13 Colonies Again

Jerry N9AVY

13 COLONIES (Special Event). Once again the annual (the 9th) "13 Colonies
Special Event" will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th.
The certificate 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 oper-
ation, 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, see:              http://www.13colonies.info

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