Announcements: August 2009

2009 Kansas QSO Party – Sponsored by the Boeing Employee ARS of Wichita, KS, and the Santa Fe Trail ARC of Olathe, KS. Times and bands: 1400Z August 29 to 0200Z August 30, and 1400–2000Z August 30, on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters. For the complete rules go to: <>.


• The following Special Event stations are scheduled for August:

N2Y, from CanalFest 2009, Collins Park/Freedom Park in Scotia, Glenville, NY; 1600–200Z August 8 & 9 on 14.245, 7.245, PSK 14.070, CW 14.060 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to L. W. Eaton, KC2BLC, 7 Wagon Wheel Lane, Scotia, NY 12302-3708.

WA3KEY/2, from 16th annual reunion of Aicraft Carrier U.S.S. Intrepid Association of Former Crewmembers, from flight deck of the Intrepid (CVS-11), Hudson River, NY; 1600Z August 14 to 0100Z August 15 on 3.875, 7.240, 14.275, 21.375, 28.575 MHz. For QSL certificate send business-size SASE with contact number to WA3KEY, PO Box 498, Quakertown, PA 18951. (<>)

W3O, from commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of Oil, Drake Well, near Titusville, PA; Fort Venango Mike and Key ARC; 1600Z August 28 for 12 hours and again at 1200Z August 29 for 16 more hours on 20, 40, 80, 160 meters CW and SSB. QSL with SASE to Fort Venango Mike and Key Club, W3ZIC, PO Box 99, Cranberry, PA 16319.

K4AI, from 75th Annual APCO Conference & Exposition, Las Vegas, NV; APCO International Amateurs; 1700–2300Z August 16–19 on SSB 3.860, 7.280, 14.310, and 146.580 FM MHz. For certificate send QSO info and 9x12 SASE to K4AI Special Event Station, c/o Conference & Meeting Services Dept. APCO Headquarters, 351 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, (<>)

K5R, from commemoration of anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Hammond, LA; Southeast Louisiana ARC; 1400–2000Z August 29 on 14.250 and 7.250 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to SELARC (K5R), PO Box 1324, Hammond, LA 70404.

W8AL, from Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival, Canton, OH; Canton ARC; 1200–2400 each day August 7–10 on 7.265, 14.365, 21.365, 28.365 MHz. For certificate send QSL and 9x12 SASE to Donald E. Perry, WQ8J, 968 Culverne Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647.

W8CYE, from celebration of 66 years of R.L. Drake communications excellence, Miamisburg, OH; R.L. Drake ARC; 1400–2100Z August 22 on 7.260, 14.260, 18.160, 28.360 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to Drake ARC, c/o Gary Hardwick, 498 Lake Front Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036.

W8LKY, from commemoration of Alliance, OH as the home of the state flower, the scarlet carnation; Alliance ARC; 10 AM to 6 PM local time August 15 on 40, 20, 15, and maybe 6 meters SSB/CW. For certificate send QSL and SASE to Alliance ARC, PO Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.

W9PVR, from Muskets & Memories Civil War Era Commemoration, Boscobel, WI; Pine Valley Repeater ARC of Richland, WI; 1400–2300Z August 1 and 1400–2100Z August 2 on CW 3.820, 7.055, 14.060 MHz; SSB 3.850, 7.250, 14.320; PSK 14.070. QSL to Ralph Gray, W9RIG, 906 Justin Circle, Reedsburg, WI 53959.

GB5ΨATG, from the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group’s Golden Jubilee 2009, one the air for one year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending on July 30, 2010, all HF bands. Operators on a rotating basis will be G3LDI, GW4SKA, G1XKZ, G8GNI, M5AEX. QSL Manager is Andrew, M5AEX, QSL via


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

August 1, Columbus Hamfest, Aladdin Shrine Center, Columbus, OH. Info at: <>. (Exams)

August 7–8, 2009 Maritime DX Forum, Rosaria Centre, Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Speakers: OH2BH, K1JT, N4GRN, KR2Q, VE7HA/7J1AQH. Contact Scott Wood, VE1QD, e-mail: <>, phone 902-823-2761; <>.

August 7–9, Pacific Northwest DX Convention, Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, Spokane, WA. Information: <>.

August 16, Denver Radio Club Hamfest, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, CO. Contact Bryan Steinberg, KBΨA, at <>; <>. (Talk-in 145.490 or 448.625 [both 100 Hz]; exams 10 AM)

August 21–23, Porter County ARC Swapmeet & Camp-out, Allstate Radio Club W9SAL complex, LaPorte, IN. Contact <>; <>.

August 22, Owen-Monroe Hamfest, Owen County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IN. Contact Katie Smith, K9INU, e-mail: <>; phone 812-829-2140. (Talk-in 146.985 [136.5 PL]; exams 1 PM)

August 23, East Central Illinois Hamfest, Vermilion County Fairgrounds, Danville, IL. Contact Josh Kittle, N9WEW, e-mail: <>, phone 217-442-0578; <>. (Talk-in 146.820, PL 88.5 Hz; exams)


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