Announcements: September 2008

Ohio State Parks On The Air Contest – Sponsored by the Portage (OH) County ARS, this event will take place September 6 from 1600–2400 Z on CW, SSB, FM, AM, and Digital miodes on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters. Activate one of the 73 Ohio State Parks. For information, rules, log sheets, and park information go to: <>.

Southeastern DX Club 50th Anniversary Celebration Contest – September 20–21 from 1800–0200Z, Atlanta, Georgia. Open to stations worldwide. Members will sign their call/50. For rules, times, exchange, etc., go to: <>.


The following special event stations are scheduled for Sept.:

N2UL, from CQ Labor Day, Nutley, New Jersey; Robert D. Grant United Labor ARA; 1200–2400Z Sept. 1 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.

W2FHA, from10th anniversary of the Town of German Flatts, Living History Weekend, Fort Herkimer Church, Dolgeville, NY; Ft. herkimer ARA; Sept. 27 from 12–5 PM EST on 7.240 and 14.240 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to: Ft. Herkimer ARA, 28 West State St., Dolgeville, NY 13329. <>

W4PL, from activation of Hattaras Island (North Carolina State East group, IOTA NA-067; Tennessee Valley DX Association; 1900Z Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 on 80 meters HF (SSB, CW, with some PRK and RTTY), and 6 meters SSB and CW. QSL via K4KWK direct (SASE) or via the bureau. <>

K5R, commemorating the landfalls of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Louisiana; Southeast Louisiana ARC; 1400–2000Z Sept. 13 on 7.250 and 14.250 MHz ±QRM. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Scott Hernandez, K5R, 957 Nancy St., Mandeville, LA 70448. <>

W5SLA, from 44th birthday of the Ozone ARC, Lousiana; 8 AM to 5 PM CDT on CW 7.120 MHz and SSB 14.257 MHZ, ±QRM. For certificate send QSL and 9 ¥ 12 SASE to Michael White, 404 Holmes Dr., Slidell, LA 70460.

K6P, in recognition of National POW-MIA Day, Santa Ana, California; Sept. 18–21 on 14.253, 21.350, 18.150, 7.250 MHz. Send QSL and SASE to Mark McMullen, KM6HB, P.O. Box 27271, Santa Ana, CA 92799.

K7T, from 81st anniversary of the Invention of the Electronic TV by Philo Farnsworth, Utah; Utah DX Assn.; Sept. 1–15 on 14.260 and 7.260 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Wesley Wilkinson, W7WES, 7363 Galazy Hill Rd., West Jordan, UT 84081.

W9UVI, from 50th anniversary of Peoria Superfest, Peoria, Illinois; 1600–0000Z Sept. 20–21 on 14.240 and 7.240 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to PAARC, P.O. Box 3508, Peoria, IL 61612-3508. <>


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

Sept. 6, Grand Rapids Area Hamfest, Kent County Fairgrounds, Lowell, Michigan. Contact Jack Amelar, NY8D, e-mail <>, phone evenings 616-897-6885, <>. (Talk-in 147.26+ [94.8 Hz], 146.52; exams 10 AM)

Sept. 13–14, Radio Expo 2008, Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, Illinois. Information call 708-457-0966; <>. (Talk-in 146.76– [107.2 PL], 147.255+ [114.8 PL], 444.725+ [118.8 PL], exams)

Sept. 14, Western CT Hamfest, Edmond Town Hall, Newtown, Connecticut. Contact Joe de Groot, AB1DO, e-mail <>, phone 203-938-4880, <>. (Talk-in 147.30+ PL 100)

Sept. 20, W9DXCC Convention & Banquet, Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Contact Bill Smith, W9VA, e-mail <>, phone 847-945-1564, <>.

Sept. 20, RI FM Repeater Service ’76 Auction & Fleamarket, VFW Post 6342, Forestdale (N. Smithfield), Rhode Island. Contact Rick Fairweather, K1KYI, e-mail <>, phone 401-864-9611 (7–8 PM only). (Talk-in 146.76)

Sept. 20–21, Peoria Superfest 2008, Exposition Gardens Fairgrounds, Peoria, Illinois. Information call 309-692-3378, e-mail <>, <>. (Talk-in 147.075+ PL 103.5; exams Saturday)

Sept. 21, Gloucester County ARC Hamfest, 4H Fairgrounds, Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Information: < freddie/w2mmd /hamfest.html>.

Sept. 26–28, 2008 ARRL/TARPR Digital Communications Conference, Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Information call TAPR, 972-671-8277; <>


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