Armed Forces Day Crossband Test - 2014

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO
            COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10 MAY 2014)

1. The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are co-
sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in
celebration of the 64th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD).
Although the actual Armed Forces Day is celebrated on Saturday, May
17, 2014, the AFD Military/Amateur CROSSBAND Communications Test will
be conducted 10 May 2014 to prevent conflict with the Dayton
Hamvention (16-18 May 2014), which is the same weekend as the actual
Armed Forces Day.
2. The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur
cross band communications SSB voice and Morse Code tests. These tests
give Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) an
opportunity to demonstrate their individual technical skills, and to
receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station for
their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those stations
making contact with the military stations.
3. PART I. MILITARY-TO-AMATEUR CROSS BAND SSB & CW TEST CONTACTS.
Military-to-Amateur cross band operations will take place on the
dates/times in ZULU (UTC), and frequencies listed below for each
station. Voice contacts will include operations in single sideband
voice (SSB). Some stations may not operate the entire period,
depending on propagation and manning. Participating military stations
will transmit on selected Military MARS frequencies and listen for
amateur radio stations in the Amateur bands indicated below. The
military station operator will announce the specific amateur band
frequency being monitored. Duration of each voice contact should be
limited to 1-2 minutes. The following stations will be transmitting
on MARS frequencies listed below which are provided as "Window/Dial
Frequency" in kHz.  Some stations will use CW to provide the
opportunity to check in by Morse Code.
4. ARMY STATIONS:
STATION: AAZ (10 MAY 1500Z - 2400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4036.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 6910.0 KHZ  USB       40M
14512.5 KHZ  USB       20M
18211.0 KHZ  USB       17M
LOCATION: FORT HUACHUCA, AZ
ADDRESS: COMMANDER NETCOM/9TH SC (ARMY)
ATTN: NETC-ATD (MARS STATION)
BLDG 90549 JIM AVENUE
FT. HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-7070
POC: JUANITA PORTZ
DSN: 821-7072 COMMERCIAL: (520) 533-7072
 
STATION: AAC (10 MAY 1300Z - 11 MAY 0100Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4012.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7360.0 KHZ  USB       40M
13963.5 KHZ  USB       20M
20920.0 KHZ  USB       15M
LOCATION: LEXINGTON, KY
ADDRESS: HQ 3RD BDE, 95TH DIV (IT) MARS STATION
BARROW ARMY RESERVE TRAINING CENTER
1051 RUSSELL CAVE PIKE
LEXINGTON, KY 40505
POC: BARRY JACKSON, AAR4BZ
COMMERCIAL: (859) 227-0137
 
STATION: ABH (10 MAY 1600Z - 2300Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 3347.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 4789.5 KHZ  USB       80M
 7357.0 KHZ  USB       40M
 7772.5 KHZ  USB       40M
14438.5 KHZ  USB       20M
17592.5 KHZ  USB       17M
20976.0 KHZ  USB       15M
LOCATION: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI
COMMANDER, 396TH SIGNAL COMPANY
30TH SIGNAL BATTALION, 96857
POC: SGT RICHARDS
COMMERCIAL: (808) 655-0727
 
STATION: ADB (10 MAY 2200Z - 11 MAY 0100Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
14487.0 KHZ  USB       20M
20994.0 KHZ  USB       15M
LOCATION: CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA (BLDG 462)
MAILING ADDRESS: ATTN: NETC-SPS (OKINAWA ARMY MARS/HF STATION)
TCO/MARS-HF OFFICE, TORII STATION BOX 4
APO, AP 96376
POC MR. KOJI SHIMABUKURO
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL:  011-81-98-970-7603 OR 2707
DSN:  315-645-7603 OR 2707
 
 
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STATION: WAR   (10 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4000.0 KHZ  USB/CW    80M
 7882.5 KHZ  USB/CW    40M
14663.5 KHZ  USB/CW    20M
24670.0 KHZ  USB/CW    12M
LOCATION: PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, DC
ADDRESS: PENTAGON MARS STATION
ATTN: AFDCBT, PO BOX 2322
ARLINGTON VA 22202
POC MR. GARY SESSUMS
STATION TELEPHONE:COMMERCIAL: (703) 693-8423 DSN 223-8423
 
