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Welcome to Philadelphia: WM3PEN Repeater: 146.685 -600 pl 146.2

Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, WM3PEN

3341 Sheffield Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19136 USA

Independence Week Special Event
Original 13 Colonies
July 1 - 6, 2016

Sponsored by The U.S. Original 13 Colonies Group
http://www.13colonies.net
with the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
WM3PEN@ARRL.NET

 

Members of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Drexel University Amateur Radio Club, the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association and the Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club will celebrate our independence from the city where independence was declared, Philadelphia, PA. Club members will be operating a special event station using the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club call WM3PEN. Amateur radio stations operating from the original 13 colonies and England will also be on the air.

The theme for 2016 is Colonial Soldiers of the Revolution. WM3PEN will offer a special QSL card . The 13 Colony Special Event will be offering a special certificate.

WM3PEN Does NOT count for Pennsylvania. You must work K2M.

Spotting information: Watch for us on http://DXSummit.fi or http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/us13/frames.html


When you work WM3PEN send an SASE or Green Stamp ($1) with your QSL to WM3PEN. Do NOT send IRCs. DX stations need only send $1. You can also QSL via the bureau. SWLs may send a confirmation of reception to request a QSL card. Simply indicate the stations making contact with WM3PEN, time, frequency, and your receiving equipment. SWL stations should follow the same mailing instructions. QSOs will be uploaded to LOTW and EQSL*. *D-STAR and Fusion contacts will not be confirmed via LOTW or EQSL.

Digital Operations. Members of the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association will be operating locally on the K3PDR repeater from 7 PM - 11 PM Eastern Daylight Time. D-STAR operations will be connected to Ref 063B from 7 PM - 11 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Fusion operations will be connected to Room Name – 13Col : Number is 28173  Operators should give their call, name, and state.  QSLs for digital contacts via DSTAR or Fusion will be issued. QSL requests can be sent to the above address with a SASE or via the bureau. However they will not be uploaded to any on-line log service.

ARRL National Parks on the Air - July 3, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of Pete, K0BAK, WM3PEN will be on the air for a few hours from Independence Hall (HP16) - weather permitting. Start time approximate 1400Z till 1600z at most, probably earlier stop when chasers run out or battery runs down.  Two-fer with TR23. 20m and 40m hamstick dipoles at 15'; 400w. Stations working WM3PEN can request 2 qsl cards. A special 2016 13 Colonies QSL and one with Independence Hall on the card. Mark the outside of the envelope with NPOTA.  

1400Z-1500Z  20 SSB

1500Z - 1600Z 40 SSB

Other contacts made during these times on other bands/modes were not from HP16.

ARRL National Parks on the Air - July 5, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of Pete, K0BAK, WM3PEN will be on the air from Valley Forge National Historic Park just outside of Philadelphia (HP46). Start time approximate 2200Z-2300Z on 80 Meters and 2300Z till 0000z on 20 Meters. A special 2016 13 Colonies QSL and one with Independence Hall on the card. Mark the outside of the envelope with NPOTA.

Other contacts made during these times on other bands/modes were not from HP46.

 


Any donations to help with printing costs are always appreciated, and can be sent along with your QSL request.

Some operators will be going to their jobs on the 1st, 5th and 6th so operations may be limited at times.

 

WM3PEN was first used for an ARRL Convention in Philadelphia in 1976 and now is on the air for HARC events including those honoring Philadelphia's founder, William Penn. HARC has been featured in the ARRL Special Service Club Spotlight, as well as in QST, CQ, and CQ VHF. The Club was awarded a Service Award by the March of Dimes for it's help with the Walk America. Members also help with the Northeast Philadelphia Youth Run. HARC provided communications for the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade for over 12 years.

HARC operates and maintains the 146.685 repeater which has been on the air since 1978. From the repeater's main site near center city Philadelphia, the service area has been expanded by adding satellite inputs in Cherry Hill, N.J., Northeast Philadelphia, and Abington, PA in eastern Montgomery County. The repeater serves amateurs in the Philadelphia area as well travelers to and from the shore.

For further info on HARC visit the Club web site (www.harcnet.org)

For further information on the WM3PEN operation contact WM3PEN@ARRL.NET

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WM3PEN also participates in the Stamps for the Wounded program. Sponsored by The Lions International Stamp Club, Stamps For The Wounded accepts donations of US and foreign stamps. This program helps thousands of patients through clubs and occupational therapy programs in veterans’ hospitals and convalescent centers nationwide.

Stamps for the Wounded accepts any U.S. or foreign stamps that are not torn or damaged. They have also requested each stamp should have at least a quarter-inch margin around the stamp. Do not try to either to peel or steam the stamp off the original envelope. They do not want the common US Forever Flag stamp. 

 

 

 

If you want to participate either place different stamps on your QSL request or if you have other stamps include them with your QSL and the WM3PEN ops will forward them onto the Stamps for the Wounded program.

Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, WM3PEN

3341 Sheffield Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19136 USA

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Pennsylvania Charter Day (March 13, 2016)

On March 13, HARC will celebrate Pennsylvania's birthday by participating in Charter Day events.

Charter Day is the day King Charles of England granted William Penn a charter for land in the New World to make up for a large debt that the king owed to Penn's father.

William Penn had initially decided to name the land "Sylvania," which in Latin means woods. King Charles II added the prefix Penn to the name in honor of William Penn's father, Admiral Sir William Penn, who had served England as a rear admiral.

Pennsylvania state museums are open for free on Charter Day and it's the one day each year that the Charter is put on display at the state museum in Harrisburg.

