13 Colonies Special Event 2017

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1 - 7 July 2017


13 Colonies is an annual Special Event held during the 4th Of July Week. Those who participate try to make contact(s) with all 13 Colony Stations, plus the 2 Bonus Stations. You do not need to make contact will all 13 to get the certificate. Getting all 13 is known as a Clean Sweep. You do not need the 2 bonus stations for a clean sweep.

The 13 Colonies event will have TWO Bonus Stations:

1. Our old friends " WM3PEN " will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with " WM3PEN ".

2. Our 2nd Bonus Station, " GB13COL " will operate from Durham, England. For a Contact with " GB13COL " , The 13 Colonies certificate will have an endorsement of the "British Standard".


1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet (this is a fill able PDF ),on the Log Sheet Page. (Yours is OK too). Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate.

2) A $5.00(US) donation** is requested (NOTE: this is an increase from previous years due to increased costs of materials- envelopes up 45% - and postage - we kept the previous cost as long as we could and hope that you understand and continue to participate). ALSO INCLUDE A RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate return envelope. This label does not have to be a self stick label, just a label of some sort. (3x5 card, Hand written Label etc.) We will tape it to the shipping envelope. A self stick is great too!. Certificate requests without the above LABEL requests will be delayed, as this requires us to search QRZ and hand label your return envelope. PLEASE help us get you your certificate sooner by following these instructions, and clear handwriting helps us.

3) Cash, check or MO is OK. Place my name on the check/MO this way: (pay to the order of) Ken Villone-Award Manager. (Banks are fussy!)

4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.

5) We will provide th
e return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.

3. EXCHANGE: The exchange for this event is:CALL SIGN, RS / RST / RSQ, STATE / PROVINCE or COUNTRY

4. Bands & Modes: All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. Simplex on 2 meters and 6 meters is encouraged.
The SE stations are on the east coast and, are very close to each other. It will be harder for these states to contact each other so, use of 40m-160m is encouraged.
5. All modes of operation may be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, Etc. - The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station. Please refer to the State information pages for details.

6. The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.

Internet: www.13colonies.net/cert.html

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