Category: Special Event

Via the ARRL: Field Day 2020 — A Time to Adapt

Many individuals and groups organizing events for Field Day 2020 have been contacting ARRL for guidance on how to adapt their planned activities in this unprecedented time of social distancing and uncertainty. “Due to the unique situation presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club, and/or group to try something new,” […]

Via the ARRL: State of Maine Bicentennial Special Event Set for March 16 – 22

A special event to mark Maine’s bicentennial will take place during Statehood Week, March 16 – 21, with the on-air event extending to March 22. Volunteers around the state will be on the air with special event call signs from the nine counties that existed in 1820, when Maine became independent of Massachusetts: W1C (Cumberland); W1H Hancock; […]

Via the ARRL: Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR). According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state […]

Via the ARRL: Germany Special Event Recognizes Anniversary of SDR Development

The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) this year is honoring 35 years of software-defined radio (SDR) technology with special call sign and special DOK. “In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general, and amateur radio in particular, a special event station DL35SDR will be active from the […]

Via the ARRL: CWops to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with January QSO Party

In January, CWops will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a month-long QSO party that will include CW activity on HF contest bands. The event is open to all radio amateurs, and certificates and awards will be available based on contact totals. CWops non-members may only contact CWops members, while members may work any station. According […]

Via the ARRL: W1AW to be on the Air for Winter Field Day

Members of the Warren County (New York) Amateur Radio Club (W2WCR) will activate Maxim Memorial Station W1AW for Winter Field Day 2020 over the January 25 – 26 weekend. Winter Field Day is sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), which believes that emergency communication is important throughout the year. Winter Field Day is open to […]

Via the ARRL: Commemorative ARISS Slow-Scan TV Transmissions Set

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will support slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions worldwide in memory of cosmonauts Alexei Leonov, Valery Bykovsky, and Sigmund Jaehn. Transmissions are scheduled to start at 1100 UTC on December 28 and continuing until 1820 on January 1. Transmissions will take place on 145.800 MHz and in the PD […]

Via the ARRL: Virginia Radio Amateur will Recreate 1906 Fessenden Christmas Eve Broadcast

The Canadian inventor, experimenter, and entrepreneur Reginald Fessenden has been credited as the inventor of radiotelephony. Fessenden claimed to have made his first voice — and music — broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1906 from Brant Rock, Massachusetts, although his account is disputed. As he has done each December for the past few years, Brian […]

Via the ARRL: Year-Long German Special Event to Honor Beethoven

German special event station DL250BTHVN will be active between December 16, 2019, and December 17, 2020, to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The Beethoven anniversary year will take place under the auspices of Germany’s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Beethoven was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany, […]

Via the ARRL: SAQ, Sweden’s Alexanderson Alternator, Announces Scheduled Christmas Eve Transmission

SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to be on the air for its annual Christmas Eve transmission. SAQ transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz. Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730 UTC, with the holiday message transmitted on December 24 at 0800 UTC. […]

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 […]