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13 Colonies is an annual Special Event

This Years Event Dates / July 1 (9AM EST) to July 6th (Midnight EST)
(July 1, 2017-1300 UTC to July 7, 2017-0400 UTC)

13 COLONIES – HAM RADIO 360 INTERVIEW WITH ND7J- LISTEN HERE

13 COLONIES EVERYTHING HAM RADIO INTERVIEW WITH WA3PZO – LISTEN HERE

13 Colonies is an annual Special Event held during the 4th Of July Week. Those who participate try to make contact(s) with all 13 Colony Stations, and the 2 Bonus Stations. You do not need to make contact will all 13 to get the certificate. Getting all 13 is known as a Clean Sweep. You do not need the 2 bonus stations for a clean sweep. Use the links to the left for information on each State (Colony) , and the Bonus Stations. Contacting the 2 bonus staions will get you an xtra endoursments for each of the 2. Good Luck and see you in the pile up’s!

The 13 Colonies will have TWO Bonus Stations:

Our old friends ” WM3PEN ” will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with ” WM3PEN “. Visit the ” WM3PEN ” page for details on this station

Our 2nd Bonus Station, ” GB13COL ” will operate from Durham, England. For a Contact with ” GB13COL ” , The 13 Colonies certificate will have an

endorsement of the “British Standard”. Visit the ” GB13COL ” page for details on this station.

Volunters: If you wish to participate as a 13 Colonies operator from your state, please e-mail Ken Villone (KU2US) at dentron1@yahoo.com. He will forward your request to the appropriate state manager for consideration. The only requirement is that you must be a General class or higher and be willing to put in some serious operating time.

Spotting If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others.
We suggest DX Summit.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.

 

 

 

We received this note from a fellow Ham, check it out.

I have been a 63 years a Ham, members of several clubs, been to many meetings & activities; so what stands out the best ?
When this old ‘buzzard’  learns something new !!

This April’s LARC meeting “Make it yourself”  tops the list. Craig & Dale’s presentation was packed full of the:  ‘What to build’, ‘How to build’ and all that’s left is : ‘When to build’.
Then the answer folks is a resounding ‘NOW’ !!

Craig & Dale’s rejuvenation of Ham Radio’s most important purpose i.e. “make something yourself” was remarkable.
We ‘Can Hams’  builders group puts us back in charge of what equipment is functioning in our own station (fixed or mobile) and that WE can make it  ourselves.

 Well Done LARC , Jim Sipprell  W4OBY

 

 

CQ CQ CQ Strawberry Festival de W2IQ
Coming to the Lakeway Area on May 20th, 2017
Come have a fun day and operate on Amateur Radio, and eat strawberries as well.

The festival is a celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. We cordially invite you to join us for the 13th Annual WCRK/WMTN Morristown Strawberry Festival, to be held May 20, 2017. This is a FREE,  family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds.  There are vendors selling arts, crafts plus businesses from Morristown and the surrounding area.  If you are interested in vendor space, you can contact Stephanie Hardy at stephanie@wcrk.com, or call 423-586-9101 option 0.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival, where we promise you will have a BERRY good time!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday May 6:  Strawberry Festival Talk is Cheap, Too
Friday May 12:     Strawberry Swing: A Dance Party at Rose Center’s Prater Hall, 7 pm
Saturday May 13: ​  Inaugural Friends of Hospice Strawberry Stampede, Downtown Morristown, 9 am

Saturday May 13: ​ 2nd  Annual Strawberry Festival Canine Carnival, 11 am, Morristown Dog Park
Saturday May 13:  Strawberry Jam at the Park, 5 – 9 pm, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Park
Saturday May 20: FESTIVAL DAY! 510 West Economy Rd  FREE ADMISSION
Sunday May 21: 
1st Annual Strawberry Ride, Motorcycle or car, 1 pm at Colboch Harley Davidson

More info:  http://www.morristownstrawberryfestival.com/

Keep checking back on LakeWayARC.org, WeCanHams.com, or on Facebook, for the Countdown to Building to Begin.

 

Amateur Radio is a great hobby that helps to bring people together, learn about technology, make new friends, and have fun with radio.
LARC is dedicated to supporting Amateur Radio in the Lakeway Area. On our website, you’ll find information on how to get started, what the hobby has to offer, news and help with amateur radio training.


It’s our mission to help people in our surrounding area discover what amateur radio has to offer, and to support the various local clubs and groups. Our desire is to see amateur radio grow,  We Promote and  Explaining Amateur Radio, raising awareness, and encouraging people to get involved,  We support our area and hobby by offering help and advice to new radio amateurs. We share by supporting the various amateur radio activities, clubs and training in the Lakeway area.

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