13 Colonies Special Event

Eastern MA ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes:

The annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place from Sunday, July 1st, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Saturday, July 7th, 12:00 Midnight Eastern (July 8th, 0400 UTC).

Participants are encouraged to contact as many of the original 13 Colonies as possible in that timeframe.  There are also two bonus stations: WM3PEN (Philadelphia, PA), and GB13COL (Durham, England).  A nice certificate is available at the end of the event.

Each colony has its own callsign and list of operators.  Massachusetts is K2H.  If you are a Massachusetts ham interested in being a K2H operator, contact Bob (K1KVV) at radioevents [at] semara [dot] org so he can put you on the official operators list.  One must hold a General Class license, or higher, and should plan to operate from their home station.

This is a fun event and I hope a lot of you will participate. For more information:  http://www.13colonies.net.

Relay for Life Special Event Station

Relay For LifeEvery year, the Mohawk Amateur Radio Club sets up and runs a special event station in conjunction with the Greater Garnder Relay For Life’s annual event.  The Relay For Life is a fundraiser event for the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness towards a cure for cancer.

The special event station will operate from 6:00 PM EDT on Friday, June 8 until 6:00 PM EDT Saturday June 9.  The Relay For Life event and the special event station will both be located at the Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

QSLs for contacts can be requested via N1UZ.

Check in with them on the air and support a good cause!