Monday, June 30, 2014

Amateur Radio Special Events: July 2014

This is sampling of Special Expeditions and Events on amateur radio for the month of July. Events are open to amateur radio operators, and shortwave listeners. QSLing may include special event cards, certificates or both. QSLing information or requirements are as indicated in the postings.

References to operating times are in UTC
July 1
XW, Laos. Reports indicate that Larry, AG6OU, son of XW0ZJZ, will once again be active as XW6OU from Vientiane, Laos, starting July 1st. Activity will be on 20 meters and mainly SSB. Length of his stay is not known at the moment. QSL via E21EIC and eQSL.

July 1-6
13 Colonies. 1300-0400, K2B/KI4TYK, Cedar Bluff, VA. 13 Colonies. 7.213. Certificate & QSL. Danny Starling, 2262 Bandy Rd,  Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. 13 Colonies for the birthday of America and men women the armed forces. or

July 1-6
First Christian Church, Flora, IN, 100th Birthday, 1500-2000, K9EFY, Flora, IN. Area Amateurs. 14.245 7.245 3.910 147.24/84. Certificate. Richard Curts, K9EFY, 903 S Division, Flora, IN 46949. Mornings 9:00 –11.00 AM EST. Each day except Sunday

July 1-7
Bicentennial of the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner. 0000-0000, W3FT, Reisterstown, MD. Baltimore Amateur Radio Club. 7.205 3.825. QSL. Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136. We will be operating as a sister station in the 13 colonies special event.

July 1-7
Original 13 Colonies Independence Week Special Event - SC Stations 1300-0400, K2L, South Carolina. The US Original 13 Colonies Group. 14.313. Certificate & QSL. Dennis Zabawa, KG4RUL, 307 Pine Cone Ct, Ladson, SC 29456. Please QSL to KG4RUL for SC, K2L contacts ONLY. For an individual
operator, use their info as listed on

July 1-8
151st Anniversary of The Battle of Hanover and Gettysburg. 0500-0505, W1G, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 24.945 14.265 18.150 7.185. Certificate and QSL. Bob Hess, 74 Curtis Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316. Instructions for QSL and certificate at  or

July 1-13
FIFA World Cup 2014. Hamradio and Sports uniting countries, 0000-0000, W7C, Port Orchard, WA. KQ7W. 28.026 21.026 14.026 7.026. QSL. Ron Lago, 1345 City View, Eugene, OR 97402.

July 1-August 31
50th Anniversary of the Roosevelt International Park in Campobello Island New Brunswick. 0000-2359, AA1KS/FDR, Eastport, ME. Moose Island Amateur Radio Club. 20 15 10 meters, SSB and CW. QSL. AA1KS, 44 Clark St, Eastport, ME 04631.

July 4
America's Freedom Festival at Provo Jul 4, 1800-2359, K7UCA, Provo, UT. Utah County ARES. 14.240 7.240. Certificate. Douglas Nielson, 635 W 460 N, American Fork, UT 84003.

July 4
Independence Day at Fort Missoula Jul 4, 1600-2300, W7PX, Missoula, MT. Hellgate Amateur Radio Club. 21.310 14.260 14.030. QSL. HARC, P.O.Box 3811, Missoula, MT 59806.

July 5
43rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Craft Festival, 1400-2200, K4F, Smithville, TN. DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club. 14.280 14.045 7.275 7.045. QSL.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club - AB4ZB, 288 Dogwood Cir, Smithville, TN 37166.

July 5
Laurel MD Fourth of July Celebration, 1600-2359, W3LRC, Laurel, MD. Laurel Amateur Radio Club. 28.350 21.400 14.325 7.200, 147.54 FM. Certificate and QSL. Laurel Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 146, Laurel, MD 20725.

July 5-6
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Jul 5-Jul 6, 1600-2359, W0NOZ, DeSmet, SD. Huron Amateur Radio Association. 18.155 14.265 7.265. Certificate and QSL. Huron ARA, P.O. Box 205, Huron, SD 57350. Send QSO info and $2; We will supply postage and envelope.

