Return to Holme
Club History HARC Repeater Club Newsletter Contact Us Membership Application


Independence Week Special Event
Original 13 Colonies
July 1 1300Z - July 8 0400Z, 2020
July 1 0900 EDT - July 7 Midnight EDT, 2021

Sponsored by The U.S. Original 13 Colonies Group
http://www.13colonies.us

Members of the Holmesburg, Phil-Mont, and Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Clubs, and the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association will celebrate Independence Week from the city where independence was declared, Philadelphia, PA. We will be operating a special event station using the club call WM3PEN.

Amateur radio stations operating from the original 13 colonies will also be on the air.

2021 is the Thirteenth Event - Naval ships of the Revolutionary.

The 13 Colony Special Event will be offering a special certificate for contacting participating stations.
When you work WM3PEN make a note on the 13 colony log sheet and you will get an "Liberty Bell" endorsement with the WM3PEN call place on the certificate.

WM3PEN will be offering a great, full color custom QSL Card designed just for 2021. Every year we have a different card.

To get a WM3PEN QSL, send an SASE, or Green Stamp ($1) with your QSL to WM3PEN. Use the address for at QRZ.COM. You can also QSL via the bureau. SWLs may send a confirmation of reception to request a QSL card. Simply indicate the stations making contact with WM3PEN, time, frequency, and your receiving equipment. SWL stations should follow the same mailing instructions.

Any donations to help with printing costs are always appreciated, and can be sent along with your QSL request.

WM3PEN logs are uploaded to LoTW and EQSL(ag). D-STAR and Fusion contacts will not be uploaded.

ANy late breaking news during the event will be posten on the WM3PEN QRZ.com page


Keep in mind that there may be fewer operators available on some days due to work schedules.

QSL Replies may be slower if COVID-19 is still an issue.
PLEASE BE PATIENT!


Where to find us.
First check the spotting sites, we show up.
http://dxsummit.fi/#/
http://www.cwfun.org
We will be using: SSB, CW, PSK, & FT8
Digital Voice: DSTAR, Fusion, DMR

WM3PEN is being joined by members of the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association.
PDRA members plan to be operating on D-STAR, Fusion and DMR.
WM3PEN will be on DSTAR - Ref 063 Module B from 7-9 PM EDT (2300Z - 0100Z)
WM3PEN will be on Fusion - Room 28173 from 7-8 PM EDT (2300Z - 0000Z)
WM3PEN will be on DMR - TalkGroup 31426 EPA Section from 8-9 PM EDT (0000Z - 0100Z)

In order to be a valid contact for the event a radio must be used stateside.



Some media coverage

Everything Ham Radio Podcast interview
W2FDB gets a QSL
KYW interview
Live 2016 contact
Live 2013 contact


2020

10214 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, 67 countries
6 Continents
10M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 6M, 70cm (440)
SSB, CW, PSK31, FT8, DSTAR, Fusion, DMR

Operators:
AA3WB, AB3AH, AJ3DI, K0BAK, K3UJ, K8PT, KB3WBN, KC3AZT
KC3LYZ, N3ZZK, NF3R, NS3K, W3RW, W3WHK, WA2UAR, WA3ADI
WA3BXH, WA3GM, WA3PZO, WA3QVU, WA3ZPC, WK2G, WU3I


2019

7679 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, 68 countries, 877+ counties
6 Continents, 24 CQ zones, 797 Prefixes
10M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 160M, 6M, 70cm (440)
SSB, CW, PSK31, FT8, DSTAR

Operators:
AA3WB, AB3AH, AJ3DI, K0BAK, K3PDR, K3UJ, KB3WBN
KC3AZT, N3ZZK, NF3R, NS3K, W3FRB, W3RW, W3WHK
WA3BXH, WA3GM, WA3PZO, WA3QVU, WF3M, WK2G, WU3I


2018

6659 QSO's

Worked 49 states, 53 countries, 853 counties
6 Continents, 25 CQ zones, 711 Prefixes
10M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 6M, 2M
SSB, CW, PSK31, FT8, FM, DSTAR, FUSION, ALLSTAR

Operators:
AA3WB, AB3AH, AJ3DI, K0BAK, K3UJ, KB3ZUV, N3CB, N3ZZK
NF3R, NS3V, W3CJB, W3WHK, WA3ADI, WA3BXH, WA3DSP
WA3GM, WA3PZO, WA3QVU, WF3M, WK2B, WK2G, WU3I


2017

8110 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, 58 countries, 767+ counties
10M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 6M, 2M
SSB, CW, PSK31, FM, RTTY, DSTAR, FUSION, ALLSTAR

Operators:
AA3WB, AB3AH, AJ3DI, K0BAK, K3CJ, K3FKW, K3UJ, KB3SBC
KB3WBN, N3CB, N3ZZK, NS3K, WA3ADI, W3AFV, W3FRB, W3WHK
WA3BXH, WA3DSP, WA3GM, WA3PZO, WF3M, WK2G, WU3I




2016

6471 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, 61 countries, 980+ counties, 639 prefixes
10M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 6M, 2M 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR, FUSION
NPOTA was included as part of our effort thanks to K0BAK and KB3SBC
Independence National Park 139 QSO's, Valley Forge National Park 46 QSO's

Operators:
WA3GM, WA3PZO, W3WHK, K3CJ, N3ZZK, K3UJ, WK2G (HARC)
WU3I (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
KC3BRA, WA3QVU, NS3K, K3HWG, KB3WBN (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)
K0BAK, KB3SBC, AA3WB, WF3M, W3FRB (Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club)
WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC)


2015

5541 QSO's

Worked all 50 states, including all on 20 Meters. 49 countries. 6 continents, 17 CQ zones. 1109 counties. 629 prefixes.
10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR

Operators:
WA3GM, WA3PZO, W3WHK, K3CJ, N3ZZK, AB3EO (HARC)
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC)
WU3I (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
KC3BRA, WA3QVU, WA3BXH, NS3K (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)
K0BAK (Mt. Airy VHF - "Packrats" - Radio Club)
WK2G


2014

4501 QSO's

QSL Cards

49 states, 1004 counties, 54 countries
10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M, 440
SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, DSTAR

Operators:
WA3GM, WA3PZO, AB3EO, KC3JV, W3WHK (HARC)
KB3WLN, KB3BUT (Drexel University ARC)
WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC)
WU3I (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)
WA3BXH, WA3QVU, NS3K, KC3BRA, N3FKE (Philadelphia Digital Radio Association)


2013

3316 QSO's

49 states, 809 counties, 38 countries, 454 prefixes worked
10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY

Operators:
WA3GM, WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV, NY3Z (HARC)
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC), WA3FRP (University of Pennsylvania Alumni ARC), WU3I (Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club)

WM3PEN on YouTube

2012

1681 QSO's

48 states, 11 countries
10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, 80M, SSB, PSK31

Operators: WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV (HARC)
KB3WLN (Drexel University ARC)


2011

1200 QSO's

46 states, 13 countries, 10 of the 13 Colony stations, 21 Pennsylvania counties
20M, 40M, 80M, SSB, PSK31

Operators: WA3PZO, N3ZZK, AB3EO, KC3JV




© Copyright 2010 - 2021 HARC
Design by: Mad Elf Productions
Updated 1/29/21