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Author Topic: Commemoration of historic Feb 22, 1916 Washington's Birthday Amateur Radio Relay  (Read 4074 times)
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« on: January 20, 2012, 10:10:07 AM »

THE BUTLER COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION ("BCARA") will be conducting and amateur radio "special event" February 18-26, 2012 to commemorate a historic Washington's Birthday amateur radio message relay which was conducted on February 22, 1916 by members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL); formed in 1914; and members of the Radio League of America (1915-1921).

The special event will be conducted from BCARA's club station W8WRK located in the original station building of Special Land Station "8ZU" (1915-1919) which was one of the twenty-seven primary receiving and sending stations used for the February 22, 1916 radio message relay!

(Special Land Station 8ZU, at 329 N C Street, Hamilton, OH was operated by the Doron Brothers Electrical Company.  The Dorons operated amateur radio stations "D5" (pre-1911), "8AJT" (1912-1915), Special Experimental Station "8XAG" (1922-1925), and "WRK" (1922-1930) which was the first broadcast radio station in the City of Hamilton and our country's 57th licensed broadcast radio station.)   
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS ("HAMS"). 

For more detailed information, operating frequencies (tentatively 10 Meter at 28.410, 20 Meter at 14.245, 40 Meter at 7.220  7.052, 80 Meter at 3.838. ), QSL information, and updates, please visit:  http://www.historic-prospect-hill.org/2012eventnotice.htm

BCARA club information at http://www.bcara.net
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