Category: Special Event

via the ARRL: History-Related Events Will Operate from Rare Grid in Cape Cod National Seashore

It is mere coincidence that the Titanic disaster in 1912 — one of the worst maritime disasters in history — and the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in 1874 — the developer of the wireless gear onboard the ill-fated ship — both occurred in April. Marconi Wireless Company radio operators onboard the Titanic transmitted the distress signal after the gigantic […]

via the ARRL: Flight Delay Keeping 9M0W Team from Spratly

[UPDATED 2018-03-07 @ 1439] The DXpedition team’s departure has again been delayed by 1 day.] The 9M0W DXpedition team to Spratly Islands had expected to be on the air March 6, but now reports that its their flight to Spratly was delayed by 1 day. “We have confirmed our flight for tomorrow, March 7, at 5:45 AM and […]

via the ARRL: FT8 DXpedition Mode Field Test Attracts Upward of 500 Participants

It was the Fox and the Hounds on the bands March 6, as the WSJT-X development group conducted a field test of the still-beta FT8 DXpedition Mode. A second beta version of WSJT-X version 1.9.0, which includes the DXpedition-mode-capable version of FT8 — was released recently. Version 1.9.0-rc2 was made available to allow further field testing of the FT8 DXpedition […]

via the ARRL: ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31. For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for […]

via the ARRL: School Club Roundup Winter/Spring Term is February 12-16

The winter/spring term of the twice-yearly School Club Roundup (SCR) takes place Monday through Friday, February 12-16. The objective is for school radio clubs at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels to exchange information in a competitive context. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate. The SCR is sponsored by ARRL, its […]

via the ARRL: Volunteers Invited to Assist in 2018 Boston Marathon

Opportunities for Amateur Radio and non-amateur volunteers are available for the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). Amateur Radio volunteers are needed for starting line, course, and finish line positions, and non-amateur volunteers are wanted for medical transportation and various other medical and logistical roles. Volunteer registration is open through […]

via the ARRL: “Project Goodwill Kosovo” Celebrating Independence and New DXCC Status

A new on-the-air team is taking the reins at Z60A, as “Project Goodwill Kosovo” moves into its second week, with only 2 weeks to go until the actual 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Hams from 10 countries will take part in the Project’s current phase. Z60A has been on the air since January 21, steadily […]

via the ARRL: RST-Suffix Stations on the Air

02/01/2018 For the third year, the North Country DX Association will field RST-suffix stations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Greenland, for the entire month of March. Listen for VY1RST/VY0 and VE8RST/VY0 from Ellesmere Island, as well as KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, and OX7RST in Greenland. Exchange signal report and state/province. (NCDXA RST stations will […]

via the ARRL: Southern California Linux Expo, Special Event N6S Set for March 8-11

The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) will take place March 8-11 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE began hosting Amateur Radio presentations in 2015, and this year’s SCaLE will include Special Event station N6S, staffed by members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS), who will answer questions about Amateur Radio and […]

via the ARRL: AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds. Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the […]

via the ARRL: Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio community, […]

Ham radio operators display emergency capabilities during ‘Winter Field Day’ (Indiana)

Whether it’s winter storms, tornadoes, even fires – ‘ham radio’ operators can provide critical communication during an emergency. And later this month, local operators will practice their skills during a two-day nationwide deployment called ‘Winter Field Day.’ Warrick County ham radio operators will join with thousands of amateur radio operators nationwide, who will be showing […]

via the ARRL: North American Collegiate Championship Set for January 20-21 in Conjunction with NAQP SSB

The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) invites college and university club stations to compete in the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which will take place from 1800 on Saturday, January 20, until 0600 UTC on Sunday, January 21, in conjunction with the North American QSO Party SSB (NAQP), sponsored byNCJ (National Contest Journal). This is a […]

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