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  • 10/20/2023 | Operation Able Archer '83 40th Anniversary

    Oct 20-Nov 3, 0000Z-2359Z, W3A, Lewes, DE. East Penn Amateur Radio Club/MRCA. 7.190 RTTY 3.996 USB 5.357 USB 14.337 USB. QSL. Walt Skavinsky, 1574 Layfield Rd , Pennsburg, PA 18073. 1983 Brink of the Apocalypse Able Archer 83 was a ten-day (NATO) communications exercise starting on November 2, 1983, that spanned Western Europe, centered on the Supreme Headquarters Allied Europe Headquarters, Able Archer exercises simulated a period of conflict escalation, culminating in a simulated DEFCON 1 coordinated nuclear attack The exercise also introduced a new, unique format of coded communication, radio silences, and the participation of heads of government. The realistic nature of the 1983 exercise, coupled with deteriorating relations between the United States and the Soviet Union and the anticipated arrival of Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe, led some members of the Soviet Politburo and military to believe that Able Archer 83 was a ruse of war, obscuring preparations for a genuine nuclear first strike In response, the Soviets readied their nuclear forces and placed air units in East Germany and Poland on alert. This is known as the 1983 war scare. The 1983 war scare is considered by many historians to be the closest the world has come to nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. the threat of nuclear war ended with the conclusion of the exercise on November 11. To recognize the sacrifices of our military, signal corps, and members of the clandestine services during this critical time in the history of the cold war, we will host a special event station. Our special event will consist of operation from the Cold war home of Naval Facility Lewes (NAVFAC Lewes), a Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) shore terminal. using period style military radios and antennas to make the contacts.

  • 10/20/2023 | Operation Able Archer '83 40th Anniversary

    Oct 20-Nov 3, 0000Z-0000Z, W9A, Salem, WI. W9AFB. 3.996 5.357 7.225 14.323. Certificate. Scott Grams, 26233 90th St, Salem, WI 53168. Midwest station of the Operation Able Archer '83 40th Anniversary special event. See W3A special event station, W9AFB on QRZ, or website for more details. Will operate from the former Richard Bong Air Force Base in Wisconsin on October 21-22. Other days will be holiday style, multiple bands and modes. Email for sked.

  • 10/27/2023 | Greater Gulf States Fair - EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    Oct 27-Nov 5, 1500Z-2359Z, W4IAX, Mobile, AL. Mobile Amateur Radio Club. 7.180 14.277. QSL. Mobile ARC, P.O. Box 81791, Mobile, AL 36689. EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

  • 10/31/2023 | Boo to You!

    Oct 31-Nov 1, 0001Z-0400Z, KC5Boo, Cleburne, TX. Club KC5NX. 14.225 14.074. QSL. Judy Cox, 3701 Park Rd 21, Cleburne, TX 76033.

  • 10/31/2023 | BOO! A Night on Bald Mountain

    Oct 31-Nov 1, 2100Z-0500Z, WA4TRS, Bat Cave, NC. The Road Show Amateur Radio Club, Inc.. 7.250 14.315. Certificate & QSL. The Road Show ARC, 57 Echo Lake Drive, Fairview, NC 28730.

  • 10/31/2023 | Wyoming Ghost Towns on the Air

    Oct 31-Nov 1, 1800Z-0600Z, W7A thru W7W, Gillette, WY. Northeast Wyoming Amateur Radio Association. 28.500 21.350 14.250 7.225. Certificate. Jack A. Robison, 2462 Beaver Dr, Gillette, WY 82718. Sent request for certificates to

  • 11/01/2023 | 28th Anniversary, Sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald

    Nov 1-Nov 12, 0000Z-2359Z, W8F, Livonia, MI. The Livonia Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 14.050 7.260 7.050. Certificate & QSL. Fitzgerald Special Event W8F,, LARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-5532. On Sat. Nov. 11 only,1530-2030 UTC, W8F operates from Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI., POTA K-1487. Club operators will be on all bands/modes Nov. 1-12 - check spotting sites. NEW QSL INFO-SEE W8F Page at

  • 11/03/2023 | 15th Annual Veteran Honor Guard Vigil at the Ottawa IL War Memorial

    Nov 3-Nov 4, 2200Z-2200Z, W9TAL, Ottawa, IL. The American Legion Post 33 Amateur Radio Club. 3.573 3.9 7.074 7.2; SSB, CW, FT8. QSL. Joe Tokarz, The American Legion Post 33 Amateur Radio Club, 901 LaSalle St. , Ottawa, IL 61350. For the 15th year, 96 military veterans, family and friends will stand guard for 15 minute segments during this period at the Ottawa IL War Memorial. (begin subject line with //WL2K) QSL SASE


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