13 Colonies Special Event
INDEPENDENCE WEEK
JULY 1-6, 2014

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2014 QSO Count!
108,858

2014 EVENT CERTIFICATE
 
Click on a State Name, in the image above, to see details of that State's Special Event Station(s)
 
The theme for 2014 was "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, waree eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator was affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement was attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.

PREVIEW OF 2015 CERTIFICATE
 
 
The theme is the "Founders and Patriots of the Republic"

EVENT TIMES
 
The colony stations operated from Tuesday, July 1st, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Sunday Night, July 6th, 00:00 (Midnight) Eastern (0400 UTC July 7th).
 
NEW FOR 2014
The 13 Colonies had TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN participated from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.; Added was W3FT from Baltimore, MD, commemorating the writing of our Nation Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner in 1814.
 
The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. A W3FT contact has a special 15 star 1812 US flag of the period added to the 13 Colonies certificate and also offers a special QSL card printed just for this event.
 
WM3PEN was on D-STAR each evening from 7-11 PM Eastern Time. Please see the WM3PEN Page for details.
 
SATELLITE STATIONS
We did not have any satellite operations this year.
 
13 Colonies Yahoo Group
The Original 13 Colonies Special Event has started a Yahoo Group for colony stations to post their operating schedules and other information about their state operations. This is a public group and a Yahoo membership is NOT necessary for reading of those messages .
 
Only group members can post information. PLEASE do not request membership to the Yahoo group unless you are a verifiable, 13 Colonies, station operator!
 
QRP Operation
 
The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. This will be a QRP to QRP operation only.
We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work.
 
If interested, contact KU2US via email. I am listed at QRZ. You must be located in one of the Colony States. NOTE: New York's QRP position is filled.
 
Digital Operators
 
PLEASE do not send your macros. The ONLY information required to confirm a contact is:
CALL SIGN
NAME
RST/RSQ
STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY
 
Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

QSL INFORMATION


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