Get Ready for the TARS *K4T* Special Event Station!
EVERYONE! …Including members of TARC and SPARC, as well as non-member hams are invited to join TARS’s very first official K4T special event station – this ship takes voyage the first weekend of 2014. (actually land-based)
K4T will be on the air to celebrate the 475th Anniversary of the pre-American Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto’s (c.1496/1497–1542) first winter encampment in the “new world.” The Get On The Air station (GOTA) will be set up Saturday from 1200 to 2000 UTC (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or later at Myers Park, on DeSoto Park Drive just south-east of downtown Tallahassee – the site of DeSoto’s camp, according to archaeological record. There will be an HF phone station and possible more, depending on equipment available. All hams and other interested parties are invited to participate or just watch.
This is the first time TARS has ever gone to this spectacular level of ham radio domination – so don’t miss it! The event is planned to commence at 1200 hours UTC on Friday, January 3rd, running to 2359 hours UTC, Sunday, January 5th, 2014. Operation would primarily consist of efforts by any TARS members (or any interested party) using their home-based stations within their privileges – using the designated event club callsign “K4T,” of course giving their FCC calls every ten minutes. ALL STATIONS are to coordinate with Stan, K4SBZ, at K4SBZ.firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event providing the band and schedule to be worked. Hams are encouraged to join together at the operator’s home stations – the ultimate Elmering experience! Information packets will be emailed prior to the event.
A QSL card and letter-sized Certificate for the event are being designed. The standard SASE and a small donation of $4.00 will be announced for hams who wish to obtain a Certificate suitable for framing that would enhance the décor of any room! More information to come over the next month – so stay tuned!