Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Amateur radio special events

Amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners that collect QSL cards have new QSLing opportunities for today's post of a portion of upcoming amateur radio special event stations. QSL information is included in each listing. Good luck !

All times UTC

August 29-September 2
Mariana Islands
AH0, Look for 19 year old university students Seiya "Sam"/JE1XUZ (KH0XH) and Yuzo/JQ2WTT (KH0XW) to be active as AH0BT from the Saipan BBQ Contest Club on Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan Island (OC-086) between August 29th and September 2nd. Activity will be focused on the All Asian DX SSB Contest (September 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via 7L1FPU.

August 29-September 4
IOTA-EU-171. Members of the Dutch Contest Group (Zeeuws-Vlaanderen [PI4DX]) will be active as OV2T from Jutland Island, Denmark, between August 29th and September 4th. Activity will be holiday style using SSB and CW, and perhaps some RTTY. During the weekend of September 1st, they will join the local OZ5GX group from Saeby, Denmark, during IARU region One Field Day as OZ5GX/P. QSL Manager for OV2T is PA0ABM, direct or by the Bureau. QSL via OZ5GX via info on QRZ.com.

September 1-2
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
1500-0200, K7A, Mukilteo, WA. Historic Flight Foundation. 14.240 7.240. QSL. Jack Rookaird, K7A/KC7YE, 8260 53rd Ave W Condo 407, Mukilteo, WA 98275 historicflight.org

September 1-3
Ghost Town of Paradise AZ, 33rd Anniversary
1900-1900, K7RDG, Sierra Vista, AZ. Cochise Amateur Radio Association. 21.315 18.115 14.315 7.230. Certificate. Cochise ARA, PO Box 1855, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636. www.k7rdg.org

September 1-10
85th Anniversary of the Invention of the Electronic TV by Philo T. Farnsworth
0000-2359, K7T, West Jordan, UT. Utah DX Association. 21.300 14.250 7.240. QSL. Wesley Wilkinson, 7363 Galaxy Hill Rd, West Jordan, UT 84081.

September 1-15
North Cook Islands
E5, After trying to head back to South Cook Islands, the sail boat developed some problems and the skipper decided to take Andy/AB7FS (E51AND) and his XYL Kathy back to Palmerston Atoll (OC-124), North Cook Islands. The couple will now stay until the middle of September. Look for Andy to be active mainly on CW around 14048 kHz. He often checks into the ANZA Net on 14183 kHz after 0500z. QSL via AB7FS.

September 1-3
Rag Chew Labor Day Special Event
1215-1800, K1R, Northfield, MA. 72 Rag Chew Group. 7.271 8:15 am to 9 am 7.272 9am to 2pm. Certificate. Robert Lobenstein, WA2AXZ, 1958 E 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Join us Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2 and 3rd to celebrate Labor day and the US workforce that makes our economy sucessful. www.ragchewers.com

September 2-14
IOTA-EU-165. Riccardo, IZ5JMX, will be active as IM0/IZ5JMX from San Pietro Island between September 2-14th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB only. QSL via the Bureau to his home callsign.

September 3-10
Nauru Island
C2, Yoosuke "Yuki", JH1NBN, will be active as C21BN (and possibly a special callsign) from Nauru between September 3-10th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using simple antennas with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign.

September 7-9
AH0, Kuroi, JH0MGJ/AL5A, will be active as AL5A/AH0 from Saipan Island (OC-086) between September 7-9th. He states that he will be looking "for many friends who will be in the Europe". QSL via LoTW. If you want a paper QSL (if it is necessary), his QSL Manager is JA7JEC. (Ohio/Penn DX # 1976)

September 8-16
13th Annual Route 66 On The Air
0001-2359, W6A-W6Q W6S-T, San Bernardino, CA. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club. 21.366 14.266 7.266 3.866. Certificate & QSL. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413. Get your kicks on the 13th Annual Route 66 On The Air Special Event. On the air will be 18 stations and 2 rovers across the US. For QSL and Certificate information, click the "Route 66" link at www.w6jbt.org

September 8
US Air Force Birthday 1947; Patriot Day; first nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVAN-65) launched 1960
1600-2359, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway(CV-41) Museum. 14.320 7.250 PSK-31 14.070 D-STAR 012C. QSL. USS MidwayMuseum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

September 9-28
Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek Santa Fe, NM to New Franklin, MO
2300-2300, NM5S, Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Committee. 14.062 7.032. Certificate. NM5S, 1224 Apache Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Operations daily along the 1,100 mile route following the historic Santa Fe Trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Franklin, Missouri. This will be a portable QRP CW station on the air at approximately 5-5:30 pm. and 7 to 7:30pm local time daily. These times and additional operations will be posted on QRPSPOTS.com. A single 8 1/2" x 11" certificate is available for contacts with our station for a SASE to the QRZ address for NM5S. www.santafetrailbicycletrek.com

September 15-16
Florida vs Tennessee Football Game
1600-2100, W4DFU/AA4UT, Maryville, TN. Gator and University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Clubs. 14.200 7.200. QSL. Dr Jay Garlitz, AA4FL, Faculty Advisor, Gator Amateur Radio Club J-12, PO Box 100012, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0012. AA4UT QSLs to Bobbie Williams, W1BEW, 2703 Chantay Dr, Maryville, TN 37803. See www.utarc.org or www.gatorradio.org

September 19-23
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
0000-2359, K4MIA, Loxahatchee, FL. PBSE Radio Society. 21.300 18.150 14.265 7.185. QSL. Michael Bald, 6758 Hall Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470. SASE required.QSL card can be seen on QRZ. Last year worked over 2200 stations and over 500 QSL cards sent out. Please take time to honor our POWs/MIAs on Friday Sept 21. qrz.com/db/k4mia

September 22-23
Apple Days
1700-0230, W7K, Logan, UT. City of River Heights ECom Dept. 14.260 7.260. QSL. Quentin Gardner Jr, WQ7G, 709 East 350 South, Logan, UT 84321. Each year the City of River Heights, UT., has Apple Days. This year the radio operators that are in charge of ECom are sponsoring an Amateur Radio Booth, at the event, to promote Amateur Radio. They will be demonstrating HF SSB; 14.260+- or 7.260+- MHz. QSL cards are available with SASE. DX Welcome. QRZ.com or www.appledays.org

September 29-30
USS Wisconsin Final De-Commissioning
1500-2130, N4WIS, Virginia Beach, VA. USS Wisconsin Radio Club. 14.264 7.264. QSL. USS Wisconsin Radio Club, PO Box 6682, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Sunday Museum hours start at 1700 UTC www.n4wis.org/n4wis/index.php
(ARRL/Ohio Penn)