Announcements: May 2008

The following special event stations are scheduled for May:

N2UL, from “labor remembers those who made the supreme sacrifice for our freedoms,” Nutley, NJ; Robert D. Grant United Labor ARA; 1200–2400Z May 26 on 28.420, 21.360, 14.260, 449.975/W2LI MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to RDGULARA, c/o WA2VJA, 112 Prospect St., Nutley, NJ 07110-0716.

W2RDX/60, from Rochester (NY) DX Association’s 60th anniversary; 1200–0300Z May 24–26 on all HF bands SSB, CW, RTTY. QSL via the bureau or direct to Irwin J. Goodman, AF2K, 515 Drumm Rd., Webster, NY 14580-1579 (

K4RC, celebrating the 401st anniversary of the landing by the English at Jamestown, VA; Williamsburg Area ARC; 1400–2030Z May 10 on 18.150, 14.250, 7.261, 3.951 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to KU4FP, 132 Druid Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185. (Certificate for contacting this event, plus a July event from Williamsburg and an October event from the Yorktown Battlefield.)

N4M, from National MooFest, Athens, TN; McMinn Co. ARC; 1500– 2300Z May 31 on (note: single station operation) 14.255–14.350 MHz and 7.175–7.300 MHz. For certificate send QSL and 9 x 12 SASE to McMinn County ARC, 1402 Crestway Circle, Athens, TN 37303 (https://

W5T, to honor all veterans and military personnel, Train Mobile; Fayetteville, AR; Arkan Radio Klub of Northwest Arkansas; 1400–2200Z May 26 on 146.700, 14.240, 7.250 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Joe Dunn, 12358 W. Ervan Beeks Rd., Farmington, AR 72730, e-mail: <>.

W8B, from Spring Raptor and Waterfowl Migration, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise, MI; Lake Effect ARC; 2100Z Fri. to 2100Z Sun. May 2–4 on 7.050, 7.070, 7.180, 14.340, 146.64 MHz. For QSL or certificate send $1.00 plus SASE to Lake Effect ARC–W8B, 36 Southfork St., Marquette, MI 49855 (

W8YAF, from observance of Memorial Day, Yankee Air Museum, Belleville, MI; 1200–2000Z May 26 on 7.270 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Frank Nagy, N8BIB, 24315 Waltz Rd., New Boston, MI 48167-9167.

K9BSA, from Three Rivers Council BSA Scout-O-Rama, A Century of Service, Wheaton, IL; Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs; 1415–2100Z May 10 on CW 7.030, 14.060; SSB 7.190, 14.290; satellite; IRLP node; 4119, 2m FM Chicago area repeater 145.39. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Mark Potter, W9UZ, WCRA Scout-O-Rama, P.O. Box QSL, Wheaton, IL 60189 (

KØND, from 61st anniversary of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, Medora ND; 1800Z May 31 to 0000Z June 1 on 14.252, 14.262 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to Melissa Sheppard, KDØAAK, 112 Third Ave. East, Dickinson, ND 58601.

KØS, The Strange Antenna Challenge, Springfield, MO. For information go to: <>.For special event confirmation e-mail <> for pdf or send SASE to Erik Weaver, NØEW/KØS, 4857 E. Farm Rd. 136, Springfield, MO 65809.


The following hamfests, etc., are slated for late April and May:

April 27, Two Rivers ARC Hamfest/Computer Fair, Spectrum in Boston, PA. For details, go to: <>.

May 2–4, EMCOMMWEST 2008, Circus Circus Hotel Casino, Reno, NV. Information: <>. (Exams)

May 3, Valley of the Moon ARC ARRL Hamfest, Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building, Sonoma, CA. Contact Darrel, WD6BOR, phone 707-996-4494, e-mail: <>; <>. (Talk-in 145.35, –600, PL 88.5; exams)

May 3, Wexaukee ARC Cadillac Swap, Cadillac Junior High School, Cadillac, MI. Contact Alton McConnmell, NU8L, phone 231-867-3774, e-mail: <>. (Talk-in 146.98; exams)

May 3, Blue Ridge ARS Hamfest & ARRL South Carolina Section Convention, Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, SC. Info: <>. (Talk-in 146.610, 146.820; exams)

May 3, Hopkins County ARA Hamfest, Emergency Management Building, Madisonville, KY. Info: <>. (Talk-in 146.61)

May 3–4, Birmingham, AL ARC BirmingHAMfest, Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham, AL. Info: <>. (Talk-in 146.88; exams 9 AM Sat. and Sun.)

May 4, Antietam Radio Association Hamfest, Washington County Agriculture Center, south of Hagerstown, MD. Contact Karin Christensen, KB3GFV, phone 301-432-2358, e-mail: <>; web: <>. (Talk-in 147.09+; exams)

May 16–18, Dayton Hamvention®, Hara Arena, Dayton, OH. Information: phone 937-276-6930, <>. (See us at the CQ Booth)

May 18, North Hills Radio Club Hamfest, Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks, CA. Contact Maynard, W6PAP, 916-726-1673, <www.k6is. org>. (Talk-in 145.190 –PL 162.2)

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