Category Archives: Special Event

Ham Radio Aviator Attempts New York To Paris Speed Record

by: Bonnie (KQ6XA)

Brian Lloyd WB6RQN Flight Commemorates 90 Years Since Lindbergh

New York, USA, May 22, 2017 – As pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single- engine plane named “Spirit” eastward into the sky this week from Republic Airport on Long Island, he embarks on a dual mission. He is commemorating Charles Lindbergh’s famous solo transatlantic flight that made history in May of 1927, while simultaneously attempting to break a speed record for the New York to Paris air route. To make things even more interesting, he intends to communicate live via radio with Ham operators while in flight.

Brian Lloyd WB6RQN in his airplane Spirit with HF radio

 

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Kern County Parks on the Air Event Website

 Amateur Radio operators from Kern County helps celebrate Kern County Parks and Recreation 65 years of……
 Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) will be visiting and operating their radio equipment from Kern county parks and lakes.  Starting April 28 thru July 1, 2017 they will be talking to people over the air waves all thru Kern County.  On July 1st, the anniversary, they will operate a Special event station at (TBA) And invite the public to stop by for a (TBA)
 Attention Clubs and area hams – From April 28 thru July 1st we would like to invite you to join in as we activate 65 Kern County Parks in 65 days.
The rules, check list and destinations are available on the Kern County Parks on the Air KCPOTA.com website. It doesn’t matter if you have a ht, base or mobile you can join in on the fun.
 For more information: N6AJ@arrl.net

Parachute Mobile Mission 26 is set for May 13, 2017

Make a contact with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.

WHERE: We will be conducting our Mission from Bay Area Skydiving, Byron Airport, Byron, CA.

TIME: We hope to have our first jump sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 A.M.  We are usually able to make 3 to 5 jumps for the day.

FREQUENCIES: QSO frequency will be 146.430 MHz simplex.
We will also be dedicating one jump for D-star.  Locally, D-Star will be via the W6CX C repeater on Mount Diablo, output 145.000, input 147.500, reflector REF014 C.  Plans are to conduct an HF jump as well on 20 meters at 14.250MHz

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Kern County Parks on the Air 65 Years 7-1-1952 – 7-1-2017

 Amateur Radio operators from Kern County helps celebrate Kern County Parks and Recreation 65 years of……
 Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) will be visiting and operating their radio equipment from Kern county parks and lakes.  Starting April 28 thru July 1, 2017 they will be talking to people over the air waves all thru Kern County.  On July 1st, the anniversary, they will operate a Special event station at (TBA) And invite the public to stop by for a (TBA)
 Attention Clubs and area hams – From April 28 thru July 1st we would like to invite you to join in as we activate 65 Kern County Parks in 65 days. The rules, check list and destinations will be sent out and on line at W6LIE.org. It doesn’t matter if you have a ht, base or mobile you can join in on the fun.
 For more information: N6AJ@arrl.net

Commemorative Special Event Reenacts 1921 Amateur Radio Transatlantic Reception

Radio amateurs in the US and in Scotland have reenacted the first successful transatlantic reception of a shortwave Amateur Radio signal nearly a century earlier. Special event station N1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, and GB2ZE in Ardrossan, Scotland, completed contacts on SSB and on CW during the December 11 event. ARRL, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), and the Radio Club of America (RCA) partnered to support the activity, organized by ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and Clark Burgard, N1BCG, who loaned his history-rich call sign for the occasion. On December 11, 1921, in Ardrossan, Scotland, reception of a radio signal transmitted from an RCA test station — located in a small shack on the Greenwich, Connecticut, property of Minton Cronkhite, 1BCG — helped to usher in the age of global communication. In Scotland, American Paul Godley, 2ZE, clearly heard the signal using a receiver of his own design.

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Parachute Mobile Mission 25 is set for October 15, 2016

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This will be in conjunction with Pacificon, ARRL’s Pacific Division Convention.  Make a contact with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.

WHERE:  We will be conducting our Mission from Bay Area Skydiving, Byron Airport, Byron, CA.

Pacificon:  Come by and visit us at our table at the Marriott.  Look for us in the hallway next to the patio doors.  Live streaming video and a GOTA station will be variable.

TIME:  We hope to have our first jump sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 A.M.

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Special Event Station Sponsored by CARP at Moonlight Madness

Presented by the Clovis Independent Four Wheeler’s by special use permit from the Sierra National Forest. Rob Mavis (AE6GE), Lee Berger (KJ6YSV), & Greg Waters (KJ6OUI) will be operating HF, VHF, and UHF portable radios at the Clovis Independent four wheel club, “Moonlight Madness” Bald Mt. base camp. A get on the air (GOTA) station will be available for all those participating at the poker run.  A Boafeng UV-82 HT radio has been donated in CARP’s name and will be a raffle prize. A special event FCC license has been approved for this event from June 21 to June 29. The call sign is K6M (Kilo 6 Mike).

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K1N Navassa Island DXpedition on the Air Soon

Navassadx.com
December 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From The KP1-5 project
RE: K1N Navassa Island DXpedition

It is now about four weeks before K1N goes on the air. The exact date of departure from the staging area will be dependent upon a combination of the date U.S. FWS transportation is available and upon weather windows. It is looking like K1N will be QRV the first two weeks of February.

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