Sep 29

Cleveland ARC – To begin Introductory Course for Morse Code in October

Starting October 16th, The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be beginning an introductory course for ham radio operators interested in learning the art of Morse Code (CW).

This course will be specialized for the learning and advancement of Morse Code procedures and practices for the beginning operator. If you are an experienced code operator and interested in advancing your speed, serving as an Elmer or just interested in fellowship amongst other hams, feel free to come and join us as well.

This course will be held on Monday nights at the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club’s Clubhouse located at 560 Johnson Blvd., Cleveland, TN. Classes will begin at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information, please contact Reggie McCarn or Jack McCarty

Jul 22

Cleveland Amateur Radio Club featured today on Old Town Cleveland

The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club was featured this morning on Old Town Cleveland, a local radio show on WOOP-LP 99.9 FM. In case you missed it, or you live outside of our local area (and therefore are unable to receive the FM signal), we now have a copy of the show available for you to listen to below:

Jul 10

This week in Radio Sports: (July 10 thru July 16)

This week in Radio Sports: (July 10 thru July 16)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 07/13/2017 | Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

Jul 13, 1900Z-2200Z, W1HGY, Bedford, PA. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Net. 14.341 7.241 3.841. Certificate. Lloyd Bankson Roach, K3QNT, 120 W Watson St, Bedford, PA 15522. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Blessed Mother in Fatima, Portugal in 1917

  • 07/15/2017 | Marvin Gilbert (KD8GPF) Special Event

Jul 15-Jul 16, 0800Z-1600Z, W8UCO, Marysville, OH. W8UCO ARC (Union County Amateur Radio Club). 3.840 7.240. Certificate. Marvin Gilbert Special Event (W8UCO/KD8GPF), 24581 Sandusky Rd, Richwood, OH 43344. Commemorating 57 years of public service with Civil Defense/Union County Emergency Management Agency . Marvin C. Gilbert was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on various boards at the church, a member the Marysville Evening Lion’s Club, the American Legion Post 79, served with the Union County Civil Defense and Union County EMA for 57 years, 25 of those years as Chief. He was also a committee member for the Marysville High School Hall of Fame, was a board member of the American Red Cross and a member of the Union County Republican Club, serving as Treasurer and Central District Committeeman. He enjoyed playing Dart Ball for over 50 years and getting together for his Wednesday afternoon card club but most of all, he cherished his granddaughter and attending her activities, never missing a soccer or softball game. A graduate of Marysville High School, Marvin served in the National Guard, worked 42 years at O.M. Scott’s, retiring as a shipping manager. Born July 9, 1941 in Marysville. On May 2, 1965, he married his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Wasserbeck) and she survives in Marysville. Also surviving is his son, Brad (Tara) Gilbert of Marysville; his granddaughter, Emma Karen Gilbert of Marysville

  • 07/15/2017 | South Carolina Peach Festival 40th Anniversary

Jul 15-Jul 16, 0001Z-0001Z, W4W, Gaffney, SC. Cherokee County Coroner’s Office. 145.250 145.190 146.610 145.350. QSL. Dennis Fowler, P.O. Box 1210, Gaffney, SC 29342.

  • 07/15/2017 | Tribute for Silent Key Steve Foster (N4SZ)

Jul 15-Jul 21, 1300Z-0200Z, N4AW, Anderson, SC. Anderson Radio Club. 7.175-7.300 14.150-14.350. QSL. Anderson Radio Club, PO Box 1525, Anderson, SC 29622. In memory of Silent Key Steve Foster (N4SZ), Anderson, SC who received the ARRL 50-Year Service Certificate as a member of the Anderson Radio Club, Anderson, SC and his volunteer work with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Emergency Coordinator for the Anderson County Emergency Preparedness.

  • 07/15/2017 | Wapello County Iowa 4H Expo

Jul 15, 0400Z-1000Z, WA0DX, Blakesburg, IA. Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250 14.050 7.050. QSL. Paul Cartwright – W4H, 8431 215th Ave, Blakesburg, IA 52536.

  • 07/16/2017 | 2017 Winnebago GNR

Jul 16-Jul 21, 1300Z-0400Z, W0WIT, Linwood, KS. Winnebago Amateur Radio Chapter. 14.268 USB 7.263 LSB 147.57 FM Simplex 147.27 FM Repeater. QSL. David Marlowe, 12648 170th Street, Linwood, KS 66052-40.

