Special Events

First lady ROThere are simply too many Special Events taking place around the USA and the rest of the world to list here for the year. The ones listed here are for 2 months (currently 1 January to 28 February 2023). For a complete list of 2023 special events go to ARRL website. The link will take you to ARRL’s site and all you need to do is fill out the form.

  • 12/05/2022 | 75/75 Contest Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary
    • Dec 5-Feb 18, 0000Z-2359Z, member call, Various towns and locations. Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). Phone/CW only on 6, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80, and 160 meters. Certificate. request , certificate at, website. QCWA members contact 75 QCWA members in 75 days. Call “CQ QCWA”. This is an operating event. qcwa.org/1-worked-75-75-members-contest.htm
  • 01/01/2023 | American Revolution – Battle of Princeton
    • Jan 1-Jan 8, 0000Z-2359Z, W2P, Trenton, NJ. Delaware Valley Radio Association. 14.250. Certificate & QSL. DVRA, PO Box 7024, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0024. Certificate of Commission in the Continental Army Signal Corps available. See website. w2zq.com
  • 01/02/2023 | 17th Annual Straight Key Month
    • Jan 2-Jan 31, 0000Z-2359Z, K3Y +, Ellicot City, MD. SKCC – Straight Key Century Club. 3.550 7.055 14.050 21.050. Certificate & QSL. SKCC c/o Ted Rachwal, K8AQM, 6237 Twin Lakes Dr, Smiths Creek, MI 48074. K3Y/0 thru 9 plus KH6, KL7, KP4 and DX member stations in six WAC areas operating straight key, bug and cootie keys. QSL card confirms one QSO per area, up to 19 for all-area sweep. See URL for op sched/map, stats, etc. https://www.skccgroup.com/k3y
  • 01/07/2023 | W8MRM Motor City Radio Club 90th Anniversary
    • Jan 7, 1700Z-2100Z, W8MRM, Wyandotte, MI. Motor City Radio Club. 7.190 14.290. Certificate. Motor City Radio Club, P.O. BOX 1337, Southgate, MI 48195. w8mrm.net
  • 01/08/2023 | 122st Anniversary of the Lucas Gusher
    • Jan 7-Jan 8, 1500Z-2000Z, K5S, Beaumont, TX. Beaumont Amateur Radio Club. 7.245 14.245 10.136 14.030. Certificate & QSL. Greg Pritchett, 4839 Hwy 326N, Kountze, TX 77625. [email protected] or com
  • 01/14/2023 | Commemorating last MIG shoot down in VietNam war by Midway F-4
    • Jan 14, 1700Z-2359Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250 14.070 PSK31 DSTAR on Papa system repeaters. QSL. USS Midway Museum Ship COMEDTRA, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. qrz.com/db/ni6iw
  • 01/15/2023 | 100th Anniversary of the Door County Amateur Radio Club
    • Jan 15-Jan 31, 1300Z-0300Z, W9DOR*, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Door County Amateur Radio Club. All HF bands, all modes. Certificate. Jef Fox, KC9GBX, 5073 Bluff Court Terrace, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. * and TM100DOR in Bertrichamps, France. [email protected] or w9dor.org
  • 01/15/2023 | 100th Anniversary of the Door County Amateur Radio Club
    • Jan 15-Jan 31, 1300Z-0300Z, TM100DOR*, Bertrichamps, FRANCE. Door County Amateur Radio Club. All HF bands, all modes. Certificate. Jef Fox, KC9GBX, 5073 Bluff Court Terrace, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. * and W9DOR in Sturgeon Bay, WI. [email protected] or w9dor.org

·        01/21/2023 | MRAC 106th Anniversary

  • Jan 21-Jan 22, 1700Z-2300Z, W9RH, Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club. 14.250 7.250 145.390. Certificate. Email [email protected], for, MRAC/106 certificate. Including WIRES-X room #43588. Commemorative certificate available. Event details at https://www.w9rh.org/special-event-station

·        01/21/2023 | Western Mass Council Scouts BSA WHOA Saturday

  • Jan 21, 1400Z-2000Z, W1W, Russell, MA. Western Mass Council Scouts BSA. 7.190 10.115 14.060 14.290. QSL. Tom Barker, 329 Faraway Road, Whitefield, NH 03598. Monthly outdoor skills and activity weekend open to scouts and the general public. Qsl via eqsl and sase.

·        01/22/2023 | QuartzFest Distance Challenge

  • Jan 22-Jan 28, 1500Z-2159Z, W7Q, Quartzsite, AZ. Northern Arizona DX Assn. 14.266 7.266 21.266 28.266. QSL. Tom Luther, 7690 W Derry Dr, Kirkland, AZ 86332. The 4th annual DISTANCE CHALLENGE(DC) competition will be held at QUARTZFEST(QF), 2023, in January and you are invited to participate. The event is conducted by the NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION and runs for 3 days of the weeklong QF campout. Any licensed attendee can enter, and it is a fun, exciting, competitive event to see who can make the longest distance contact from QF, in the Sonoran Desert, using your HF radios and antennas brought to the QF site. If you don’t bring any equipment, you can still enter by using the equipment available at the QF special event station W7Q. Enter one of the four categories including, (1) SSB or CW-100 watts max, (2) FT-8, (3) QRP -5 watts or less, and the (4)W7Q station where most modes are available. We will have prizes for each of the 4 category winners and the 4 runners up, so bring your best antenna, any kind, including commercial, homebrewed, wire, yagis, spider-beams, kites, balloon, verticals, mobile, (sorry no remote allowed) and win prizes (and bragging rights). Each year, we provide a unique trophy hat for the 4 category winners. and each year the hats are different! [email protected] or com

