Announcements: April 2009

URE 60th Anniversary Contest – Sponsored by the Union de Radioaficioados Espanoles (URE), all licensed amateur radio stations can participate. Dates: 0000Z April 11 to 2359Z April 12 on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80, and 160 meters according to the IARU Region 1 band plan. Mixed mode; only single operator multiband. Exchange: Spanish stations RST + province code; DX stations RST + serial number starting with 001. Foreign stations transmitting from the Spanish territory will be considered as EA stations. Logs must be sent via e-mail in Cabrillo format only to <> and received no later than April 30, 2009. For futher details go to <>.

The following special event stations are scheduled for April:

W1L, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and the 10th anniversary of its robotics team, “The Firebirds,” Flourtown, Pennsylvania; 0000–2100Z April 4–5 on 3.850, 7.250, 14.250 MHz and 446.000 simplex, PSK available on 20 meters. For certificate send QSL and SASE to Chris Brady, N3CB. <>

K4S, from the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival, Venice, Florida; Tamiami ARC; 1300–1700Z April 17–19 on 21.313, 18.153, 14.236 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to Jack Sproat, W4JS, 1419 E. Manasota Beach Rd., Englewood, FL 34223-6341.

Z30MCWG, the special callsign of the Macedonian Telegraphic Group; February 20 to December 31, 2009 mostly on CW on all HF bands. QSL via Vladimir Kovaceski, Sava Kovacevic 47 g / 55, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia.

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

April 7, Lansdale, Pennsylvania licensing exams, Lansdale Library, 7 PM. Register by contacting Olaf N. Markert, W3PA, e-mail: <>, phone 610-517-5074. (Further exam dates schedule: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.)

April 11, Raleigh (NC) Hamfest, NCS ARRL Convention & Electronics Fleamarket, Expo Center Building, NCS Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact Steve Ferrarini, KJ4BX, e-mail: <>, phone 919-247-8690; <>. (Special event station N4C; exams call WA4GIR at 919-387-9152)

April 17–19, 60th Annual International DX Convention, Holiday Inn, Visalia, California. Sponsored by the Northern California DX Club. For details go to: <>.

April 18, HamEXPO, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas. Sponsored by the Temple ARC. Contact Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, e-mail: <>; telephone 254-773-3590; <>. (Talk-in 146.820, 123.0; exams)

April 18, Red River Radio Amateurs Hamfest, Red River valley Fairgrounds, West fargo, North Dakota. For more information go to: <>. (Talk-in 145.35–, 123 Hz PL; exams)

April 24–26, Idaho State Convention, ARRL sanctioned, Holiday Inn – Boise Airport, Boise, Idaho. For details go to <>. (Exams)

April 25, Valley of the Moon ARC (W6AJF) ARRL Hamfest, Sonoma Valley Veterans’ Memorial Building, Sonoma, California. For more information contact Darrel, WD6BOR, e-mail: <>, phone 707-996-4494; <>. (Talk-in 145.35, –600, PL 88.5; exams 9 AM)

April 26, Athens (OH) County ARA Hamfest, Athens Community Recreation Center, Athens, Ohio. For details contact Drew McDaniel, W8MHV, e-mail: <>, phone 740-592-2106. (Talk-in 145.15, –600; exams, advanced registration required, contact Allen Sellers, KB8JLG, e-mail: <>, phone 740-654-8167)


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