This weekend is another cornucopia of Special Event stations of varied subjects. There might just be something of interest for everyone. Hunt for these and what I suspect could be more that haven’t been announced.
1-10 September, 0000Z-2359Z, K7T – 85th Anniversary of the Invention of the Electronic TV by Philo T. Farnsworth: The Utah DX Association will be celebrating the 85th anniversary of the invention of the electronic TV by Philo T. Farnsworth by operating on or near 21.300, 14.250, and 7.240. QSL via Wesley Wilkinson, 7363 Galaxy Hill Rd, West Jordan, UT 84081.
3-30 September, 0000Z-2359Z, GB39RC – Ryder Cup: Dick West (G3VSQ) will be operationg from the Verulam Golf Club in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England during the 4 weeks leading up to this years Ryder Cup in Chicago. The callsign GB39RC will be used because this is the 39th Ryder Cup. He’ll be on 40/20/15 and 10, modes will be mostly CW and RTTY. QSL via Dick West, 10 Hawkshill Dr, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0BS, ENGLAND.
7-9 September, 1500Z-0500Z, Various Callsigns – 100th Anniversary of HP Founder David Packard’s (9DVR) Birth: Various stations will be on the air across the country celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of HP founder David Packard. Look for them on or near 21.360, 18.140, 14.260, and 7.260. QSL via Aaron Rynearson, N0BOE, HPBARC Public Information Officer, 11311 Chinden Blvd MS403, Boise, ID 83714. All stations logged by HP clubs will receive a QSL – Collect them all:
7-16 September, 1200Z-2359Z, N1Y – 9/11 Never Forget: The Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club will once again be operating their 9/11 commemorative special event station to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. During each QSO, the name of a victim will be read to honor their memory. Look for them on 7.090, 14.110, and 21.160. QSL via Motorola Solutions, Inc, One Motorola Plaza, MS: B-13 Attn: David Lundquist, Holtsville, NY 11742. Website: www.qrz.com/db/n1y
8-16 September, 0001Z-2359Z, W6A-W6Q, W6S-W6T – 13th Annual Route 66 On The Air: The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club and associated clubs will again be operating their annual Route 66 on the Air special event on or near 21.366, 14.266, 7.266, and 3.866. The will have 18 stations and 2 rovers on the air across the US. For QSL and Certificate information, click the “Route 66” link at www.w6jbt.org
8 September, 1300Z-2100Z, K9HAM – 175th Anniversary of the City of Alton, Illinois (July 21, 1837): The Lewis & Clark Radio Club will be celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Alton, IL on or near 28.240, 14.250, 7.240, and 3.940. QSL for Certificate & QSL from Lewis & Clark Radio Club Inc, K9HAM, PO Box 553, Godfrey, IL 62035. Website: www.k9ham.org
8-9 September, 1200Z-2359Z, K0B – Big Brutus Bash: The 4State QRP Group will be operating from the 2012 Big Brutus Bash (Big Brutus is the second largest electric shovel in the world) on or near 21.060, 14.060, 10.106, and 7.040. QSL via Bart Lawson, 711 E 31st St, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Website: www.4sqrp.com
8 September, 1600Z-2359Z, N1N – Indiana Parks on the Air: The Daviess County ARC will be operating from Spring Mill State Park on or near 14.250 and 7.250 to help encourage people to come out and enjoy the Indiana state parks. QSL via Ken Holland, 9 Sugarland Estates, Washington, IN 47501. From Spring Mill State Park. Website: daviesscountyarc.org
8-9 September, 1600Z-0000Z, N9D – Indiana State Parks on the Air – Indiana Dunes: The Lake County Amateur Radio Club will be on or near 28.400, 21.300, 14.250, and 7.235 from the Indiana Dunes State Park. QSL via Lake County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 90, Crown Point, IN 46308.
8-9 September, 1301Z-1301Z, K5LSA – Louisiana 200th Statehood Anniversary: The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Louisiana statehood on or near 28.350, 14.265, 7.265, and 3.930. QSL for Certificate via Herman Campbel, KN5GRK, 416 Dale St, Lafayette, LA 70501. Website: www.w5ddl.org/k5lsa
8-9 September, 3Z95HB -First meeting of Boy Scouts in Bydgoszcz, Poland: Scouts and members of radio clubs from Bydgoszcz will be active commemorating the beginnings of the Bydgoszcz scouting. Website: http://www.qrz.com/db/3Z95HB
8 September, 1500Z-2300Z, W9TE – Siege of Fort Wayne 200th Anniversary: The Fort Wayne Radio Club will be commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the siege of Fort Wayne during the War of 1812. They’ll be on or near 14.270 and 7.270 as well as echolink node 519521. QSL for Certificate & QSL via FWRC – Siege of Fort Wayne, PO Box15127, Fort Wayne, IN 46885. Website: www.qrz.com/db/w9te
8 September, 1600Z-2359Z, NI6IW – US Air Force Birthday 1947; Patriot Day; first nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVAN-65) launched 1960: The USS Midway CV-41 Radio Room will be on their air honoring the US Air Force’s birthday, Patriot Day, and the launching of the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier on or near 14.320, 7.250, PSK-31 on 14.070, and D-STAR on node 012C. QSL via the USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
8 September, 1200Z-2359Z, W2W – Battle of Plattsburgh Station: Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club will be on the air commemorating the War of 1812 Battle of Plattsburgh Station, the battle that ended the War of 1812. They’ll be on or near 7.190 MHz SSB, 7.030 MHz CW, 14.290 MHz SSB, 14.060 MHz CW, 21.360 MHz SSB, 21.140 MHz CW, 28.390 MHz SSB, and 28.190 MHz CW . QSL via John Jerdo, KA2WQK, 18 Sandy Pines Tr Prk, Keeseville, NY 12944. Website: www.cvarc.us
9 September, 1414Z-2121Z, W2GSB – Babylon Village Country Fair: The Great South Bay amateur radio club will be demonstrating amateur radio at the Babylon Village Country Fair. Look for them on or near 14.225 and 7.175. QSL via the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, W2GSB, PO Box 1356, West Babylon, NY 11704. Website: www.gsbarc.org
9-14 September, 0900-2100Z, GB2HST – High Stoy Shutter Telegraph Over 200 Years: John Wakefield, M0XIG will be on the air commemorating the fact that it is over 200 years since the shutter telegraph first operated at the High Stoy site. He’ll be on or near 21.300 and 14.300. QSL via RSGB Bureau or direct to John Wakefield, Oakhurst, Lower Common Rd, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6BT, ENGLAND. Website: (with some good historical information on the High Stoy Shutter Telegraph) www.QRZ.com/db/gb2hst
9-28 September, 2300Z-2300Z, NM5S – Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek Santa Fe, NM to New Franklin, MO: A portable QRP CW station will be on the air on 14.062 and 7.032 at approximately 5-5:30 pm. and 7 to 7:30pm local time daily. These times and additional operations will be posted on QRPSPOTS.com. QSL via Certificate via NM5S, 1224 Apache Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Website: www.santafetrailbicycletrek.com