July 6-12
Whiskey Rebellion Festival, 1200-1812, W3R, Washington, PA. Washington Amateur Communications. 14.280 7.280 18.160. Certificate and QSL. WACOM Bill Steffey, 401 Bells Lake Rd, Prosperity, PA 15329. Event info and background on the "Original" Whiskey Rebellion at   (or)

July 7-13
Memorial for Capt Emilio Carranza, Mexico's Lindbergh, 1200-2000, N2M, Vincentown, NJ. Burlington County Radio Club. PSK31 14.270; 7.190. Certificate and QSL. BCRC, P.O. Box 307, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Returning to Mexico from a goodwill mission from NYC, Capt Carranza went down in a furious electrical storm over the Jersey Pine Barrens July 12, 1928. See for full story.

July 12
Commemorating Alliance, OH as the home of Taylorcraft Aviation, 1400-2000, W8T, Alliance, OH. Alliance Amateur Radio Club. 28.260 21.260 14.260 7.260. Certificate & QSL. Alliance Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.

July 12
Great River Shakespeare Festival, 1500-2100, N2B, Winona, MN. Winona Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 14.275 10.120 7.245. Certificate. Matt Burt, 292 Valley Oaks Dr, Winona, MN 55987.

USS Midway
July 12
Independance Day Special Event, 1600-2300, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum. 14.320 7.250 PSK31 14.070 D-Star REF001C. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

July 12
K4V Special Event Station - NSS 2014 Convention, 1600-1600, K4V, Huntsville, AL. National Speleological Society . 7.266. QSL. Gene Harrison N3EV, Box 1584, Leesburg, VA 20177.

July 12
National War Plane Museum / Geneseo Air Show Special Event, 0200-0800, N2ARR, Geneseo, NY. Keuka Lake Amateur Radio Association. 28.425 14.260 7.225. Certificate. KLARA, c/o Nancy Bob, KS2YL, 3305 Aikens Rd, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 10 AM EDST - 4 PM EST

July 12
Red River Bridge War, 1400-2100, K5GCC, Cartwright, OK. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. PSK31 14.070 7.070; SSB 14.250 7.250. QSL. K5GCC, 718 E Hwy 82 #198, Sherman, TX 75090. We will be operating PSK31 and SSB on both 20 and 40 meters depending on band conditions www.k5gcc.or

July 12-13
75 Years of Community Service, 1400-0200, AF0S, Colorado Springs, CO. Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association. 14.245. QSL. PPRAA, P.O. Box 16521, Colorado Springs, CO 80935.

July 17-22
45th Anniversary of Apollo 11, 0000-2359, N4A, Huntsville, AL. Marshall Space Flight Center Amateur Radio Club WA4NZD. 14.300. QSL. WA4NZD MSFC Amateur Radio Club, c/o Donald Hediger, ES32, Huntsville, AL 35812. A certificate may be available. Check for the
availability and other frequency announcements.

July 18-20
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 45th Anniversary Special Event, Jul 18-Jul 20, 2300-2359, W4R and W4A, Huntsville, AL. Huntsville Amateur Radio Club. 28.426 14.245 7.193 3.623. QSL. William Bathgate, KD8IGK, 307 Clinton Ave, Ste 100, Huntsville, AL 35801. W4A will be on multiple transmitters at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center with Guest Operators like Homer Hickam and other space industry notables. W4R will be an elusive "Rover" station  will be harder to work and getting both cards with be a "feather in your cap." Space Camp Kids will occasionally be on the mic.

July 19-21
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 0000-2359, WA3NAN, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Amateur Radio Club, Inc.. 21.395 14.295 7.183 3.860. QSL. WA3NAN c/o Hugh O'Donnell, W3FUO, 4603 Brandon Lane, Beltsville, MD 20705. WA3NAN will operate on the old Shuttle retransmission frequencies, as above. QSLs require a SASE to station trustee's address: WA3NAN c/o W3FUO 4603 Brandon Ln Beltsville, MD 20705

July 19
Operation Red Sleigh Christmas in July, 1200-2000, W4S, Sophia, NC. Operation Red Sleigh / Randolph Auxcomm. 21.300 14.270 7.260 3.950. QSL. Nathan Jackson, 5186 Farlowe Davis Dr, Sophia, NC 27350.