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 Jul12 2017 Aug05 St Kitts & Nevis V47JA LotW W5JON 20170524 By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB; yagi on 6m, verticals, dipole; QRV for RSGB IOTA; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
2017 Jul13 2017 Jul20 Georgia 4L See Info DXNews 20170602 By DL7ZM as 4L/DL7ZM; 6m; fm 3300m mountain top; QSL direct: David Pommerenke, 205 Sooter Lane, Rolla, MO, 65401, USA
2017 Jul14 2017 Jul16 Botswana A25NPD LZ1COM DXNews 20170630 By LZ1COM; 40 20m; SSB; 1800-2000z
2017 Jul15 2017 Jul22 Market Reef OJ0 TDDX 20170630 By youth team as TBD; 80-6m



4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Jul 10
Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 12
CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 12 and   1900Z-2000Z, Jul 12 and   0300Z-0400Z, Jul 13
RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB 1900Z-2030Z, Jul 12
QRP Fox Hunt 0100Z-0230Z, Jul 14
NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jul 14
NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 14
Russian Radio Team Championship 0700Z-1459Z, Jul 15
Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge 0800Z-1400Z, Jul 15
DMC RTTY Contest 1200Z, Jul 15 to 1200Z, Jul 16
Feld Hell Sprint 1200Z-1359Z, Jul 15
North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Jul 15 to 0559Z, Jul 16
CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1800Z, Jul 15 to 2100Z, Jul 16
RSGB Low Power Contest 0900Z-1200Z and 1300Z-1600Z, Jul 16
Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Jul 17



Jun 11

This week in Radio Sports: (June12 thru June 18)

This week in Radio Sports: (June12  thru June 18)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 06/13/2017 | Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

Jun 13, 1900Z-2200Z, W1HGY, Taunton, MA. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Net. 14.341 7.241 3.841. Certificate. Lloyd Bankson Roach, K3QNT, 120 W Watson St, Bedford, PA 15522. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal in 1917 – All stations are welcome and encouraged to send for the QSL certificate.

  • 06/16/2017 | St. Peter Area Veterans Memorial

Jun 16-Jun 30, 0001Z-2359Z, W0L, Saint Peter, MN. M. Charlie Anderson, NG0C. 14.324 7.228. QSL. M. Charlie Anderson, 43261 315th Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082. Special Event Station to celebrate the start of construction of the St. Peter Area Veterans Memorial in St. Peter, MN Full color QSL cards are planned with pictures and information about the Memorial. A $1 donation and SASE will be asked for QSL cards and all proceeds will be donated to the Memorial. This will be a small venue so on-air times will vary. More info about the Memorial can be found at

  • 06/17/2017 | 76th Annual Convention of the National Speleological Society

Jun 17-Jun 23, 1800Z-1800Z, K5C, Rio Rancho, NM. National Speleological Society. 14.285 primary; 7.195 secondary, depending on conditions. QSL. Bill AE6JV, 16345 Englewood Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Sat Jun 17 1800-0200Z; Sun Jun 18 1500-0200Z; as available the rest of the week.

  • 06/17/2017 | Driving the Dixie Highway

Jun 17, 1400Z-2100Z, W9VT, Homewood, IL. Tri-Town Radio Amateur Club. 14.344 7.270. QSL. Tri-Town RAC, P.O. Box 1296, Homewood, IL 60430.

  • 06/17/2017 | Milton Pa. Bicentennial

Jun 17, 1200Z-2000Z, K3M, Milton, PA. Milton Amateur Radio Club. 14.325 14.050 7.245 7.050. Certificate. Fred Simon, NX3V, 444 King St., Milton, PA 17847. This station will be operating from downtown Milton during the celebration. We will be switching back and forth from CW to SSB possibly hourly. Please check for QSL information. or

  • 06/17/2017 | Museums on the Air weekend

Jun 17-Jun 18, 0816Z-0816Z, GB1AFP, Omagh, NORTHERN IRELAND. West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club (WTARC). 14.070. QSL. West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club (WTARC), RSGB Bureau, Halifax, ENGLAND. West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club (WTARC), Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. We will this year be taking part in the Museums on the Air weekend. This year we will be located at The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone. We will be operating over the weekend of 17th/18th June 2017. We will have a station set up at the main entrance of the car park and a second within the park situated in the Pennsylvanian Barn. We will be operating on all bands and all modes using the Callsign GB1AFP.

  • 06/17/2017 | Union League of Philadelphia – Flag Day Celebration

Jun 17, 1300Z-2000Z, W3U, Philadelphia, PA. Warminster Amateur Radio Club. 14.320 7.220. Certificate. WARC, P.O. Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974. In commemoration of Flag Day, operating from the Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862. The League House, built in 1865, is one of the most beautiful in the city, and was added to the National Historic Register in 1979.

  • 06/17/2017 | W2RDX/70 – 70th Anniversary of the Rochester DX Association

Jun 17, 1400Z-2200Z, W2RDX/70, East Rochester, NY. Rochester DX Association. 14.286 7.290 3.880. QSL. Irv J. Goodman, AF2K, 515 Drumm Rd, Webster, NY 14580. We will be on the air from the AWA – Antique Wireless Association Museum in Bloomfield, NY operating a BC-610 transmitter and R-288 receiver (AM and CW only) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Rochester DX Association. This equipment would have been commonly used the year the club was started. Other “era specific” equipment will be on the air throughout the year.

