Special Events 2019

90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club

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This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club, in Granite City, Illinois. Founded in 1929, we are the third oldest club in the USA. The ERC will be on the following frequencies, 14.245, 7.035, & 3.535 on these dates and times; Sept 7th, 14th , 21st & 28th from 1400Z to 0200Z (9am to 9pm CDST). You can request a certificate commemorating your contact with our station, W9AIU, by mailing the following;

Certificate

c/o Bob Evans

PO Box 13

St. Jacob IL 62281

or;

Certificate

c/o Egyptian Radio Club

PO Box 562

Granite City IL 62040-0562

or request an electronic copy to print at;

webmaster@w9aiu.net

or;

kb9lbc@gmail.com

Please join us on the air at the above dates and times to help us celebrate the 90th anniversary of our club. Be sure to request the certificate!!!


Walmart Parking Lots on the Air 2019

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The 2nd Annual WMPLOTA will take place starting July 6, 2019 at 00:00 UTC and ending July 7 at 23:59 UTC. This year also happens to be the 50th Anniversary of AMSAT!

Put this on your calendar, set your alarm clock, charge your radios! The first weekend in July was chosen for WMPLOTA, putting it forevevermore in temporal proximity to July 2, the birthday of Walmart when Sam Walton opened the first store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962.

WMPLOTA website


13 Colonies Special Event 2019

 

2019 Event Dates / July 1 (9AM Eastern) to July 7 (Midnight Eastern)
(July 1, 2019-1300 UTC to July 8, 2019-0400 UTC)
YOU DO NOT NEED ALL 13 COLONIES TO GET THE CERTIFICATE
YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET THE 2 BONUS STATIONS FOR A CLEAN SWEEP

Spotting: If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others.
We suggest DX Summit.The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.

13 Colonies Web Site

 


100 WATTS AND A WIRE: ANTENNA TUNE UP!


Let’s celebrate the antenna!

Mark your calendars and join us beginning at 00:00 UTC on Friday through 23:59 UTC on Sunday for the first annual 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up!

Any band • Any Mode • Any Time

This is a great opportunity to teach people about 100 Watts and a Wire and our community. 

THE EXCHANGE

Call Sign • True Signal Report • State (Province or DX Country) • Kind of Antenna • Height • Power •

Please Note: Our activities are not contests.  

Participating stations can submit their totals below to be entered into the random drawing. Submissions are accepted for one week after the activity ends only. Entries after this date will not qualify.

Prizes from LDG • Chameleon Antenna • PowerFilm Solar • Bioenno Power • CQ Magazine

Get on the air and have fun!

(If you only listen to one amateur radio podcast - this is the one to choose.  Get your 100 Watts and a Wire ID. I'm # 3355 - K9AI)


Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test on Saturday May 11, 2019

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ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSS-BAND TEST
 
(11 May 2019)
 
The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Crossband Test on Saturday May 11, 2019. This annual event is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is only an exercise scenario, designed to include hobbyist and government radio operators alike.
 
The AFD Cross-band Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly-controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.

Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications, and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.
 
You can look for Scott AFB here:
 
AGA5SC / SCOTT AFB, IL
1600Z - 2300Z 3,308.0 4,872.0 7,545.0

Additional Information is provided on the 20190424-AFDCT-final.pdf file