Friday, January 31, 2014

Amateur Radio Special Event Calendar: February 2014

Events open to amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners. QSLing information included in postings

February 1
Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club. Commemorating Groundhog Day. 1400-2100 UTC, K3HWJ, Punxsutawney, PA. Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club. 14.330 7.225 147.390. Certificate. Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 3, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

February 1-4
Buddy Holly Memorial/55th Anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly 0000-2359 UTC, W5B, Lubbock, Texas.Lubbock Amateur Radio Club. 18.150 14.260 7.260 3.860.  QSL. W5B, 109 N Pontiac Ave, Lubbock, TX 79416.

February 1-2/ February 7-10/ February 14-23
France-TM11, (Special Event). Look for special event station TM11AAW to be on air February 1-2nd, 7-10th and 14-23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 11th Antarctic Activity Week. Operation will be made by François, F8DVD, from his QTH of Mâcon in the east part of France, 60 km, North of Lyon. The new reference for WAP program is 245. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, by the Bureau or direct (SAE + 1 new IRC or 2 USDs) to: François Bergez 6, rue de la Liberté F- 71000
MACON FRANCE. E-mail:  For more details, visit: (or)

February 1-28
In Loyal Memory of JY1 King Hussein of Jordan
0000-2359 UTC, KB9GSY, Hammond, IN. Arab QRZ Club. 14.250; All bands, all modes. Certificate. Ayman Azar, 4421 Clark Ave, Hammond, IN 46327. Arab QRZ Club and Its members will make QSOs on all bands, all modes. Stations will be participating and signing with their own country issued personal call signs but will mention that they are with the Special Event Station. All stations participating world wide, will have their call sign posted on our website A certificate will be issued for any station that makes five contacts with participating stations.

February 5-10
Washington Sportsman Show
1400-1600, W3S, Washington, PA. Washington Amateur Communications. 14.205 7.205 3.905. QSL. Bill Steffey, 401 Bells Lake R, Radio Hill, Prosperity, PA 15329. Washington County Sportsmen Show held in February at the Washington Crown Center Mall in Washington PA with everything sports - sponsored by the Washington County Sportsmen and Conservation League. With an exhibition of the 'sporting' side of Amateur Radio, showing the various aspects of Ham Radio.

February 6-9
Morocco-5C, Ruggero, IK2PZC, will once again be active as 5C2P between February 6-9. Activity will will be on HF bands using SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 8-9th). QSL via IK2PZC.

February 6-18
Honduras-HR. "The Daily DX" reports that John, NO7B, will be active as HR2/NO7B from Javier/HR2J QTH in Honduras between February 6-18th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160 and 6 meters). QSL via NO7B.

February 8
National Weatherman's DaySpecial Event Station
400-2100 UTC, W5QX, San Angelo, TX. San Angelo Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 146.940 PL 103.5. Certificate. SAARC, PO Box 4002, San Angelo, TX 76902.

February 8

Valentine's Day Special Event
1500-2100 UTC, AB5ER, Romance, AR. North Central Arkansas Amateur Radio Service. 28.400 21.350 14.250. Certificate. North Central Arkansas Amateur Radio Service, PO Box 911, Judsonia, AR 72081. Valentine's Day Special Event Station from Romance, Arkansas. For special event certificate send 9x12 SASE with QSL card If you prefer send a QSL and $2.00 and we will provide postage and envelope with Love stamps and postmarked at the Romance Arkansas Post Office Up to April 30, 2014. All contacts will be uploaded to LOTW.

February 8-9
Celebrating the Birth and Birthplace of Thomas Edison
1500-2100 UTC, NI8G, Milan, OH. The Thomas Edison Memorial Radio Club. 28.370 21.270 14.270 7.270. Certificate & QSL. Jack Hubbard, 13113 River Rd, Milan, OH 44846. SASE required; e-QSL available.

February 14
Green Valley Amateur Radio Club Valentine's Day Special Event
1600-2100 UTC, WE7GV, Sahuarita, AZ. Green Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.246 14.244 14.242. Certificate & QSL. Green Valley Amateur Radio Club, 601 N La Canada Dr (SAV), Green Valley, AZ 85614. The ladies of the Green Valley ARC will be operating from the Discage Antenna at the Titan Missile Museum

February 15-15
George Washington Birthday Special Event
1600-1600 UTC, K4US, Alexandria, VA. Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.240 7.040. Certificate. K4US, Box 7234, Alexandria, VA 22307. Certificate will be available through the website once call signs have been uploaded. SASE (8/10) to MVARC, Box 7234, Alexandria, VA 22307 if mailing desired.

