Special Events

First lady ROListed here are some, not all, Special Events taking place in the ARRL Midwest Division for the current month. Also listed are some from other divisions that maybe of interest to some members. For a complete list of current or upcoming special events go to ARRL website.

For more information simply click on the lick provided (usually in blue) or go to ARRL website.


  • 06/29/2017 | Battle of Gettysburg 154th Anniversary

    Jun 29-Jul 10, 0900Z-0905Z, W1G, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 18.155 14.265 3.830 7.195. Certificate & QSL. Robert J Hess, 74 Curtis Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316. For a Beautiful full color 11×14 Certificate and or QSL or both follow QSL instructions on QRZ for W1G https://www.qrz.com/db/w1g

  • 06/29/2017 | State of Idaho 127th Anniversary

    Jun 29-Jul 7, 2000Z-2000Z, W7I, Moscow, ID. Thatuna Amateur Radio Club. SSB: 21.300 18.122 14.228 7.180 3.850; CW: 21.035 18.090 14.035 7.035 3.503; Digital: 21.100 18.100 14.100 7.070 3.570. Certificate & QSL. TARC, P.O. Box 9007, Moscow, ID 83843. Look for us on www.dxsummit.fi. QSL, SASE and $1; Certificate 9×12 SASE and $2. www.qrz.com/db/W7TRC

  • 07/01/2017 | 13 Colonies Special Event

    Jul 1-Jul 7, 1300Z-0400Z, KU2US, Conesus, NY. 13 Colonies Special Event Group. 21.500 14.240 7.240 3.800. Certificate. QSL to individual states, Check out website for QSL managers, Conesus, NY 14435. dentron1@nullyahoo.com or www.13colonies.net

  • 07/01/2017 | 13 Colonies Special Event Bonus

    Jul 1-Jul 7, 1300Z-0400Z, WM3PEN, Philadelphia, PA. Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club. 14.245 7.245 3.805. QSL. Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, 3341 Sheffield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Activity on HF, VHF, DSTAR, Fusion, AllStar. Check website for details. 13colonies.net/wm3.html

  • 07/01/2017 | 46th Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival

    Jul 1, 1400Z-2200Z, K4F, Smithville, TN. DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club. 14.280 7.275 14.045 7.045. QSL. AB4ZB – DCCARC, 288 Dogwood Circle, Smithville, TN 37166. dccarc.org

  • 07/01/2017 | 65th Anniversary of Kern County Parks and Recreations

    Jul 1, 0000Z-2359Z, K6A thru K6J, Bakersfield, CA. Kern County-Central Valley Amateur Radio Club W6LIE . 14.240. Certificate & QSL. Larry Callahan, 3709 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Special event for the 65th anniversary of the Kern County Parks and Recreations. We will be on 20 and 40 meters, SSB, Digital and CW. For QSL information for card or certificate, see W6LIE.org. Work 5 of the special event call signs K6A thru K6J for certificate. For more information QRZ. www.w6lie.org

  • 07/01/2017 | 70th Anniversary of the “Roswell Incident” and 25th Anniversary of the International UFO Museum

    Jul 1-Jul 4, 1600Z-1259Z, W5ZU, Roswell, NM. Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.245. Certificate. PVARC , 403 N. Richardson, Roswell, NM 88201. pvarc123@nullgmail.com or https://www.pecosvalleyarc.com

  • 07/01/2017 | City of Laurel July 4th Celebration

    Jul 1, 1600Z-2359Z, W3LRC, Laurel, MD. Laurel Amateur Radio Club. 21.400 14.325 7.200. Certificate & QSL. Laurel Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 146, Laurel, MD 20725. www.larcmd.org

    • 07/01/2017 | Commemorating The Stourbridge Lion

      Jul 1-Jul 15, 1400Z-2300Z, K3L, Honesdale, PA. Wayne County Amateur Radio Club. 28.350 21.350 14.275 7.220 . QSL. K3L, c/o WCARC, PO Box 125, Waymart, PA 18472. The first steam railroad locomotive to operate in the U.S. Operating railroad mobile and fixed at stations along the Stourbridge RR. waynecoarc.org

    • 07/01/2017 | Daytona Coke Zero 400 Race

      Jul 1-Jul 2, 1600Z-0200Z, N4DAB, Daytona Beach, FL. Daytona Beach CERT ART. 14.070 7.070 14.255 14.040. QSL. DB CERT ARC c/o Capt S. Szabo, Daytona Beach Police Department, 129 Valor Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. www.daytonacert.net