STATION: WUG-23 (10 MAY 1300Z - 11 MAY 0200Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4030.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7421.0 KHZ  USB       40M
 6823.0 KHZ  USB/CW    40M
14876.0 KHZ  USB       20M
14663.5 KHZ  USB/CW    20M
20973.5 KHZ  USB/CW    15M
LOCATION: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WYNNE AREA OFFICE
WYNNE, ARKANSAS
ADDRESS: USACE MEMPHIS DISTRICT OFFICE
ATTN: JIM POGUE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE ROOM B-202
167 N. MAIN ST., MEMPHIS, TN 38103-1894
POC:  MR. JIM POGUE
COMMERCIAL: (901) 544-4109   CELL:  (901) 828-0152
 
5. AIR FORCE STATIONS:
STATION: AIR (10 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4517.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7305.0 KHZ  USB       40M
15807.0 KHZ  USB       20M
20740.0 KHZ  USB       15M
LOCATION: JOINT BASE ANDREWS NAVAL AIR FACILITY WASHINGTON
ADDRESS: 89 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD 20762
POC: MR. BOB MISKIN
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: 301-981-3109 DSN: 858-3109
 
STATION: AGA2SY (10 MAY 1200Z TO 2400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4575.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7540.0 KHZ  USB       40M
13993.0 KHZ  USB       20M
LOCATION: HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE
ADDRESS: 174 FIGHTER WING
6001 E. MOLLOY RD.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13211
POC: MR. MIKE CARL
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: (315) 233-2213 DSN: 243-2213
 
STATION: AGA4AR (10 MAY 1500Z TO 2000Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 3299.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7457.0 KHZ  USB       40M
15632.0 KHZ  USB       20M
LOCATION: ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE
ADDRESS: 100 KINDEL DRIVE
A101B / AF MARS
ARNOLD AFB, TENNESSEE 37389
POC: MR. MICHAEL GLENNON
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: (931) 454-5944 DSN: 340-5944
 
STATION: AGA5SC (10 MAY 1600Z TO 2300Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 3308.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 4872.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7545.0 KHZ  USB       40M
LOCATION: SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE
ADDRESS: 203 WEST LOSEY STREET
SCOTT AFB, ILLINOIS 62225
POC: MR. DAVID ANTRY
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL:  618-229-8553 DSN: 779-8553
 
STATION: AGA9TR (10 MAY 1200Z TO 2400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 3228.0 KHZ  USB       80M
 7915.0 KHZ  USB       40M
14411.0 KHZ  USB       20M
LOCATION: TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE
ADDRESS:  23RD COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
550 AIRLIFT DRIVE
TRAVIS AFB, CALIFORNIA 94535
POC: MR. STEPHAN SILEN
STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: (707) 424-8874 DSN: 837-8874
 
 
 
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6. NAVY/MARINE CORPS STATIONS:
STATION: NBL (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GROTON, CT
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4041.5 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7371.5 KHZ  LSB       40M
14391.5 KHZ  USB       20M
20623.5 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: ROBERT VETH, DIRECTOR REGION ONE
4 LANTERN LANE, CHELMSFORD MA 01824-1316
COMMERCIAL: (978) 256-5264
 
STATION: NMC1 (10 MAY 1400Z - 11 MAY 0030Z)
USCG COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, CA
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 7542.0 KHZ  LSB       40M
15740.5 KHZ  USB       20M
22924.5 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: ATTN: MR. ERIC SIMMONS
USCG DISTRICT ELEVEN (DT), COAST GUARD ISLAND,
BLDG 50-7 ALAMEDA, CA 94501-5100
COMMERCIAL: (510) 637-5486
 
STATION: NMN (10 MAY 1400Z - 11 MAY 0030Z)
US COAST GUARD CAMSLANT, PORTSOMUTH VA
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 7528.6 KHZ  LSB       40M
14459.5 KHZ  USB       20M
19221.5 KHZ  USB       17M
POC AND ADDRESS: ATTN: OS3 CATTELL
COMMANDING OFFICER, USCG CAMSLANT
4720 DOUGLAS A. MUNRO ROAD, CHESAPEAKE, VA 23322
 
STATION: NNN0ASF (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NNN0ASF
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4014.0 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7394.5 KHZ  LSB       40M 1200-2359Z, 0200-0400Z
 7394.5 KHZ  PSK31     40M 0000-0200Z
13974.0 KHZ  USB       20M 1200-1800Z, 2000-0400Z
13974.0 KHZ  PSK31     20M 1800-2000Z
20997.0 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NNN0ASF
KEN KNOX, 109 W ELIJAH ST, EASTON MO 64443
COMMERCIAL: (913) 683-0756 or (913) 682-0294
 
