QSL card from the 2006 Special Event Station at W1AW

The QSL card from the 2006 Special Event Station at W1AW

USPS Amateur radio

USPS broadcasts safety

T o help kick off the 2008 North American Safe Boating Campaign, the USPS Amateur Radio Club will hold a special event at the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, at American Radio Relay League headquarters in Newington, Conn., on 7 and 8 June. USPS operators will be reminding boaters everywhere of the campaign’s safe-boating theme, “Wear It!”

USPS and ARRL have been working together for the past several years. ARRL, which shares our commitment to education, safety and public service, has been promoting USPS boating and marine electronic education and seminars, while USPS has promoted ARRL membership, services and resources for radio amateurs.

USPS will have a display booth with ARRL at the Dayton Hamvention from 16 to 18 May.

The W1AW special event station will broadcast from 1200 to 2400 GMT on frequencies 3.99, 7.29, 14.29 and 21.39 MHz for single side band phone. The station will also use digital modes PSK31 and RTTY.

USPS wishes to thank ARRL Membership Manager Katie Breen, W1KRB, and W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, for their assistance in coordinating this event as well as ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, and ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, for their continuing support of the USPS mission.

We encourage USPS amateur radio operators to join us at the station or on the air. If you contact W1AW during this event, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to W1AW, American Radio Relay League, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 for a special commemorative QSL (confirmation) card.

For more information, please contact me at 65 Stark Spur, Eighty Four, PA 15330, or by e-mail. For more information on ARRL or on obtaining an amateur radio license, please visit ARRL on the Web.