Listed 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.
01/02/2018 | 12th Annual Straight Key CW Event
Jan 2-Jan 31, 0000Z-2359Z, K3Y, Ellicot City, MI. SKCC – Straight Key Century Club. 3.550 7.055 14.050 21.050. Certificate & QSL. SKCC c/o Jeremy Downard – KD8VSQ, 511 W. Pottawatamie St., Tecumseh, MI 49286. K3Y/0 thru 9 plus /KH6, /KL7, /KP4 and associated DX in six WAC areas operating straight key, bugs and cootie keys. QSL card confirms one QSO per area, up to 19 for all-area sweep. See URL for schedules, map, stats, etc. www.skccgroup.com/k3y
01/10/2018 | Lake Havasu City 8th Annual Balloon Festival
Jan 18-Jan 22, 0000Z-0000Z, K7B, Lake Havasu City, AZ. London Bridge Amateur Radio Association. 3.900 7.255 14.255 18.145. Certificate. Garry F. Fisher, 1850 Rainbow Ave S, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. All stations contacting the Special Event Station may purchase a colored certificate 8 1/2 by 11 suitable for framing. NOTE: DATES CHANGED (was jan 10-17; now jan 18-22) email@example.com
01/13/2018 | R. L. Drake 75th Anniversary
Jan 13-Jan 21, 0000Z-2359Z, W2D, Brooklyn, NY. KB2FMH. 18.135 14.250 7.180 3.805. Certificate & QSL. James Gallo, 149 Marine Avenue, 6F, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
01/27/2018 | Kansas Day
Jan 27, 1600Z-2100Z, KS0KS, Olathe, KS. Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.055 10.115 7.250. QSL. Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio CLub, PO Box 3144, Olathe, KS 66063-11. www.sftarc.org
02/01/2018 | JY1 Memorial Special Event
Feb 1-Feb 28, 0000Z-2359Z, N9SES, Lake Station, IN. Arab QRZ International. 14.250 14.025 7.185 7.025. QSL. Ayman J. Azar, 8261 Decatur St, Lake Station, IN 46405. Look For World Wide Participating Stations, Some Call Signs As Follow: 7X5TV, OD5NJ,OD5YY,4X6TT,SU1HZ,KK4OW, KK4OK, KA2HTV & N9SES www.arabqrz.com/jy
02/03/2018 | 170th Anniversary – Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Feb 3, 1600Z-2300Z, K7T, Tucson, AZ. Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.070 7.200 7.070. Certificate. Oro Valley ARC, via e-mail only to, firstname.lastname@example.org, for PDF, AZ 85718. No paper QSLs, please. Email email@example.com for PDF certificate. www.tucsonhamradio.org
02/03/2018 | 3rd Annual Cabin Fever Special Event
Feb 3, 1700Z-2300Z, K8PRC, Louisville, OH. Pedestrian Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.050 7.250 7.050. Certificate & QSL. K8PRC, 1661 Manor Ave NW, Canton, OH 44708. www.qrz.com/db/k8prc
02/03/2018 | Space Shuttle Columbia Special Event
Feb 3-Feb 4, 1500Z-2200Z, K5C, Nacogdoches, TX. Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club. 21.350 14.270 7.220. QSL. Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club, 167 CR 2093, Nacogdoches, TX 75965. All contacts will be confirmed via LOTW. Special QSL card available for SASE. w5nac.com
02/04/2018 | 90th Anniversary of Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA) formation as a club
Feb 4-Feb 17, 1500Z-0400Z, W9U, Terre Haute, IN. Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA). 14.250 +- 7.250 +- 3.885 +-. Certificate. Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc., c/o W9U, P.O. Box 10081, Terre Haute, IN 47801.
02/10/2018 | O.M.I.S.S. QSO Party
Feb 10-Feb 11, 1500Z-1500Z, W1O, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 18.155 14.265 7.185 3.830. QSL. Robert J Hess, 74 Curtis Dr, East Berlin, PA 17316. All QSLs go to home call WO4L or eQSL (W1O), not to O.M.I.S.S. BURO unless it’s contact is on a regular net.
02/10/2018 | USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: Mt Surabachi Flag Raising
Feb 10, 1700Z-2359Z, 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.
02/14/2018 | 2018 Daytona 500 – Speedweeks
Feb 14-Feb 18, 0001Z-2359Z, N4DAB, Daytona Beach, FL. Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club. 14.265 14.070. Certificate & QSL. Daytona Beach CERT ARC, c/o Steve Szabo WB4OMM, 536 Central Park Blvd, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. 60th DAYTONA 500 – SPEEDWEEKS 2018 Daytona Beach CERT ART Special Event Station – N4DAB February 14th – February 18th, 2018 Our Fifth Year! Coordinator: Steve Szabo WB4OMM, Port Orange, FL. QSL card and Commemorative Certificate available. For more information, contact Steve WB4OMM at: firstname.lastname@example.org www.daytonacert.net/?page_id=437
02/16/2018 | ChathamRadio/WCC Transmitter Site 70th Anniversary Celebration
Feb 16-Feb 18, 1200Z-2100Z, WA1WCC, Chatham, MA. WCC Amateur Radio Association. 14.262 14.042 7.042 3.532. QSL. WCC ARA, P.O. Box 1528, West Chatham, MA 02669. www.wccara.com
02/17/2018 | 14th Annual “Freeze Your Keys” day
Feb 17, 1400Z-2200Z, W0EBB, Leavenworth, KS. Kickapoo QRP ARC. 14.058 14.325 7.035 7.240. QSL. Gary Auchard, 34058 167th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Other bands possible if open. email@example.com
02/17/2018 | George Washington Birthday
Feb 17-Feb 18, 1400Z-1800Z, K4US, Alexandria, VA. Mt. Vernon Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 7.040. QSL. MVARC, P.O. Box 7234, Alexandria, VA 22307. Held in the Mt. Vernon Estate Green House. www.mvarc.org
02/17/2018 | Ice Station W0JH: Frozen Lake Portable
Feb 17-Feb 19, 1600Z-2345Z, W0JH, Stillwater, MN. Stillwater Amateur Radio Association; Stillwater, MN & Radio City; Mounds View, MN. 21.360 14.260 7.260 3.860. Certificate. Shel Mann , 1618 Pine St. W., Stillwater, MN 55082. Certificates will ONLY be sent via e-mail in PDF format. (Send requests to: IceStationW0JH2018@nullradioham.org). W0JH is operating portable from a frozen lake in Washington County, MN (Grid Square EN34). Other Info: www.radioham.org & www.radioinc.com www.radioham.org