July 19
Peach Festival, 1400-1800, NC4MC, Candor, NC. Montgomery Amateur Radio Society. 14.250 USB 7.250 LSB 14.030 CW. Certificate. Donald L Grady, KG4ZRH, 120 Woodline Dr, Troy, NC 27371. Historic Candor, NC Peach Festival and Parade

July 21-27
Brickyard 400 Special Event, 2200-2200, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 21.350 14.245 7.240 3.840. Certificate and QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway ARC, PO Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. See the website for full details on times, frequencies,
and instructions to get Certificate and custom QSL card.

July 22-31
Sesquicentennial of The Battle of Atlanta, 0000-2359, W4A, Atlanta, GA. The Southeastern Underground Radio Fellowship. 14.070. QSL. Chase Turner, P.O. Box 422261, Atlanta, GA 30342. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of General William T. Sherman stopping by Atlanta and asking for a match. QSL cards to all worked stations. Will be working vacation style -- so when you find us, please spot us!

Andros Islands, Bahamas
IOTA / Islands on the Air

Pacific IOTA Tour
Dmitry, RM2A (ex. RW6AML), will activate from the following IOTAs during the first two weeks of July.
July 1-2 - Callsign 3D2ML: from Beachcomber Island, Mamanuka IOTA Group  (OC-121) Fiji
July 3-7 - Callsign 5W0ML: Upolu Island, Samoa (??-097)
July 8-13 - Callsign 3D2ML: Nanuya Balavu Island, Yasawa Group (OC-156) Fiji

July 13 - Callsign 3D2ML: Viti Levu Island, Fiji (??- 016) Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign

July 1- 4 
Iceland, TF Gust, ON6KE, will be active as TF/ON6KE from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975). Activity will be holiday style (early mornings and evenings and on-off during trips) on the HF bands using CW, SSB and JT65. Equipment is a FT-817ND and magnetic loop. QSL via LoTW or eQSL (no QSL cards).

July 7-13
Chincoteague Island, NA-083. Art, NN7A, will operate as NN7A/4. Activity will be all CW and holiday
style running 100 watts into a wire and vertical antennas. QSL via NN7A, direct or by the Bureau.

July 8-21
South Cook Islands, E5, Joel, K2QBV, will be active as E51QBV from Rarotonga Island (OC-013). This is the second phase of his summer 2014 vacation with New Zealand (K2QBV/ZL) being the first. Joel states, "The E51 South Cook operation (E51QBV) is NOT a DXPEDITION but a vacation for my wife and myself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the way." So look for his operations to be limited (holiday style). (

Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200, Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element on 20m. The tower is at 70/80 ft. If you worked Joel on SOUTH COOK and desire a QSL card, send a card to his home QTH with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas.

July 9-13
Palau, T8, Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW, will once again be active as T88KH from the "West Plaza Hotel by the Sea" (GRID PJ77FI) on Koror Island (OC-009). Activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the 17/12m and mostly on the High Band on  SSB using 500w on HF and 100w on 6m. His antennas are: 80m Vertical, 40/30m DP, 20/15/10m  3 element Beam, 17/12m 2 element HB9CV and 6m 5 element Beam. QSL via BM2JCC.

July 12-13
Jamaica, 6Y, Lali, VE3NE, will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th) using the callsign 6Y3M. He states, "This time my wife, Agnes (ex-HG9MAT) will join me, and we will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her though...:-) We are not going to win, but I am very excited because this is the first time we are entering into a contest as a team." Lali and his XYL will be in Jamaica from July 11-14th. QSL via VE3NE.

July 12-19
Anna Maria Island, NA-034. Operators Dragan/K0AP and Vlado/N3CZ will be active as homecall/4
from Anna Maria Island. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their
home callsigns.

July 16-22
St. Pierre and Miquelon, FP.  Operators Gerhard/OE3GEA and Oliver/OE5OHO will be active as FP/homecall from Miquelon Island (NA-032). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mostly CWwith low power and wire antennas. QSL via their home callsign.

July 19-25
Langeland Island, EU-172. Marc, PD7YY, will be active as OZ/PD7YY from Langeland Island
(DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via PD7YY,
by the Bureau or direct. NO eQSL or LoTW.

July 19-26
Aland Island, OH0. Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as OH0/IW5ELA. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mainly CW. Equipment is a FT857 with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign. Every contact will be confirmed by the Bureau.

