Historic Centennial Celebration of the Wright Brothers First Flight, Special Event Station, W4B.
The NC Special Event Group NC Special Event Group is proud to announce that we are now operating as W4B as part of the First Flight Centennial Celebration. Please join us on the air, from Kitty Hawk, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, as we celebrate the Wright Brothers, "twelve seconds that changed the world".
W4B Special Event Frequencies
3.860 #7.260 #14.260 #21.330 #28.460 #SSB #+ or - .010
3.550 #7.050 #14.050 #21.050 #28.050 #CW #+ or - .010
One station will be on 14.260 continuously as propagation permits from Dec 12, 2003 through December 17, 2003 #- The second station will alternate between SSB and CW depending on operator availability and may be found on any of the above frequencies as propagation permits.
W4B Operating Times
Beginning December 12, 2003 at 1700 UTC - Ending December 17, 2003 at 2000 UTC
For QSL information, please see the W4B websiteW4B First in Flight QSL information
Thanks to Kenwood, Heil Sound, & MFJ Enterprises for their assistance.
For additional information
Official First in Flight Centennial Website
DONT FORGET TO MENTION WHAT YOUR WEBSITE SAYS.."DONT JUST SEND A QSL" ENCLOSE 5 DOLLARS AND NO SASE. WHAT A RIP OFF CONSIDERING THE WHOLE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY HAM GEAR BOYS. TO SPOIL SOMETHING THIS GREAT I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON ALL THE 5 BUCKS YOU DONT GET!!
| #from k2tft "I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON ALL THE 5 BUCKS YOU DONT GET!!"[/QUOTE]|
Just another fine example of some of the great attitudes found in ham radio today. Seriously folks I think we as a group can be a little bit more intelligent than this.
|Quote (K2TFT @ Dec. 14 2003,15:51)|
|DONT FORGET TO MENTION WHAT YOUR WEBSITE SAYS.."DONT JUST SEND A QSL" ENCLOSE 5 DOLLARS AND NO SASE. #WHAT A RIP OFF CONSIDERING THE WHOLE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY HAM GEAR BOYS. #TO SPOIL SOMETHING THIS GREAT I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON ALL THE 5 BUCKS YOU DONT GET!! [/QUOTE]|
Boy, you must hate lots of special event stations and awards. #Did you see that you don't get a QSL card for 5 bucks? You get a certificate, probably mailed flat, along with other items including discount coupons from various manufacturers. #I'll bet the value received far surpasses the measly 5 bucks. Look thru your next ham magazine and see how many other special events, awards, etc.. ask for a few bucks to defray the cost. Just mailing a certificate costs a buck..if not more by the time you buy a 9 x 12 envelope, etc. Im guessing that the sponsorship by the radio folks refers to the coupons they provided, which helps the club cover their costs by inticing people to send the $5 for the certificate and other goodies. #Loosen up a bit and if the five bucks'll kill ya, don't participate. #Heck, I might even send 'em five bucks to help 'em out even though I can't work 'em. Yeesh.
|Quote (K2TFT @ Dec. 14 2003,18:51)|
|TO SPOIL SOMETHING THIS GREAT I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON ALL THE 5 BUCKS YOU DONT GET!![/QUOTE]|
#It is to bad that we can't give feedback for postings like they do on eBay...maybe that would cause people to be a bit more diplomatic!! I may or may not agree with his comment, but I certainly don't agree with the WAY he said it. #Happy Holidays to all. Bob N2RXK
Robert H. Benton Jr.
Five greenbacks is a bit steep, especially if you're not in the U.S. #Looking at about $8cdn, plus $.80 postage, exchange fees, tax, etc... Not only that, coupons are only good if you actually plan on purchasing something. Even then, they're available at any ham outlet.
Me? I'm going out to the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C. on wednesday and put my $$$ into the donation box. #
I sent my $5.00 to them with my qsl card and i was very proud to do it. an event like this involves a lot of effort on their part. the least we can do as fellow amateurs is To SUPPORT IT as best as we all can. so 73 to all and have a very happy holiday and a very good new year. # # #TOM N2NZJ # #
All I wanted was a QSL card. Don't need the k-mart ads or the ham radio stuff i can't afford anyway....criminy