2020 Special Events

Last Updated April 2020 – Use Cntrl F To Search

    • 01/01/2020 | Iowa State Parks On-the-Air Centennial Celebration

      Jan 1-Dec 31, 0000Z-2359Z, various, Various Cities, IA. Great River Amateur Radio Club. All bands, all frequencies, as available. Certificate & QSL. IASPOTA-2020, c/o Great River Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 1384, Dubuque, IA 52004. Members will operate with their own call signs from state parks throughout Iowa. Operating as time permits, mostly weekends. QSL for contact; certificate for 5 parks. See website for complete information. www.w0dbq.org/iaspota

    • 04/08/2020 | Remembering the Lincoln Assassination – 155th year

      Apr 8-Apr 15, 0000Z-0000Z, K9L, Springfield, IL. Sangamon Valley Radio Club. All modes, all bands. 14.250 14.070 7.270 3.860. QSL. K9L c/o Mitch Hopper, 536 E. Mill St., Rochester, IL 62563. www.svrc.org/k9l

    • 04/15/2020 | Franklin County VA Moonshine Heritage Month

      Apr 15-Apr 30, 0500Z-0000Z, W4M, Glade Hill, VA. Whiskey 4 Moonshine – W4M. All standard digital frequencies; Phone: 28.400 21.300 14.250 7.215 3.850 1.900; CW 28.100 21.105 14.050 7.050 3.550. QSL. Bryant Johnson, P.O. Box 103, Glade Hill, VA 24092. Franklin County VA is considered by many to be the Moonshine capital of the world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of Prohibition we will commemorate the heritage of the moonshiners with a special event station that will operate for the period of 4-15-2020 until 4-30-2020 on 10 meters thru 160 meters. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2476533519124786

    • 04/18/2020 | 2020 Feast of the Ramson

      Apr 18, 0800Z-1400Z, W8TFC, Richwood, WV. The Family Center Amateur Radio Club. 147.015 14.220 7.220 3.820. Certificate. W8TFC, 3 Valley Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261. Certificates will be provided via E-Mail www.thefamilycenterofrichwoodwv.org/Ham/default.html

    • 04/18/2020 | Maker Faire Connecticut

      Apr 18-Apr 19, 0900Z-1700Z, N1M, Westport, CT. Connecticut ARES. 14.225. Certificate. NA1RA, P.O. Box 354, New Milford, CT 06776. Celebrating the 9th annual Maker Faire Connecticut www.ctares.org

    • 04/18/2020 | Parma Radio Club 8th Annual Earth Day

      Apr 18, 1500Z-2000Z, W8PRC, Cleveland, OH. Parma Radio Club. 7.195 14.245 145.410 . QSL. Parma Radio Club, 8111 Laumer Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105. Public invited. Our 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration Event. Operating on “ol sol” power from the historic educational Stearns Farm & Homestead at the town center of Parma, Ohio. www.parmaradioclub.com

    • 04/18/2020 | World Amateur Radio Day

      Apr 18-Apr 19, 1200Z-1200Z, W7W, Ogden, UT. Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters, Inc.. HF frequencies; EchoLink conference *World* 479886 IRLP 9251 VOIP . Certificate & QSL. Thomas Harrington , 636 West 24th St., Ogden, UT 84401. wrn-wfn.com

    • 04/24/2020 | West Point Military Academy 58th Annual Scout Camporee

      Apr 24-Apr 26, 1800Z-2359Z, W2P, Brooklyn, NY. James Gallo / Ten Mile River Scout Museum ARC. 21.358 14.258 7.258 3.858. QSL. James Gallo, 149 Marine Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

    • 04/25/2020 | Chardon Maple Festival

      Apr 25-Apr 26, 1400Z-2200Z, W8G, Chardon, OH. Geauga Amateur Radio Association . 14.250. QSL. Larry Shimerka, 965 Primrose Dr, Seven HIlls, OH 44131. www.geaugaara.org

    • 04/25/2020 | San Jacinto Day Special Event

      Apr 25-Apr 26, 1500Z-2300Z, K5T, Nacogdoches, TX. Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 14.174 7.220 7.174. QSL. Army Curtis, 167 County Rd. 2093, Nacogdoches, TX 75965. All contacts will be confirmed via LOTW. QSL requests must include SASE. W5NAC.com

    • 04/25/2020 | WHOA/SCOTA

      Apr 25, 1300Z-1900Z, W1M, Russell, MA. Western Mass Council Scouting USA. 7.060 7.190 14.060 14.290. QSL. Tom Barker, 329 Faraway Road, Whitefield, NH 03598. paper logging is used–there is a delay in sending out qsl cards. sase required for qsl card

    • 05/08/2020 | 75th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe

      May 8-May 23, 1800Z-2359Z, W2V, Ansonia, CT. VOA Radio Club. 14.345 21.345 7.245 3.845. QSL. Dave Arruzza, 32 Benz Street, Ansonia, CT 06401. w2v.se@yahoo.com or www.qrz.com/db/w2v

    • 05/08/2020 | Utah Valley Hamfest 2020

      May 8-May 9, 0900Z-1700Z, K7UVA, Orem, UT. Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.280 7.200 7.080. QSL. Utah Valley Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1288, Orem, UT 84059-1288. https://utahvalleyhamfest.com

    • 05/16/2020 | Armed Forces Day Observance

      May 16, 1630Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661), WW II Fletcher Class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid

    • 05/16/2020 | WHOA/SCOTA

      May 16, 1300Z-1900Z, W1M, Russell, MA. Western Mass Council-Scouting USA. 7.060 7.190 14.060 14.290. QSL. tom barker, 329 faraway road, Whitefield, NH 03598. paper logging is used–there is a delay in sending out qsl cards–sase is required

    • 05/23/2020 | Gulf Coast Hurricanes Special Event 2020

      May 23-May 27, 0001Z-2359Z, AG5Z, Purvis, MS. Larry Morgan. 3.862 7.250 14.255 21.300. Certificate. Larry Morgan, 96 Oak Haven Rd., Purvis, MS 39475. Stations include W4F Florida, W4A Alabama, W5M Mississippi, W5L Louisiana, W5T Texas, bonus station K5H (Katrina 5 Hurricane) Hurricane experiences discussions are encouraged. For this reason FT8 contacts will not count. This special event is to increase awareness of the hurricane season that will start on June 1.

    • 05/25/2020 | Memorial Day Observance

      May 25, 1600Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661), WW II Fletcher class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid

    • 06/06/2020 | Museum Ships Weekend

      Jun 6-Jun 7, 1630Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation onboard the USS KIDD (DD-661), WW II Fletcher class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid

    • 06/06/2020 | Selfridge Air National Guard Base Open House & Air Show

      Jun 6-Jun 7, 0800Z-1800Z, N8S, Harrison Township, MI. Utica Shelby Emergency Communication Association. 14.230 7.180. QSL. USECA c/o N8S, PO Box 46331, Mount Clemens, MI 48046.

    • 06/27/2020 | 38th Anniversary Jupiter Tequesta repeater Group/Field Day

      Jun 27-Jun 28, 0730Z-1700Z, AG4BV, Jupiter, FL. Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group. 14.214 14.174 14.164 14.184. QSL. Albert Moreschi II, 11826 154 Rd N, Jupiter, FL 33478. 38th Anniversary Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group and ARRL Field Day Event on the Beach in Jupiter, Fla www.jtrg.org

    • 07/04/2020 | Independence Day Observance

      Jul 4, 1630Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661), WW II Fletcher class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid

    • 07/23/2020 | HamExposition New England

      Jul 23-Jul 26, 0000Z-2359Z, W1UE, Marlborough, MA. HamExposition Committee. 14.250 14.030 7.200 7.030. QSL. LoTW or Dennis G Egan, W1UE, 166 Wilson St., Marlborough, MA 01752. w1ue73@gmail.com

    • 07/25/2020 | NSS 79th annual Convention

      Jul 25-Jul 31, 1800Z-1800Z, K8V, Elkins, WV. National Speleological Society. 14.285 14.050 7.195. QSL. Sam Rowe, 2749 Commercial Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4868. CW, slow speed, Saturday only. www.nss2020.caves.org

    • 09/02/2020 | 75th Anniversary of the Victory Over Japan Ending World War II

      Sep 2-Sep 17, 1800Z-2359Z, W2V, Ansonia, CT. VOA Radio Club. 21.345 14.345 7.245 3.845. QSL. Dave Arruzza, 32 Benz Street, Ansonia, CT 06401. w2v.se@yahoo.com or www.qrz.com/db/w2v

    • 09/12/2020 | Route 66 On the Air

      Sep 12-Sep 20, 0000Z-2359Z, W6H, Rio Rancho, NM. Albuquerque DX Association. 14.266 14.033 7.266 7.033. Certificate & QSL. Bill Mader, 4701 Sombrerete Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Use http://w6jbt.org for certificates plus frequencies and other information. Use QRZ.com for QSL information. Get your kicks on Route 66! https://groups.io/g/adxa

    • 10/02/2020 | Lester Dent – Doc Savage Special Event

      Oct 2-Oct 3, 1500Z-2300Z, W0D, Macon, MO. Macon County Amateur Radio Club. 14.270 7.200 3.950. Certificate. Macon County ARC, P.O. Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. The Macon County Amateur Radio Club will operate the Lester Dent-Doc Savage Mystery Special Event W0D, in Macon, MO. The purpose of the Special Event is to honor of the accomplishments of Lester Dent, one of the most prolific writers of Pulp Fiction, world class adventurer, pilot, creator of the Dent Master Fiction Plot Formula and an Amateur Radio Operator. The Special Event also commemorates the 87th “Birthday” of Doc Savage the first modern superhero, Lester Dent’s creation. A colorful certificate will be provided to those that contact the Special Event Station and send a QSL including a # 10 SASE to the Macon County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. dbagley@cvalley.net or https://www.maconcountymissouriarc.org

    • 10/18/2020 | Commemorating 80th Anniversary of U.S.C.G Auxiliary

      Oct 18-Oct 20, 1400Z-2300Z, N4U, Benton, KY. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. 14.070 14.250 7.070 7.250. QSL. Mary Husfield, 4156 Barge Island Road, Benton, KY 42025-6039. 80th Anniversary of United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. QSL to KC4TIE, Special Card returned with SASE. Mainly digital modes.

    • 11/11/2020 | Veterans Day Observance

      Nov 11, 1600Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661), WW II Fletcher class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid

    • 12/07/2020 | Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

      Dec 7, 1600Z-2130Z, W5KID, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 14.035 7.225 7.035. QSL. USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club, 305 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Operation aboard the USS KIDD (DD-661). WW II Fletcher class destroyer. qrz.com/db/w5kid