13 Colonies Special Event
30 JUNE - 5 JULY, 2015


!!2015 QSO Count!!
13 Colonies -
Event Total -

2015 Event Certificate
Click on a State Founder/Patriot's picture, in the image above, to see details of that State's Special Event Station(s)
The theme for 2015 is "Founders and Patriots of the Republic". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, are eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.
Additionally U.S. Military Veterans, American Legion and NRA members will receive a special endorsement (please indicate on your log form).
NOTE: You do not need contacts with either of the sister stations, GB13COL and WM3PEN, to get a "Clean Sweep". These are "bonus" stations, along with the other available endorsements.
PLEASE be patient, pileups can be huge and propagation can be spotty or non-existent. Not all stations in any State are on at any given time. A large part of the attraction of an event like this is the thrill of the hunt!
Click here for 2015 Event Wrapup

2016 Event Times
Start July 1st at 9am eastern (13:00 UTC)
Finish July 6th at Midnight Eastern (04:00 July 7th)
2016 Certificate

FOR 2015
The 13 Colonies will have TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.
The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.
WM3PEN will be on D-STAR each evening from 7-11 PM Eastern Time. Click on the WM3PEN button below for details.
GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button below for details and QSL information.

Satellite Stations
We have only one satellite operator, from Maryland, this year.

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:
Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

Qsl Information

If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others. We suggest this spotting page which has been set up specifically for this event.

The U.S. Original 13 Colonies Groupİ2009-2016
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The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occured. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.

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