July 19 - August 1
Enoe Island (DIA SJ-028, EU-029, Ric, DL2VFR, will be active from Enoe Island and the Karrebaek, Dybsoe og Avnoe Fjorde (WWFF OZFF-084). He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest

(July 26-27th). Activity will be on the HF bands using mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct.

July 20-27
Ocracoke Island, NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will once again be active from Ocracoke Island between July 20-27. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Mixed-Mode entry using the callsign W4O. QSL via N4YDU direct only.

July 22-August 6
Zanzibar Island- Tanzania, 5N, Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active as 5H1NE (pending) from Zanzibar Island (AF-032). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.

July 24-31
Adak Island, Alaska, (IOTA Op). Yuri, N3QQ, will be active using the Russian Robinson Club callsign KL7RRC from Adak Island (NA-039). If he gets a special permit from U.S. FWS and U.S. Navy, and
weather/time permits as well as obtaining a boat, Yuri will go to Kiska Island (NA-070) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via N7RO.

July 25-28
Liuqiu Island, AS-155.  Operators Leon/BU2CN, Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS,
Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Koshiro/JA3AQM and Bom/XX9LT will be active from Liuqiu Island. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) signing BV0L and as a Multi-2/ Island entry. QSL via BV0L (see

July 26-27
Canary Islands, EA8. Members of the Union De Radioaficionados De Tenerife (Seccion S/C Laguna) will be active as EA8URT from Tenerife Island (AF-004) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Francisco/EA8CSB, Jose/EA8CZT and Juan/EA8VJ. QSL via direct (see or by the Bureau.

July 26-27
Fladda, Inner Hebrides, EU-008. Dave, GM4NFI, is planning to be active as GM4NFI/P from Fladda,
Inner Hebrides, on the Saturday of the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode (mostly SSB) entry using 100 watts to a portable dipole. QSL via his home address, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE NOTE: This operation is VERY much weather dependent as landing is VERY difficult if there is any bad sea condition because he is using a small boat.

July 26-27
Scotland, EU-008. Members of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society [WOSARS] (GM4AGG) will be active as GM4AGG/P from  Iona Island (where Saint Columba first landed in Scotland) in the Inner Hebrides during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via direct or by the Bureau.

July 26-27
Scotland, EU-123. Tom, GM0FGI, will be active from the Isle of Bute (Scottish Islands CL2, WW Loc IO75lr, WAB NS15) during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Visit his Web page at:

July 26-27
Hitra Island, EU-036. Arno, DL1CW, will be active as LA/DL1CW/m from Hitra Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL1CW.

July 26-27
Flores Island, EU-089. Operators António/CU8AS, Hermann/HB9CRV, Siggi/DL2YHY, Lutz/ DL8MLD, Arlindo/CT1EGW (CU8AU), Luis/CT1EEQ (CU8AV), Pedro/CT1EKD and Luis/CT4NH (CU8NH) will be active as CR2V from Flores Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via HB9CRV ( address). Activity outside of the contest will be made using their individual callsigns. QSL via their home callsigns ( address). The operators will be there between July 21-28.

July 26-27
Petite Island, EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET and Diego/F4HAU will be active as TM1BIG from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op/SSB-Mode/Expedition/High-Power/24 hour entry. QSL via F4FET. Also, look for activity after the contest. Activity will be on 80-10 meters.

July 26-27
Prince Edward Island, NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will once again operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed/24H/High-Power entry. QSL via K6LA direct.

July 26-27
EU-028, Stefano, IV3LZQ, will be active as IA5/IV3LZQ from Giglio Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest, as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign direct only (see

July 26-31
Great Blasket Island, EU-007. Members of the Papa Lima DX Group and other guest operators will once again be active as EJ0PL from Great Blasket Island. Activity is usually on 80-6 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27) signing as EJ1Y. QSL via EI5JQ, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog. Log will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and

July 26-27
Vis Island, EU-016. Tibor, OM3RM, will be active as 9A/OM3RM during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Mixed entry. QSL via OM3RM.

July 26-27
Capezzone Island, EU-091. Members of team IQ7AF, the Radio Club of ARI Lecce section, will be active as IQ7AF/P from Capezzone Island (IIA P-027) during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL by the Bureau or direct.
(ARRL/OPDX # 1165/1166/1167/1168/1169)