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Amateur Radio: Special Event Stations to Look For; 9/10 February 2013

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In addition to this list of special event stations, I would like to remind everyone about the ARRL School Club Roundup coming up this week.  I usually don’t participate in many contests, but I always like to give out a few contacts during the School Club Roundups to help encourage new blood into the amateur radio hobby.  For more information, see the ARRL’s School Club Roundup page with times, suggested operating frequencies, and other rules.

8-28 Feb, 0000Z-0000Z, KB9GSY – In Memory of JY1 The Late King Hussein of Jordan:  Ayman J. Azar – KB9GSY will be operating a special event station throughout the month of February in honor of King Hussein of Jordan.  King Hussein, an avid amateur radio operator, passed away on 7 February 1999. (Note:  As a student of history, I find King Hussein to have been one of the most interesting personalities in the Middle East, frequently finding himself between a rock and a hard place in the Arab-Isreali wars.)  KB9GSY will be operating on the 80-10 Meter amateur bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, and other digital modes.  QSL via Ayman J. Azar, 4421 Clark Ave, Hammond, IN 46327.  Website:  kb9gsy.weebly.com/jy1.html

6-10 Feb, 1200Z-1500Z, W3C – Washington County Sportsman Show:  The Washington Amateur Communications, Inc ( WACOM) of Washington, PA will be operating a special event station in conjunction with the Washington County Sportsman Show on or near 21.250, 18.130, 14.260, and 7.220.  QSL via Bill Steffey, NY9H, Radio Hill, 401 Bells Lake Rd, Prosperity, PA 15329.  Website:  wacomarc.org

9-10 Feb, 1400z-2000Z, NI8G – Thomas A. Edison’s Birthday:  The Thomas Edison Memorial Radio Club will be celebrating inventor Thomas Edison’s birthday by operating a special event station on or near 28.370, 21.370, 14.270, and 7.270.  QSL for certificate & QSL via Thomas Edison Memorial Radio Club, 13113 River Rd, Milan, OH 44846.

9 Feb, 1700Z-2359Z, NI6IW – Women Marines Birthday, Boy Scouts of America Founded 1910:  The USS Midway (CV-41) Museum will be honoring the Women Marines birthday and the founding of the Boy Scouts of America by operating a special event station on or near 14.320 and 7.250.  They’ll also be operating PSK31 on 14.070  and operating DSTAR on the 012C reflector. QSL via USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

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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