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 Jun10 2017 Jul01 Canary Is EA8 DJ9BN TDDX 20170605 By DJ9BN as EA8/DJ9BN fm Maspalomas, Gran Canaria; 30-10m; mainly CW, some SSB; 100w; shortened dipoles; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
2017 Jun11 2017 Jun19 French Polynesia TX5EG LotW TDDX 20170428 By F6BCW F6DTZ F6IPT F1MNQ F1TCV fm King George I (IOTA OC-131); 80-12m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via F6BCW (Buro or direct), Club Log, eQSL
2017 Jun13 2017 Jun26 Faroe Is OY K2HVN TDDX 20170428 By K2HVN as OY/K2HVN fm Torshan; 40-10m; mainly CW; 100w; Buddipole
2017 Jun14 2017 Jun20 Sint Maarten PJ7 Home Call W9AEB 20160816 By W9DR as PJ7/W9DR, W9KXQ KK9N K9UK W9AEB likewise; 80-10m; (2 stations); CW SSB + digital; PJ7/W9DR on 6m, w/ beacon 50.115.7; 80-10m (2 stations)
2017 Jun15 2017 Jun25 Cyprus 5B LotW TDDX 20170501 By DL6JF as 5B/DL6JF; HF; CW; holiday style operation; QRV for All Asian DX CW Contest
2017 Jun16 2017 Jun23 Palau T8 TDDX 20161129 By JA6UBY as T88RR, JO3LVG as T88MK, JH6DUL as T88VV, JL1HYH as T88HY, JM1LIG as T88FM, JI6NCY as T88NC; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY



+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Jun 12
+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Jun 14
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 14
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jun 14 and   1900Z-2000Z, Jun 14 and   0300Z-0400Z, Jun 15
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW 1900Z-2030Z, Jun 14
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jun 16
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 16
+ SMIRK Contest 0000Z, Jun 17 to 2400Z, Jun 18
+ All Asian DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Jun 17 to 2400Z, Jun 18
+ Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest 1200Z, Jun 17 to 1159Z, Jun 18
+ ARR BPSK63 Contest 1200Z, Jun 17 to 1200Z, Jun 18
+ IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest 1400Z, Jun 17 to 1400Z, Jun 18
+ AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 1400Z-1700Z, Jun 17 (144) and   1700Z-1800Z, Jun 17 (432)
+ Stew Perry Topband Challenge 1500Z, Jun 17 to 1500Z, Jun 18
+ West Virginia QSO Party 1600Z, Jun 17 to 0200Z, Jun 18
+ Feld Hell Sprint 1800Z-1959Z, Jun 17
+ WAB 50 MHz Phone 0900Z-1500Z, Jun 18
+ Kid’s Day Contest 1800Z-2359Z, Jun 18



Jun 04

This week in Radio Sports: (June5 thru June 11)

This week in Radio Sports: (June5 thru June 11)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 06/08/2017 | Discovery of Sunspots

Jun 8-Jun 12, 0000Z-2359Z, KB7QPS, Maple Valley, WA. L Greg Magone. 146.52 14.275 14.250. Certificate & QSL. L Greg Magone, 27492 254th PL SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038. This is the June special event station that is part of the 2017 KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology Special Event Station.

  • 06/08/2017 | Judy Garland’s Birthday

Jun 8-Jun 10, 1500Z-2200Z, W0Z, Coleraine, MN. Northern Lakes Amateur Radio Club. 28.318 21.318 14.318 7.218. Certificate. NLARC, C/O N0MOO, PO Box 896, Coleraine, MN 55722.

  • 06/08/2017 | Judy Garland’s Birthday

Jun 8-Jun 10, 1500Z-2200Z, K0GPZ, Grand Rapids, MN. Northern Lakes Amateur Radio Club. 28.318 21.318 14.318 7.218. Certificate & QSL. Mick Mihelick, N0MOO, PO Box 896 , Coleraine, MN 55722.

  • 06/09/2017 | 2017 Tigers On The Air

Jun 9-Jun 10, 1900Z-2000Z, K8TGR, Newton Falls, OH. Newton Falls Technology and Multimedia Club. 28.300 14.225 7.175 3.800. Certificate & QSL. NFHSTMC, 909 1/2 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls, OH 44444. Come on the air and help us celebrate the formation of the first Amateur Radio Club at Newton Falls Schools. We will be operating in a camp-out type environment for 24 hours. Local operators are invited to come and help us work the airwaves as well. As a club project, we plan on building a QRP repeater, with a 2m Frequency (146.6500) that we want to launch in a tethered weather balloon to see how many QSOs we can make that way as well. Find out more information on the website listed above.

