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Special Event Stations to Look For; 11-12 August 2012

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3-20 August, 2200Z-0400Z, W9ISF – Indiana State Fair:  The Indiana State Fair Amateur Radio Club will be operating from the Indiana State Fair on or near 14.240 7.240.  QSL via Ken Bandy, 7405 E County Rd 900 N, Brownsburg, IN 46112.  They will also be QRV periodically on various bands.

6-12 August, N6L – Lassen Volcanic National Park Activation:  A group of amateur radio operators will be operating from the Lassen Volcanic National Park to celebrate the park’s 96th Birthday.  They’ll be operating on CW and Phone throughout the week.  QSL via Lassen Volcanic National Park 96th Anniversary Special Event, 5921 Cedars Rd, Redding, CA 96001.  Website:  http://lassenbirthday.blogspot.com

8-12 August, W4T – ToorCamp:  In an effort to share amateur radio with a group of over 500 hackers, coders, makers and artists, amateur radio operators will be operating a special event station from ToorCamp in Neah Bay, WA.  Operators will most likely spend a great deal of time scanning the bands, but look for activity on 14.240 and 7.182.  QSL to N2IHK

10-18 August, R100WWS – 100 Years of the Russian Air Force:  Members of the Armed Forces Amateur Radio Union will be on the air from various locations in Russia on all bands/modes celebrating 100 years of the Russian Air Force (founded on 12 August 1912).  QSL via RV3YR.

GB2012MV – 2012 London Olympics:  The Warrington Amateur Radio Club, the South Manchester Amateur Radio Club, and the West Manchester Amateur Radio Club will be operating GB2012MV, a Multiband Olympic station celebrating the 2012 London Olympics, located in the football venue of Manchester in the North West of the UK.  QSL via Buro.

The Radio Society of Great Britain and Ofcom have authorized radio amateurs to use special prefixes between 21 July and 9 September 2012 in celebration of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.  Callsigns beginning with GB2012 will be available for 2012 London Olympics Special Event Stations.  Additionally, four “flagship” stations using the prefix 2O12a (letter O not number zero) will be licensed during the 2012 Olympics.

8-12 August, 1300Z-2100Z, W9S – 56th Annual Northern Illinois Steam Power Show and Threshingbee:  The Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club will be on the air from the Northern Illinois Steam Power Show and Threshingbee on  or near 14.265, 7.265, 7.042, and 3.988. QSL for Certificate  via Bob Yurs, W9ICU, 1107 Commercial St, Sycamore, IL 60178. Website:  www.kish-club.org

8-12 August, 1200Z-1200Z, AC7II – Cache County Fair:  The  Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club in Logan, UT will be operating from the Cache County Fair on or near 7.200.  QSL via Ted McArthur, 8730 South 200 West, PO Box 71, Paradise, UT 84328.  Website:  www.barconline.org

9-19 August, 0800Z-1000Z, W0ISF – Iowa State Fair:  The Madison County DX  Club will be operating from the Iowa State Fair on or near 7.225 and 14.225. QSL via Mark Mease, 2989 Truro Rd, Truro, IA 50257.

10-13 August, 0000Z-2300Z, AO1TSR – Tall Ships Races 2012 – A Coruña:  The Radio Club Hércules (normally EA1RCH) will be operating on 15, 20, 17 and 40 Meters in conjunction with the A Coruña  Tall Ship Races.  QSL via AO1TSR, P Box nº 6060, A Coruña 15011, SPAIN.  Website:   www.ea1hnp.es/ao1tsr.php

12-14 August, 1400Z-1400Z, N7C – The Navajo Code Talker:  The Navajo Amateur Radio Club in Window Rock, AZ will be on the air honoring the World War II Navajo Code Talkers.  They’ll be operating on or near 14.265 and 7.240.  QSL via Herbert Goodluck, PO Box 3611, Window Rock, AZ 86515.

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!


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