Category: Special Event

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

US Fish and Wildlife Service Okays Baker Island DXpeditions, with Strict Conditions

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has agreed that a DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands (KH1) — the fourth most-wanted DXCC entity — would be an acceptable use, but has detailed strict conditions under which it would issue a special use permit (SUP) to allow such use. The FWS recently completed a compatibility […]

ARISS Commemorative SSTV Activity Planned for Mid-July

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, ARISS is planning to transmit a set of 12 slow-scan television (SSTV) images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the years. SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station will take place on 145.800 MHz FM around the July 15-16 weekend. “We are planning for at least a 2-day operation, […]

Spacecraft Probe to Listen for ARRL Field Day Signals

The Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP) onboard the Canadian CAScade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite will again support Amateur Radio citizen science by listening for signals during ARRL Field Day, June 24-25. The HamSCI citizen science initiative says that, from a radio science perspective, Field Day is an ideal time for e-POP to […]

Hundreds of Stations Report Hearing WSPR Signal from Canada C3 Expedition

Hundreds of Amateur Radio stations have reported receiving the WSPR signal being transmitted by CG3EXP on 20, 30, and 40 meters from the Canada C3 expedition. The expedition, which got under way on June 1 and will continue until October 28, is part of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Canada C3 vessel Polar Prince is sailing […]

Fifth Annual Experimental MF/LF Outreach and Demonstration Set for Field Day Weekend

Again this year, several radio amateurs who also hold FCC Part 5 Experimental licenses for 630 and 2,200 meters will transmit Field Day greetings throughout Field Day weekend, June 24-25. “This event has been organized for the fifth consecutive year to promote awareness of the new MF and LF amateur allocations ahead of the opening […]

Vermont Radio Amateurs Putting Green Mountain State’s Parks on the Air

The Vermont Department of Parks and Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont (RANV) are sponsoring “Vermont State Parks on the Air” until June 1, 2019. The activity is dedicated to Amateur Radio operation in Vermont’s parks. Operation is open to all modes and all bands, although most recent operation has been on 40 and 20 meters. […]

via the ARRL: State and Local Governments Honor Amateur Radio in Advance of Field Day 2017

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments have traditionally taken the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. This year is no exception. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2rE3A4U

Canada C3 Sesquicentennial Voyage May be Tracked via WSPR Beacon

An Amateur Radio WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network) beacon has been installed and activated onboard the Canada C3 vessel. The ship departed Toronto, Ontario, on June 1 on a 150-day expedition to Victoria, British Columbia, via the Northwest Passage as part of the Canadian Sesquicentennial celebration. Sponsors are calling it an “epic journey to […]

SAQ Transmission on Alexanderson Day Cancelled

There will be no Alexanderson Day over-the-air VLF transmission on July 2 from SAQ, the Alexanderson alternator station in Sweden. SAQ periodically schedules transmissions with the nearly century-old behemoth that operates on 17.2 kHz from the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station. SAQ said the event was cancelled due to ongoing maintenance work at the site. […]

Ham Radio Aviator Set to Depart on Round-the-World Flight

Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, took off from Miami, Florida, on June 1 on a solo, round-the-world flight to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe 80 years ago. “Airborne!,” he posted to his Facebook page, once aloft. “En route to St Thomas!” Lloyd will be on the air from Spirit, his single-engine Mooney 231 aircraft, […]

via the RSGB: Aeronautical Mobile circumnavigation begins

On the 1st of June Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN left from Miami to recreate Amelia Earhart’s around-the-world flight on its 80th anniversary. He will be using HF SSB and automatic link establishment, ALE, from his single-engine plane named Spirit. He is communicating /AM while flying. The two month flight will follow Earhart’s historic route to circumnavigate […]

Resting Place of Keel from Marconi’s Floating Lab Elettra to be “Museum Ships” Event Site

The resting place of the keel from wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s floating laboratory — the yacht Elettra — will be the site of a special event in conjunction with the annual Museum Ships Weekend Event, June 3-4, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. Marconi named his youngest daughter after the Elettra, […]

Registration Now Open for USA ARDF Championships

Registration is now under way for the 2017 USA and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), which will take place August 3-6 near Harrison, Ohio, northwest of Cincinnati near the Indiana state line. Three optional training days are planned for Monday through Wednesday, July 31-August 2 near […]

Historic NSS Call Sign to be Reactivated for First Time in More than 40 Years

Operators from the US Naval Academy Radio Club (W3ADO) and the Potomac Valley Radio Club (W3GRF) will reactivate the historic NSS call sign on May 13-14 during the Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test. Operation from the former NSS Naval Radio Station site on Greenbury Point in Annapolis, Maryland, will get under way […]

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