  • 06/09/2017 | Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

Jun 9-Jun 10, 1700Z-2200Z, K3J, Butler, PA. Butler County Amateur Radio Association (W3UDX). 7.230. QSL. BCARA , PO Box 1787, Butler, PA 16001.

  • 06/09/2017 | Relay for life

Jun 9-Jun 10, 1200Z-1200Z, N1C, Gardner, MA. Mohawk Amateur Radio Club. 21.240 14.240 14.070 7.240. QSL. Bill Leger, N1UZ, 38 Chapel St., Gardner, MA 01440. We will be operating SSB, RTTY and PSK we will QSL all North America with a SASE, to Bill Leger, 38 Chapel St. Gardner, MA 01440 All other QSL through bureau via call sign N1UZ

  • 06/10/2017 | Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival

Jun 10-Jun 11, 1400Z-2000Z, W3BMD, Indiana, PA. Indiana County Amateur Radio Club. 14.270 7.230. QSL. Indiana County Amateur Radio Club, 767 S. Fifth St., Indiana, PA 15701. Operating hours are daily. SASE for QSL card.

  • 06/10/2017 | Relay for Life

Jun 10, 0100Z-1500Z, W7C, Cheyenne, WY. Local Amateur Radio Operators. SSB 7.260 3.950; CW 7.125. QSL. Cara Nelson KD7YBL, PO Box 25, Hillsdale, WY 82060.

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 Jun04 2017 Jun16 Reunion FR LotW TDDX 20170427 By F4HPX as FR/F4HPX fm St Denis; 40-15m, focus on 20m; 5-100w; SSB JT65 JT9 PSK31 RTTY, perhaps CW; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via eQSL, Club Log
2017 Jun07 2017 Jun12 Malta 9H3XG JA1XGI DXW.Net 20170523 By JA1XGI fm Sliema (EU-023, JM75gv); 40-15m; SSB RTTY; QSL OK via JARL Buro or direct (w/ SASE) and Club Log
2017 Jun07 2017 Jun16 Bahamas C6A Home Call K2KW 20170522 By K2KW as C6ATA (QSL also via LotW), K6KLY as C6ALY, K8CC as C6ACC fm FL15wc; 6m and up, some HF
2017 Jun09 2017 Jun18 Palau T8CW LotW DXW.Net 20170115 By JH0IXE fm Koror I (IOTA OC-009); 80-6m; CW SSB + digital; QSL also OK via JA0FOX
2017 Jun10 2017 Jun20 Albania ZA IK7JWX DXW.Net 20170428 By IK7JWX I0SNY I8LWL IK8GQY as ZA/IK7JWX fm Sazan I (IOTA EU-169); HF; SSB + digital; QSL also OK via Club Log
2017 Jun11 2017 Jun19 French Polynesia TX5EG LotW TDDX 20170428 By F6BCW F6DTZ F6IPT F1MNQ F1TCV fm King George I (IOTA OC-131); 80-12m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via F6BCW (Buro or direct), Club Log, eQSL



+ SEANET Contest 1200Z, Jun 3 to 1200Z, Jun 4
+ UKSMG Summer Contest 1300Z, Jun 3 to 1300Z, Jun 4
+ IARU Region 1 Field Day, CW 1500Z, Jun 3 to 1459Z, Jun 4
+ RSGB National Field Day 1500Z, Jun 3 to 1500Z, Jun 4
+ Dutch Kingdom Contest 1500Z, Jun 3 to 1500Z, Jun 4
+ Alabama QSO Party 1600Z, Jun 3 to 0400Z, Jun 4
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 1900Z-2030Z, Jun 5
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Jun 6
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 7
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jun 7 and   1900Z-2000Z, Jun 7 and   0300Z-0400Z, Jun 8
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jun 9
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Jun 9
+ HA3NS Sprint Memorial Contest 1900Z-1929Z, Jun 9 (40m) and   1930Z-1959Z, Jun 9 (80m)
+ DRCG WW RTTY Contest 0000Z-0759Z, Jun 10 and   1600Z-2359Z, Jun 10 and   0800Z-1559Z, Jun 11
+ VK Shires Contest 0600Z, Jun 10 to 0600Z, Jun 11
+ Asia-Pacific Sprint, SSB 1100Z-1300Z, Jun 10
+ Portugal Day Contest 1200Z, Jun 10 to 1200Z, Jun 11
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, Jun 10 to 2400Z, Jun 11
+ GACW WWSA CW DX Contest 1500Z, Jun 10 to 1500Z, Jun 11
+ REF DDFM 6m Contest 1600Z, Jun 10 to 1600Z, Jun 11
+ ARRL June VHF Contest 1800Z, Jun 10 to 0259Z, Jun 12



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