Sep 25

This week in Radio Sports: (Sept 26 thru Oct 2)

This week in Radio Sports: (Sept 26 thru Oct 2)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 10/01/2016 | 100th Anniversary of Indiana Masonic Home

Oct 1-Oct 31, 0000Z-0000Z, W9IMH, Franklin, IN. Indiana Masonic Home Amateur Radio Club. 21.440 14.340 7.290 3.990. QSL. Fran Carter, KC9WLI, 690 S State St, Franklin, IN 46131. kz9h@arrl.net

  • 10/01/2016 | 2016 NJ Royal Rangers Powwow Amateur Radio Event

Oct 1, 1400Z-2100Z, N2R, Manalapan, NJ. NJ Royal Rangers . 14.255 7.215 3.850 DMR-TRI-State-NJ. Certificate & QSL. Lawrence Stewart, O’Hensyn Village 4A, Budd Lake, NJ 07828. w2swx@optonline.net

  • 10/01/2016 | Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Oct 1-Oct 9, 0800Z-0900Z, W5B, Albuquerque, NM. High Desert Amateur Radio Club. 14.180 7.130. QSL. HDARC, 8012 Fieldstone Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. SASE please. www.nm5hd.com

  • 10/01/2016 | Currahee Military Weekend

Oct 1-Oct 2, 1600Z-0400Z, K4C, Dawsonville, GA. N4STG. 14.308 7.200. QSL. Bruce Perry, 102 Clearwater Dr, Dawsonville, GA 30534. We will be operating from ‘3 miles up’ on Currahee mountain from noon to midnight EST. SASE to N4STG info on QRZ for QSO card.

  • 10/01/2016 | Dempsey Challenge Bicycle Race

Oct 1-Oct 2, 1200Z-2300Z, N1D, Auburn, ME. Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club. 28.460 14.262 14.100 7.200. Certificate & QSL. Androscoggin ARC, PO Box 1, Auburn, ME 04212. www.w1npp.org

  • 10/01/2016 | Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club 60th Anniversary Event

Oct 1-Oct 2, 1600Z-2100Z, W2NPT, Fair Lawn, NJ. Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club. 21.245 14.245 14.045 7.245. QSL. Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (W2NPT), 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. The station will operate from 1600-2300 UTC on 1 October and from 1600-2100 UTC on Sunday flarc.net

  • 10/01/2016 | Radioville – The Town That Never Was.

Oct 1, 1300Z-2200Z, W9JOZ, Knox, IN. Starke County Amateur Radio Club. 28.350 21.300 14.200 7.185. QSL. David J. Oliver, 6840 E Oakwood Ave, Knox, IN 46534. www.w9joz.org

Contesting:

Peanut Power QRP Sprint 2000Z-2200Z, Sep 25
+ 220 MHz Fall Sprint 1900 local – 2300 local, Sep 27
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Sep 28
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 28
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 28 and   1900Z-2000Z, Sep 28 and   0300Z-0400Z, Sep 29
+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 28
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, CW 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 29
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 30
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 30
+ YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest 1400Z, Sep 30 to 0200Z, Oct 2
+ TARA PSK Rumble Contest 0000Z-2400Z, Oct 1
+ 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest 0000Z, Oct 1 to 2359Z, Oct 2
+ Oceania DX Contest, Phone 0800Z, Oct 1 to 0800Z, Oct 2
+ WAB HF Phone 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2
+ TRC DX Contest 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2
+ GTC CW Cup 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1200Z, Oct 2
+ Russian WW Digital Contest 1200Z, Oct 1 to 1159Z, Oct 2
+ International HELL-Contest 1600Z-1800Z, Oct 1 (80m) and   0900Z-1100Z, Oct 2 (40m)
+ California QSO Party 1600Z, Oct 1 to 2200Z, Oct 2
+ FISTS Fall Slow Speed Sprint 1700Z-2100Z, Oct 1
+ UBA ON Contest, SSB 0600Z-1000Z, Oct 2
+ RSGB International DX Contest 0700Z-1900Z, Oct 2

NPOTA Activations:

