Announcements: August 2008

The WAE Marathon Two contests that are closely related to the WAE award, the WAEDC CW and the WAEDC SSB, will form the cornerstone of this Marathon 60 celebration, to be held August 9 through September 14, 2008. It is sponsored by the DARC Committee for DX and HF Contesting. A certificate will be available, similar to the WAE Award in accordance with the current award rules. Information is available at: <>. There is also information about the WAE in general at: <>.

The following special event stations are scheduled for August:

Pittsburgh area clubs /250, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Aug. 23 with operations from the Pittsburgh area on 3.850, 7.250, 14.250, 21.350, 28.350, and elsewhere. Each club will operate with its own call /250. For certificate send $2.00 to Edward Oelschlager, N3ZNI, 60 Carl Ave. B2, Eighty Four, PA 15330. <>
N7C, The Navajo Code Talkers, Window Rock, Arizona; 14000000Z daily, Aug. 1417, on 14.265 and 7.265 . QSL to Herb Goodluck, N7HG, P.O. Box 3611, Window Rock, AZ 86515.

N8AIR, from Wings of Freedom Tour presented by the Collings Foundation and the Military Preservation Society; Airwaves Radio Club and Massillon ARC; 14001900Z daily, Aug. 16 and 17, on 14.260 14.270 and 7.260 MHz. For certificate send 9  x 12 SASE to MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, OH 44720.

W8AL, in conjunction with the Pro Football of Fame Festival, Canton, Ohio; 1300Z Aug. 1 to 2400Z Aug. 4 on 7.265, 14.265, 21.365, 28.365 MHz. For certificate send 9  x 12 SASE to Donald Perry, WQ8J, 968 Culverne Ave., Massillon, OH 44647 (e-mail: <>.

W8V, from West Virginia State ARRL 50th Convention, Jacksons Mill/Weston, West Virginia; Stinewall Jackson ARA; 13000100Z Aug. 2324 on 14.270 and 7.200 MHz.    For certificate send 9  x 12 SASE to SJARA, P.O. Box 752, Clarksburg, WV 26301-0752. <>

VA3OIL, from commemoration of first commercial oil well in North America, Oil Museum of Canada, Oil Springs, Ontario; Lambton County RC; 9 AM to 6 PM EDT Aug. 9 on 3.840, 7.240, 14.240 QRM. Canadians QSL with SASE to VA3KSF. U.S. QSL with SASE to KB1SF, 3560 Pine Grove Ave. #488, Port Huron, MI 48060. <>

VE5LGT, from Cochin Lighthouse, Canada, Aug. 1517, by VE5EL and VE5MC, two stations, 100 watts, SSB only. QSL: or via the bureau.

The following hamfests, etc., are slated for August:

Aug. 13, Pacific Northwest DX Convention, Monarch Hotel, southeast Portland, Oregon. For information go to <>, or contact Al Rovner, e-mail:>.

Aug. 14, Alaska 2008 Hamfest & ARRL Alaska State Convention, Anchorage Sheraton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska. For details go to: <>.

Aug. 3, St. Charles ARC Hamfest 2008, St. Charles American Legion Hall, St. Charles, Missouri. Contact WBHSI, St. Charles ARC, P.O. Box 658, St. Charles, MO 63302-0658. (Exams)

Aug. 9, St. Albans Hamfest, Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club, St. Albans, Maine. For details go to: <> (Talk-in 146.520 [alternate 146.850]; exams 9 AM)

Aug. 1516, Duke City Hamfest, Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact Mike Langner, K5MGR, e-mail: <>, phone 505-898-3212; <>. (Talk-in 145.33, 100 Hz tone, and 444.00; exams)

Aug. 1617, Huntsville Hamfest, Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. For details go to: <>. See us at the CQ Booth.

Aug. 17, Northern Berkshire ARC Hamfest, Agricultural Fairgrounds, Adams, Massachusetts. For details go to: <> or e-mail: <>.

Aug. 2224, Boxboro Hamfest & ARRL New England Convention, Holiday Inn Boxboro Woods, Boxborough, Massachusetts. For details go to <>. (Talk-in 53.810, 147.270, 224.880, 449.925) See us at the CQ Booth.

Aug. 23, Owen/Monroe County Hamfest, Owen County , Spencer, Indiana. Contact Katie Smith, K9INU, e-mail: <>, phone 812-829-2140. (Talk-in 146.985, PL 136.5; exams 1 PM)
Aug. 24, East Central Illinois Hamfest, Vermilion County Fairgrounds, Danville, Illinois. Contact Josh Kittle, N9WEW, e-mail: <>, phone 217-442-0578, <>. (talk-in 146.820 (), PL 88.5; exams 11 AM)

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