Category: Special Event

via the ARRL: Broadcaster to Transmit Field Day Greetings in MFSK64

A 100 kW HF broadcast transmitter in Nauen, Germany, will send Field Day greetings to North American radio amateurs in MFSK64 mode during the weekly “Giant Jukebox” broadcast of The Mighty KBC on 9,925 kHz, June 24, 0000 – 0200 UTC. The MFSK64, centered on 1,500 Hz, will begin at about 0130 UTC. An RSID will be […]

via the ARRL: USA ARDF Championships Get Under Way on June 14 in California

The 18th USA Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, some 30 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6,300 feet elevation near Donner Summit. An unofficial practice day will take place on June 13. The opening day will be devoted to foxoring, a combination […]

ARRL 2018 Field Day Site Locator is Live, Public Service Announcements Available

ARRL Field Day is June 23 – 24. See the May issue of QST, page 85, for the Field Day announcement. The Field Day site locator is now up and running, and, to date, some 900 are sites already in the database. To find a Field Day site near you, type your town and state in the “Location or […]

via the RSGB: Details of FIFA World Cup stations

The Russian National Society, RRC, has organised an amateur radio marathon to commemorate the FIFA World Cup finals. It runs from 1 June to 15 July 2018. Five awards are available, some of which are achievable at several different levels. Most bands from Top Band to 70cm can be used, on all modes. A full list […]

via the ARRL: WX4NHC Station Test “Very Successful”

The annual on-the-air station test of WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami on Saturday, May 26, was “very successful,” Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, reported. Among the guest operators was the new NHC Director, Ken Graham, WX4KEG. “All of our radios and antennas worked well,” Ripoll said. “Even with […]

via the ARRL: ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

With support from member volunteers, ARRL will put Amateur Radio on display for visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 — the giant, annual airshow July 23 – 29 in Wisconsin, organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The event attracted more than 10,000 aircraft and nearly 600,000 visitors in 2017 to enjoy aerobatics displays, informative programs, hands-on […]

via the ARRL: National Hurricane Center’s WX4NHC will be On the Air for Annual Station Test

WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will be on the air for the annual station test on Saturday, May 26, 1300 until 2100 UTC. This will be the station’s 38th year of public service at the NHC. The purpose of the annual event is to test Amateur Radio […]

via the ARRL: Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit

During the planned visit of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, to Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, she has been invited to take part in a scheduled contact between KM1CC on the Cape and the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) club in St John’s Newfoundland. SONRA will use VO1AA. “Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, […]

via the RSGB: NHS amateur radio callsign launches

GB1NHS is the new National Health Service amateur radio station. The RSGB’s National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park is hosting the launch event on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. National Radio Centre Coordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB, will make the initial transmission using the call sign at 10.45am and the event will run to 2pm. The launch is part of […]

via the ARRL: Third Public Test of FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Set for May 5

A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand. “Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations (‘Hounds’) calling […]

via the ARRL: Europe Day On the Air 2018 Activity May 4 – 6

Stations taking part in Europe Day “on the air” (EUDOTA) 2018 will be active from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, with special call signs AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU. (Europe Day is Wednesday, May 9.) Sponsored by the EA Digital Foundation with the support of the European Radio […]

via the ARRL: The Royal Mint to Host June Amateur Radio Special Event

For the second year, the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) of South Wales in the UK has gained permission to operate within the Royal Mint, and regulator Ofcom has granted the call sign GB4RME (“Royal Mint Experience”). The theme of the June 1 – 2 event is “Covert Radio as used in World War II.” […]

via the ARRL: GR9RW will be Royal Wedding Special Event Call Sign

To celebrate the marriage of Great Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle, special event call sign GR9RW will be on the air May 19 – 23. It’s believed that this will mark the first use of a GR9 call sign prefix in the UK. The royal wedding will take place on May 19 at St. […]

via the ARRL: Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention. Complete information, […]

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