May 08

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

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

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 05/09/2017 | 1869 Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike Commemoration

May 9-May 10, 1500Z-2300Z, W7G, Promontory Summit, UT. Ogden Amateur Radio Club. 14.255 7.235. QSL. Ogden Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3353, Ogden, UT 84409. 1500Z to 2300Z daily. Lucky contacts may hear actual whistles from the “Jupiter” and “119” replica locomotives.

  • 05/10/2017 | 67th Anniversary of Livonia, Michigan

May 10-May 30, 0000Z-2359Z, K8UNS, Livonia, MI. Livonia Amateur Radio Club. 14.000 7.000. QSL. Livonia Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151. LARC members may operate all bands and modes from their own station using the club call sign K8UNS to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Livonia, Michigan.

  • 05/11/2017 | Overland Expo 2017 WEST

May 11-May 15, 1900Z-0000Z, K7E, Flagstaff, AZ. Overland Expo/Coconino Amateur Radio Club. 146.460 7.240. QSL. Scott Martin, 8620 Marys Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. We will be demonstrating radio operation and maintain Communication for event. Testing on Sunday Morning.

  • 05/13/2017 | Battle of Coral Sea Special Event

May 13, 1600Z-2300Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250; PSK31 on 14.707; D-STAR on REF001C. QSL. USS Midway Museum Ship Radio Room, 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.

  • 05/13/2017 | National Train Day at Fort Smith Trolley Car Museum

May 13, 1300Z-2359Z, K5T, Fort Smith, AR. Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club. All bands, all modes. QSL. Fort Smith Area ARC W5ANR, PO Box 32, Fort Smith, AR 72902. SASE please.

  • 05/13/2017 | Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

May 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. SASE (Large Envelope) to K3QNT 120 W. Watson Street Bedford, PA 15522

  • 05/13/2017 | US Navy Cargo Handlers – Armed Forces Day

May 13-May 16, 0800Z-1800Z, N4C, Williamsburg, VA. WZ4K. 14.335 7.235. Certificate & QSL. Howard Waxman, 38 Island View Dr, Newport News, VA 23602. Operating during the day. Certificate via email. QSL card with SASE.

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 May09 2017 May16 Philippines DU9 SP5APW DXW.Net 20170205 By SP5APW as DU9/SP5APW fm Siargao I (IOTA OC-235); 40, 20-10m; wire vertical + Hexbeam; 1kw
2017 May09 2017 Jun02 Cape Verde Is D44TWO M0OXO DXW.Net 20170328 By DF2WO fm Praia, Santiago I (IOTA AF-005); 40-10m; CW (slow) SSB + digital; holiday style operation
2017 May10 2017 May15 Bermuda VP9 EB7DX TDDX 20170424 By CX4CR as VP9/CX4CR and CX3AN as VP9/CX3AN; focus on 12m, if open; holiday style operation
2017 May10 2017 Jun08 Guyana 8R1 KC0W Direct DXW.Net 20170415 By KC0W as 8R1/KC0W; 40-6m; CW; 100w; focus on JA; work once per band; Non-US include US$2 w/ QSL request, US w/ SASE
2017 May11 2017 May23 North Cook Is E51LYC VE3LYC DXNews 20170314 By VE3LYC fm Pukapuka Atoll (IOTA OC-098); 40-10m; CW SSB; verticals, wires
2017 May12 2017 May19 Palau T88MZ LotW TDDX 20170417 By JH0CKF; HF; mainly SSB; yagi + inverted V; QSL also OK via JH0CKF (Buro or direct), Club Log, eQSL
2017 May13 2017 May27 Honduras HR9 LotW TDDX 20170309 By AD8J as AD8J/HR9; fm Dunbar Rock (IOTA NA-057); 160-15m; mainly CW, some SSB; 100w; dipole over water; focus on JA at SR/SS; QSL also OK via AD8J direct (w/ SASE)


