Category Archives: Special Event

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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WW1USA Special Event Station Broadcasts from WWI Museum

Kansas City Star
by: Mark Davis
December 28, 2014

WWI Museum and amateur radio broadcasters team up

Radio was emerging as new technology a century ago when World War I erupted across Europe. The events collided again this weekend at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

Dozens of amateur radio operators teamed with the National World War I Museum to operate a special event radio station for 31 hours.

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Special Certificate Offered for Museum Ships Weekend 2012

Houston area based Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will celebrate its fifth year of participation in the annual Museum Ships Weekend Event, June 2-3, 2012 by offering a special commemorative certificate to amateur stations who contact all five Texas Based Museum ships during the event. The five museum ships and their call signs include the Submarine USS Cavalla and Destroyer Escort USS Stewart (KK5W) in Galveston, Texas, The Battleship USS Texas (NA5DV), in La Porte Texas, The Tall Ship Elissa (N5E) also in Galveston and the Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington (W5LEX) in Corpus Christi, Texas.

To earn the Texas Navy Certificate, amateur stations must submit proof of contact with all five Texas Museum ships to QSL Manager, KK5W along with a #10 SASE. The address is in QRZ.com.

Museum Ships Weekend is an annual operating event sponsored worldwide by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station with more than 90 ships participating this year. “We decided to put in a special Texas twist to the event to commemorate our five years of taking part”, said Ron Litt, K5HM, one of the Event Coordinators.

The Texas Navy Certificate is a cooperative effort between four different area clubs, In addition to the Brazos Valley club, members of the Battleship Texas Amateur Radio Station, The Tidelands Amateur Radio Society and the South Texas Amateur Radio Club are participating as well.

For more information contact:
Ron Litt, K5HM
K5HM@arrl.net

Special Event Station: K5B – Plano Balloon Festival (TX)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Special Event Station K5B – Plano [TX] Balloon Festival

September 16, 2011 – September 18, 2011 – Celebrating the 31st annual Plano Balloon Festival, members of the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) and area amateur radio operators will be QRV as K5B during the festival.  Frequencies plus or minus QRM: 7.255, 14.255, 21.355 and on the club repeater, WD5ERD on 147.180 + PL 107.2  and via Echolink at K5PRK. QSL with SASE to K5PRK .

More information  formation will be available on our website at www.k5prk.net/k5b.

When:
September 16-18, 2011

Where:
Spring Creek Parkway – West of the launch site
ITU zone 7, CQ zone 4, Grid Square EM13

What:
HF and VHF stations for QSO on PSK31, CW and Phone

Ronald Regan Special Event Station

Ventura County Star
by: Peter Heins, Ventura County Amateur Radio Society
February 11, 2011

Ventura County Amateur Radio Society Honors Ronald Regan’s 100th Birthday with Special Event Station

Local amateur radio operators, “hams,” belonging to the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society and Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club recently participated in the celebration of President Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday by conducting two-way special amateur radio communications from Feb. 5-7.

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Columbia Disaster Amateur Radio Volunteers Remembered

World.HAM RADIO-ONLINE.EN
February 7th, 2011

Amateur Radio Operators remembered for volunteering during Columbia Disaster

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – When the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over East Texas in 2003, hundreds came forward to help with recovery efforts.

Some of those volunteers were ham radio operators who set up communication with law enforcement across East Texas. Saturday, the Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club held a special event to say thank you.

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First Ham Radio Activation of Indonesian Lighthouse

Southgate Amateur Radio Club
December 24,2010

First ham radio activation of Indonesian lighthouse

Dani, YB2TJV reports that the first amateur radio lighthouse activation from Indonesia will take place between 28th December 2010 and 4th January 2011.

Special callsign YE2H will be used to activate Klirong Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-374, WLOTA 1660), in the south beach of Kebumen City, Indonesia (WW Loc. OI42TF), Central Java Province South Coast (IOTA OC-021), during the 75th anniversary of Kebumen City.

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Special Event Station to Commemorate NRA Birthday

Special Event Station to Commemorate the National Rifle Association’s 139th Birthday

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, Ariz., will operate a special event station November 17, 2010, in celebrationof NRA’s 139th birthday. The amateur radio station will operate from the Gunsite Academy’s 2000-acre campus north of Prescott, Ariz. The special event call sign will be K7NRA, an FCC-licensed amateur radio station. The operation will take place from 1500 to 2300 UTC (0800 to 1600 MST) on the following frequencies: 7.250, 14.250 and 21.335.

A unique NRI/Gunsite QSL Card (acknowledgement of communications) will be forwarded to those stations contacted during the event. All amateur stations, especially those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni, are urged to participate. More information can be found at YARC’s website: www.w7yrc.org

From page 96, American Rifleman, November 2010

Ham Radio Operators to Commemorate End of WWII

Starnewsonline.com
by: Ben Steelman
August 31, 2010

Ham radio operators to commemorate end of WWII

On the 65th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II, local ham radio operators will try to link up historic battleships that served in the Pacific Theater.

Members of the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club will be aboard the Battleship North Carolina on Thursday night. Using original radio gear from the 1940s, they plan to establish radio contact with the battleship USS Missouri, anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, at 9 p.m. local time.

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Army Signal Corps Special Event Station

TCPalm.com
by Joe Crankshaw
June 17, 2010

Radio hams to celebrate 150th anniversary of Army Signal Corps in Hobe Sound

HOBE SOUND — The Army Signal Corps turns 150 years old.

Members of the Martin County Amateur Radio Association will celebrate the milestone Saturday and Sunday with a Special Event Station from the Hobe Mountain watchtower in Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

The site of the event was once the top secret Camp Murphy, the Army’s Southern Signal School. The name of the school was a disguise, it actually trained radar specialists.

The public is invited, said Bill Laakkonen, spokesman for the association.

The Special Event Station will include two tents by the base of Hobe Mountain containing amateur radio units, plus one on Hobe Mountain Tower. They will be transmitting and receiving messages both days. Saturday is designated for children.

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