Announcements: October 2009

Iowa QSO Party The first Iowa QSO Party will be held on October 17 from 14002300Z. Sponsoring the event is the Ottumwa ARC and working its club callsign, WADX, will earn a 100-point bonus. Special multipliers will be earned for working the three present or past Section managers who live in the state (SM1, SM2, SM3). Prizes and certificates will be available. For rules go to: <>.

NY QSO Party (NYQP) This event, sponsored by the Rochester DX Association, will be held from 1800Z October 17 through 0600Z October 18. The object is for stations outside of New York State to work as many NY stations in as many NY counties as possible. Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY or other digital mode. Stations in NY State may work everyone. For further details go to: <>.

Arizona QSO Party Sponsored by the ARRL Arizona Section and Catalina Radio Club, this event will be held from 1600Z October 10 to 0600Z October 11, and 14002359Z October 11. Phone, CW, and digital modes on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters. For rules along with log and summary sheets, Cabrillo electronic file format, and award information, go to: <>.

The following special event stations are scheduled for October:

K3R, from public demonstration of amateur radio and emergency preparedness, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Rotarians of Amateur Radio; 10 AM to 6 PM EST October 3 and 4 on 7.130, 7.180, 14.155, 14.230 MHz. QSL via Bob Mente, NU3Q, 305 Ewing Rd., Carnegie, PA 15106-1509. <>

N7V, from Nevada Day, Las Vegas, Nevada; Las Vegas radio Amateur Club; 17002200Z October 30 on SSB 14.250 and 7.250 MHz, CW 14.050 and 7.050 MHz. QSL to LVRAC, P.O. Box 27342, Las Vegas, NV 89126-1342. <>

W9M, from commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Metro DX Club, Oak Lawn, Illinois; 15002359Z October 3 on 7.240, 14.040, 14.240 MHz. For certificate send 81/2 11 SASE to John Holmes, W9ILY, 8728 Sproat Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453. <>

WCWP, from 21st annual Anamosa Pumpkinfest, Anamosa, Iowa; Jones County ARC; 13001700Z October 3 on 14.260 QRM. For certificate send SASE to JCARC, 304 South Ford St., Anamosa, IA 52205. <>

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

Oct. 4, 25th Annual Southeast Iowa Hamfest, Muscatine County Fairgrounds, West Liberty, Iowa. Contact Tom Brehmer, NLOH, e-mail: <>, phone 563-263-3097. (Exams, contact Jerry Schroder, e-mail: <>,phone 563-607-0793)

Oct. 11, Maysville Hamfest, Community Center, Maysville, North Carolina. Contact K4BMH at 252-753-2895. (Talk-in 146.685, tone 88.5)

Oct. 11, Hall of Science ARC Hamfest, NY Hall of Science parking lot, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens, New York. Contact (evenings only) Stephen Greenbaum, WB2KDG, 718-898-5599, or e-mail: <>. (Talk-in 444.200 PL 136.5, 145.270 600kHz PL 136.5; exams 10 AM). <www.>

Oct. 18, RF Hill ARC Hamfest, Sellersville Firehouse, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Contact Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, e-mail: <>, phone 215-723-7294. (Exams 10 AM) <>



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