This weekend sees some interesting special event stations including 3 celebrations of amateur radio club anniversaries (60, 75, and 80 years!). War of 1812 bicentennial special event stations continue as does the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede special event.
15 June – 15 July, 0000-2359Z – CG7CWPC – 100th Anniversary of the C.W. Parker Carousel at the Burnaby Village Museum: The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the C.W. Parker Carousel at the Burnaby Village Museum. They’ll be operating around 21.250, 14.175, 7.225, and 3.775. QSL direct or via buro to Eric Stapleton, VE7EES, 128 – 4111 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 6T7, CANADA. Website: www.ve7bar.org
1 -29 July, 0000Z-0000Z, W2S – 200th Anniversary of Lake Pleasant, NY: The Speculator Amateur Radio Club will be operating in celebration of the bicentennial of Lake Pleasant, NY; tentative plans are to operate from Lake Pleasant Fire Hall, Lake Pleasant Historical Society, Speculator Pavillion, and Oak Mountain on 1, 8, and 15 July. QSL via W. Thielking, PO Box 122, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108. Website: http://www.qsl.net/sparc
1-31 July, 0000Z-1200Z, CG3B – 200th Anniversary of Friendship and Peace Between Canada and USA Following War of 1812: The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will be operating to celebrate 200 year of friendship between Canada and the United States following the War of 1812. Special Operation Jul 1 1400Z to 2100Z. Watch for operations from other sites during July. They’ll be operating near 14.265, 14.140, 14.070, 14.025, 7.260, and 7.025. QSL direct or via buro to David Digweed, VE3FOI, 4117 Hazel Nut Ct, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0, CANADA. For more information, see their website: www.qrz.com/db/cg3b
5-15 July, CK6S – 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede: The Calgary Amateur Radio Association will be operating special event station CK6S, from July 5 to 15th, 2012 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. They’ll be operating around 3.825, 7.180, 14.250, 21.320, and 28.475. QSL via CK6S/VE6AO QSL instructions on QRZ.com. Note: All amateurs within the City of Calgary can also use special prefixes CJ6 for VA6 and CK6 for VE6 for the same period.
11-15 July, 1400Z-0300Z, W3P – Philipsburg Heritage Days 2012: The Philipsburg Amateur Radio Association will be operating be operating in conjunction with the Philipsburg Heritage Days in Philipsburg, PA. They’ll be operating around 14.250, 7.250, and 7.030. QSL via John Szwarc, N3SPW, PO Box 207, Kylertown, PA 16847. Website: www.philipsburg-ara.org
13-15 July, 0900Z-0900Z, XM31812 – 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812: The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club in Hamilton, Ontario will be operating in commemoration of the War of 1812 . They’ll be operating on all bands and all modes. QSL via ARS XM31812, 133 Campbell Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 2G1, CANADA. To see the schedule visit: www.wix.com/xm31812/xm31812
13-14 July, 0001Z-0500Z, W1E – Friday the 13th Special Event Operation: The Burley Amateur Radio Club will be operating for Friday the 13th! They’ll be operating around 28.313, 14.313, and 7.233. Certificate & QSL via W1E BARC W7JQ, PO Box 639, Burley, WA 98322. www.qrz.com/db/w7jq
13-14, 1400Z-2359Z, W8TNO – Oakland County Amateur Radio Society 75th Anniversary: The Oakland County Amateur Radio Society in Pontiac, MI will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a special event station. They’ll be operating around 14.270, 14.045, 7.250, and 7.045. QSL via Joseph Miller, KJ8O, 6928 Forest Park Ct, Troy, MI 48098. Website: www.qsl.net/w8tno/indexa.html
14-15 July, 1300Z-2300Z, W0WIT – 43rd Annual Winnebago-Itasca Grand National Rally: The Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Hams will operating from the 43rd Annual Winnebago-Itasca Grand National Rally in Forest City, IA. They’ll be operating around 14.263, 7.253, 3.970, and 147.27+. QSL via Leon Hoke, 1103 Mission Rd, Harrisonville, MO 64701. Website: www.orgsites.com/ia/witcars
14 July, 1400Z-1800Z, W8LBZ – 80th Anniversary of Sandusky Radio Experimental League: The Sandusky Radio Experimental League will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary by operating on or around 7.240. Certificate via Sandusky Radio Experimental League, 2909 W Perkins Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870. Website: www.w8lbz.org
14 July, 1500Z-2300Z, W5I – The Red River Bridge War Special Event: The Grayson County Amateur Radio Club will be operating to remember the Red River Bridge War (or the Toll Bridge War) which was a 1931 bloodless boundary conflict between Oklahoma and Texas over an existing toll bridge and a new free free bridge crossing the Red River. They’ll be operating around 14.250 and 7.250. QSL via Grayson County Amateur Radio Club, 1026 Valentine Dr, Sherman, TX 75090. Website: www.k5gcc.us
15-16 July, 1900Z-0100Z, W5ABD – 60th Anniversary Oldest Continuously Operating Amateur Radio Club in the Metro New Orleans Area: The Westside Amateur Radio Club will be celebrating its 60th anniversary by operating on or near 14.313 and 7.232. Certificate via Westside Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 2322, Marrero, LA 70073. Website: www.w5abd.org
For more information on special event stations over the weekend, check out Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK’s Practical Amateur Radio Podcast. Each week he presents info on various special event stations that will be active over the coming weekend. There’s lots of good info in Jerry’s podcasts in addition to the special event station info, give them a listen!