Salem Maritime Festival Special Event Station N1S QRV, August 3-4, 2019

Nick Mollo, KC1DKY, writes on

N1S will be the call sign used at National (Park) 1 Salem (Maritime) to celebrate their 31th annual Salem Maritime Festival being held on Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, 2019.  The Parks On The Air team will predominantly transmit on 20m and 40m.  Operations on SSB, CW, and FT8 are assured, with PSK as a possibility.  Efforts to make satellite contacts on SO-50, AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92 will be made as well.  Watch the spotting clusters to find out where we are currently transmitting.  We will be on the air starting around 13:00UTC (9am Eastern) until around 20:00UTC on both days.

This is the fourth year the team will be transmitting from the event.  We will be multi-operators, on two stations – one 100W for HF and one 50W for satellites.  We will be highlighting amateur radio for all of the park visitors attending the festival using a laptop with a large screen monitor, plenty of table space, a practice oscillator for Morse code, and plenty of handouts.  We want to get as many visitors on the air as well, so if you make contact with us and we give you a solid “5×9” report, please stand by your radio and help us put a smile on a young child’s face by being the station on the other end.

Stations will receive credit for the following programs:
WWFF / KFF – Park designator KFF-0859
Parks on the Air designator K-0859
ARLHS designator for Derby Wharf Light House – USA-224

QSL cards to commemorate the special event station and the festival will be available for $1 + SASE for US contacts and $3US and self-addressed envelope for international contacts.  Visit my QRZ page, KC1DKY, as the event draws near for additional QSL information.  The cards will be nice to add to your collection.  So listen for us, and make a contact!

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