A 10 Year Amateur Radio Special Event starts in February!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by NF7E, Jan 10, 2021.

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  1. NF7E

    NF7E Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Northern Arizona DX Association will be conducting a 10 year special event countdown to the 100th anniversary of the historic discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. This 9 day annual event , as W7P , will be held every February through the 2030 anniversary with the inaugural event February 13-21, 2021(UTC).
    Club members will be operating from Lowell Observatory and their home QTHs and each year of the countdown will feature a new QSL with subjects centered around Clyde, his discovery, the moons of Pluto, some of his homebrewed telescopes he used, etc., with lots of great information about this historic discovery.

    A beautiful 8 X 10 color certificate , suitable for framing, with endorsement stickers for each year worked during the event will be available.

    Each year, Doug Tombaugh(N3PDT), Clyde Tombaugh's nephew will be operating during the event at W7P/0 and a contact with him or his team, counts as an additional endorsement on the certificate.

    More information can be found on QRZ's callsign lookup of W7P.

    We hope to work all of you during this fun, educational event.
    Bob Wertz, NF7E
    Pluto event coordinator:
    Additional information on the Pluto Countdown event can be found at :

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    AG5DB, WA7VTD, N3RMC and 14 others like this.
  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bery cool. I need some exotic wallpaper
    N1VAU likes this.
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Pretty ambitions - takes NINE YEARS to get a clean sweep!! :eek::)

    KS4TD, N2SUB, K4MID and 2 others like this.
  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe in 2030, I'll post here that I did my 2021 contact the old fashioned way, using FT8, before they ruined ham radio with [insert mode].
    KB2ANG, KI7DAX, W1EZE and 4 others like this.
  6. NC5P

    NC5P Ham Member QRZ Page

    While in college I had a chemistry lab instructor who was a graduate astronomy student. I had to find her to turn in a lab report. I went to the astronomy department looking for her when Dr. Tombaugh asked if he could help me. So I actually got to meet him. He was pretty well along in years at that point but I guess he still spent time there. He was very nice.
    KC6UKO, KS4TD, K6NLX and 3 others like this.
  7. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ten years to finish it? Definitely a reason not to move out of my QTH. For more on this little world see "Plutonic Love" at
    http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/05/plutonic-love/ or just Google "Pluto demoted cartoon" for some laughs.
    K2WT likes this.
  8. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey that's cool. I wrote Van Allen, Heisenberg and Mandelbrot asking for autographs. They all replied, the latter on a fractal I'd enclosed with an SASE. I think most of these folks are happy that people appreciate the work they love to do.
    KS4TD, K0UO and 2E0TWD like this.
  9. AF5CC

    AF5CC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great idea, I will be looking for them.

    And yes, Pluto is still a planet!!

    73 John AF5CC
  10. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes it is is planet to most of us
    KE5PPH likes this.

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