    • 07/01/2017 | Independence Day

      Jul 1-Jul 5, 0000Z-2359Z, W4J, Cleburne, TX. Club KC5NX (Menasco Amateur Radio Club). 14.320 14.045 7.230 7.0445. QSL. W4J, 9200 Summit Court West, Cleburne, TX 76033. www.qrz.com/db/kc5nx

    • 07/01/2017 | Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

      Jul 1-Jul 2, 1600Z-2359Z, W0NOZ, DeSmet, SD. Huron Amateur Radio Association. 18.155 14.265 7.265. Certificate & QSL. Huron ARA, PO Box 205, Huron, SD 57350. Send $2 with QSO info to call book address www.huronarc.info

    • 07/02/2017 | Great Haldon Shutter Telegraph Over 200 Years

      Jul 2-Jul 7, 0600Z-2000Z, GB5GHT, Nr Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND. RSGB. 14.190. QSL. John Wakefield, ‘Oakhurst’, Lower Common Road, West Wellow, ROMSEY SO51 6BT, ENGLAND. www.qrz.com/db/gb5ght

    • 07/03/2017 | Railroad Telegraphers

      Jul 3-Jul 14, 0100Z-2300Z, K8T, Bellevue, OH. Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. 14.245 7.195 3.850 146.865. QSL. Rick Wolfe, KD8KWV, 358 High St., Bellevue, OH 44811. Celebrating the significance of the use of telegraphy with the advancement of the railroad. The telegrapher’s primary duty was maintaining communication between the train dispatcher, who was usually many miles away, with trains and the whole rail system. We will be operating all modes from the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, Ohio. QSL request with SASE to Rick Wolfe, KD8KWV, 358 High Street, Bellevue, Ohio 44811

    • 07/03/2017 | Whiskey Rebellion Festival

      Jul 3-Jul 16, 2000Z-2200Z, W3R, Prosperity, PA. Washington Amateur Communications. 14.270 7.275 18.160. Certificate & QSL. Bill Steffey, 401 Bells Lake Rd., Radio Hill, Prosperity, PA 15329. there is a handling fee for Certificate info pse check W3R on QRZ.com site. SASE for QSL card. need more email Bill NY9H @arrl.net wacomarc.org

    • 07/04/2017 | 4th of July at Fort Missoula

      Jul 4, 1400Z-2200Z, W7PX, Missoula, MT. The Hellgate Amateur Radio Club. 21.300 14.290 7.195. QSL. The Hellgate Amateur Radio Club, P. O. Box 3811, Missoula, MT 59806. Come celebrate the 4th of July with us as we operate from a log cabin at the Museum at Fort Missoula. www.w7px.org

    • 07/04/2017 | Small Town 4th of July

      Jul 4, 1600Z-2300Z, W7AI, Mount Lemmon, AZ. Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.040 7.200 7.040. Certificate & QSL. Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club, 12995 N. Oracle Rd., PMB-254 Ste. #141, Tucson, AZ 85739-95. From 9,000ft on Mt. Lemmon: An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration complete with mobile operation in the parade! QSL via LoTW or club website. THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO A WILD FIRE. www.tucsonhamradio.org

    • 07/05/2017 | City of Le Havre 500th Anniversary

      Jul 5-Jul 10, 0000Z-2359Z, TM500LH, Le Harve, FRANCE. Le Havre Wireless Society. All bands, all modes. Certificate. F6KOH, 25 Rue des Iris, Le Harve 76610 , FRANCE. Events also being held in August and October www.qrz.com/db/tm500lh

    • 07/06/2017 | Ohio State Parks The Grand Tour

      Jul 6-Sep 8, 1900Z-0300Z, W8WDS, Cincinnati, OH. Multiple Local Clubs. 146.520 14.260 7.235 3.810. Certificate & QSL. William Schramm, 4220 Endeavor Dr, Unit 204, Cincinnati, OH 45252. The Grand Tour is a special event running from July 7, 2016 to Sept 9, 2016. We will be operating Amateur radio stations each day from a different Ohio State Park. We will also dedicate each park’s operation to a fallen/disabled Ohio Soldier/Sailor/Airmen. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ohiostateparks.gaterunner.com

    • 07/08/2017 | Ames Monument National Historic Landmark Dedication

      Jul 8-Jul 9, 1500Z-0000Z, N7UW, Laramie, WY. University Amateur Radio Club. 7.230 14.260 14.045 146.520. Certificate & QSL. University Amateur Radio Club, Box 682, Laramie, WY 82073. www.uwyo.edu/uarc

