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[[this is from the July 20, 2017 issue of the ARRL LetterDan]]

Radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern Illinois on
August 17-21 to operate special event station W9E, leading up to and during
the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21. W9E, which will operate from Marion,
Illinois, is one of several announced solar eclipse special events.

This will be the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first
on the mainland United States since 1979, and the first to sweep across the
entire country since 1918. It will be an event you do not want to miss! the
W9E announcement said. The far southern tip of the state of Illinois is the
only place viewers can see the totality of the eclipse.



W9E plans to operate on 80, 40, and 20 meters (and perhaps other bands, if
conditions permit), on CW, SSB, and digital modes (JT65, JT9, and PSK31).
All amateur operators visiting the area for the eclipse are invited to
visit. A copy of your license and photo ID are required to operate. Amateur
Radio license testing also will be offered during the event.

While the W9E special event is under way, organizers are planning a joint
exercise with ARES® Illinois District 11 Emergency Coordinator W. Bruce
Talley, WA9APQ, hoping not only to assist with local communication during
the eclipse but to coordinate with other ARES groups as the eclipse travels
from northwest to southeast.

Our plan is to be proactive and ready to respond as needed, said Talley.
Local volunteers and those from outside the area are welcome to sign up in
the database. We are especially interested if you are coming to the area to
view the eclipse and know where you will be stationed.
Solar Eclipse QSO Party

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP), sponsored by HamSCI, will take place on
August 21, 1400 to 2200 UTC.

As the August 2017 QST article The Solar Eclipse QSO Party Are You Ready?
explains, The objectiveis to flood the airwaves with contacts, all measured
by the automated receiver networks of the Reverse Beacon Network,
PSKReporter, and WSPRNet. When those observations are combined with the
logs from individual stations, the result will be one of the largest
ionospheric experiments ever performed.

Other Total Eclipse Special Events

The South Dakotas Black Hills Amateur Radio Club in South Dakota plans to
operate special event K0E on the day of the eclipse, August 21, 1500-1930
UTC, from Harrison, Nebraska. Operation will be on 20 meters (14.260-14.280
MHz) and on VHF and UHF. Contact Bob Ewing, W0RE, for more information.
The Near Zero Sunlite, Great American Eclipse N0S special event will take
place August 20-22, 1400-2200 UTC, in Crystal City, Missouri, sponsored by
the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. Operation will be on or about
3.850, 7.250, and 14.300 MHz. QSL with SASE to Jim Berger, WA0FQK, 131
Ozark Dr., Crystal City, MO 63019.
K7E will be on the air for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse 2017
special event, August 21-22, 1500-0300 UTC, from Laramie, Wyoming, near the
path of totality, on or about 7.183 and 14.256 MHz. QSL Perry Lehman,
N7FST, 19828 N. 78th Ln., Glendale, AZ 85308.
The North East Wyoming Amateur Radio Association (NEWARA) will field
special event W7S from historic downtown Gillette, Wyoming, August 19-21,
1200-0600 UTC, on or about 3.945, 7.265, and 14.265 MHz as well as on
147.360 MHz. QSL to Garth Crowe, WY7GC, P.O. Box 2208, Gillette, WY 82717.

*The Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club (LCARC) will operate special event
N7E, August 20-22, 1600-1900 UTC, from Newport, Oregon, on or about 3.820,
7.200, 14.245, and 28.350 MHz. Contact Michael Eastman, N7ONP.
*Total Solar Eclipse special event N9E will be on the air on August 21,
1400-2000 UTC, from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 7.180-7.190 MHz. Contact Peter
Herman, KD9VV.
The Lewis and Clark Radio Club (LCRC) will operate special event K9HAM from
Godfrey, Illinois, on August 21, 0900-1700 UTC, on or about 7.225 and
14.280 MHz. Contact the LCRC for more information.
In North Carolina, the Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society (GGARS), will
be on the air as N4S from Lexington, South Carolina, on August 21,
0000-1900 UTC, on or about 7.180 and 3.895 MHz. QSL to Robert Wells, W7CSA,
QSL. Robert Wells, 409 Elizabeth St., Gastonia, NC 28054.
The Southern Illinois University Amateur Radio Club (SIUARC) will sponsor
W9S, August 18-22, 0000-2359 UTC, from Fulton, Illinois, CW on 160 meters
and all modes on 80 through 10, with a focus on the lower bands. Satellites
and 6 meters are also possible. QSL to Martin A. Schuette, N9EAT, P.O. Box
29, Fulton, IL 61252.
Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club (OVHARC) will sponsor W4E from
Lexington, South Carolina, on August 21, 1500-2015 UTC, on or about 3.810,
7.230, and 14.263 MHz and 146.52 MHz FM simplex. QSL to Terry Erlacher,
KC4DV, 10855 Felicia Ct., Manassas, VA 20110.


This may not be a comprehensive listing. Search the ARRL Special Events
Calendar for total eclipse special event operations.

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On 7/23/2017 1:21 PM, KB6NU via rec.radio.amateur.moderated Admin wrote:
Radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern Illinois on
August 17-21 to operate special event station W9E ...


I'm going to operate mobile, and apply for the call
W 4
Mother-Of-All-Traffic-Jams-Ghod-help-me-where-did-these-people-come-from!

Bill, W4EWH


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