Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amateur Radio Special Events Calender

Here are a few of the special events, occurring from July 21-Aug 8, and are a sampling of events that will be present on amateur radio frequencies. Events are open to shortwave radio listeners and amateur radio operators. Operating times are listed in UTC, frequencies and QSL or Certificate info are included.

July 21-24, 2011
Anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas (First Battle of Bull Run)
1300-0100 UTC. W4C/W3U, Manassas National Battlefield, VA. AMRAD and Olde Virginia Hams. QRP CW PSK-31 SSB. QSL. W3U/W4C, PO Box 6148, McLean, VA 22106. http://www.amrad.org/

July 23, 2011
Gus Grissom Day - 50th Anniversary of Mercury 7 Sub Orbital Flight
1000-1700 UTC, K9G, Mitchell, IN. Hoosier Hills Ham Club. 21.270 14.200 7.170 146.730 50.200. Certificate. Hoosier Hills Ham Club, PO Box 891, Bedford, IN 47421. http://www.w9qyq.org/

July 23-31, 2011
Brickyard 400
1500-2200UTC, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 21.340 14.240 7.240 3.840. Certificate & QSL. W9IMS, PO Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. SASE for QSL. $4 for certificate. Must work all three races in one year for certificate. www.qrz.com/db/W9IMS

July 23-24, 2011
Packard Auto Show Special Event
1200-2100UTC, W8P, Warren, OH. Warren Amateur Radio Association. 14.325 7.235. Certificate. Jacqueline Clay, KD8DNE, PO Box 809, Warren, OH 44482.

July 23, 2011
50th Anniversary of the Flight of the Liberty Bell 7 by Virgil "Gus" Grissom
1000-1600 UTC, W9GUS, Mitchell, IN. Hoosier Hills Ham Club. 40 20 m possible 6 m. QSL. Hoosier Hills Ham Club, PO Box 891, Bedford, IN 47421. From Spring Mill State Park's Grissom Memorial http://www.w9qyq.org/

July 27- Aug 8, 2011
22nd World Scout Jamboree
0200Z-0200 UTC, SJ22S, Rinkaby, Sweden. Boy Scouts. 80 40 20 15 10 6 m local VHF/EchoLink (434.750) SSB CW FM SSTV and PSK31. QSL. Jim Rooney, N4JJR, 10138 Granite Hill Dr, Parker, CO 80134. http://www.worldscoutjamboree.se/ and www.qrz.com/db/sj22s

July 30-31, 2011
The 221st Birthday of the US Coast Guard
1400-2200 UTC, K4CG, Alexandria, VA. Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 10.110 7.270. QSL. US Coast Guard TISCOM, 7323 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22315. k4us@mcarc.com or http://www.mvarc.org/