Devils Tower National Monument MN23 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-26 17:00:00 2016-09-26 19:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Grand Canyon National Park NP22 NK6A 2016-09-26 18:00:00 2016-09-26 20:30:00 North Rim area. Operating QRP with KX2 while on motorcycle trip. Freq all CW on 14.034, 10.111, 7.034 and 18.091. Might not have internet so spot me if you hear me.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park NP10 K0VPL/5 2016-09-26 18:00:00 2016-09-27 22:00:00 I will be operating on 20M 14.250 +- QRM
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR10 W4V 2016-09-27 00:00:00 2016-09-27 00:00:00 Plan to operate 80M, 40M, 20M SSB and message via kk4mar@winlink.org Located on the Overmountain Victory Trail which runs through The Orchard at Altapass, near Spruce Pine, NC. The same day, the Orchard is honoring reenactors with a BBQ supper.
Pipestone National Monument MN61 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-27 16:00:00 2016-09-27 18:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Boston African American National Historic Site NS05 KT1K 2016-09-28 14:00:00 2016-09-28 15:30:00 LIMITED TIME AGAIN – NS05 (semi rare) about 14.258+/- 20m 100w setup Possible 2mtr fm simplex – e-mail me QRZ Check listing HP04 operation later in the day.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park NP27 K0VPL/5 2016-09-28 15:00:00 2016-09-29 22:00:00 I will be operating on 20M 14.250 +- QRM
Boston National Historical Park HP04 KT1K 2016-09-28 18:00:00 2016-09-28 19:30:00 LIMITED TIME AGAIN – about 14.258+/- 20m 100w station Check listing NS05 operation earlier in the day.
Acadia National Park NP01 N4BFR 2016-09-29 00:00:00 2016-09-29 00:00:00 Vacation style operation.
Yellowstone National Park NP57 W1YRC 2016-09-29 12:00:00 2016-10-04 23:00:00 K1CYQ and W1YRC will activate Yellowstone at Old Faithful Geyser using the call W1DDD. We will be on 40,20 and 17 SSB and CW. Park Ranger WA1RI will share time with us on the air in his off duty hours.
Pinnacles National Park NP46 NZ6Q 2016-09-30 00:00:00 2016-10-02 23:00:00 As part of CQP2016 – The NZ6Q Multi-Op crew will be in Pinnacles National Park activating NP46 and San Benito County for CQP. Look for us on all bands – both CW & PH

 

Sep 18

This week in Radio Sports: (Sept 19 thru Sept 25)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 09/19/2016 | 60 years of Amateur Radio K9ESC

Sep 19-Oct 7, 1700Z-2000Z, K9E, Tucson, AZ. Grand Canyon DX and Contest Club. 18.145 14.270 14.070 10.112. QSL. Donald Birch, 7725 N Red Wing Cir, Tucson, AZ 85741. dxcowboy777@hotmail.com

  • 09/23/2016 | Plano Balloon Festival

Sep 23-Sep 25, 1800Z-2000Z, N5B, Allen, TX. Plano Amateur Radio Klub and McKinney Amateur Radio Club. 21.350 21.350 18.140 14.307 7.255. QSL. Stan Starks, NW5Q, 732 Eagle Lake Ct, Allen, TX 75002. We are back for a 6th consecutive year with a different call sign. We plan to have 3 stations active from the Balloon Festival on SSB most of the weekend. Hopefully propagation will cooperate. There will also be sporadic activity on CW and perhaps RTTY, as well as some SSB activity both before and after the festival from members at their home stations. Please watch spotting sites for our active frequencies at any given time. QSL with SASE. www.k5prk.net

  • 09/24/2016 | 72nd Anniversary of the Voice Of America Bethany Relay Station (West Chester, OH)

Sep 24, 1300Z-2100Z, WC8VOA, West Chester, OH. West Chester Amateur Radio Association. 14.275 14.250 7.225. QSL. West Chester Amateur Radio Association, 8070 Tylersville Rd, West Chester, OH 45069. wc8voa.org

  • 09/24/2016 | Anniversary of the Founding of Austin’s Colony in Texas

Sep 24-Sep 25, 1400Z-2000Z, W5SFA, Cat Spring, TX. Stephen F. Austin Radio Club. 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Roger Klein, PO Box 161, New Ulm, TX 78950. The event will run concurrently with the Texas QSO Party. We will be operating on location at the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site in San Felipe, TX. www.w5sfa.org

  • 09/24/2016 | EVERYBODY’S DAY

Sep 24, 1300Z-1700Z, NC4AR, Thomasville, NC. Tri-County Amateur Radio Club. 147.00 7.210. Certificate. NC4AR, PO Box 747, Trinity, NC 27370. Follow instructions to receive your certificate by e-mail on qrz.com nc4ar.org

  • 09/24/2016 | HAM Radio Awareness

Sep 24, 1800Z-2000Z, K9UXZ, Effingham, IL. National Trail Amateur Radio Club. 14.250. Certificate. National Trail ARC, PO Box 903, Effingham, IL 62401. Located at the Effingham City Library. Please SASE

  • 09/24/2016 | Meet A Veteran

Sep 24, 1400Z-2000Z, N4V, Stuart, FL. Martin County Amateur Radio Association. 14.280. QSL. Martin County ARA, PO Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995. Meet A Veteran Day at the Road To Victory Military Museum. www.mcaraweb.com

  • 09/24/2016 | North America’s Most Westerly Contiguous Highway Point

Sep 24-Sep 26, 1900Z-0400Z, KL7HOM, Homer, AK. South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club. 21.249 18.249 14.249 7.249. QSL. Shanley Kerls, 40996 Woodman Ln, Homer, AK 99603. SPARC members will be operating portable stations from Anchor Point, AK, which is the Most Westerly North American Contiguous Highway Point. Modes will be SSB and possibly some digital. Frequencies/bands may change due to conditions but look for the 49th state near the 49th KC of the bands. Members will be spotting our operators. Look for more information and our QSL card on our website or on our club page on QRZ. We use LOTW, QRZ and EQSL for all contacts. www.kl7hom.org

  • 09/24/2016 | Old Yeller Days

Sep 24, 1530Z-2130Z, W5G, Mason, TX. Area Amateurs. 21.285 14.250; HF SSB Vox. Certificate. Brent Pepper, KF5WTW, PO Box 1158, Mason, TX 76856. SASE please.

