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13 Colonies Special Event
INDEPENDENCE WEEK
30 JUNE - 5 JULY, 2015

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

2014 QSO Count!
 
108,858

2015 EVENT CERTIFICATE
Click on a State Founder/Patriot's picture, in the image above, to see details of that State's Special Event Station(s)
 
The theme for 2015 is "Founders and Patriots of the Republic". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, are 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 our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Additionally U.S. Military Veterans, American Legion and NRA members will receive a special endorsement (please indicate on your log form).
 
 


EVENT TIMES
 
The colony stations will operate from Tuesday, June 30, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Sunday Night, July 5th, 00:00 (Midnight) Eastern (0400 UTC July 6th).
 
FOR 2015
 
The 13 Colonies will have TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.
 
The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.
 
WM3PEN will be on D-STAR each evening from 7-11 PM Eastern Time. Click on the WM3PEN button below for details.
 
GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button below for details and QSL information.
 
SATELLITE STATIONS
 
We have only one satellite operator, from Maryland, this year.
 
QRP Operation
 
The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. This will be a QRP to QRP operation only.
 
We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work.
 
If interested, contact KU2US via email. I am listed at QRZ. You must be located in one of the Colony States. NOTE: New York's QRP position is filled.
 
Digital Operators
 
PLEASE do not send your macros. The ONLY information required to confirm a contact is:
CALL SIGN
NAME
RST/RSQ
STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY
 
Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

QSL INFORMATION
     

 
 

The U.S. Original 13 Colonies Group©2009-2015
 
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 occured. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary.
 

13 Colonies QSL Cards supplied by:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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