Connecticut “13 Colonies” On-Air Event Seeks Operators, July 1-7, 2021

ARRL Connecticut Section Section Manager Charles I Motes Jr, K1DFS, writes on the ARRL Members list:

Subject: The Annual 13 Colonies On-Air Weekend, July 1-7, 2021 Want to have some ham radio fun?  From July 1-7, the Annual 13-Colonies On-Air event will take place and Pete Chamalian, W1RM, has tentatively agreed to be the net manager in Connecticut.  The fun part is this – you get to be on a DXpedition to a very rare and sought-after location, Connecticut, signing K2D.  In this event the whole world is looking to work each of the original 13-colonies, and we are one of them!  Full details on the event can be found at:

No matter if you are a seasoned contester or DXpeditioner or if you want to try your hand at being on the receiving end of a pileup, this is a great place to start.  The best part is you get to operate from your home station, and you get to set your own hours, bands (160-2) and modes (CW, Phone, Digital).

The only requirement is that you keep the log electronically so contacts can be exported in the ADIF format.  It makes no difference which program you use.

If you are interested or would like to volunteer, please contact Pete, W1RM at

This looks to be an interesting project, and open to lots of Connecticut ham radio operators.  Try it!

Chuck Motes, K1DFS
ARRL CT Section Manager