  • 09/24/2016 | Southeast Nebraska Radio Club 80 Year Anniversary

Sep 24-Sep 25, 1015Z-1419Z, K0C, Johnson, NE. Southeast Nebraska Amateur Radio Club. 14.230 7.180. Certificate & QSL. Charles Bennett, PO Box 67181, Lincoln, NE 68506. It is the 80th Anniversary of the SENRC founded in 1936. It has continued to meet for 80 years many times meeting at the historical Coryell Park, Johnson, Nebraska, USA. There will be a BBQ on Saturday 9/24 and pot luck on Sunday, 9/25. senebrradioclub@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/SouthEast-Nebraska-Radio-Club-1548646118733004

  • 09/25/2016 | WWII Days at Midway Village Museum

Sep 25, 1400Z-2300Z, W9M, Rockford, IL. Rockford Amateur Radio Association. 14.320 7.260. QSL. Bruce Carlson – W9M, 5716 Knollwood Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. https://www.qrz.com/db/w9m

Contesting:

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Sep 19
144 MHz Fall Sprint 1900 local – 2300 local, Sep 19
Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 21
CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 21 and   1900Z-2000Z, Sep 21 and   0300Z-0400Z, Sep 22
NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Sep 22
NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 23
NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 23
ARRL EME Contest 0000Z, Sep 24 to 2359Z, Sep 25
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY 0000Z, Sep 24 to 2400Z, Sep 25
Maine QSO Party 1200Z, Sep 24 to 1200Z, Sep 25
Texas QSO Party 1400Z, Sep 24 to 0200Z, Sep 25 and   1400Z-2000Z, Sep 25
AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 1400Z-1700Z, Sep 24 (144) and   1700Z-1800Z, Sep 24 (432)
RSGB International Sprint Contest, CW 1700Z-2100Z, Sep 24
UBA ON Contest, 6m 0700Z-1000Z, Sep 25

NPOTA Activations:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore SS04 W4MRW 2016-09-19 00:00:00 2016-09-24 00:00:00 I will be operating on 40M or 20M – either PSK31 or SSB – will post NPOTA Facebook page with time and frequencies.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park HP10 N8VZ 2016-09-19 18:00:00 2016-09-19 20:00:00 The starting and ending times are estimates at this juncture; they will be updated as needed as the date of the activation draws closer. This activation will be more challenging than my previous activations as I will probably be doing SSB semi-QRP (10 watts). Bands will be 20M and 40M.
Waco Mammoth National Monument MN81 WD5RAH 2016-09-20 17:30:00 2016-09-20 19:30:00 Monument opens at 11:00. Will be on the air from 12:30 to 2:30 CDT SSB on mostly 20 and 40 Meters. If a satellite pass is convenient, I will broadcast contacts on the satellite. Satellite time will be from 2:30 to 4:30 CDT.
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site HS01 k1gdi 2016-09-21 15:00:00 2016-09-22 21:00:00 Primarily 40 ssb and 20 ssb. Check spotting info. Possibility of cw. Only international site in NPOTA. We are in Maine with view of Canada across the St. Croix River. St. Croix Island has a dreadful history. We hope to improve on the 1604 incident.
Antietam National Battlefield BF01 KO3F 2016-09-23 13:00:00 2016-09-23 17:00:00 QRP 40M SSB & CW 20M SSB, CW, PSK31 & JT65/9. Will also monitor 146.52 for locals. Will spot on FB and DX Summit.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area RC13 NK6A 2016-09-23 18:30:00 2016-09-23 20:30:00 Operating QRP with KX2 while on motorcycle trip. Freq all CW on 14.034, 10.111, 7.034 and 18.091. Might not have internet so spot me if you hear me.
Flight 93 National Memorial NM07 W9T 2016-09-24 11:00:00 2016-09-24 23:00:00 Primary operation on 20 and 40 meters SSB. Check www.k3smt.org for updates
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site HS01 WW1IE 2016-09-24 13:00:00 2016-09-24 22:00:00 Cal W1IZL & Roger W1LH will be activating St Croix Island from 9am – 6pm on the 24th. We will try 20, 17 and 15 and will alternate between CW and SSB. CW will be XX.035 +- on designated band and SSB will be 14,245, 18.140 and 21.300 per conditions. Please spot us! Thanks
George Washington Birthplace National Monument MN38 NN4VA 2016-09-24 13:00:00 2016-09-24 21:00:00 Westmoreland Amateur Radio Club activation of the George Washington Birthplace and John Smith Trail along with a all day Picknik and get together.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument MN51 K7EFA 2016-09-24 15:00:00 2016-09-24 23:00:00 Multi-club NPOTA activation of this legendary battlefield. Bands- 40,20,17 Modes- SSB and digital modes
Point Reyes National Seashore SS10 K6KPH 2016-09-24 19:00:00 2016-09-25 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.
Buffalo National River National River RV02 KX5AR 2016-09-24 19:00:00 2016-09-24 22:00:00 ARKAN – The Amateur Radio Klub of Arkansas Northwest. From Tyler Bend Campground. SSB: 21.350, 14.260, 7.190 CW: 21.040, 14.040, 7.040
Chickasaw National Recreation Area RC05 W5WIL 2016-09-25 18:00:00 2016-09-25 22:00:00 CW on 15, 20 and 40 meters around QRP frequencies. 18:00 – 20:00 NPOTA, 20:00 – 22:00 part of the NOGA Peanut Power QRP Sprint.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument MN51 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-25 19:00:00 2016-09-25 21:00:00