·        01/27/2023 | 169th Anniversary of the Gadsden Purchase from DM31, Organ Pipe National Monument and Winter Field Day

  • Jan 27-Jan 30, 2000Z-1400Z, KT7RC, Tucson, AZ. Tortolita Radio Club. 14.230; CW, SSB; FT8 on the WARC bands and 6 meters. Certificate. Email, [email protected], for certificate. No paper QSL. Operating from the fairly rare DM31 Grid Square! DM31 occupies the southern border with Mexico that the Gadsden purchase set. www.qrz.com/db/kt7rc or tortolita-rc.com

·        01/28/2023 | California Discovery of Gold

  • Jan 28-Jan 30, 1700Z-0100Z, AG6AU, Coloma, CA. El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club. 7.248 14.248 21.348 28.348. QSL. El Dorado County ARC, P.O. Box 451, Placerville, CA 95667. net

·        02/01/2023 | JY1 Memorial Special Event

  • Feb 1-Feb 28, 0000Z-2359Z, N9SES, Lake Station, IN. ArabQrz.com. 14.025 14.076 14.250 21.025. QSL. Ayman Azar N9SES, 2861 Decatur St, Lake Station, IN 46405. Pse Email Comments Or Questions To N9SES Ayman Azar [email protected] https://www.arabqrz.com/jy

·        02/03/2023 | The Day the Music Died

  • Feb 3-Feb 5, 1800Z-2100Z, W0WND, Clear Lake, IA. North Iowa Amateur Radio Club. 10.136. Certificate. Donald Johnson, 665 W. 6th St, Garner, IA 50438. https://thedaythemusicdied.w0wnd.net

·        02/06/2023 | Super Bowl 57 Special Event

  • Feb 6-Feb 14, 0001Z-0001Z, W7ASC, Phoenix, AZ. CARL – Center for Amateur Radio Learning. 7.265 14.265 21.465 146.52. Certificate & QSL. W7ASC c/o: Thomas Boza NE7X, 13609 N. 49th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-3505. eQSL via QRZ & LoTW Direct US Mail with SASE for Certificate or QSL. CARL is located in the Arizona Science Center, downtown Phoenix AZ. https://www.qrz.com/db/w7asc

·        02/10/2023 | Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • Feb 10-Feb 14, 2100Z-0200Z, W4OLB, Maryville, TN. S.M.A.R.C. Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club . 14.250MHz SSB 7.220MHz SSB 14.030MHz CW 7.030MHz CW. QSL. S.M.A.R.C c/o Paul Galentine, 103 Hatcher Ln. , Maryville, TN 37803. The Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a special event stations to celebrate 75 years here in East Tennessee. ORG

·        02/11/2023 | Commemorating first US Navy carrier air strike in WW2

  • Feb 11, 1700Z-2359Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway Museum Ship. 14.320 7.250 14.070 PSK31 DSTAR on Papa system repeaters. QSL. USS Midway Museum Ship COMEDTRA, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. qrz.com/db/ni6iw

·        02/17/2023 | HL Hunley Commemoration and Special Event

  • Feb 17-Feb 19, 1400Z-1900Z, N4HLH, Sullivans Island, SC. Trident Amateur Radio Club. 7.262 14.262. QSL. QSL Manager, N4HLH, P.O. Box 60732, North Charleston, SC 29419. Check website for specific day and times/frequencies. https://www.tridenthams.org/hl-hunley

·        02/20/2023 | George Washington’s Birthday

  • Feb 20-Feb 22, 1800Z-2359Z, WS7G, Moses Lake, WA. Columbia Basin DX Club. 14.322/14.255 7.222/7.260 3.855/3.960. Certificate & QSL. Brian Nielson, 11650 Road 1 SE, Moses Lake, WA 98837. https://cbn.homestead.com/ws7g.html

·        02/22/2023 | Snowbird Field Day

  • Feb 22, 1500Z-2100Z, W7ASL, Mesa, AZ. Sunlife Amateur Radio Club. 14.230, CW, FT8, JS8Call; 7.200, CW, FT8, JS8Call; DMR Talkgroup 31041. QSL. Tom Goforth, 4324 East Dragoon Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. https://sunlifearc.org

·        02/25/2023 | 19th annual “Freeze Your Keys” winter operating event

  • Feb 25, 1400Z-2200Z, W0EBB, Leavenworth, KS. Kickapoo QRP Amateur Radio Club. 7.035 CW 7.240 SSB 14.058 CW 14.325 SSB. QSL. Gary Auchard, 34058 167th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. [email protected]

·        02/25/2023 | Cascade Radio Club 75th Anniversary of ARRL affilation.

  • Feb 25-Feb 26, 1600Z-0400Z, W7EK, Bothell, WA. Cascade Radio Club. 3.925 7.250 14.250 21.250. QSL. Cascade Radio Club, 5505 189th St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012. cascaderadioclub.org