Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, about the 13 Colonies Special Event Station over the 4th of July week.
Question of the Week:
What is your favorite special event?
Tech Corner – 13 Colonies Special Event
Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – WM3PEN Bonus Station Call sign
The special event goes from July 1 at 1300 UTC through July 7 at 0400 UTC. However, please check the 13 colonies website for more information about when operators will be around the radio for sure. They will be operating on all but 60 meters, including some on DStar, Fusion, and Allstar digital modes.
There will be operators from New York(K2A), Virginia(K2B), Rhode Island(K2C), Conecticut(K2D), Delaware(K2E), Maryland(K2F), Georgia(K2G), Massachusetts(K2H), New Jersey(K2I), North Carolina(K2J), New Hampshire(K2K), South Carolina(K2L) and Pennsylvania(K2M). There will also be two bonus stations, WM3PEN who will be operating from Philadelphia and GB13COL from Great Britain.
Because the times that individual operators will be working, Bob recommends that you check the spotter networks like DX SummitÂ or the 13 Colonies Facebook Page to find out if someone is operating from one or more of these states.
Stamps for the Wounded
WM3PEN also participates in the Stamps for the Wounded program, sponsored by The Lions International Stamp Club. They take all the stamps that are received on mail that comes in with the QSL cards that people send to the and donate them to the program. If you have any additional stamps that you would like to donate to this cause, you can include them in your QSL card request or just send the stamps to them. The address where to send them can be found on the WM3PEN QRZ page.
If you browse to the 13 Colonies Website and click on Log Sheets at the top of the page, or click here to go directly to the page, you can print off a log sheet that you can manually fill out or you can use their log sheet generator that has drop down boxes and fields that you can fill out and it will generate a log sheet for you already filled out. All you will have to do then is print it out and mail it in.
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