Sep 14

Cleveland Amateur Radio Club Announces 2nd National Park on the Air Event

    w4t1  As many of you know we are well on the way to our 2nd NPOTA activation. October 1st the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be activating as W4T at Red Clay State Park, for the Trail of Tears (TR12).

    In the days following, each club member will be receiving an email survey about attendance. Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey. As of right now, no particular plans for Stations, Bands, Mode, Etc… have been set. Knowing who will be participating will help us reach this conclusion.

    If you are not an active club member and are interested in this event, please contact us at mailto:info@carc.cc

     As always, thanks for your continued support,

                           Jesse Rogers (W4JUU)

Sep 11

This week in Radio Sports: (Sept 12 thru Sept 15)

This week in Radio Sports: (Sept 12 thru Sept 15)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 09/07/2016 | ARRL New England Division Special Event

Sep 7-Sep 12, 0000Z-0000Z, W1A, Acton, MA. NE Division Convention. 14.200. QSL. Dennis Egan, W1UE, 166 Wilson St, Marlborough, MA 01752. www.boxboro.org

  • 09/07/2016 | World Waterski Show Tournament

Sep 7-Sep 13, 0001Z-2359Z, W9W, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.350 14.250 7.250 3.850. QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, Attn: W9W Event, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. ALSO using the KC9VUP Echolink Node This is the first to two water ski show tournaments to be held in 2016 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. QSL’s available with SASE. Work both special events and get a certificate as well.

  • 09/07/2016 | World Waterski Show Tournament

Sep 7-Sep 13, 0001Z-2359Z, W9W, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.350 14.250 7.250 3.850. Certificate & QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, Attn: W9W Event, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. Also using the KC9VUP Echolink Node This is the first to two water ski show tournaments to be held in 2016 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. QSL’s available with SASE. Work both special events and get a certificate as well.

  • 09/08/2016 | Darrtown Fall Festival

Sep 8-Sep 12, 0000Z-2359Z, N8D, Hamilton, OH. Butler County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. 21.320 14.320 7.250. QSL. BCARA, PO Box 18968, Fairfield, OH 45018. CW frequencies too. Event will show and tell Ham radio to festival attendees. bcara.net

  • 09/09/2016 | 15th Anniversary of the Attack on the World Trade Center

Sep 9-Sep 12, 0900Z-1200Z, WA2NYC, Staten Island, NY. Wireless Association of New York City. 28.450 21.330 7.220 D-Star REF020C. QSL. Wireless Association of New York City , 233 Wolverine St, Staten Island, NY 10306. We remember the over twenty nine hundred people that lost their lives on that day. QSL SASE WA2NYC.

  • 09/12/2016 | National POW MIA Recognition Day Special Event Station

Sep 12-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, K4MIA, Loxahatchee, FL. PBSE Radio Society. 21.300 18.150 14.265 7.185. QSL. Michael Bald, 6758 Hall Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470. Observances of National POW MIA Recognition Day are held across this country on the third Friday in September each year. This year it will be on September 16th. The day was established to honor our prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. There will be sister stations K4MIA/5 and K4MIA/7 in operation some days. See QRZ for a copy of this years QSL and for additional information. Because of volume of requests you MUST send SASE to get a returned QSL. Please take time to remember our POW’s and MIA’s as well as their families www.qrz.com/db/k4mia

  • 09/17/2016 | North Country National Scenic Trail /Salt Fork State Park

Sep 17, 1300Z-2100Z, W8VP, Lore City, OH. Cambridge Amateur Radio Association. 7.230. Certificate. Cambridge Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 1804, Cambridge, OH 43725. In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the National Park System, W8VP will be activating the North Country National Scenic Trail which runs through Salt Fork State Park and coincides at this place with the Buckeye Scenic Trail. www.w8vp.org

  • 09/17/2016 | Sheppard AFB 75th Anniversary & ENJPT 35th Anniversary: Sheppard AFB Texas

