Special Event Station N4B Battlefield Adventure Day
The New Bern Amateur Radio Club (W4EWN, New Bern, NC) will be operating a Special Event Station as call N4B on Saturday, 8 April, 2023. Times may be flexible, but planned operating hours are at least 15:00 - 20:00 UTC. SSB Phone will on 20m on or near 14.328 MHz and CW will be on 40m on or near 7.116 MHz.
Battlefield Adventure Day is an annual event hosted by the New Bern Historical Society at the Battle of New Bern Battlefield Park US Civil War battle site. Adventure Day is an educational event for area youth 6-12 where re-enactors and history enthusiasts engage youth with living history displays and activities.
Amateur Radio Club members will operate stations for a booth titled "Communications: Then and Now." Our display includes posters covering Flag Signals, Codes and Ciphers, and Telegraph use during the war. We also have a working telegraph model and code practice oscillators for youth to try their hand on sending Morse Code.
CW operations are a strong tie-in for the educational mission of this event, so we will be operating nominally 13-20 WPM with specific calls for slower CW operators.
QSL Cards are being designed and will be mailed to confirm all contacts we receive a card for. Please allow several months minimum for reply card.
Any questions regarding this event can be directed to me via direct message on QRZ.com or via the email address on my QRZ.com profile page.
73, and hope to hear you on the air on the 8th!