Announcements: November 2007

 

Neighborhood Emergency Watch Service – A few groups of hams on Staten island, NY have been getting prepared for any possible emergency situation. Over the past couple of years there has been a major push at the Wm. H. Pouch Boy Scout Camp and Amateur Radio Station, W2WHP, under the direction of Rich Cariello, AA2MF, to set up a network to provide emergency communications for Staten Island citizens. The second phase of the operation is under way, getting the word out to local hams and potential hams, looking for local volunteers to be at home with a battery-powered radio to be of help in communicating information. For more information, go to <http://www.neighborhoodemergencywatchservice.org/> or call Rich Cariello, AA2MF, at 1-718-980-1104.

Kentucky QSO Party – Hosted by the Western Kentucky DX Association, this event will take place from 1400Z Nov. 10 to 0600Z Nov. 11. For details go to <www.wkdxa.com>.

 

• The following Special Events stations will be on the air:

N2UL, from “CQ Veteran’s Day,” Nutley, NJ; Robert D. Grant United lLabor ARA; 1200–2400Z Nov. 11 on 14.260, 28.420, and 449.975 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to RDGULARA, c/o WA2VJA, 112 Prospect St., Nutley, NJ 07110-0716.

W3KWH, from celebration of Steel City ARC’s 50 years in its “new” shack; 1400–2300Z Nov. 25 & 25 on 3.850, 7.250, 14.250, and 21.350 MHz. For certificate send QSL (no SASE) to Steel City ARC, P.O. Box 281, Carnegie, PA 15106. <www.w3kwh.com>

W5G, from Oklahoma Territorial Capital for Oklahoma’s 100th Statehood Day, Guthrie, OK; Edmond ARS; 1400–2300Z Nov. 10 & 1400–2000Z Nov. 17 on 7.260, 14.260, 21.260 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to EARS, P.O. Box 48, Edmond, OK 73083.

N8F & K8F, from “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald,” Whitefish Point, MI; Stu Rockafellow ARS; 1700Z Nov. 1 to 1700Z Nov. 5 on 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 18.160 MHz. For certificate send QSL and 9¥12 SASE to Richard Barker, W8VS, 264 N. East St., Brighton, MI 48116. <http://www.qsl.net/w8njh>

W8USA, Veteran’s Day Event, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Grand Rapids, MI; Michigan Amateur Radio Alliance; 1300–1940Z Nov. 11 on 7.275–7.045, 14.290–14.045, 18.140, 21.280–21.045. For QSL send QSL and SASE ($2.00 for certificate) to MARA, P.O. Box 670, Comstock Park, MI 49321-0670. <www.W8USA.org>

CQ4IPY, celebrating the 4th International Polar Year 2007/2008, Portugal. Work CQ4IPY on at least three different bands or two different modes. For award send log with fee to cover postage to CQ4IPY, Manuel Alberto Marques, P.O. Box 41, 2780-901 Oeiras, Portugal. For details go to: <http://cq4ipy.bravehost.com>.

TM8CRI & TM8IRC, in honor of Hiram Maxim Percy and 80th anniversary of the 1927 International Radiotelegraph Convention in Washington; Association des Radioamateurs de Paris, ARP Radio-Club de Paris; TM8CRI will be on SSB and CW Nov. 10–25, and TM8IRC Nov. 24 to Dec. 9, including the CQ WW CW Contest from downtown Paris. QSO or SWL report with one or both of these stations will qualify you for an award for 10 Euros, US$15, or 20 IRCs: QSL to: ARP Radio-Club de Paris, Association des Radioamateurs de Paris, 66 Avenue de la Republique, 75011 Paris, France. <http://arp75.free.fr>

 

• The following hamfests, etc., are scheduled for November:

Nov. 1, Marple-Newtown ARC Info-Fest, Gauntlet Center, West Chester Pike & Media Line Road, Delaware County, PA. For details go to: <www.mnarc.org>. (Talk-in 147.195 PL100)

Nov. 3, Enid Hamfest, Garfield County Fairgrounds Hoover Building, Enid, OK. For details go to <http://www.enidhamfest.com/bbs> (Talk-in 147.375 +.600 MHz; exams 1 PM)

Nov. 10, Montgomery ARC Hamfest, Garrett Coliseum, South Alabama State Fairgrounds, Montgomery, AL. Contact Rik Doll, KU4PY, e-mail <ku4py@arrl.net>, phone 334-277-0864. <www. hamfest.w4ap.org>

Nov. 10, Central Kentucky Hamfest, Madison County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #47, Richmond, KY. Contact Mike Rogers, KE4ISW, e-mail <ke4isw@arrl.net>, phone 859-624-9156. <www. qsl.net/ckars/hamfest/> (Talk-in 145.370 –, PL 192.8; exams)

Nov. 11, Central Illinois/St. Louis Area ATV Club Banquet, Ariston Restaurant, Litchfield, IL. Contact Scott Millick, K9SM, e-mail <smillick@wamusa.com>, phone 217-324-2412.

Nov. 17–18, Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN. For details leave message at 260-579-2196; <http://www.fortwaynehamfest.com>. (Talk-in 146.88 –; exams Saturday)

Nov. 24, Evansville Hamfest, Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds Auditorium, Evansville, IN. For more information, go to http://w8ear.org. (Talk-in 145.150-, 146.925-, 443.925+; exams 11 AM, for more info or to register contact Bob, AA9VW, at bob.bc2600@yahoo.com)

 

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