Sep 17-Sep 18, 1500Z-2200Z, N5J, Wichita Falls, TX. Sheppard AFB Ham Radio Club and Red River Amateur Radio Enthusiasts. 14.340 7.275 146.520. QSL. Brent Boydston, 103 N Crockett, Henrietta, TX 76365. This event will take place at and during the Air Show and Open House honoring these two important anniversaries. As the radio operations will be during the event, radio ops will be subject to the operational dictates of Air Field and Air Traffic Control. We are planning on having Sheppard and Euro-Nato Joint Pilot Training (ENJPT) specific QSL cards but this, as with all military plans, will likely change somewhat upon first engagement. First event tolerance and patience would be appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563729510598546

  • 09/17/2016 | The 90th Anniversary of The Associated Radio Amatuers of Southern New England

Sep 17-Sep 18, 1300Z-0000Z, W1AQ, East Providence, RI. Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England. 14.185 14.040 7.185 7.040. QSL. W1AQ ARASNE, 54 Kelley Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. www.w1aq.com

  • 09/17/2016 | WACO Fly-In

Sep 17, 1000Z-1600Z, W8FW, Troy, OH. Miami County Amateur Radio Club. 145.23 – offset no PL; 7.125 – 7.300; 14.500 – 14.350. Certificate & QSL. Miami County Amateur Radio Club, W8FW, PO Box 214, Troy, OH 45373. Annual WACO Aircraft Fly-in in Troy Ohio, from Sept 15 thru Sept 18. Troy Ohio is the original home of the WACO Aircraft Company and this event relives that time. The W8FW Club Station will be set up on Saturday, Sept 17 from 10 am thru 4 pm. Plan to work 40 and 20 meters, talk in on the W8FW repeater at 145.23, minus offset, no PL. Please contact the W8FW club thru the web site or KC9NVP@arrl.net for additional information. w8fw.com

  • 09/18/2016 | Riley Memorial Air Show Special Event Station

Sep 18, 1700Z-2100Z, W9EFU/KC9WQI, Madison, IN. Clifty Amateur Radio Society and Ivy Tech Community College Amateur Radio Club. 28.440 14.268 7.268. Certificate. Jerry Barnes, 6901 Spring Street, Madison, IN 47250. September 18, 1700Z-2100Z, Two local radio clubs, W9EFU, Clifty Amateur Radio Society, and KC9WQI, Ivy Tech Community College Amateur Radio Club, Madison Indiana, will be operating Special Event radio stations from the Madison Municipal Airport celebrating the 15th annual Riley Memorial Air Show and Fly-In. The event will feature aircraft displays and an air show. Organizers said anywhere from 20 to 30 aircraft will be on display, with other planes arriving and departing throughout the day. Anyone making contact will be able to request an electronic certificate indicating a successful QSO. Proposed frequencies are 7.268 on 40 meters, 14.268 on 20 Meters, and 28.440 on 10 meters. To request a specially designed certificate submit your email request to ka9pij@cinergymetro.net by Friday September 25, 2016. Certificates for valid contacts will only be sent electronically to your email address. No QSL Cards or other postal requests please.

 

Contesting:

0230Z-0300Z, Sep 14
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 14 and   1900Z-2000Z, Sep 14 and   0300Z-0400Z, Sep 15
+ RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 14
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 16
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 16
+ AGB NEMIGA Contest 2100Z-2400Z, Sep 16
+ ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Sep 17 to 2400 local, Sep 18
+ SARL VHF/UHF Analogue/Digital Contest 1000Z, Sep 17 to 1000Z, Sep 18
+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW 1200Z, Sep 17 to 1200Z, Sep 18
+ All Africa International DX Contest 1200Z, Sep 17 to 1200Z, Sep 18
+ SRT HF Contest SSB 1300Z, Sep 17 to 1300Z, Sep 18
+ QRP Afield 1600Z-2200Z, Sep 17
+ New Jersey QSO Party 1600Z, Sep 17 to 0359Z, Sep 18 and   1400Z-2000Z, Sep 18
+ New Hampshire QSO Party 1600Z, Sep 17 to 0400Z, Sep 18 and   1600Z-2200Z, Sep 18
+ Washington State Salmon Run 1600Z, Sep 17 to 0700Z, Sep 18 and   1600Z-2400Z, Sep 18
+ Feld Hell Sprint 1800Z-1959Z, Sep 17
+ North American Sprint, RTTY 0000Z-0400Z, Sep 18
+ BARTG Sprint 75 1700Z-2100Z, Sep 18

 

NPOTA Activations:

