Special Events

First lady ROListed here are some, not all, Special Events taking place in the ARRL Midwest Division. 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 click provided (usually in blue) or go to ARRL website.


  • 05/04/2019 | Lewis & Clark 1804 Expedition Old Baldy ( AKA) The Tower

May 4-Oct 14, 0500Z-0500Z, N0HWJ, Lynch, NE. N0HWJ. 14.325 14.245 3.970 3.950. QSL. Don Lallier, N0HWJ , P.O. Box 303, 610 Windom St., Orchard, NE 68764. I ran this last year from my Cabin about 200 yards from Old Baldy next to the Missouri River in Holt County. I am usually on during the weekends and some weekdays in the summer months. Lewis and Clark noted The Tower in their Journal and the finding of the Black Tailed Prairie dog that they captured and brought back alive to the president of the US. [email protected] or www.qrz.com/db/n0hwj

  • 09/07/2019 | 3rd Annual William Becknell Heritage Days Special Event – Founder of the Santa Fe Trail

Sep 7-Sep 8, 1400Z-2200Z, KC0VYS/WB0SFT, Overland Park, KS. William Becknell Santa Fe Trail Heritage Days. 21.365 14.265 7.265 3.865 1.830 SSB/CW/FT8. Certificate. See website for, information on receiving, certificate. See website for information; certificate and QSL available via website after the event. www.wb0sft.org

  • 09/07/2019 | 3rd Annual William Becknell Heritage Days Special Event – Founder of the Santa Fe Trail

Sep 7-Sep 8, 1400Z-2200Z, WB0SFT/KC0VYS, Merriam, KS. William Becknell Santa Fe Trail Heritage Days. 21.365 14.265 7.265 3.865 1.830 SSB/CW/FT8. Certificate. See website for, information on receiving, certificate. See website for information; certificate and QSL available via website after the event. www.wb0sft.org

  • 09/07/2019 | Big Shoal County Fair

Sep 7, 0800Z-1700Z, W0KCN, Kansas City, MO. Northland ARES, PCARG, Crew 2273. 40 20 30 144. QSL. Keith Kaiser, 6024 N Ames, Kansas City, MO 64151. The fair is hosted by the Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm at the farm located in the Big Shoal Heritage Area.

  • 09/14/2019 | Harvey Houses on the Air – Wichita, Kansas

Sep 14, 1500Z-2200Z, W0SOE, Wichita, KS. Wichita Amateur Radio Club. 14.280. Certificate. Joseph T Pajor, 11725 Alderny Ct #31, Wichita, KS 67212. WARC1.org

  • 09/21/2019 | Breitbach’s: 167 years, Iowa’s Oldest Continuous Running Restaurant and Bar

Sep 21, 0800Z-2200Z, W0DBQ, Dubuque, IA. Great River Amateur Radio Club. 14.244. Certificate. Great River Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1384, Dubuque, IA 52004. Join the Great River Amateur Radio Club in celebrating on the air Iowa’s oldest, continuous operating restaurant and bar. Founded in 1852 as a stagecoach stop on a bluff–today Balltown, Iowa– overlooking the great Mississippi River. It has been owned by Breitbachs since 1891 and is in the sixth generation of family ownership. w0dbq.org

  • 09/28/2019 | SENRC 83rd Anniversary, Emergency Communication Exercise, Coryell Park, Johnson, NE

Sep 28-Sep 29, 1500Z-2100Z, N0N, Lincoln, NE. SouthEast Nebraska Amateur Radio Club (W9WKP). 7.180 (+ or -) 14.230 (+ or -). Certificate & QSL. Dr. Robert Hayden KØWD, 5731 Enterprise Dr, Lincoln, NE 68521. [email protected]

  • 10/12/2019 | Hartville MO Fall Festival

Oct 12, 1600Z-1900Z, WC0RC, Hartville, MO. Wright County Outlaws Amateur Radio Club. 14.225 7.225. QSL. Kenny Williams, WB0VPS, P.O. Box 300, Hartville, MO 65667. Send a SASE to the address on QRZ to receive QSL card with your qsl card. This is a local festival held each year on the city square. Starts at 16:00 UTC to 19:00 UTC. [email protected] or www.qrz.com/db/wc0rc

  • 10/12/2019 | Lester Dent – Doc Savage

Oct 12-Oct 13, 1500Z-2300Z, W0D, Macon, MO. Macon County Amateur Radio Club. 28.350 14.250 7.250 3.950 . Certificate. Macon County ARC, P.O. Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. On October 12th and 13th, the Macon County Amateur Radio Club will operate the Lester Dent-Doc Savage Mystery Special Event W0D, in Macon, MO. The purpose of the Special Event is to honor of the Birthday of Lester Dent, one of the most prolific writers of Pulp Fiction, and an Amateur Radio Operator. It is also the 86th “Birthday” of his creation, the first “Superhero” Doc Savage. A colorful certificate will be provided to those that contact the Special Event Station and send a QSL including a # 10 SASE to the Macon County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. https://www.maconcountymissouriarc.org

  • 10/31/2019 | Frankenstein Halloween FunXpedtion

Oct 31-Nov 1, 1900Z-0500Z, W0O, Jefferson City, MO. Mid-MO Amateur Radio Club. 14.038 Spotting Networks. QSL. Kent Trimble, K9ZTV, 2210 Heartland Ridge, Jefferson City, MO 65109. A unique 2019 edition QSL will be available upon receipt of YOUR properly filled-out QSL and an SASE (#10 envelope unless you like folded cards). Further details can be found on the W0O page on QRZ.com. www.qrz.com/db/w0o

  • 11/02/2019 | 25th Anniversary of The Last Green Valley

Nov 2-Nov 3, 0000Z-2359Z, NA1KW, Hannibal, MO. North American Kilowatt Club. 14.245 14.074 7.200 7.074; SSB from Norwich, CT; FT8 & FT4 from Hannibal, MO . Certificate & QSL. North American Kilowatt Club, 2600 Davis St, Hannibal, MO 63401.

  • 11/09/2019 | Honoring Veterans for Veterans Day

Nov 9, 1500Z-2200Z, W0FSB, Waterloo, IA. Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. 18.124 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Five Sullivan Bros ARC, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210. For QSL card: Send card and #10 SASE; For Certificate & QSL: Send QSL, address label and 3 Forever stamps; For eQSL & Certificate: Send eQSL, then an email to [email protected], requesting a .jpg file of the certificate that you can print yourself www.qrz.com/db/w0fsb

  • 11/09/2019 | The 101st Anniversary of the Armistice Ending World War 1

Nov 9, 1400Z-2300Z, WW1USA, Kansas City, MO. National World War 1 Museum and Memorial. 14.275 14.074 14.050 7.050. Certificate. WW1USA, National World War 1 Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108. Most stations will be operating remotely, but there will be at least one POTA station. https://www.theworldwar.org/amateurradio