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Author Topic: ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES INDEPENDENCE WEEK SPECIAL EVENT  (Read 15352 times)
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« on: May 24, 2012, 08:40:49 AM »

ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES INDEPENDENCE WEEK SPECIAL EVENT

July 1st-5th 2012*

* Bonus Day 30 June 2012[/b]

NY-NJ-RI-GA-PA-NH-SC-VA-CT-DE-MD-MA-NC

The 2012, 13 Colonies stations will operate from 12:01 AM Eastern (0401Z),on July 1st, (That's one minute after midnight, early Sunday morning, July 1st) to 11:59 PM Eastern (0359Z July 6) ending on July 5th (One minute to midnight, late Thursday night, July 5th).

Recognizing that the 4th comes in the middle of the week (Wednesday) and that some operators will be going to their work on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th, we will add a BONUS DAY on Saturday, 30 June 2012!! Stations will operate from 09:00 AM Eastern (1300Z) right through until the 5th. Keep in mind that there may be fewer operators available on the work days so, PLEASE BE PATIENT!

There will be at least two S.E. stations per colony state. Also included will be Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations & OM & XYL teams.

The theme for 2012 is "Colonial Era US Navy Tall Ships". Old Ironsides adorns the 2012 certificate , printed on heavy card stock - very cool.

http://www.13colonies.info/2011sweep1.jpg

You can work one state or, all 13 and, be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will also be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13.

http://www.13colonies.info/
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 08:40:35 PM »

Due to bad weather in the Midwest and Northeast causing power outages, along with poor propagation, the 13 Colonies Special Event will be extended till midnight (0400Z) on Saturday 7 July (Sunday Zulu).  Because Colony operators may have prior commitments during this extended period, they may not be operating at all times.  They will try to get your contacts for you.  PLEASE BE PATIENT!

Dennis K2L/KG4RUL SC
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 07:41:12 AM »

Due to bad weather in the Midwest and Northeast causing power outages, along with poor propagation, the 13 Colonies Special Event will be extended till midnight (0400Z) on Saturday 7 July (Sunday Zulu).

I've worked a handful of the 13 Colonies stations, and the operators have all been great.  I hope none of the people involved with these special event stations have been too inconvenienced by the storms and power outages.   It's a nice idea for a special event--hope to see it again in future years!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 10:25:38 PM »

Dennis,

Worked 12 of the K2 S.E. calls plus WM3PEN Friday 7/6 afternoon, all on 20M and in a little less than 3 hours. K2B was nowhere to be found on Friday so got him early Saturday morning and had all my direct QSL card SASE's and certificate request in the mail by noon local time. Great fun. Sort of like a sprint contest in how I worked them. Had some on SSB and some on CW, some on both.

See you guys next year.

Gene W5DQ
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 01:30:58 PM »

Got the certificate and 11 or the 13 QSLs via mail so far. Nice looking cert.

Gene W5DQ
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