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.