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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX016 (2016)

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ARLX016 Reminder: 630 Meter Berlin Treaty Commemorative Special
Event is Sunday, November 13 (UTC)

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Special Bulletin 16  ARLX016
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 11, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

SB SPCL ARL ARLX016
ARLX016 Reminder: 630 Meter Berlin Treaty Commemorative Special
Event is Sunday, November 13 (UTC)

Participants in the ARRL WD2XSH 630-meter experiment, Canadian radio
amateurs, and members of the Maritime Radio Historical Society
(MRHS) will join together for a special event operation on Sunday,
November 13 (UTC) on 630 meters (the evening of Saturday, November
12, in US time zones).

This event will commemorate International Radiotelegraph Conference,
held in Berlin in 1906 and attended by representatives of 29
nations, which made 500 kc the International Distress Frequency. The
conference produced the International Radiotelegraph Convention, the
forerunner to the ITU Radio Regulations.

US Part 5 Experimental licensees will operate in the 472-479 kHz
band, using CW for two-way contacts and beacons with commemorative
messages. There may also be some operation on 500 kHz.

"Canadian amateurs will also engage in QSOs in the 472-479 kHz
band," said ARRL 630-Meter Experiment Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR.
"They will also participate in cross-band QSOs with amateurs
operating on 160, 80, and 40 meters."

Canadian radio amateurs gained 630-meter privileges in 2014. A
proceeding that would grant similar privileges to US hams is still
awaiting FCC approval.

The Maritime Radio Historical Society will activate the KSM/KPH
transmitter in Bolinas, California, for a mini "Night of Nights,"
with special messages and bulletins.

Confirmed Canadian participants include:

VA7MM (Mark) CN89 Coquitlam, British Columbia
Time: 0400-0800 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 475.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1,801 kHz, 3,574 kHz, 7,062 kHz

VE7BDQ (John) CN89 Delta, British Columbia
Time: 0300-0700 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 474.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3,555 kHz

VE7CNF (Toby) CN89 Burnaby, British Columbia
Time: 0300-0800 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 476.5 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1,836 kHz, 3,558 kHz, 7,031 kHz

VE7SL (Steve) CN88 Mayne Island, British Columbia
Time: 0200-0700 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 473.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3,566 kHz, 7,066 kHz

VE7CA (Markus) CN89 North Vancouver, British Columbia
Time: 0200-0700 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 477.5.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 1,820 kHz, 3,550 kHz, 7,048 kHz

VO1NA (Joe) GN37 Torbay, Newfoundland
Time: 2130-0130 UTC (Saturday, November 12/Sunday November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 477.7 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3,562 kHz

VE3OT (Mitch) EN92 London, Ontario
Time: 0000-0400 UTC (Sunday, November 13 UTC)
TX Frequency: 477.0 kHz
RX (QSX) Frequency: 3,563 kHz, 7,058 kHz 
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