The (9th annual) ’13 Colonies Special Event’ will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th 2017. Operators are encouraged to get on the air and work as many special event stations as they can during the event times and can get a nice certificate for their work.
Operators that make contact can obtain a certificate that is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 15, will be eligible for the certificate.
A “Clean Sweep” indicator will be affixed for those lucky enough to “Q” all 15. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. New since 2015, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station. GB13COL will operate from Durham, England.
The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. They will also offer a special QSL card printed just for this event. There should be at least two stations from each on the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams.
The U.S. original 13 colonies are CT-DE- GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA.
Special events stations mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD), K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), and K2M (PA). All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. 2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of operation should be represented – SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satellites. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station.
For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and on how to obtain the special certificate hit this link the the web site http://www.13colonies.net
Happy 4th of July!