+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, May 10
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, May 10 and   1900Z-2000Z, May 10 and   0300Z-0400Z, May 11
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 1900Z-2030Z, May 10
+ NAQCC CW Sprint 0030Z-0230Z, Apr 11
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, May 12
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, May 12
+ Jakarta DX Contest 40m 1000Z-2200Z, May 13
+ Portuguese Navy Day Contest 1100Z, May 13 to 2300Z, May 20
+ HPC World Wide DX Contest 1200Z, May 13 to 1159Z, May 14
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 1200Z, May 13 to 2400Z, May 14
+ VOLTA WW RTTY Contest 1200Z, May 13 to 1200Z, May 14
+ CQ-M International DX Contest 1200Z, May 13 to 1159Z, May 14
+ Arkansas QSO Party 1400Z, May 13 to 0200Z, May 14
+ MARAC County Hunters Contest 1400Z-2400Z, May 13 and   1400Z-2400Z, May 14
+ FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint 1700Z-2100Z, May 13
+ 50 MHz Spring Sprint 2300Z, May 13 to 0300Z, May 14
+ WAB 7 MHz Phone 1000Z-1400Z, May 14
+ UA2 QSO Party 1300Z-1659Z, May 14


Apr 30

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

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

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 05/01/2017 | Mars New Year

May 1-May 15, 1700Z-2200Z, K3M, Mars, PA. North Hills Amateur Radio Club. 14.255 14.055 7.235 7.055. QSL. Al, Houston, 281 Forsythe Rd, Mars, PA 16046. Martian Solar Year is 1 year 322 days and this is the second Mars New Year Celebration in Mars PA NASA will be in force with displays and fun games. Please SASE for QSL to N2MA

  • 05/04/2017 | International Firefighters Day

May 4, 1200Z-2000Z, NA4CC, Shelby, NC. Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service. 21.250 14.220 7.235 3.625. QSL. Cly White, 5138 Brooks Chapel Rd., Ellenboro, NC 28040. We will set up and work from the Shanghi VFD in Shelby, NC and make as many contacts as possible for this world wide Day of thanks to our firefighters. Everyone is invited, and we would love to have firemen from all over Cleveland County to come join us in the fun of talking to Fireman around the world on their day. Frequency will vary for conditions, and the CCARS face book page will be kept up to date as to where we are operating. Please check Twitter user n4cly for frequency use as well.

  • 05/05/2017 | Planet of Mars New Year

May 5-May 6, 2000Z-2000Z, K3PSG, Mars, PA. Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group, Inc. 14.265 7.265. Certificate. Butler County Amateur Radio PSG, Inc., P.O. Box 141, Prospect, PA 16052. Event is sponsored by NASA, Mars Borough, ARES and RACES. Times are 5/5 2000Z-5/6 0200Z and 5/6 1400Z-2000Z (Fri 4-10PM and Sat 10AM-4PM local time)

  • 05/06/2017 | Nazi Germany Surrenders in World War II

May 6-May 7, 1200Z-2359Z, W4ABR, Johnson City, TN. Johnson City Radio Association Inc. 28.400 14.275 7.225 3.850. QSL. Leo P Quesinberry, 327 Shannon View Rd, Johnson City, TN 37615.

  • 05/06/2017 | Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor

May 6-May 7, 1400Z-2100Z, KD9GUH, Wilmington, IL. UMC Disaster Response Communication Team. 21.350 18.140 14.280 7.265. QSL. Wilmington UMC Disaster Response Emergency Communications Team, 401 E Kahler Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481. We’ll also monitor 146.520 for anybody in or around Wilmington.

  • 05/07/2017 | Grand Prix of Indianapolis Special Event

May 7-May 14, 0400Z-0400Z, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 18.140 14.245 7.245 3.840. Certificate & QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. Full information on how to get the QSL and Certificate at