    • 07/08/2017 | USS Midway Museum Ship; Independence Day Special Event

      Jul 8, 1600Z-2300Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250 PSK31 on 14.070 D-STAR on REF001C. QSL. USS Midway CV-41 COMEDTRA, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

    • 07/13/2017 | Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

      Jul 13, 1900Z-2200Z, W1HGY, Bedford, PA. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Net. 14.341 7.241 3.841. Certificate. Lloyd Bankson Roach, K3QNT, 120 W Watson St, Bedford, PA 15522. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Blessed Mother in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 saintmaxnet.org

    • 07/15/2017 | Marvin Gilbert (KD8GPF) Special Event

      Jul 15-Jul 16, 0800Z-1600Z, W8UCO, Marysville, OH. W8UCO ARC (Union County Amateur Radio Club). 3.840 7.240. Certificate. Marvin Gilbert Special Event (W8UCO/KD8GPF), 24581 Sandusky Rd, Richwood, OH 43344. Commemorating 57 years of public service with Civil Defense/Union County Emergency Management Agency . Marvin C. Gilbert was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on various boards at the church, a member the Marysville Evening Lion’s Club, the American Legion Post 79, served with the Union County Civil Defense and Union County EMA for 57 years, 25 of those years as Chief. He was also a committee member for the Marysville High School Hall of Fame, was a board member of the American Red Cross and a member of the Union County Republican Club, serving as Treasurer and Central District Committeeman. He enjoyed playing Dart Ball for over 50 years and getting together for his Wednesday afternoon card club but most of all, he cherished his granddaughter and attending her activities, never missing a soccer or softball game. A graduate of Marysville High School, Marvin served in the National Guard, worked 42 years at O.M. Scott’s, retiring as a shipping manager. Born July 9, 1941 in Marysville. On May 2, 1965, he married his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Wasserbeck) and she survives in Marysville. Also surviving is his son, Brad (Tara) Gilbert of Marysville; his granddaughter, Emma Karen Gilbert of Marysville ohiohams.net

    • 07/15/2017 | South Carolina Peach Festival 40th Anniversary

      Jul 15-Jul 16, 0001Z-0001Z, W4W, Gaffney, SC. Cherokee County Coroner’s Office. 145.250 145.190 146.610 145.350. QSL. Dennis Fowler, P.O. Box 1210, Gaffney, SC 29342. dfowler@nullcherokeecountycoroner.com

    • 07/15/2017 | Tribute for Silent Key Steve Foster (N4SZ)

      Jul 15-Jul 21, 1300Z-0200Z, N4AW, Anderson, SC. Anderson Radio Club. 7.175-7.300 14.150-14.350. QSL. Anderson Radio Club, PO Box 1525, Anderson, SC 29622. In memory of Silent Key Steve Foster (N4SZ), Anderson, SC who received the ARRL 50-Year Service Certificate as a member of the Anderson Radio Club, Anderson, SC and his volunteer work with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Emergency Coordinator for the Anderson County Emergency Preparedness. www.andersonradioclub.com

    • 07/15/2017 | Wapello County Iowa 4H Expo

      Jul 15, 0400Z-1000Z, WA0DX, Blakesburg, IA. Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250 14.050 7.050. QSL. Paul Cartwright – W4H, 8431 215th Ave, Blakesburg, IA 52536. https://wa0dx.org/w4h

    • 07/16/2017 | 2017 Winnebago GNR

      Jul 16-Jul 21, 1300Z-0400Z, W0WIT, Linwood, KS. Winnebago Amateur Radio Chapter. 14.268 USB 7.263 LSB 147.57 FM Simplex 147.27 FM Repeater. QSL. David Marlowe, 12648 170th Street, Linwood, KS 66052-40. dmarlowe@nulloutlook.com

    • 07/17/2017 | Brickyard 400 Special Event

      Jul 17-Jul 24, 0400Z-0400Z, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 18.140 14.245 7.245 3.840. Certificate & QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. Full information on how to get the QSL and Certificate at https://www.qrz.com/db/w9ims

    • 07/19/2017 | 2017 National Scout Jamboree

      Jul 19-Jul 27, 0000Z-2300Z, K2BSA, Glen Jean, WV. K2BSA Amateur Radio Association. 18.140 14.290 7.190. QSL. Jim Wilson, 2065 Valleywood Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051. We will be on the Scout calling frequencies and posting our operations to Facebook and Twitter. www.k2bsa.net/jamboree

    • 07/20/2017 | Celebrating Apollo 11 Moon Landing

      Jul 20, 1330Z-2030Z, K2CAM, Garden City, NY. Cradle Of Aviation Museum and Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.240. QSL. LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756. cradleofaviation.org