STATION: NNN0CQQ (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
EX-USS MIDWAY MUSEUM SHIP MARS STATION
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4003.0 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7351.5 KHZ  LSB       40M
14463.5 KHZ  USB       20M
20936.0 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: JOSE GARZA, NNN0XBQ
9789 PASEO MONTRIL, SAN DIEGO CA 92129-3910
COMMERCIAL: (858) 484-0469 CELL: (858) 254-0175
 
STATION: NPD (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NSA MILLINGTON TN
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4456.5 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7476.5 KHZ  LSB       40M
14483.5 KHZ  USB       20M
20578.5 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: A. H. HILLIARD, W4GMM
4237 BACON ST, MEMPHIS, TN 38128
 
STATION: NRV (10 MAY 0700Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
USCG SECTOR GUAM
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
14459.6 KHZ  USB       20M
20881.1 KHZ  USB       15M
23072.6 KHZ  USB       15M/12M
POC AND ADDRESS: USCG SECTOR GUAM
ATTN:  CDR BRENDEN KETTNER
US NAVAL ACTIVITIES VICTOR PIER
SANTA RITA, GU  96915-0001
COMMERCIAL:  671-355-4800
 
STATION: NUW (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4044.0 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7381.5 KHZ  LSB       40M
13528.5 KHZ  USB       20M
20952.5 KHZ  USB       15M
POC AND ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NUW
MR. DIGGER O'DELL
260 W. PIONEER FSC BLDG.
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 98277
COMMERCIAL: (360) 675-2823 DSN: 820-8038
 
 
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STATION: NWKJ (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 4010.0 KHZ  LSB       80M
 7348.0 KHZ  LSB       40M
14467.0 KHZ  USB       20M
21758.5 KHZ  USB       15M
ADDRESS: EX-USS YORKTOWN (CV-10)
PATRIOTS POINT MARITIME MUSEUM, SC
C/O EDDIE JENNINGS/NNN0GBS
5172 STABLEGATE LANE, HOLLYWOOD, SC 29449
COMMERCIAL: (843) 766-8888
 
STATION: NWVC (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  AMATEUR BAND
 3393.0 KHZ  LSB/CW    80M
 7438.0 KHZ  LSB/CW    40M
13826.0 KHZ  USB/CW    20M
20678.5 KHZ  USB/CW    15M
ADDRESS: USS LST 325
840 LST DRIVE, EVANSVILLE, IN 47713
POC: PERRY BALLINGER, NNN0VNO
COMMERCIAL: 330-932-8612/330-705-8449
 
7. PART II. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TEST VIA DIGITAL MODES.
The secretary of defense message will be transmitted via digital
modes including RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 from the
stations listed below, including frequencies, mode, and date/time in
zulu (utc). All frequencies are listed "window/dial frequency" sound
cards modes will use standard factory settings (NOTE: not all
stations may necessarily operate on all the frequencies listed,
depending on propagation and available equipment.)
 
ARMY BROADCAST STATIONS:
STATION: AAZ (HQ ARMY MARS AND WESTERN AREA GATEWAY, FT HUACHUCA, AZ)
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 6910.0 KHZ  USB       RTTY 850HZ 75BD  11 MAY/0110Z
                       MS 188-110       11 MAY/0120Z 
                       (MIL STD 188-110 SERIAL PSK)
14512.5 KHZ  USB       RTTY 850HZ 75BD  11 MAY/0130Z
                       MS 188-110       11 MAY/0140Z 
                       (MIL STD 188-110 SERIAL PSK)
 
STATION: WAR (PENTAGON MARS STATION, WASHINGTON, DC )
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  MODE    BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7882.5 KHZ  USB       PSK31   10 MAY/1700Z
                       PSK31   10 MAY/2300Z
                       MT63    10 MAY/1715Z
                       MT63    10 MAY/2315Z
14438.5 KHZ  USB       PACTOR  10 MAY/1730Z
                       RTTY    10 MAY/1745Z
 4000.0 KHZ  USB       PACTOR  10 MAY/2330Z
                       RTTY    10 MAY/2345Z
 
