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73, WA4DXP, Event Coordinator

Contact one or both of our Special Event Stations, W4A at The U.S. Space & Rocket Center or W4R (rover)  July 18-20, 2014 and get one or both of these special event QSL cards.  (Echolink available - see below)

Send YOUR card confirming contact along with a SASE (Self addressed, Stamped Envelope) (or request an online QSL request confirmation via our QRZ page, outside US, send 2 green stamps ($2).   Other Apollo 11 Stations will be on the air, visit WA4NZD at QRZ.com for full into. 

Send your Card & SASE to:

Apollo 11 Special Event

C/O William Bathgate  KD8IGK

307 Clinton Avenue West, Suite 100, Huntsville, AL  35801


 Just contact us from start time July 18, 2014 @ 23:00 UTC until end on July 20, 2014 @ 23:59 UTC on one of these approximate frequencies:  3821-3826, 7189-7195, 14.242-14.247, 28.420-28.425 on SSB.  We will also operate brief times in the CW and PSK parts of these bands & 2 meters FM. We need only your call clearly on contacts.  NOTE: ECHO LINK will be up on our .94 repeater on Saturday from 8am CDT to 6 pm CDT and you can link in through W4FMX-R. Up to 5 connections at a time. You can likely work both stations on the .94 repeater sometime during the day Saturday that way. (13:00 Z to 23:00 Z)


The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20, 1969 @ 20:18 and six hours later man walked on the moon.  We will be operating multiple transmitters and members of the HARC club K4BFT (using call W4A) on the grounds of the US Space & Rocket Center as well as a Rover station W4R moving on the grounds of the S&RC as well as around the Rocket City of Huntsville during the Friday to Sunday night time period. We do not plan to operate overnight Friday or Saturday.


Homer Hickam


Homer Hickam, author of "October Sky, The  Rocket Boys" will be on premises some of the time and will operate the microphone, so you may get to talk with him. Other dignitaries of the Space Industry are being invited and you may have a QSO with them, some of the S&RC "Space Campers" as well as members of K4BFT, the HARC Club station. 


Here is a clip on the Special Event from QST, July 2014



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