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.

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  • 11/19/2017 | 2017 Elk Falls, KS Outhouse Festival

    Nov 19, 1500Z-2300Z, WX0EK, Elk Falls, KS. Elk County Radio Society. 14.240 +/-. QSL. Elk County Radio Society, PO Box 70, Elk Falls, KS 67345. www.facebook.com/ElkCountyKsAmateurRadioSocietyWx0ek

  • ·         08/15/2017 | 90 Year Anniversary of Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer (EDR)

    Jan 1-Dec 31, 0000Z-2359Z, OX90EDR, Odense, DENMARK. Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer. All bands, including WARC bands, all modes; on JT modes, OZ7D will be used. . Certificate. please see, website for QSL, information, DENMARK. Participating call signs: OZ90EDR/OX90EDR/5P90EDR operating throughout 2017. Special operating event with OZ90HQ and OV90EDR on August 15 and, OZ90HQ August 19 for a special certificate. Please see website for QSL information. www.oz90edr.dk

    ·         08/15/2017 | 90 Year Anniversary of Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer (EDR)

    Jan 1-Dec 31, 0000Z-2359Z, OZ90EDR, Odense, DENMARK. Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer. All bands, including WARC bands, all modes . Certificate. please see, See website for QSL, information, DENMARK. Participating call signs: OZ90EDR/OX90EDR/5P90EDR operating throughout 2017. Special operating event with OZ90HQ and OV90EDR on August 15 and, OZ90HQ August 19 for a special certificate. Please see website for QSL information. www.oz90edr.dk

    ·         08/15/2017 | 90 Year Anniversary of Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer (EDR)

    Jan 1-Dec 31, 0000Z-2359Z, 5P90EDR, Odense, DENMARK. Experimenterende Danske Radioamatoerer. All bands, including WARC bands, all modes; on JT modes, OZ7D will be used. . Certificate. please see, website for QSL, information, DENMARK. Participating call signs: OZ90EDR/OX90EDR/5P90EDR operating throughout 2017. Special operating event with OZ90HQ and OV90EDR on August 15 and, OZ90HQ August 19 for a special certificate. Please see website for QSL information. www.oz90edr.dk

    ·         11/06/2017 | 42nd Anniversary Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Nov 6-Nov 20, 0000Z-2359Z, W8F, Romulus, MI. Livonia Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 14.040 7.260 7.040. Certificate. Tas Foley, K8TAS, 37255 Eureka Rd, Romulus, MI 48174. www.livoniaarc.com

    ·         11/10/2017 | The Lincoln: Gettysburg Address 154th Anniversary

    Nov 10-Nov 20, 0900Z-0900Z, W1G, East Berlin, PA. WO4L. 18.155 14.265 7.185 3.830. Certificate & QSL. Robert, Hess , East Berlin, PA 17316. For a Beautiful full color 11×14 Certificate or QSL or both info is on QRZ https://www.qrz.com/db/w1g

    ·         11/17/2017 | USS Milwaukee Commissioning 2nd Anniversary

    Nov 17-Nov 25, 0000Z-2359Z, W9N, Muskego, WI. KC9HYY. 3.860 7.260 14.260 21.260. QSL. ATTN: W9N QSL Manager, PO Box 324, Muskego, WI 53150. To obtain QSL, please send SASE to listed address before 1/1/2018. https://kc9hyy.wordpress.com/naval-special-events

    ·         11/24/2017 | Steamship PORTLAND Commemorative Special Event

    Nov 24, 1200Z-1900Z, W1P, East Falmouth, MA. Marconi Radio Club. 14.260 7.260 3.997. QSL. Henry Brown, 19 Sao Paulo Drive, East Falmouth, MA 02536. Event Commemorates the sinking of the Steamship PORTLAND in November 1898 off the Massachusetts coast with the loss of 200 lives. QSL via K1WCC. See QRZ.com. SASE required. k1wcc@nullarrl.net https://www.qrz.com/db/k1wcc

    ·         11/25/2017 | The First Pilgrim Landing at Plymouth

    Nov 25-Nov 26, 1300Z-1900Z, NI1X, Plymouth, MA. Whitman Amateur Radio Club. 18.160 14.260 7.260 3.860; EchoLink: WA1NPO-R, IRLP: 8691. Certificate. Whitman ARC, PO Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382. times are daily www.wa1npo.org

    ·         12/02/2017 | Tigers 44444 The Holidays

    Dec 2, 1400Z-2000Z, K8TGR, Newton Falls, OH. Newton Falls Technology and Multimedia Club. 146.52 14.275 14.250. QSL. NFHSTMC, 909 1/2 Milton Blvd, Newton Falls, OH 44444. Will be running a special event station at the 2nd Annual Tigers 44444 The Holidays Craft Show and School Holiday Spectacular. Check in to receive a special QSL card. www.k8tgr.org

    ·         12/02/2017 | W2W – Pearl Harbor Commemoration

    Dec 2-Dec 10, 1300Z-2200Z, W2W, Baltimore, MD. The Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum (K3NEM). 14.241 14.041 7.241 7.041. Certificate & QSL. W2W Special Event Station, Box 1693, MS 4015, Baltimore, MD 21203. Primary operation will be Dec 2-Dec 3 with additional operation possible Dec 3-Dec 10, 2017. Times are daily. ww-2.us

    ·         12/09/2017 | USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    Dec 9, 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.