STATION: AAC
FREQUENCY    EMISSION  MODE  BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 4012.0 KHZ  USB       MT63  11 MAY/0030Z
 7360.0 KHZ  USB       RTTY  11 MAY/0100Z
 
NAVY/MARINE CORPS BROADCAST STATIONS:
STATION: NBL (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GROTON CT)
FREQUENCY    MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7370.0 KHZ  RTTY       10 MAY/2340Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0010Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0040Z
14393.0 KHZ  RTTY       10 MAY/2340Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0010Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0040Z
 
STATION: NNN0ASF (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, EASTON, MO)
FREQUENCY    MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7393.0 KHZ  RTTY 10 MAY/2340Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0010Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0040Z
13975.5 KHZ  RTTY       10 MAY/2340Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0010Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0040Z
 
STATION: NNN0CQQ (EX-USS MIDWAY MUSEUM SHIP, SAN DIEGO CA)
FREQUENC     MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7350.0 KHZ  RTTY 11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
14465.0 KHZ  RTTY       11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
 
STATION: NUW (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND WA)
FREQUENCY    MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7380.0 KHZ  RTTY       11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
13530.0 KHZ  RTTY       11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
 

 
 
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STATION: NWKJ (EX-USS YORKTOWN, PATRIOTS POINT MARITIME MUSEUM SC)
FREQUENCY    MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7346.5 KHZ  RTTY       11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
14468.5 KHZ  RTTY       11 MAY/0240Z
             AMTOR FEC  11 MAY/0310Z
             MT63       11 MAY/0340Z
 
STATION: NWVC (USS LST 325)
FREQUENCY    MODE       BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 3391.5 KHZ  CW-25WPM   11 MAY/0300Z
 7436.5 KHZ  CW-25WPM   11 MAY/0300Z
 
AIR FORCE BROADCAST STATIONS
STATION: AGA2SY (HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEW YORK)
FREQUENCY    MODE  BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7540.0 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/1930Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2030Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2100Z
13993.0 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/2130Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2230Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2300Z
 
STATION: AGA5SC (SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS)
FREQUENCY    MODE  BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7545.0 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/1930Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2030Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2100Z
14392.5 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/2130Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2230Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2300Z
 
STATION: AGA9TR (TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA)
FREQUENCY    MODE  BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7915.0 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/1930Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2030Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2100Z
14411.0 KHZ  RTTY  10 MAY/2130Z
             MT63  10 MAY/2230Z
             MFSK  10 MAY/2300Z
 
STATION: AGA4AR (ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENNESSEE)
FREQUENCY    MODE           BROADCAST DATE/TIME
 7457.0 KHZ  RTTY             10 MAY/1930Z
             MT63             10 MAY/2030Z
             MFSK            10 MAY/2100Z
15632.0 KHZ  RTTY             10 MAY/2130Z
             MT63             10 MAY/2230Z
             MFSK            10 MAY/2300Z
 
8. SUBMISSION OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TEST MESSAGE ENTRIES.
Transcripts of the RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63
receiving test should be submitted "as received". No attempt should
be made to correct possible transmission errors.  Provide time,
frequency and call sign of the military station copied, including
name, call sign, and address (including zip code) of individual
submitting the entry. Ensure this information is placed on the paper
containing the test message. Each year a large number of acceptable
entries are received with insufficient information, or necessary
information was not attached to the transcriptions and was separated,
thereby precluding issuance of a certificate.  Entries must be sent
to the appropriate military address as follows:
 
  A. STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM
AAZ, WAR OR AAC SEND ENTRIES TO:
 
    ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION
    COMMANDER NETCOM
    ATTN: NETC-ATD (MARS STATION)
    BLDG 90549 JIM AVENUE
    FORT HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-7070
 
  B. STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM
NBL, NNN0ASF, NNN0CQQ, NUW, NWKJ OR NWVC SEND ENTRIES TO:
 
    ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION
    CHIEF, NAVY-MARINE CORPS MARS
    CHEATHAM ANNEX BLDG 117
    108 SANDA AVENUE
    WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185-5830
 
  C. STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM
AGA2SY, AGA5SC, AGA9TR OR AFA4AR SEND ENTRIES TO:
 
    ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION
    38 CYRS/CHIEF, AF MARS
    203W LOSEY ST, RM 1200
    SCOTT AFB, IL  62225
 

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