Appalachian National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR01 KB1JDX 2016-09-12 00:00:00 2016-09-15 00:00:00 Combination SOTA and NPOTA activations from Maine. Look for me on 14.345. Will also be on 15, 10, and 2 meters as well. Additional details to be posted on sotawatch.org
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site NS38 NM5RC & NM5AE 2016-09-12 17:00:00 2016-09-12 19:00:00 Each of us will use our own calls. Estimated time. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home. 20M SSB.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument MN44 W3UC 2016-09-12 17:30:00 2016-09-12 20:30:00 Because it follows a appointment I may run early or late but will post on NPOTA Facebook . Bands will be 20/40 and maybe 17 SSB .Ill operate with 100 watts and plenty of battery power. I offer a NPOTA QSL with a SASE. My goal is to work as many stations as possible .PLEASE SPOT!!
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site NS43 WA0LJM 2016-09-13 15:00:00 2016-09-13 21:00:00 Mostly 20m SSB around 14.310 or 14.282.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site NS53 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-14 16:00:00 2016-09-14 18:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Badlands National Park NP03 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-14 20:00:00 2016-09-14 22:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Olympic National Park NP44 K5IZO 2016-09-15 12:00:00 2016-09-16 23:59:00 I will typically try around 7-8AM PDT or 6-7PM PDT. Working 40M or 20M. If still open, I might try 15M. I will try SSB first, typically around 7.200, 14.250 and 21.300 +/- 5KHz. If SSB is slow, I’ll try CW at 7.050, 14.050 or 21.050.
Gettysburg National Military Park MP03 KK4YBJ 2016-09-15 16:00:00 2016-09-15 22:00:00 SSB QRP 20m and/or 40m 14.290 +/- 7.90 +/- (Permits pending as of 2016-09-03)
Wind Cave National Park NP55 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-15 17:30:00 2016-09-15 19:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial NM19 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-15 21:00:00 2016-09-15 23:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Grand Portage National Monument MN42 AB0RX 2016-09-16 00:00:00 2016-09-16 00:00:00 While En route to NP31
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR20 N1CC, W7FKF, K0YY 2016-09-16 14:00:00 2016-09-16 23:00:00 First activation of TR20 segment at Mission Dolores SHS in San Augustine, Texas. 3X 100W stations on 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15 meter bands CW and SSB.
Channel Islands National Park NP11 K6R 2016-09-16 19:00:00 2016-09-18 17:00:00 Primarily on Satellites from Grid CM93, Santa Rosa Island. IOTA Identifier NA-144. Will also do some QRP HF and terrestrial VHF/UHF from the grid. See K6R QRZ page for details and schedules.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument MN51 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-16 21:00:00 2016-09-16 23:00:00 20m SSB. Times are approximate. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Waco Mammoth National Monument MN81 N5KWD 2016-09-17 00:00:00 2016-09-17 23:59:00 20m SSB at 100W for several hours about mid-day.
Isle Royale National Park NP31 AB0RX 2016-09-17 00:00:00 2016-09-20 00:00:00 Operation moved to September. 100 Watts and wires
Monocacy National Battlefield BF06 KB3MXM 2016-09-17 13:00:00 2016-09-17 22:00:00 The Battle to save Washington DC begins across a tranquil and meandering river. Operating ‘Phone’ on 40 meters from Mobile. Other bands possible for best propagation. MDC Section Manager will be operating from this location.
Yellowstone National Park NP57 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-17 13:00:00 2016-09-24 13:00:00 20m SSB. Variable periods of time. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway National Parkway PK03 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-17 13:00:00 2016-09-24 13:00:00 20m SSB. Variable periods of time. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Grand Teton National Park NP23 K7FRG and WD7I 2016-09-17 13:00:00 2016-09-24 13:00:00 20m SSB. Variable periods of time. Log will be uploaded to LOTW when web access is available.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park NP06 KD0ESZ 2016-09-17 15:30:00 2016-09-17 23:00:00 Will be using SSB on 40M or 20M at 7.190 and 14.190 depending on QRM and band conditions.
Fort Bowie National Historic Site NS18 W7AI 2016-09-17 16:00:00 2016-09-17 22:00:00 Oro Valley ARC will be on 20 and 40 meters SSB, CW, and PSK. Check the cluster for spots.
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve RS02 K7JSG 2016-09-17 16:00:00 2016-09-18 23:59:00 Participating in WA State Salmon Run QSO party. Saturday the contest runs till mid-night. Will be working 40 & 80 meters in the evening. Working whatever bands are open. I will be doing some RTTY.
Point Reyes National Seashore SS10 K6KPH 2016-09-17 19:00:00 2016-09-18 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.
Antietam National Battlefield BF01 KB3MXM 2016-09-18 13:00:00 2016-09-18 22:00:00 154 years after the Battle of Antietam. Phone on 40 meters from Mobile. Other bands possible for best propagation. MDC Section Manager will be operating from this location.
Eisenhower National Historic Site NS13 W3KGN 2016-09-18 15:00:00 2016-09-18 20:30:00

 

Sep 05

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

 

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

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 09/06/2016 | 95th Spartansburg Fair

Sep 6-Sep 10, 1700Z-2100Z, W3YXE, Corry, PA. Radio Amateurs of Corry. 145.11 or Wide Area Repeater; 14.340 7.233 3.990. Certificate. Radio Amateurs of Corry, w3yxe.fair@gmail.com, Corry, PA 16407. Certificate will only be sent via e-mail. See website for details. w3yxe.org

  • 09/07/2016 | ARRL New England Division Special Event

Sep 7-Sep 12, 0000Z-0000Z, W1A, Acton, MA. NE Division Convention. 14.200. QSL. Dennis Egan, W1UE, 166 Wilson St, Marlborough, MA 01752. www.boxboro.org

