13
+ OK/OM DX Contest, CW 1200Z, Nov 12 to 1200Z, Nov 13
+ Kentucky QSO Party 1400Z, Nov 12 to 0200Z, Nov 13
+ CQ-WE Contest 1900Z-2300Z, Nov 12 (CW/Digital) and   0100Z-0500Z, Nov 13 (Phone) and   1900Z-2300Z, Nov 13 (Phone) and   0100Z-0500Z, Nov 14 (CW/Digital)

 

NPOTA Activations:

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument MN14 N8SK, KM4ISN, WW8USA 2016-11-09 15:00:00 2016-11-09 22:00:00 Times are approximate. SSB on 20m or 40m (& perhaps other HF bands) depending on propagation. Plan to setup operation in parking lot at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (in St. Augustine, FL). Team: NPOTA Activation Team from The Villages, FL.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site NS66 K1ZK 2016-11-11 17:00:00 2016-11-11 18:00:00 Not nearly as rare as my recent MN01 activation, but please help me get my 10 QSOs for my first activation of this unit.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park HP33 WA5DTK 2016-11-11 19:00:00 2016-11-13 17:00:00 Actual times will be 19-21:30z Friday, Nov. 11 and 1300-1700z on Sunday, Nov 13. Operation on Saturday Nov 12 will from Port Isabel Lighthouse (NOT an NPOTA unit). 20/40 mtr SSB and CW.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area RC13 W7GAA 2016-11-12 12:00:00 2016-11-12 19:00:00 The Western Arizona Radio Club of Bullhead City, AZ will activate Katherine Landing in the Arizona Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Operation will be on 20 m. and we’ll try to stay near 14.295 MHz. Permit applied for.
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR12 W4T 2016-11-12 13:00:00 2016-11-13 23:00:00 Transmitting from Blythe Ferry Removal Memorial Park. Commemorating the anniversary of the last day the site was occupied by federal troops.
Roger Williams National Memorial NM22 KK1PMA 2016-11-12 14:00:00 2016-11-12 22:00:00 THE PROVIDENCE EMA R.A.C.E.S.CLUB WILL BE ACTIVE FROM NM22 THE ROGER WILLIAMS NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK FROM 9AM EST TO 4PM EST. CLUB CALLSIGN KK1PMA. WE WILL BE ON 2, 10, 20, 40, AND 80 METERS.UPDATES POSTED ON TWITTER @N1YKH
Great Smoky Mountains National Park NP26 K4LPQ 2016-11-12 14:00:00 2016-11-13 00:00:00 Will be working SSB mainly on 40 meters and some on 20 meters pending band conditions.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR01 K4LPQ 2016-11-12 14:00:00 2016-11-13 00:00:00 Will be mainly operating on 40 and 20 meters. I will be working NP26 on TR01.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site NS66 POTA*413 2016-11-13 16:00:00 2016-11-13 22:00:00 NT1K KB1ME KB1VWQ Look for NS66 from this group every 2nd Sunday of each month. depending on station per month. Special Use Permit Was Issued… Group offering paper QSL for contact, while supplies last. See KB1VWQ QRZ page for more details about NS66.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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