    ·         12/11/2017 | NASA On The Air – Apollo 17 anniversary

    Dec 11-Dec 14, 0000Z-2359Z, NN4SA, etc, Huntsville, AL. NASA Amateur Radio Clubs. 14.305 various. QSL. Address at QRZ.COM for appropriate callsign, NN4SA only is c/o Don Hediger ES32, Huntsville, AL 35812. Beginning of year long event where 12 clubs at NASA centers and facilities will be operating special events, contests, and casual contacts. Participating calls of of this date: NA6MF; NA6SA; W6VIO; NA1SS; W5RRR; NN4SA; N1KSC; KG4NJA; W4NAN; W4WFF, and NA8A. See URL for complete list of clubs and call signs which will be active and further details of the year-long event which ends in Dec. 2018. We will be self-spotting on the DX clusters and using multiple bands and modes. QSL info available at each call’s QRZ.COM page. nasaontheair.wordpress.com

    ·         12/14/2017 | Anniversary of Dreamliner First Flight

    Dec 14-Dec 18, 0000Z-2359Z, W7D, Seattle, 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 December special event station that is part of the 2017 KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology operating event. airspacetechnology.webs.com

    ·         12/16/2017 | Christmas in Bethlehem

    Dec 16-Dec 23, 1500Z-2359Z, KC5OUR, Belen, NM. Valencia County ARA. 7.183 MHz 14.283 MHz 21.283 MHz 28.283 MHz. QSL. KC5OUR, P.O. Box 268, Belen, NM 87002. Celebrating the Christmas season from Bethlehem, New Mexico. kc5our@nullarrl.net

    ·         12/16/2017 | WX3MAS

    Dec 16-Dec 17, 1400Z-2200Z, WX3MAS, Nazareth, PA. Christmas City Amateur Radio Club and the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club. 28.465 14.265 7.270 3.850. Certificate. WX3MAS, Greystone Building, 14 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth, PA 18064. CW and PSK31 on 20 and 40 meters; possible 10 and 15 meters depending on conditions. Did you contact WX3MAS? Send a QSL and 9×12 SASE for colorful commemorative certificate. Event runs 1400-2200 Z each day www.dlarc.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversary

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, N4P & Others, primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. PVRC.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversay

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, W3AU & others, Primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. pvrc.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversay

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, N4R & others, Primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. pvrc.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversay

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, N4C & others, Primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. pvrc.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversay

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, N4V & others, Primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. pvrc.org

    ·         12/24/2017 | PVRC 70th Anniversay

    Dec 24-Jan 1, 1700Z-2359Z, W3GRF & more, Primarily Mid-Atlantic States. Potomac Valley Radio Club. 14.247 14.047 7.247 7.047 3.847 3.547; others as available. QSL. Ulis Fleming, K3LU, 980 Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. PVRC celebrates 70 years with 6 call signs on during the end of December 2017. N4P, N4V, N4R, N4C and founder’s call signs W3AU and W3GRF will be active on CW, Phone and digital modes from PVRC member stations. The 6 available QSLs form a single image…so work ’em all! QSL all 6 calls to K3LU, SASE for US and $2 outside US. pvrc.org

    ·         12/26/2017 | Battle of Trenton

    Dec 26, 1400Z-2200Z, W2T, Trenton, NJ. Delaware Valley Radio Association. 14.250 7.250. Certificate & QSL. DVRA – W2T, PO Box 7024, Trenton, NJ 08628. Anniversary of the Battle of Trenton. QSL Card for SASE. If you also work the W2P for the Battle of Princeton on January 3, you can get a certificate of Commission in the Continental Army Signal Corps. See DVRA Website for details. www.w2zq.com

    ·         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

    ·         01/03/2018 | Battle of Princeton

    Jan 3, 1400Z-2200Z, W2P, Trenton, NJ. Delaware Valley Radio Association. 14.250 7.250. Certificate & QSL. DVRA – W2P, PO Box 7024, Trenton, NJ 08628. Anniversary of the Battle of Princeton. QSL Card for SASE. If you also work the W2T for the Battle of Trenton on December 26, you can get a certificate of Commission in the Continental Army Signal Corps. See DVRA Website for details. www.w2zq.com

    ·  01/06/2018 | Tom Mix Cowboy Memorial

    Jan 6, 1600Z-2300Z, K7T, Tucson, AZ. Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.040 7.200 7.040; PSK31 on X.070. Certificate. Oro Valley ARC, via email only, hfsig@nulltucsosnhamradio.org for PDF. No paper QSLs, please. Email hfsig@nulltucsosnhamradio.org for PDF certificate. tucsonhamradio.org

    ·  01/10/2018 | Lake Havasu City 8th Annual Balloon Festival

    Jan 10-Jan 17, 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. k9wzb1@nullgmail.com

    ·  01/13/2018 | Orange Country Amateur Radio Club, W5ND, 70th Anniversary with ARRL

    Jan 13-Jan 14, 1600Z-0400Z, W5ND, Orange, TX. Orange Amateur Radio Club. 51.160 14.260 7.260 3.860. QSL. Orange Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 232, Orange, TX 77632. Special event station set up in newly restored Orange S.P. Train Depot, in Orange Texas. www.qsl.net/w5nd

    ·  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.

    ·  01/13/2018 | State of Florida Constitution Convention Commemorative Special Event

    Jan 13, 1400Z-2020Z, W4FFC, Port Saint Joe, FL. Gulf Amateur Radio Society. 7.177 Mhz 14.275 Mhz 21.275 Mhz 14.075 (digital); 28.375 Mhz . QSL. Norm Bixler, K4NEB, 2003 Cypress Ave, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456. All stations desiring a QSL Card, please send your card and a #10 size SASE(self addressed self stamped) envelope. No small envelopes, please.

    ·  01/13/2018 | USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: Desert Storm Kickoff

    Jan 13, 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.