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

FINAL SECTION OF FIVE

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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