    • 07/20/2017 | Man on the Moon

      Jul 20-Jul 24, 0000Z-2359Z, N7M, Maple Valley, WA. L Greg Magone. 146.52 14.275 14.250. Certificate & QSL. L Greg Magone, 27492 254th PL SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038. This is the July special event station in support of the 2017 KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology Operating Event. airspacetechnology.webs.com

    • 07/21/2017 | Opening Weekend for Saratoga

      Jul 21-Jul 24, 1200Z-2300Z, KD2NSA, Albany, NY. Albany Area Amateur Association.. 14.245 14.290 7.185 7.242. QSL. Peter mattice , 100 Grand St , Albany, NY 12202. www.kd2nsa.org

    • 07/21/2017 | Red River Bridge War Special Event

      Jul 21-Jul 30, 0000Z-2359Z, W5I, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.070 7.200 7.070. QSL. Grayson County ARC, P.O. Box 642, Sherman, TX 75091. Grayson County ARC hosts the Red River Bridge War Special Event. This “War” was a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over a new bridge that was built over the Red River in 1931. Tempers ran high, words were exchanged and armed guards were deployed, but in the end no one was injured. www.graysoncountyarc.com

    • 07/22/2017 | Commemorate Capt Sally Tomkins from Mathews, VA

      Jul 22, 1400Z-2000Z, W4HZL, Mathews, VA. Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club. 3.870 7.190 14.260 21.310. QSL. MPARC Special Event, PO Box 1121, Gloucester Point, VA 23062. www.mparc.net

    • 07/22/2017 | Kingsport,TN Centennial & Maker’s Faire

      Jul 22, 1300Z-1600Z, W4TRC, Johnson City, TN. Kinsport Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250 PSK31 on 14.070 146.550. Certificate & QSL. Carl S Hacker, 2 Straw Flower Pl, Johnson City, TN 37604. Check website for updates and more events celebrating Kingsport, TN Centennial in 2017 w4trc.org

    • 07/23/2017 | EAA Warbirds AirVenture 2017

      Jul 23-Jul 30, 1700Z-1700Z, W9W, Oshkosh, WI. EAA Warbirds of America. 28.450 21.35014.250 7.250. QSL. Ed Finnegan, K9ECF , 69 Mohawk Ct, Cary, IL 60013. Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots, and groundbreaking aviation innovations will all be featured at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, on July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The events create a weeklong series of highlights for the 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in convention. The fly-in annually draws an attendance of more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes. Anticipated attendance is expected to be over 500,000, with visitors registered from 69 nations. The event will attract approximately 10,000 aircraft, 2,000 show planes, and media representatives from five continents. During the fly-in, the airport’s control tower is the busiest in the world. The W9W special event station will operate from the EAA Warbirds of America area at Wittman Airport. Warbird Aircraft such as the T-6, T-28, T-34, Aero Vodochody L-39, MiG 17, Spitfire, Grumman F6F Hellcat, P-51 Mustang, and hundreds more will be in the Warbirds area. Many of those aircraft will fly in the daily airshow. www.warbirds-eaa.org

    • 07/24/2017 | Cabwaylingo State Park Dog Days of Summer

      Jul 24-Jul 30, 0000Z-2359Z, W8V, Dunlow, WV. KE8BBB. 14.330 7.230 7.180. Certificate & QSL. Arthur F. Menges, KE8BBB, 2603 Foran Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45238. Special Event to run entire week at various times from various locations within 8123 acre state park. QSL Manager: Arthur F. Menges KE8BBB

    • 07/26/2017 | EAA Airventure 2017

      Jul 26-Jul 30, 1400Z-2200Z, W9ZL, Appleton, WI. Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club . 50.150 14.270 7.250. Certificate. W9ZL EAA Special Event, PO Box 2346, Appleton, WI 54912. Times are daily. www.fcarc.club

    • 07/26/2017 | W2SO 30th Anniversary QRP Special Event

      Jul 22, 1700Z-2300Z, W2SO, Lancaster, NY. Lancaster Amateur Radio Club Inc. 14.285 14.060 7.285 7.040. QSL. Lancaster Amateur Radio Club/W2SO, 525 Pavement Road, Lancaster, NY 14086. www.qrz.com/db/w2so or w2so.org

    • 07/28/2017 | Swiss Days Special event Station

      Jul 28-Jul 29, 1300Z-2000Z, W9A, Berne, IN. Adams County Amateur Radio Club. 7.050 7.270 14.270. QSL. Wayne Steury, 817 West Main, Berne, IN 46711. waynesteury@nullgmail.com