Pacificon

Special Event Station

W1AW/6

Sponsored by the
Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association (PAARA)

This “SOUNDS LIKE FUN”.
Enjoy the fun of ham radio at the Pacificon 2018 Special Event Station.
Try your hand at CW, Side Band, or Digital operating.

Four HF stations available to operate on the 10, 15, 20, 40, or 80 meter HAM bands.  The station will be open continuously from 12 Noon Friday through 12 Noon Sunday.  Sign-up sheets will be available at each operating position to reserve an operating time.

Here are a few rules that must be followed.  Complete operating rules will be posted at the entrance.

•    W1AW/6 only will be used.
•    Logging will be done on computer only.
•    Have a copy of your ham license with you, if you have one.

Everyone is welcome, with or without a ham license. If you don't have a license, tell one of the control operators, and they will help you get set up, then oversee your operation, to ensure we all stay legal.

 
 
Operating frequencies are as follows (+/- QRM):
  • HF CW: 3.550 MHz, 7.0 50 M Hz, 14.050 MHz, 21.050 MHz and 28.050 MHz
  • HF SSB: 3.870 MHz, 7.270 MH z, 14.270 MHz, 21.370 MHz, 28.670 MHz
  • HF Digital: 3.582 MHz, 7.042 MHz, 14.072 MHz, 21.072 MHz, 28.122 MHz
  • VHF Simplex: 146.490 MHz
 
 
 
QSL Information:

All QSOs logged at the Special Events Station will be uploaded to Logbook of The World.
 ARRL will handle paper QSL's.
 

PACIFICON 2015 Follow Up

Randy Hall, K7AGE, prepared a video of our Special Event Station for Pacificon 2015, interviewing Rich Huisman, N6DQ, and showing the equipment setup. Rich and his team put together a 5-station multi-band system, all running full power, and on a single antenna! Rich describes how they did it.

See the video at W1AW/6 Pacificon Special Event Station - All On One Antenna.
(YouTube, approx. 4:35 minutes)