February 15
Battle of Aberdeen
500-1700 UTC, K5A, Aberdeen, MS. Monroe County Amateur Radio Club. 14.330 14.320. QSL. Jim Buffington, K5JIM, PO Box 52, Aberdeen, MS 39730. Commemorates the Battle of Aberdeen (Mississippi) in the US Civil War.

February 15
Annual "Freeze Your Keys" 
1400-2200, W0EBB, Leavenworth, KS. Kickapoo QRP Amateur Radio Club. 14.325 14.065 7.240 7.035. QSL. Gary Auchard, W0EBB, 34058 167th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Operating from Weston Bend State Park Missouri. Please SASE for QSL card. May operate on other bands if open.

February 15-16
Activating Mount Dora Lighthouse USA-1407 on the 140 Anniversary of the First Settlers to Mount Dora, Florida
500-0200 UTC, N4N, Mount Dora, FL. Area Amateurs. 40 20 15 10 meters; CW, SSB & PSK31 as conditions allow. QSL. Carol Scoglio, KA4WJR, 31 Lake Wood Cir, Ocala, FL 34482. Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse-USA-1407 is the only inland freshwater lighthouse in Florida. It is a working navigational lighthouse for the Port of Mount Dora on Lake Dora in Lake County, Florida. Mount Dora was 1st settled 140 years ago - in 1874 by the Simpson Family. See webpages for N4N or KA4WJR. Our QSL via eQSL or Direct ONLY. SASE with a BUSINESS SIZE #10 envelope.

February 21-24
56th Annual Daytona 500 - Speedweek
200-0300 UTC, N4DAB, Daytona Beach, FL. Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club. 80m-10m CW SSB Digital 6m CW SSB Digital. Certificate & QSL. Stephen W. Szabo, WB4OMM, 536 Central Park Blvd, Port Orange, FL 32127. Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club. HF and 6 m; CW SSB DIGITAL (PKS31, RTTY, JT65). Steve Szabo WB4OMM, 536 Central Park Blvd, Port Orange, FL 32127. Several stations participating and on the air simultaneously. Primary operating hours 0900 to 2400 each day local time as operators are available. Frequencies announced via spotting networks as station activate, and posted on the club website. QSL card and Commemorative Certificate available. QSL Card: Your card with a SASE for direct, or via the bureau. Certificate information will be published on our web site as costs and permissions (logos) are confirmed. For more information, contact Steve WB4OMM at:

February 22
69th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jimi
1500-2200, W0FSB, Waterloo, IA. Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. 21.240 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Five Sullivan Bros ARC, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210. For QSL card: Send card and #10 SASE; For Certificate &QSL: Send QSL, address label and 3 Forever stamps; For eQSL & Certificate: Send eQSL, then an email, requesting a .jpeg file of the certificate that you can print yourself

February 22-23
George Washington's Birthday
0001-0001 UTC, WS7G, Moses Lake, WA. Columbia Basin DX Club. 18.135 14.250 3.850. QSL. Brian J. Nielson, 11650 Road 1 SE, Moses Lake, WA 98837.

February 26
Snow Bird Field Day
1521-2121 UTC, W7ASL, Mesa, AZ. Sun Life Amateur Radio Club. 21.440 18.158 14.340 7.290. QSL. Earl Palmer, N7EP, 560 S Rosemont, Mesa, AZ 85206. The control operator for this event is N7EP. QSL via SASE to N7EP, Earl Palmer, 560 S Rosemont, Mesa Az 85206.

IOTA Events/ Islands on the Air Events

February 1-15

Mauritius-3B8, Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8/HB9ARY from Mauritius. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, using mainly SSB, but some CW on 160m. QSL via NI5DX.

