I’ve already worked the Special Event station I most wanted to pick up this weekend: W9IMS for the Indianapolis 500 on 7.234 LSB this evening. Ever since I upgraded to General Class, it just isn’t a proper Indy 500 weekend unless I work W9IMS. There are other special event stations this weekend as well. This weekend is of course Memorial Day weekend; besides the one station listed below, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some Memorial Day special events active. It also happens to be a big anniversary for one of America’s best known landmarks.
There are two 75th Anniversary Station for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that will be operating on 26-27 May. From 0000-2359Z, N6G will be operating near 21.265, 14.265, and 7.265. QSL to Will Pattullo, 161 Presidential Cir, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Website: ae6yb.tripod.com/n6g W6G will be operating from 2000-2200Z near 28.375, 24.975, 21.275, 18.125, 14.275, 7.175, and 3.750. Certificate or QSL to Tony Dowler, PO Box 1749, Pacifica, CA 94044. Certificate available for working 5 Bands. Website: www.sfarc.org
10 May-9 June 2012, 0700-1900Z – VE3A – Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen of Canada: Special Event Station VE3A is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen of Canada. They’ll be operating around 28.490, 21.290, 14.290, and 7.143. See VE3A on QRZ.com for updates. Website: http://www.ve3a.tk/ (includes on air/frequency information)
21-27 May 2012, 2200-2000Z, W9IMS – Indianapolis 500: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club will be on the air celebrating the 2012 Indianapolis 500. They’ll be operating around 21.350, 14.240, 7.240, and 3.840. Certificate & QSL to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. It isn’t unusual for W9IMS to be operated outside of the scheduled hours. Website: http://w9ims.org/
26-27 May 2012, 1300-1600Z, W4JUP – Peanut Island: The Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group will be operating from an underground in a bunker built as an atomic shelter and command center on Peanut Island for President J. F. Kennedy during the Cold War. They’ll be operating near 18.130, 14.240, 14.072.70, and 7.180. QSL to QSL Manager, PO Box 7751, Jupiter, FL 33469. Website: PeanutIsland.JTRG.Org
28 May 2012, 1300-0100Z, W5LEX – USS Lexington: The 20th Anniversary of the USS Lexington museum ship. They’ll be operating near 14.325. QSL to Larry Boudreau, 910 Stromen, Corpus Christi, TX 78411. Website: www.n5crp.org
28 May 2012, 1500-2200Z, W0FSB – Commemorating Memorial Day, the Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. They’ll be operating near 21.240, 14.240, and 7.240. Certificate or QSL to Vernon Mc Nulty, 4015 Independence Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703.