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 May01 2017 May08 Lord Howe I VK9L DL1YAF DXW.Net 20170419 By DL1YAF as DL1YAF/VK9 fm IOTA OC-004 (QF98ml); 80-10m; SSB CW; vertical, dipoles; holiday style operation
2017 May01 2017 May10 Vietnam 3W9DQ LotW DXW.Net 20170330 By DF7DQ fm Phan Thiet; 40-15m; CW SSB RTTY; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via DF7DQ
2017 May01 2017 May15 St Martin FS K9EL TDDX 20170103 By K9EL as FS/K9EL; 160-6m; 500w; verticals, dipoles, yagi on 6m
2017 May02 2017 May10 Seychelles S79J LZ1PJ TDDX 20170407 By LZ1PJ fm Mahe I (IOTA AF-024); HF + 6m; CW; QSL OK via Buro or direct and possibly LotW
2017 May04 2017 May23 Kosovo Z68BG HB9TSW TDDX 20170406 By HB9TSW fm Slatina Air Base; 40-10m; mainly CW; 100w; ground plane, dipole; not valid for DXCC
2017 May05 2017 May11 Jersey MJ LotW TDDX 20170217 By PA1AW as MJ/PA1AW, PA3EWP PA9JO PB5X likewise; 160-10m; QSL also OK via PA1AW and Club Log
2017 May05 2017 May15 Fernando de Noronha PY0NY LotW DXNews 20170413 By PY4NY; 160-10m focus on 160 80m; CW SSB + digital; delta loop and other wires; QSL also OK via PY4NY direct and eQSL
2017 May06 2017 May07 Market Reef OJ0W OH3WS TDDX 20170406 By OH3WS; 20-6m, perhaps 60m (circa 5354 Khz); CW, perhaps SSB; QSL OK via Buro or direct


+ AGCW QRP/QRP Party 1300Z-1900Z, May 1
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB 1900Z-2030Z, May 1
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, May 2
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, May 3
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, May 3 and   1900Z-2000Z, May 3 and   0300Z-0400Z, May 4
+ 432 MHz Spring Sprint 1900 local – 2300 local, May 3
+ MIE 33 Contest 2300Z, May 3 to 0300Z, May 4
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1700Z-1800Z, May 4 (CW) and   1800Z-1900Z, May 4 (SSB) and   1900Z-2000Z, May 4 (FM) and   2000Z-2100Z, May 4 (Dig)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, May 5
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, May 5
+ Araucaria VHF Contest 0000Z, May 6 to 1600Z, May 7
+ 10-10 Int. Spring Contest, CW 0001Z, May 6 to 2359Z, May 7
+ SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge 0600 local, May 6 to 2359 local, May 7
+ Microwave Spring Sprint 0800-1400 local, May 6
+ F9AA Cup, PSK 1200Z, May 6 to 1200Z, May 7
+ ARI International DX Contest 1200Z, May 6 to 1159Z, May 7
+ 7th Call Area QSO Party 1300Z, May 6 to 0700Z, May 7
+ Indiana QSO Party 1500Z, May 6 to 0300Z, May 7
+ FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint 1700Z-2100Z, May 6
+ Delaware QSO Party 1700Z, May 6 to 2359Z, May 7
+ New England QSO Party 2000Z, May 6 to 0500Z, May 7 and   1300Z-2400Z, May 7


Apr 26

Cleveland ARC, 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast Now Available

   This week, Cleveland Amateur Radio Club’s Derek Wooley, KD5UBL, will be interviewed by Christian Cudnik, K0STH. Host of the 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast.

   Created by Christian in May of 2015, 100 Watts and a Wire ® is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a new ham. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. 100 Watts and a Wire ® is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd. Whether you run 5 watts or 1500 watts, there’s something for everyone.

Look for the release Tuesday morning, April 25th at the following link:

Apr 25

April 25th Presentation Night

    Tonight, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will begin a three part presentation on Field Day. Our very Buddy Kimsey, WA4NIV, will be leading these events.

   Anyone interested in participating in this event or have general comments about this event please join us tonight at the Club House at 7PM.








Apr 23

This week in Radio Sports: (Apr 24 thru Apr 30)

This week in Radio Sports: (Apr 24 thru Apr 30)

ARRL Affiliated Special Events :

  • 04/25/2017 | 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail

Apr 25-Apr 30, 0000Z-2359Z, W5G, Various. Menasco Amateur Radio Club. All bands, all modes. QSL. QSL to , amateur, worked. Club KC5NX will be sponsoring this special event commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail that moved over 5,000,000 cattle thru Texas and Oklahoma to Abilene Kansas during the late 1800s. Seven stations will be set up along the original trail using the call signs W5A, W5B, W5C, W5D, W5E, W5F, and W5G. QSL address info is listed under W5C on QRZ.COM. Please QSL to the station worked with SASE.

  • 04/25/2017 | Mississippi State Guard Annual Training

Apr 25-Apr 30, 0000Z-2359Z, W4W, Camp Shelby , MS. MSSG 2nd Brigade. 15.250 14.325 7.220. QSL. Robert J Riley, 1799 Greer Rd., Coldwater, MS 38618. Send QSL requests with a SASE and $1.25 to K4LZR and specify W4W with the request.

