WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

This new story from the ARRL is about a special event celebrating the centennial of WWV that will take place at the end of September and beginning of October. WWV, the oldest continuously operating radio station in the world, was in danger of losing funding, but the new federal retained funding for it. WWV operates … Continue reading WWV Centennial Special Event Will Use WW0WWV

An Interesting Early Morning QSO with SN1918WAR, a History Related Special Event Station in Poland

Brunswick - Yesterday morning after breakfast I fired up the mobile HF station to try for some Skywarn Recognition Day contacts. I saw AB4UG tweet that WX4CHS at NWS Charleston, SC was active on 40 Meters, but propagation was too long for me to hear them. I did, however, manage to work two other NWS … Continue reading An Interesting Early Morning QSO with SN1918WAR, a History Related Special Event Station in Poland

History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for October 2018

Four history-related Amateur Radio special event stations during October stand out to me. Two o the special event stations honor important figures from US History: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Roger Williams. A third commemorates the birth of one of our armed forces: the US Navy. The fourth commemorates a key battle of the American Revolution … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for October 2018

History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for September 2018

The month of September has a number of History related amateur radio special event stations, but four stood out to me. The first is N0HWJ, which is commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The second is a set of special event stations, K3B, N3B, and W3B, which commemorate the Battle of Brandywine during the American … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for September 2018

History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for July 2018

The month of July sees a lot of Independence Day special event stations as well as the 13 Colonies Special Event (to be honest, it's almost become more of a contest than a special event), but there are three History related amateur radio special event stations this July that stand out. The first commemorates the … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for July 2018

Amateur Radio and History for March 2018

History related special event station for March 2018 include EI50AOM, which continues from January and February along with several Military History special event stations and a station commemorating the founding of one of the original 13 US Colonies. N4H will commemorate the Creek War/War of 1812 Battle of Horseshoe Bend and K7T will commemorate the … Continue reading Amateur Radio and History for March 2018

Amateur Radio and History for February 2018

History related Amateur Radio special event stations in February 2018 include stations related to an aircraft crash in Ireland (continued from January), King Hussein of Jordan, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, the Space Shuttle Columbia, the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, the Civil War submarine Hunley, and a shipwreck in 1918. There will also be … Continue reading Amateur Radio and History for February 2018

Amateur Radio and History for January 2018

As an Amateur Radio operator and student of History, I enjoy working special event stations that honor, remember, or commemorate historical figures or events. I've been looking for a way to get back to writing about Amateur Radio, so I've decided to attempt writing a blog post each month about the upcoming month's history related … Continue reading Amateur Radio and History for January 2018

Amateur Radio Calendar Updated for November 2015

I’ve updated my amateur radio calendar for the month of November; it contains special event stations of interest to me (mostly history, aviation, or military related – but really anything that catches my interest as I look through the listings) as well as major contests. I’ve found that trying to show every special event station … Continue reading Amateur Radio Calendar Updated for November 2015

Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for Pope Francis’ 2015 Visit to the United States

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States from 22-27 September.  A number of Amateur Radio special event stations are planned to recognize and honor his visit. During his time here, Pope Francis will visit Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. While he is in Washington D.C., he will be canonizing Junípero Serra* and there is … Continue reading Amateur Radio Special Event Stations for Pope Francis’ 2015 Visit to the United States