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Independence Week Special Event
Original 13 Colonies
July 1 1300Z - July 6 0400Z, 2017

Sponsored by The U.S. Original 13 Colonies Group
http://www.13colonies.net

Members of the Holmesburg, Phil-Mont, University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Clubs, and the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association will celebrate Independence Week from the city where independence was declared, Philadelphia, PA. We will be operating a special event station using the club call WM3PEN. Amateur radio stations operating from the original 13 colonies will also be on the air.

The theme for 2017 is "Liberty or Death".
The 13 Colony Special Event will be offering a special certificate for contacting participating stations.
When you work WM3PEN make a note on the 13 colony log sheet and you will get an "Liberty Bell" endorsement with the WM3PEN call place on the certificate.

WM3PEN will be offering a great, full color custom QSL Card designed just for 2016. Every year we have a different card.

To get a WM3PEN QSL, send an SASE, or Green Stamp ($1) with your QSL to WM3PEN. Use the address for WM3PEN at QRZ.COM. 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.

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

WM3PEN logs are uploaded to LoTW and EQSL(ag). D-STAR and Fusion contacts will not be uploaded.


Keep in mind that there may be fewer operators available on some days due to work schedules.
PLEASE BE PATIENT!


Returning will be the members of the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association.
PDRA members will be operating on D-STAR and Fusion.
Locally they will be on the K3PDR repeaters. On D-STAR K3PDR will be linked to Ref 063B.
On Fusion, K3PDR will be connected to Room - 13Col : Number is 28173.
They will operate from 7-11 PM each night.
In order to be a valid contact for the event a radio must be used on both ends of the contact.


2016

6471 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, 61 countries, 980+ counties, 639 prefixes
10M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 6M, 2M 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR, FUSION
NPOTA was included as part of our effort thanks to K0BAK and KB3SBC
Independence National Park 139 QSO's, Valley Forge National Park 46 QSO's

Ops: WA3GM, WA3PZO, W3WHK, K3CJ, N3ZZK, K3UJ, WK2G
W3UI (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
KC3BRA, WA3QVU, NS3K, K3HWG, KB3WBN (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)
K0BAK, KB3SBC, AA3WB, WF3M, W3FRB (Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club)
WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC)


2015

5541 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, including all on 20 Meters. 49 countries. 6 continents, 17 CQ zones. 1109 counties. 629 prefixes.
10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR

Ops: WA3GM, WA3PZO, W3WHK, K3CJ, N3ZZK, AB3EO
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC)
W3UI (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
KC3BRA, WA3QVU, WA3BXH, NS3K (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)
K0BAK (Mt. Airy VHF - "Packrats" - Radio Club)
WK2G


2014

4501 QSO's

QSL Cards

49 states, 1004 counties, 54 countries
10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR

Ops: WA3GM, WA3PZO, AB3EO, KC3JV, W3WHK
KB3WLN, KB3BUT (Drexel University ARC)
WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC)
W3UI (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
WA3BXH, WA3QVU, NS3K, KC3BRA, N3FKE (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)


2013

3316 QSO's

49 states, 809 counties, 38 countries, 454 prefixes worked
10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
Ops: WA3GM, WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV, NY3Z
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC), WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC), W3UI (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)

WM3PEN on YouTube

2012

1681 QSO's

48 states, 11 countries
10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, 80M, SSB, PSK31
Ops: WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC)


2011

1200 QSO's

46 states, 13 countries, 10 of the 13 Colony stations, 21 Pennsylvania counties
20M, 40M, 80M, SSB, PSK31
Ops: WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV




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