February 1-16
Dave, K3LP, has announced that he will be on an Australian Get-Away Trip after his Dubai, UAE, trip.
Look of him to sign VK/K3LP (VK2/VK3/VK7) from the following location:
February  1-4  - Cairns, Australia - Great Barrier Reef trip
February    4  - Voyager of the Sea; Royal Caribbean
February    6  - Melbourne, Australia
February    9  - Adelaide, Australia
February 10-11 - Hobard, Tasmania
February 13-15 - Sydney, Australia
QSL via K3LP. For more details and updates, visit Dave's Web page at:

February 1-18
Tanzania-5H. The "" is reporting that Sam, F6AML, will once again be active as 5H1Z on another IOTA tour from the following Tanzanian islands. Zanzibar Island (AF-032),Mafia Island (AF-054), Kilwa Kisiwani Island (AF-074) and Songo Songo Island (AF-074) and Karange Island or Yambe Island (AF-087). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F6AML.

Februay 3-10
Kangaroo Island-OC-139.  Andy, VK5MAV, will once again be active as VK5MAV/p from
Kangaroo Island (WLOTA 0869). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using mostly CW. For direct QSLs, read details on If you are not in a rush, all QSLs will be sent via the QSL Bureau six-seven months later. Free of charge! Logsearch and QSL requests are also via the ClubLog OQRS system.

February 5
Hawaii-KH6, (Special Event/Satellite). Tom, NH6Y, announced that he will be on from Hawaii (WW Loc. BL10) during the week from Febuary 5th as W1AW/KH6.

February 6-18
Honduras-HR, "The Daily DX" reports that John, NO7B, will be active as HR2/NO7B from Javier/HR2J QTH in Honduras. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (possibly 160 and 6 meters). QSL via NO7B.

February 8-13
AF-019, Gerhard, OE3GEA, will be active as IG9/OE3GEA from Lampedusa Island. Activity will be on CW only. QSL via his home callsign.

February 15-16
Bonaire-PJ4. Operators Martin/W1MD and possibly others (from the FCG and YCCC) will be active as PJ4X during the ARRL DX CW Contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL PJ4X via LoTW or direct to W1MD. Look for operators to be active outside of the contest with their own individual callsigns (homecall/PJ4).
QSL via their home callsign.

February 8-22
Martinique-TO4, Operators Yves/F5GN and wife Francoise/F4BMR, will be active as TO4YL from Martinique. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via F5GN.

February 19-21 / February 24-March 11

Ascension Island-ZD8. Werner, DJ9KH, informs OPDX that he will once again be active as ZD8D from Ascension Island (AF-003).  For a more or less holiday-style-expedition. He states, "this expedition will start in Cape Town, South Africa, on board the RMS St. Helena. After a two days stop on St. Helena, where I hope to be QRV with a ZD7-callsign (Feb. 19-Feb. 21), me and my wife will arrive on Ascension Island on Feb.24th. Activity will then start as soon as possible with a special focus on 160-40 meters. Werner mentions, "After having a lot of fun with CW on my 2013 A35WH – expedition, CW will be the preferred mode. We are also prepared for 60m and 6m." He will also be in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 10m). QSL via DL9HO. During the second week, they will have a second operator join him. Axel, DK9BDN, will visit them and help them, especially on CW. DK1IP will be the pilot station for Werner in Germany. The ZD8D Web page will be updated soon with all the information. You can use the ZD8D Online QSL Request System to get your ZD8D card(s). The OQRS is available for direct and Bureau cards.

February 19 - March 25
St. Kitts-V4. John, W5JON/V47JA, informs OPDX that he will be active once again from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG). Activity will be on 160-6 meters (incl. 60m) using SSB. He will also be active during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 1-2) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. Equipment is a Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas include: a 80-10m Multi-band Dipole, and metal roof mounted S9, 18' and 31' Verticals and 3 element Yagi for 6m. Also, wife Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.

February 21-26
Timoteo Dominguez Island-SA-057.  Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo and the  Uruguay DX Group will activate Timoteo Dominguez Island, in the Colonia  Department IOTA Group, Uruguay, as CW5F. Operators mentioned are Jorge/CX1SI, Gustavo/CX2AM, Oscar/CX2FR, Wilson/CX2RU, eto/CX3AN, Julio/CX4AAE, Luis/CX4AAJ, Mario/CX4CR, Rainer/CX8FB and Ghis/CX5DNT/ON5NT. QSL via ON5NT, direct or by the Bureau.

February 21-March 10
Dominica-J7, Brian, K1LI, will once again be active as J7Y from Dominica (NA-101). Activity will mainly be focused on the low bands outside of the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2).QSL via his home callsign.
(ARRL/OP 1143/1144/1146/1147)