  • 09/07/2016 | World Waterski Show Tournament
·         Sep 7-Sep 13, 0001Z-2359Z, W9W, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.350 14.250 7.250 3.850. QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, Attn: W9W Event, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. ALSO using the KC9VUP Echolink Node This is the first to two water ski show tournaments to be held in 2016 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. QSL’s available with SASE. Work both special events and get a certif09/07/2016 | World Waterski Show Tournament

Sep 7-Sep 13, 0001Z-2359Z, W9W, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.350 14.250 7.250 3.850. Certificate & QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, Attn: W9W Event, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. Also using the KC9VUP Echolink Node This is the first to two water ski show tournaments to be held in 2016 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. QSL’s available with SASE. Work both special events and get a certificate as well.

  • 09/08/2016 | Darrtown Fall Festival

Sep 8-Sep 12, 0000Z-2359Z, N8D, Hamilton, OH. Butler County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. 21.320 14.320 7.250. QSL. BCARA, PO Box 18968, Fairfield, OH 45018. CW frequencies too. Event will show and tell Ham radio to festival attendees. bcara.net

  • 09/09/2016 | 15th Anniversary of the Attack on the World Trade Center

Sep 9-Sep 12, 0900Z-1200Z, WA2NYC, Staten Island, NY. Wireless Association of New York City. 28.450 21.330 7.220 D-Star REF020C. QSL. Wireless Association of New York City , 233 Wolverine St, Staten Island, NY 10306. We remember the over twenty nine hundred people that lost their lives on that day. QSL SASE WA2NYC.

  • 09/10/2016 | 48th Annual National Hollerin’ Contest Spiveys’ Corner

Sep 10, 1500Z-2200Z, KK4NC, Dunn, NC. Sampson County Amateur Radio Service. 14.264 14.242 7.264 7.242. Certificate. Cliff Ireland (KK4NC), 170 Pinecroft Dr, Dunn, NC 28334. www.nationalhollerincontest.com

  • 09/10/2016 | Canadian Forces Elgin Regiment 150th Anniversary

Sep 10-Sep 30, 1200Z-2359Z, CF31CER, St Thomas, ON. Elgin Amateur Radio Society. 28.300 21.150 18.110 14.112 7.125 3.600. Certificate. PDF via, e-mail , cf31cer@gmail.com, CANADA. 24-hour operation Sep 10-11, 1200Z-1200Z; random operation through the rest of the month. Certificate available by e-mail only; include contact number and e-mail. https://elginradio.wordpress.com

  • 09/10/2016 | Route 66 On The Air

Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W6J, Elk City, OK. Route 66 Amateur Radio Association. 21.366 14.266 7.266 3.866. QSL. Marvin Gorden, PO Box 2222, Elk City, OK 73648. w6j.org

  • 09/10/2016 | Route 66 on the Air

Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W6O, Lebanon, MO. Lebanon Amateur Radio Club. 14.266. QSL. Bill Wheeler, 272 Donna Lee, Lebanon, MO 65536. k0dew@centurylink.net or www.lebanonarc.com

  • 09/10/2016 | Route 66 On The Air

Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W6Q, Brookfield, IL. Six Meter Club of Chicago, Inc. 28.366 21.366 14.266 7.266. QSL. Michael Huedepohl, WD9GJK, 3532 Raymond Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. www.k9ona.com

  • 09/10/2016 | Route 66 On The Air Special Event

Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W6JBT, San Bernardino, CA. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club. 28.466 14.266 7.266 3.866. Certificate & QSL. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413. Sep 10-Sep 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W6JBT, San Bernardino, CA. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club. 28.466 14.266 7.266 3.866. Certificate & QSL. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413. Come celebrate the history of this great highway that help build America and join the clubs across the nation participating in this event using the call signs of W6A – W6U. See the host website of www.w6jbt.org for more on the rules, frequencies, certificate and QSL routes for each club participating. Hope to hear you on the air!! w6jbt.org

  • 09/10/2016 | Route 66 Special Event

Sep 10-Sep 18, 1000Z-1800Z, W6R, Pleasant Hope, MO. SMARC. 3.966 7.266 14.266 21.266. QSL. W6R Special Event, PO Box 249, Pleasant Hope, MO 65725. K9EID@arrl.net or smarc.org

  • 09/10/2016 | USS Midway Museum Ship; USS Midway Commissioning Special Event

Sep 10, 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.

