Americus Amateur Radio Association

2 meter @ 147.27 t(131.8)


Part of the fun and challenge of ham radio, is making a contact with a station that everyone else is trying to work. That can very well cause a pile up of stations calling. This was the case when our Sumter County citizen was inaugurated as 39th President of the United States. The Albany club put together the rigs, and obtained the special call sign, & were on the air from Plains,GA during that week. Tnx to Leon-K4GCR for the shot of the certificate, & Walt WA4HGS for info, & pic's on this one. Five Americus ARA hams helped out as well. (RDO,LHH,ZHT,UFD,& RWS) If you were fortunate enough to be one of the 1,700 contacts on 80 & 20 meters in 50 states and 3 foreign countries, the QSL or certificate below was sent to you. What a collectors item now!

Thought this one was sorta unusual in that it was a special event station set up by the Poughkeepsie Amateur Radio club in Samuel Morse's home town in Poughkeepsie, NY. Some of you "non-CW" fans would not have gone out of the way to try and work this one! Got them on 15 mtrs.

Try to work some Special Event'll be glad you did.
...trip back in time.. k4vbh-jim
Jan. 2005

Operators in Action at ND4JC shown below
*John K4XA (K4GBL), Prof W4UFD standing &, Leon K4GCR by the mike.
(*Silent Key)
Leon K4GCR & Faye WD4BDE

Walter WA4HGS & Wendell WA4LHH

More Special Event Stations....
Here's a few more that we've worked over the years, that to me, are neat to have.
This is one that was done by the Atlanta Radio Club on the week that they were looking for Hank Aaron, to break Babe Ruth's home run record. Their station was set up at the ball park, and kept them busy making contacts. I worked them on 75 meters.
This is one done by the Marshall Space Center, and the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club during the launch and time of Apollo 17, the first night launch, and final moon landing in the Apollo program.
This one was done by Special Event Station KE7PE. I worked them on 20 meters, and was glad to get the certificate.
Amateur Radio Trivia in Americus
Over the Past 45 years

by: K4VBH-jim poole