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Monday, June 30, 2014

Page last updated on: Monday, June 30, 2014

13 Colonies Special Event

Once again the annual '13 Colonies Special Event' will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th.
The theme for 2014 will be "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency".
The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13.
A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.
New for 2014, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station W3FT from Baltimore, MD, commemorating the writing of our Nation Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner in 1814". The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN, and a W3FT contact will have a special 15 star 1812 US flag of the period added to the 13 Colonies certificate. 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), K2M (PA) and WM3PEN.
All HF bands will be in play except the WARC bands and 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:

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