Contesting:

MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint 2300Z, Sep 5 to 0300Z, Sep 6
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Sep 6
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 7
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 7 and   1900Z-2000Z, Sep 7 and   0300Z-0400Z, Sep 8
+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 7
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 9
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 9
+ Kulikovo Polye Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 10
+ FOC QSO Party 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 10
+ WAE DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Sep 10 to 2359Z, Sep 11
+ SARL Field Day Contest 1000Z, Sep 10 to 1000Z, Sep 11
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Sep 10 to 2400Z, Sep 11
+ Russian Cup Digital Contest 1500Z-1859Z, Sep 10 and   0600Z-0959Z, Sep 11
+ Ohio State Parks on the Air 1600Z-2400Z, Sep 10
+ ARRL September VHF Contest 1800Z, Sep 10 to 0300Z, Sep 12
+ North American Sprint, CW 0000Z-0400Z, Sep 11
+ Swiss HTC QRP Sprint 1300Z-1900Z, Sep 11

NPOTA Activations:

Ice Age National Scientific Reserve Affiliated Area AA11 WA9STI 2016-09-06 19:00:00 2016-09-06 21:00:00 14.260 Mhz+; 14.040 MHz+; 7.200 Mhz+; 7.031 Mhz+. Operating from Devils Lake State Park and may also be on Ice Age Trail (TR05). Follow on APRS as WA9STI-9 and WA9STI-7. Prior to this activation will be at Blue Mounds State Park for SOTA W9/WI-010.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park HP08 NE9KM 2016-09-07 00:00:00 2016-09-10 23:59:00 Bicycle mobile on the trail west to east. QRP with KX2 Operating times will be limited and variable. No log uploads till after returning home. May take up to a week.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park HP07 NM5RC & NM5AE 2016-09-07 22:00:00 2016-09-07 23:59:00 Each of us will use our own calls. Time estimated. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home. 20M SSB.
North Cascades National Park NP43 K5IZO 2016-09-08 12:00:00 2016-09-09 23:59:00 I will typically try around 7-8AM PDT or 6-7PM PDT. Working 40M or 20M. If still open, I might try 15M. I will try SSB first, typically around 7.200, 14.250 and 21.300 +/- 5KHz. If SSB is slow, I’ll try CW at 7.050, 14.050 or 21.050.
Old Spanish National Historic Trail National Historic Trail TR19 NM5RC & NM5AE 2016-09-08 19:00:00 2016-09-08 21:00:00 Two-fer with MN05. Each of us will use our own calls. Time estimated. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home.
Aztec Ruins National Monument MN05 NM5RC & NM5AE 2016-09-08 19:00:00 2016-09-08 21:00:00 Two-fer with TR19. Each of us will use our own calls. Time estimated. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home. 20M SSB.
Mesa Verde National Park NP40 NM5RC & NM5AE 2016-09-09 18:00:00 2016-09-10 23:00:00 Each of us will use our own calls. Expect to operate several times for about two hours each over the two days we will be at park. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home. 20M SSB.
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site NS61 W2YRC 2016-09-10 01:00:00 2016-09-10 08:00:00 THE YONKERS NY RADIO CLUB WILL BE ACTIVATING ST. PAULS CHURCH, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, UNDER CLUB CALL SIGN W2YRC. MEMBERS OF THE YONKERS NY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB WILL BE MANNING 20/40 METER SSB-PHONE AND MAYBE CW. please contact k2yny for further info at k2yny@arrl.net
George Washington Carver National Monument MN39 W0IN 2016-09-10 15:00:00 2016-09-10 20:00:00 The event is Prairie Day on September 10th “Celebrating life on the Missouri prairie during the late 1800’s when George Washington Carver was a child. This event includes basket weaving, candle making, dutch oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger st
Ice Age National Scenic Trail National Scenic Trail TR05 W9A 2016-09-10 17:00:00 2016-09-10 20:00:00 Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club activating TR05 at the Robert O. Cook Arboretum in Janesville, Wisconsin. PSK31 on 20M; SSB/CW on other HF bands as conditions permit. 2M/440 Simplex. Rain date next day, 2016-09-11. Please spot us!
Point Reyes National Seashore SS10 K6KPH 2016-09-10 19:00:00 2016-09-11 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.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park HP07 KC5RUO 2016-09-10 19:00:00 2016-09-10 23:59:00 14.070 MHz, Mode: BPSK31
San Juan Island National Historical Park HP41 K5IZO 2016-09-11 12:00:00 2016-09-12 23:59:00 I will typically try around 7-8AM PDT or 6-7PM PDT. Working 40M or 20M. If still open, I might try 15M. I will try SSB first, typically around 7.200, 14.250 and 21.300 +/- 5KHz. If SSB is slow, I’ll try CW at 7.050, 14.050 or 21.050.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site NS66 POTA*413 2016-09-11 14:00:00 2016-09-11 21:00:00 A special event within the NPOTA operation. On this day, POTA*413 is trying to arrange that the amateur radio operators are both hams & 1st responders from Police, Fire, EMT, etc… to help us remember & honor all that lost their lives on this terrible day within our American history.
Yucca House National Monument MN77 NM5RC 2016-09-11 16:00:00 2016-09-11 18:00:00 Each of us will use our own calls. Estimated time. LOTW posting expected about Sep 17 after we get home. 20M SSB.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site Affiliated Area AA06 WD8RIF 2016-09-11 17:00:00 2016-09-11 18:00:00 time approx. based on travel; 7.031 (+/-) & maybe 14.061 (+/-); see https://www.qrz.com/db/WD8RIF for details/updates

 

 

 

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