Apology and Hamfest Updates

To those folks that check for updates and information, the Headwaters Amateur Radio Club thanks you for your patronage an apologizes if you have been unable to access the site for the last couple of weeks. Our web hosting provider made some changes that took the site down but has been extremely helpful in getting us back online. If you are reading this, you can see that we back! Please continue to check back for more information and updates. Speaking of updates, please see the updated list of hamfests within 100 miles of Coudersport, PA. There are two in April alone with many more to come this summer!

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Meeting Today

February meeting today at 7:00pm at Gunzberger auditorium.

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Due Paying Time!

Hello Everyone!

It’s that time of year again…dues paying time!

Single membership for 2015 is $15, family (all under one roof) is $20.
Associate Membership is $5, though it carries no voting rights. (Your comments, ideas,
and participation are still encouraged.)

Dues may be paid at the meetings (checks preferred) or sent by US post to the following address:
Wayne E Stahler II
887 Black Hole Rd
Coudersport, Pa 16915

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day from the Headwaters Amateur Radio Club! The club would like to extend it’s gratitude to all veterans for their service to the United States. Thank you!
If you are an amateur and would like to commemorate Veteran’s Day 2014, please consider working some of the following special event stations:

  • 11/08/2014 | Veterans Day

    Nov 8-Nov 11, 0600Z-2359Z, K0V, Emporia, KS. Emporia Amateur Radio Society. 14.268 7.262. QSL. Dwight Moore, 22452 S Stuubs Rd, Quenemo, KS 66528. emporiahamradio.org

  • 11/11/2014 | Veterans Day

    Nov 11-Nov 12, 0000Z-2359Z, N5VET, Cleburne, TX. Menasco Amateur Radio Club (KC5NX). 7.250 14.250 7.040 14.035 and 14.062. QSL. KC5NX Menasco Radio Club per QRZ, 9200 Summit Court West, Cleburne, TX 76033. Thank You Veterans Day –Please QSL to KC5NX in Cleburne Texas…. Return address label and postage would help. Thanks to N5VET for the use of his call sign. www.qrz.com/db/kc5nx

  • 11/11/2014 | Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial Center

    Nov 11, 1600Z-1900Z, KC2UFO, Merritt Island, FL. Skywatchers and Communicators Amateur Radio Club. 14.265. Certificate. on line only, see URL, Merritt Island, FL 32952. We ask callers to share their military service stories and experiences. Certificates online only. www.kc2ufo.org

  • 11/11/2014 | Veterans Day Special Event

    Nov 11, 1000Z-1800Z, W4NPT, North Port, FL. The North Port Amateur Radio ClUb. 14.230. QSL. The North Port Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 7716, North Port, FL 34290. www.w4npt.org

  • 11/11/2014 | Veterans Day Special Event Station

    Nov 11, 1700Z-2300Z, N7OY, Toledo, OR. Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 21.315 28.450. QSL. Chuck Gerttula, 285 SE Cedar St, Toledo, OR 97391. N7OY thanks and honors all present and past US Military personnel on this special holiday. Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club will operate it’s Mobile Unit from the American Legion Post 116, Newport, OR, USA. www.n7oy.org

  • 11/11/2014 | Veterans Day Tribute

    Nov 11, 1400Z-2100Z, W9L, Indianapolis, IN. The American Legion Amateur Radio Club. 14.275 146.460 IRLP Node 4816. Certificate. The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC), c/o The American Legion Nat’l HQ, 700 N Pennsylvania S, Indianapolis, IN 46204. A special commemorative certificate will be available for all stations that work W9L upon receipt of a 9″ X 12″ SASE to The American Legion Amateur Radio Club. www.legion.org/hamradio


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NA FISTS Upcoming Event

Veterans Appreciation Operating Event

Date & Time: Nov 10, 11, and Nov 12, 2014

Bands:  All bands and around FISTS recognized calling frequencies.  QSY, as
appropriate and necessary.

Time: 0001 UTC Nov 10th to 2400 UTC Nov 12

Exchange: RST, Call, Name, FISTS Nr., Branch of Military Service

QSL’ing:  QSL via our FISTS QSL Buro, if your contacts use the Buro.  (7
cards for one first class stamp)

Fists CW Club, NA Chapter, will be conducting a Veterans Appreciation
Operating Event commencing at 0001 November 10, 2014 to 2400, November 12,

This three day event is not a contest so feel free to “chew the rag” but as
a minimum we ask that you include at least the following information: Signal
Report, Call, Name, FISTS Number, and Branch of Military Service, if

Please note that these contacts will be eligible for the Fists Military
Award <http://fistsna.org/awards.html#Military> . To apply for this FISTS CW
Club award, please follow the instructions on the website awards page for
the Military Award submission. If you are not working toward earning your
FISTS USA Military Appreciation Award, it is not necessary to submit your

While this is an event of the NA FISTS Chapter, all FISTS are welcome to
take part.