WM3PEN (William 3 Penn) will be on the air from 1300Z - 2300Z as band conditions permit. A special QSL card will be offered featuring William Penn.

When you work WM3PEN send an SASE or Green Stamp ($1) with your QSL to WM3PEN. You can also QSL via the bureau. SWLs may send a confirmation of reception to request a QSL card. Simply indicate the stations making contact with WM3PEN, time, frequency, and your receiving equipment. SWL stations should follow the same mailing instructions.

Pope Francis visits the United States September 22 – 27 and amateur radio will be part of the celebration.

Throughout the 5 day event (September 23 0000Z – September 28 0000Z) 6 special event amateur radio stations will be on the air to commemorate the event.  Call signs from the Washington, DC area will be K3P and N4P.  From New York and New Jersey the call will be K2P.  W3FRC/WMF will be on the air from southeastern Pennsylvania and W3P will be on the air in Philadelphia.  WM3PEN, also of Philadelphia, will join in Thursday morning.

Besides HF, K2P will be on 2M EME and the amateur satellites. K3P will also be on the amateur satellites.

Frequencies: Watch the spotting networks such as dxsummit.fi

Four unique qsl cards will be available along with a certificate to mark this special and historic event.  Additional information can be found at Papal Visit Amateur Radio Special Event.

The Washington, DC operations are being coordinated by Jim Nitzberg, WX3B of the Potomac Valley Radio Club.  The southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey operations are under the direction of Ron Sigismonti, N3RS of the Frankford Radio Club .  The New York activity is being coordinated by John Melfi, W2HCB of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club .  W3P efforts on the air are being coordinated by Joe Leone, KA3LKM.  WM3PEN operations are being coordinated by Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, and the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club.

We are privileged to be able to represent our region of the USA via Amateur Radio.  Every three years there is a World Meeting of Families.  In 2012 amateur radio operators in Italy had the call II2POPE on the air.  This year amateur radio operators in 5 states will be on the air to commemorate the event. This year with the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and the second time a Pope has visited Philadelphia, Ron Sigismonti, says having several special event stations on the air by members of a club that originated in Philadelphia, then expanded to encompass the entire region out to 175 miles of Philadelphia; another club whose members will be on the air in the same section of Philadelphia that the Pope is visiting; and another group of Philadelphia operators who are excited about the World Meeting of Families being held in the City will really make this a special event.  Additionally, operations from the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, metropolitan New York City, and parts of New Jersey will encompass the entire region visited by Pope Francis in the United States.  It will allow those who can’t be in the various cities that he is visiting to participate in this event by talking to those who are. In essence this will be a world family meeting of amateur radio operators.

The Pope arrives at Joint Base Andrews on September 22 and begins his visit in Washington, D.C. with a meeting with President Obama on Wednesday, September 23. He delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 24.  On Friday he attends a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and participates in a multi-religious service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.  On Saturday he gives a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and concludes his visit to the U.S. with an outdoor mass in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, September 27.

Certificate and qsl information: Papal Visit Amateur Radio Special Event

 
 

Pennsylvania "67" Challenge


HARC sponsors the Pennsylvania "67" Challenge. This county hunter certificate is open to all amateurs. Hams can use any band or mode to make a 'real time' contact with Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Hams may work towards the Challenge by working 20, 40, 60, or 67 counties and receive a certificate at each of the four levels. Endorsements are available for individual bands or modes. All contacts must be made from the same county.

Besides HF contacts, Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, explains that repeaters, D-STAR, Echolink, and IRLP modes are valid contacts as long as a radio is used by both operators. Modes that store and forward messages are not considered valid contacts.

QSL cards will include paper or electronic. This will open the Challenge to all hams regardless of license class or type of station.

HARC is encouraging all hams to get on the air. Complete rules and information on both events can be found at the Club's website www.harcnet.org. Questions or comments can be directed to the Club call, WM3PEN at ARRL.NET.

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WM3PEN
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dedateband mode grid Country op
K0TPK 2016-07-07 20M SSB CN87th United States ROBERT H BURR
K0ADZ 2016-07-07 20M SSB EM17HR90 United States RICK L HAMEL
KK4ZUU 2016-07-07 40M PSK31 FM18gt United States David W Morris
AG5BI 2016-07-07 20M SSB EM35sb United States Danny K Flippo
WB2MJG 2016-07-07 40M PSK31 FN42 United States Peter M Bealo
VA3QV 2016-07-07 40M PSK31 FN25ej Canada Robert Sharp
W8ANT 2016-07-07 40M PSK31 FM19bg United States LAURENCE M WRIGHT
K4CCK 2016-07-07 20M SSB EM60wq United States Donald R Martin
W7DFO 2016-07-07 20M SSB CN87tl United States Brian P Stapleton
W6AIL 2016-07-07 20M SSB CM99gl United States Howard T Fairbanks
KC0IUY 2016-07-07 20M SSB EM29da United States Rex L Easton
K3KGX 2016-07-07 40M PSK31 EN81vg United States Dan E Stauffer
W9AEP 2016-07-07 20M SSB United States
N7EP 2016-07-07 20M SSB CN87uk United States EARL E PALMER
AK7YT 2016-07-07 20M SSB CM98ib United States GLENN D BLANKE

Book Totals: 19467 qso's   8878 confirmed

United States Counties Award#1061
Granted: 2016-07-19 17:58:05   (WM3PEN)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 1000 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
World Continents Award#4544
Granted: 2015-02-17 17:44:33   (WM3PEN)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#1721
Granted: 2015-01-31 20:52:27   (WM3PEN)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 17 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Digital
United States Award#360
Granted: 2015-01-25 01:04:56   (WM3PEN)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
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