13 Colonies Special Event
1300 UTC on July 1 until 0400 UTC on July 7
OVH was well represented in the 13 Colonies special event. I probably do not have a complete listing but wanted to recognize those who I know about. The object of the 13 Colonies special event is to contact designated stations in each of the original 13 colonies. Each State has it own special 1 by 1 call – Virginia was K2B.
I believe the following stations had a “Clean sweep” : Al, KB4BHB, Byron, AK4XR, Terry, KC4DV, and Gil, KM4OZH. Other club members participating were John , KG4NXT, David, KK4ZUU, Kevin , KX4KU, and Wayne N7QLK. Some of the members were actively sharing spots on the difficult to work stations.
Our own David, KK4ZUU, was one of the official Virginia stations – K2B. David went out of his way to help OVH members by being available on 2 Meters during his commute and by offering to sked with any one who wanted to. This was helpful because the other K2B stations were hard for us to working the Manassas area; we were in the wrong skip zone and could hear stations calling K2B but could not hear K2B.
If you did join the fun this year, there is always next year.