Special Event Station: W9S

We will be operating as Special Event Station W9S during the Total Solar Eclipse QSO Party on August 21st, 2017 from 1400Z – 2200Z / 9am CDT – 5pm CDT. Operations before and after the event may occur as well. We will be operating on 160m CW (around 1.810 MHz), and on all modes, 80m-10m (excluding WARC bands), at operator’s discretion. We will also operate on a few passes of amateur satellites FO-29, SO-50, AO-85, and perhaps AO-7. Operations on the 6m band may also occur if promising openings appear. As time allows, simplex contacts may also occur on 2m FM or SSB. We will QSL via Logbook of the World as well as with special QSL cards. Please send paper QSL requests to our special event QSL manager, N9EAT.

Any radio amateur that will be in Carbondale who would like to stop by, please feel free to do so. If you wish to operate, try to let us know ahead of time by emailing us at w9uih@arrl.net. For more information on events in Carbondale for the Solar Eclipse, please visit eclipse.siu.edu.

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We will be operating for the 2015 ARRL Field Day on Saturday, June 27th at 1:00pm to Sunday, June 28th at 4:00pm in parking lot of the SIU Engineering Building! All amateur radio operators and the general public are invited to join in on the fun! All stations who work us, with the exception of School Clubs, are encouraged to send QSL cards with a SASE; while we will try to answer all cards regardless, please understand that we are a school club with a limited budget so cannot guarantee the speed we reply to them otherwise. We QSL 100% on LotW. All contacts for Field Day will also be logged into eQSL and QRZ.