Category: Special Event

Via the ARRL: The American Legion Amateur Radio Club to Operate Special Event Station N9V on Veterans Day, November 11.

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) headquarters station, K9TAL, will anchor Veterans Day operations for special event N9V on Monday, November 11. K9TAL will be joined by several TALARC stations around the US for its annual national salute to veterans. The American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Operation will be from […]

Via the ARRL: W1AW to Commemorate 98th Anniversary of First Amateur Radio Signals to Span the Atlantic

December 11 marks the 98th anniversary of the success of ARRL’s Transatlantic Tests in 1921, organized to see if low-power amateur radio stations could be heard across the Atlantic using shortwave frequencies (i.e., above 200 meters). On that day, a message transmitted by a group of Radio Club of America members at 1BCG in Greenwich, […]

Via the ARRL: World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Special Event Set

The Egyptian Radio Amateur Society (ERASD) and Egypt’s National Telecommunications Radio Authority (NTRA) have announced a special event for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19). SU8X and SU8WRC will be on the air from Sharm el-Sheikh in southern Egypt, the venue of WRC-19. Operation will begin October 26 UTC as SU8X participates in the CQ World […]

via the RSGB: Frequency measurement festival for WWV

HamSCI and the Case ARC will sponsor a Festival of Frequency Measurement on WWV’s centennial, 1 October 2019, from 0000 to 2359UTC. The event invites radio amateurs, short wave listeners, and others capable of making high quality frequency measurements on HF to participate and publish their data to the HamSCI community on the Zenodo open-data sharing site. Read about how to get […]

Via the ARRL: WWV Centennial Celebration and Special Event Kick Off this Weekend

The culmination of months of planning will come to a head this weekend as the WWV Centennial Celebration and the related WW0WWV Amateur Radio special event get under way. WW0WWV will begin operation on Saturday at 0000 UTC and continue through October 2 at 0000 UTC. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the […]

Via the ARRL: WWV and WWVH to Broadcast Defense Department WWV Centennial Greeting, Special Event Reminder

Starting on Monday, September 16, WWV and WWVH will broadcast a US Department of Defense message to mark the centennial of WWV and to announce the WW0WWV special event from September 28 until October 2 at the WWV transmitter site near Fort Collins, Colorado. The DoD message transmissions will air until October 1. Kevin Utter, […]

Via the ARRL: Route 66 On the Air Special Event Set Announced

The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California (W6JBT), will host the 20th annual Route 66 On the Air Special Event, September 7 – 15. The yearly event commemorates the 1926 construction of the famous Route 66, the country’s first major improved highway linking the US heartland with the west coast. Twenty stations […]

Zanzibar Island IOTA activation in February

Silvano, I2YSB, reports the Italian DXpedition Team (IDT) will be activating Zanzibar Island (AF-032) in Tanzania between February 4-18th, 2020. The IDT will be using two callsigns: 5I5TT for CW, SSB and RTTY; 5I4ZZ for FT8 and FT4. The Team will be comprised of 10 operators. Operators mentioned are Franco/I1FQH, Alfeo/ I1HJT, Tony/I2PJA, Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/ […]

Via the ARRL: US Jamboree on the Air Station Registration System Now Available

A new registration system has been established for US stations planning to participate in the 2019 Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) in October. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said the new system will enable JOTA organizers to directly publish station information to facilitate contacts and more readily provide information to those who have registered. […]

Via the ARRL: Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Station Registration Now Available

Registration now is open for stations to register for Scouting’s 2019 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). JOTA will take place October 18 – 20. JOTA is Scouting’s largest event in the world and always takes place over the third weekend of October. Click on “Sign Up Now” and register using your free Scout.org user id. Use […]

Via the ARRL: Trial Run for WW0WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event a Success

Special Event Station WW0WWV was on the air over the August 24 – 25 weekend from the WWV site near Fort Collins, Colorado, to wring out any issues in advance of the WWV centennial special event, September 28 – October 2. “The stormy sea of RF at the WWV/WWVB site was calmed a bit as initial tests […]

Via the ARRL: Reminder: The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration Begins on August 31

The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration gets under way on Saturday, August 31, and wraps up on Monday, September 8. The 9-day operating event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL cofounder and first president Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW (HPM) — born on September 2, 1869 — and is open to all radio amateurs. The […]

WWV Centennial Committee Prepares for Trial Run of WW0WWV Special Event

The WWV Centennial Committee reports that it will conduct a trial run of special event station WW0WWV over the August 24 – 25 weekend. Radios and antennas began arriving last week, and a tower and beam will be erected, along with several vertical antennas. WW0WWV will be set up adjacent to the WWV transmitter site in Fort […]

via the ARRL: 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Set for August 17 – 18

Amateur Radio operations at some 400 lighthouses and lightships will commence on August 17 as the 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) activity gets under way. Germany and the US lead the field in registered operations. New this year is the US Virgin Islands’ Buck Island Lighthouse, built by the Danish government shortly Denmark sold […]

via the ARRL: ARISS Owen Garriott Commemorative SSTV Event Under Way

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is celebrating the life and accomplishments of astronaut, scientist, and Amateur Radio pioneer Owen Garriott, W5LFL (SK), with a commemorative slow-scan television (SSTV) event featuring images from his work with ham radio during his missions in space. Garriott, who died last April, pioneered the use of Amateur […]

via the ARRL: St. Paul Island CY9C DXpedition Hits the Airwaves

The slightly delayed CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition is now on the air. CY9C has been spotted on 40, 30, and 20 meters, with a lot of initial activity on FT8 (Fox/Hound mode) in addition to some CW and SSB. The CY9C DXpedition by Murray Adams, WA4DAN, and six others, will continue until August 8. All operations will […]

via the RSGB: ARISS Russia SSTV test transmissions

A Russian MAI-SSTV event is planned from the International Space Station for Monday, 29 July 2019 from 1315 to 2125UTC. There will be a second session on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 from 1350 to 1950UTC. Transmissions are expected to be on 145.800MHz FM in SSTV mode PD120. The call sign in use will be RS0ISS. […]

via the ARRL: Arctic IOTA Activity Gets Under Way this Week

As temperatures rise to 26 °C (79 °F), Martti Laine, OH2BH, reports that activity from some Arctic Circle islands begins this week. This includes OJ9A from Kataja/Inakari (EU-192) and OH9A from Lapland Islands (Selka-Sarvi — EU-126). The two islands, located in the Tornio River delta, will be active July 24 – 29, including during the Islands […]