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Meeting Today, 9/2/2014

There will be a meeting today, 9/2/2014, at the Gunzberger cafeteria at 7:00pm. All are welcome!

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Eastern States 100 Communciation Volunteer

Eastern States 100

After all the learning and practicing we have done with ACS in the past year, it is time to put it to the test in a real life, though not full-blown emergency, mode.  The time of the real Eastern States 100 race is coming very near and your help would be greatly appreciated to assist in keeping track of runners for their safety.  Multiple stations will be open throughout the 36 hour period.  Rather than signing up for any particular station, if you would commit to a time frame I can coordinate the coverage where it is needed. 

I would appreciate it if people would commit to 6 hour shifts (or longer) but I am sure we can fit some shorter ones in.  Also be aware that travel time to the individual stations could be up to 45 minutes.  If we do not get enough people to cover all the stations we may ask some people to travel to a couple different stations during their shift. 

The table below is the number of people we would need at various times to cover 100% of the stations.

 Saturday, August 16

                0530 – 0630         1

                0630 – 0700         2

                0700 – 0900         3

                0900 – 1000         5

                1000 – 1100         6

                1100 – 1730         7

                1730 – 2400         8

Sunday, August 17

                0000 – 0300         7

                0300 – 0500         6

                0500 – 0630         5

                0630 – 0900         4

                0900 – 1100         3

                1100 – 1300         2

                1300 – 1500         1

Finish line will be covered by K3LSY and me but extra help there would also be welcome if the remote stations are covered.

We would like to work digital as well as voice at each station but don’t hesitate to sign up even if you are not comfortable with the digital stuff.  We will provide assistance and can provide most of the equipment, including laptops.  Of course if you have access to the county ACS equipment or your personal laptop and radio set up you are welcome to use that as well.

Additional information including maps are available at www.easternstates100.com

Please reply to Denny:  dcolegrove@tiogacountypa.us or dacolegrove@gmail.com or 570-971-5531.

Thank you in advance for all your support.

Denny Colegrove
Emergency Management Coordinator
Tioga County Department of Emergency Services

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Jun 21, 1500Z-2300Z, Special Event Station for the L.E.E.K. Annual Spring Open House

Honoring the men and women of the Wounded Warriors project. The L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Oswayo, PA is a completely volunteer-run facility dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities. L.E.E.K. holds an annual spring open house and HARC will operate in support of their endeavors. We will be operating on the frequencies indicated below.
CW (If QRM will be up 1 or 2 kc)
Digital (USB)
Headwaters Amateur Radio Club, c/o Wayne E. Stahler II, 887 Black Hole Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915.
For More Information about the club and L.E.E.K
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WWI Centennial / The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

To commemorate the centennial of World War I, The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be operating four special event stations:
June 28-29 will commemorate the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.
August 2-3 commemorates the beginning of the Great War as the countries officially declared war.
September 6-7 highlights the Battle of the Marne, often referred to as the “Miracle of the Marne.”
December 27-28 will remember the 1914 Christmas Truce

For more information, visit http://theworldwar.org/amateurradio

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Memorial Day Special Event Stations

To honor our men and women that have fallen, there will be special event stations operating during the Memorial Day holiday. Taken directly from the ARRL list, these are two listed here for your convenience:

* 05/24/2014 | Honoring Veterans for Memorial Day
May 24, 1500Z-2200Z, W0FSB, Waterloo, IA. Five Sullivan Brothers Amateur Radio Club. 21.240 14.240 7.240. Certificate & QSL. Five Sullivan Brothers ARC, 3186 Brandon Diagonal Blvd, Brandon, IA 52210. For QSL card: Send card and #10 SASE; For Certificate &QSL: Send QSL, address label and 3 Forever stamps; For eQSL & Certificate: Send eQSL, then an email, requesting a .jpg file of the certificate that you can print yourself. www.qrz.com/db/w0fsb

* 05/24/2014 | Memorial Day At Veteran’s Memorial Center Merritt Island Florida
May 24-May 26, 1621Z-1621Z, KC2UFO, Merritt Island, FL. Skywatchers and Communicators Amateur Radio Club . 14.265. Certificate. Dave Slawson, 545 Captains Row, Merritt Island, FL 32953. Operating from the Veteran’s Memorial Center, Merritt Island,FL. Asking for Veterans and Family Members to share their military experiences on the air. Contacts may send a #10 Envelope or Larger and receive certificate and Commemorative coin. www.qsl.net/kc2ufo

Be sure to check QST magazine for more.

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