Special Events 2018

NRA Birthday Special Event November 17, 2018

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, is planning to operate a special event station November 17, 2018, in celebration of the NRA’s 147th birthday. The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus in Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott. The special event call sign will be K7NRA. Operations will be conducted on the following frequencies: 7.040, 7.250, 14.040, 14.250, 21.040 and 21.335 MHz. The hours of operation will be from 1500 to 2400 UTC. KL7R will again be operating a satellite station.

Due to logistics and equipment availability issues, the CW operation will take place at the YARC club station between 1800 and 2400 UTC.

All amateur stations, especially those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni, are urged to participate. A special certificate will be awarded to those stations making contact during the event. QSL with a 9 x 12 SASE to:

YARC P.O. Box 11994
Prescott, AZ 86304


To receive a PDF certificate that you can print yourself, you can send an email to the address below that contains your call sign, time of contact (UTC, not local), and the frequency. A certificate with your call sign will be created and and you will receive instructions on how to download it.

NOTE: We do not issue mode- or band-specific certificates. We will issue one certificate regardless of number of contacts.
For more information, contact

John Broughton,

W4V Special Event Station to celebrate Veterans Day 2018

Sawnee Amateur Radio Association (SARA) in Cumming, Georgia, is teaming up with the Forsyth County Veterans of Foreign Wars post 9143 for a Special Event Station to celebrate Veterans Day 2018.  The event celebrates veterans of the United States Armed forces and will take place on the grounds of Veterans of Foreign Wars post 9143.

Station Operations will be in the General HF Operating Bands using SSB and FT8 Digital Modes from 13:00 UTC November 10 to 01:00 UTC November 11 2018.  Additional information and band planning will be posted here on QRZ prior to the event.  We have made a special event commemorative certificate which will be distributed electronically to all stations worked.

To receive an 8x10 electronic certificate with your call sign suitable for printing and framing please send an e-mail to working4vets2018@gmail.com. We will verify our log entry with your station and send a return response with the certificate attached.  An image of the certificate is in the upper right corner of this page.

Link to QRZ