Monday, February 27, 2012

March Special Events Calendar

Amateur radio operators and shortwave listener's have extra QSLing opportunities with special event via radio.

This is just a sampling of special event stations available to hear and verify. Stations are listed with event, day, time, frequencies and QSL or contact information, plus 'QSL' or 'Certificate.'

Special event QSLing is an added touch to your QSLing collection.

90th Anniversary of WWL 870 AM New Orleans
Mar 1-31, 0000-2300 UTC. W5WWL, New Orleans, LA. WWL Radio. Operating on; 28.425, 14.235, 7.185, 3.820 MHz. QSL. W5WWL, 400 Poydras, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70130. Special operation by Club Station W5WWL

150th Anniversary Battle of Hampton Roads
Mar 9-11, 1000-1700 UTC. W4M, Newport News, VA. The Mariners' Museum. SSB CW All HF. Certificate. Cindi Verser, The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606. Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle between the Civil War Ironclads CSS Virginia and USS Monitor. Friday March 9, 2012 school children will get the opportunity to make contacts between 0900 -1700 hours. March 9-10 station runs 0900-1700 hours; March 11 station times 1200-1700. SASE or stamps for Certificate. Contact ironcladbattle@gmail for more information.

40th Anniversary of the European Youth Center
Mar 9-11, 1000-0900 UTC. TP8CE, Strasbourg Council of Europe, France. Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club. Operating on; 28.500, 21.200, 14.200, 7.160 MHz. All HF frequencies, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and satellite. QSL. Christian Chaudron, 15 rue Préfet Lezay Marnésia, Haguenau 67500, France.

109th Anniversary Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 10, 1400-2100 UTC. W4OT, Vero Beach, FL. Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club. Operating on; 28.450, 21.350, 14.240, 7.255 MHz. Certificate. VBARC- W4OT, PO Box 2082 , Vero Beach, FL 32961. Leave the location for the park - commemorating the country's first National Wildlife Refuge.

Navy Seabees Birthday, Girl Scouts of America Founded 1912
Mar 10, 1700-2359 UTC. NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Radio Operations Room. Operating on SSB 14.320, 7.250 MHz, PSK31 14.070 MHz D-STAR 012C and 2 meter/70 cm SOCAL reports. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

USS Wisconsin -Participating in Wisconsin QSO Party
Mar 10-11, 1500-2130 UTC. N4WIS, Virginia Beach, VA. USS Wisconsin Radio Club. Operating on; 14.264, 7.264 MHz. QSL. USS Wisconsin Radio Club, PO Box 6682, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. First of four special events for the year. Actual operating times Saturday 1500 to 2130, Sunday 1700 to 2130 UTC

American Red Cross Month Special Event Station
Mar 11-12, 1700-2300 UTC, W8NVY, Muskegon, MI. American Red Cross Serving Muskegon Oceana and Newaygo Counties. Operating on; 14.260, 7.245, 147.420 MHz Simplex EchoLink: W8NVY, Node # 349350. Certificate & QSL. Karen Strait, KD8DHJ, 1479 Sullivan Rd, Ravenna, MI 49451. Times are daily. or

International Pi Day / Einstein's Birthday
Mar 14, 0000-2359 UTC. KD8DKU, Marquette, MI. Lake Effect Amateur Radio Club. Operating on; PSK31 14.070, SSB 7.285 MHz. QSL. Lake Effect ARC/Pi, 36 Southfork St, Marquette, MI 49855. A fun event for the nerd in all of us. Lemon pi(e) at club HQ for drop-ins! Will sked QSOs.

30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Mar 17, 1500-2200 UTC. W4BKM, Macon, GA. Macon Amateur Radio Club. Operating on; 14.240 7.225 MHz. Certificate. MARC, PO Box 4862, Macon, GA 31208.

Tollerdown Shutter Telegraph Over 200 Years
Mar 25-30, 0000-2359 UTC. GB5TST, Tollerdown, Dorset, England. Radio Society of Great Britain. Operating on; 14.200 MHz. QSL. RSGB or direct to John Wakefield, Oakhurst, Lower Common Rd, West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6BT, England.

Civil War Battle of Shiloh, TN 150th Anniversary
Mar 30-Apr 1, 1200-2000 UTC, NA5MS, New Albany, MS. Northeast Mississippi Amateur Radio Club. Operating on; 3.860 MHz. Certificate. Charles Buster, 305 N Broad St, New Albany, MS 38652. Operating from the Shiloh Battlefield during a weekend reenactment of the battle. Operating in the lower parts of the General phone bands and 10meter Technician band. Certificate is a special limited edition unfolded lithographed print for $4.00 US postage included. Full color QSL available for $1.00 US postage included. Mailing should be received within 30 days of event.