  • 04/25/2017 | SIMCOM 2017


  • 04/28/2017 | City of Baton Rouge 200th Anniversary

Apr 28-May 8, 0000Z-2359Z, N5B, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 14.060 7.240 7.060. QSL. BRARC, PO Box 4004, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.

  • 04/29/2017 | Russell Elementary’s 19th Annual 27-hour Space Shuttle Mission Simulation

Apr 29-May 5, 1600Z-1600Z, KM4RE, Mableton, GA. Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club. 14.266 7.245. QSL. KM4RE: Russell Elementary ARC, 3920 South Hurt Rd, Smyrna, GA 30082. Recognizing the Russell Elementary School’s 19th annual Space Shuttle Mission Simulation. Russell Elementary is located in Smyrna, GA. Students train all year for different positions in Mission Control or the Space Shuttle Simulator Intrepid and then put their skills to the test during a 27-hour simulated mission. You can learn much more about our school’s space program at our program’s website: All radio operation, QSO logging, and QSL card design and processing for this special event is done by the elementary school students. We will operate intermittently to work around student schedules. 100% phone.

  • 04/29/2017 | Samuel F. B. Morse Day

Apr 29, 1400Z-2000Z, W2M, Poughkeepsie, NY. QSY SOCIETY. 28.035 14.035 7.035. QSL. Scott Dunlavey, PO Box 146, Verbank, NY 12585. W2NTV@ARRL.NET or

  • 04/29/2017 | Samuel F. B. Morse Exhibition

Apr 29, 1400Z-2000Z, N4M, Winston Salem, NC. Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. 7.044 7.244 14.044 14.244. QSL. Forsyth Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 11361, Winston Salem, NC 27116. The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club of Winston-Salem, NC, will sponsor Special Event Station, N4M, in celebration of the Reynolds House Museum of American Art’s Exhibition – Samuel F.B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention. or

Dxpeditions From Afar:

2017 Apr24 2017 May01 St Kitts & Nevis V4 W1CDC Direct TDDX 20170321 By W1CDC as V4/W1CDC; 160-10m; mainly CW
2017 Apr24 2017 May07 Maldives 8Q7EJ LotW TDDX 20170418 By G3VDB fm Vilamendhoo I (IOTA AS-013); 20m, perhaps 30 17m; mainly CW, perhaps SSB + digital; holiday style operation; QSL aso OK via G3VDB (Buro or direct) or Club Log
2017 Apr25 2017 May06 Botswana A25UK M0OXO DXW.Net 20170209 By G0VJG + team; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY; up to five stations
2017 Apr27 2017 May03 Dodecanese SV9 OH1VR CBA OH1VR 20170415 By OH1VR as SV9/OH1VR; 80-10m; wire
2017 Apr28 2017 May13 South Cook Is E51 TDDX 20161129 By W6HB as E51AND, KG7MXL as E51JD, KI7DLK as E51BQ fm Rarotonga I (IOTA OC-013); 160-10m; SSB
2017 Apr29 2017 May06 Cayman Is ZF2AB WA3EOP DXNews 20161129 By KZ3AB fm IOTA NA-016; HF
2017 Apr30 2017 May12 South Cook Is E5 Home Call DXW.Net 20170315 By AD7MM as E51BAS and W6HB as E51DLD fm Rarotonga I; 160-10m; yagis, wires


+ 222 MHz Spring Sprint 1900 local – 2300 local, Apr 25
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Apr 26
+ Phone Fray 0230Z-0300Z, Apr 26
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Apr 26 and   1900Z-2000Z, Apr 26 and   0300Z-0400Z, Apr 27
+ UKEICC 80m Contest 2000Z-2100Z, Apr 26
+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data 1900Z-2030Z, Apr 27
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Apr 28
+ NCCC Sprint 0230Z-0300Z, Apr 28
+ Feld Hell Sprint 0000Z-2359Z, Apr 29
+ 10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital 0001Z, Apr 29 to 2359Z, Apr 30
+ Helvetia Contest 1300Z, Apr 29 to 1259Z, Apr 30
+ Florida QSO Party 1600Z, Apr 29 to 0159Z, Apr 30 and   1200Z-2159Z, Apr 30



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