ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST

(11 MAY 2013)

 

 

The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are co-sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD). Although the actual Armed Forces Day is celebrated on Saturday, May 18, 2013, the AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test will be conducted 11 May 2013 to prevent conflict with the Dayton Hamvention (17-19 May 2013), which is the same weekend as the actual Armed Forces Day.

 

The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur cross band communications SSB voice and Morse Code tests. These tests give Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) an opportunity to demonstrate their individual technical skills, and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those stations making contact with the military stations.

 

PART I. MILITARY-TO-AMATEUR CROSS BAND SSB & CW TEST CONTACTS.

Military-to-Amateur cross band operations will take place on the dates/times in ZULU (UTC), and frequencies listed below for each station. Voice contacts will include operations in single sideband voice (SSB). Some stations may not operate the entire period, depending on propagation and manning. Participating military stations will transmit on selected Military MARS frequencies and listen for amateur radio stations in the Amateur bands indicated below. The military station operator will announce the specific amateur band frequency being monitored. Duration of each voice contact should be limited to 1-2 minutes. The following stations will be transmitting on MARS frequencies listed below which are provided as "Window/Dial Frequency" in kHz.  Some stations will use CW to provide the opportunity to check in by Morse Code.

 

 

ARMY STATIONS:

STATION: AAZ         (11 MAY 1400Z - 12 MAY 0300Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4036.0 KHZ     USB                80M

6910.0 KHZ     USB                40M

14.402.0 KHZ  USB                20M

18.211.0 KHZ  USB                17M

13.507.0 KHZ  CW                  20M

 

LOCATION: FORT HUACHUCA, AZ

ADDRESS:

COMMANDER NETCOM/9TH SC (ARMY)

ATTN: NETC-ATD (MARS STATION)

BLDG 90549 JIM AVENUE

FT. HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-7070

POC: JUANITA PORTZ

DSN: 821-7072

COMMERCIAL: (520) 533-7072

 

STATION: AAC   (11 MAY 1300Z - 12 MAY 0100Z) 

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4012.0 KHZ     USB               80M

7360.0 KHZ     USB                40M

13.963.5 KHZ  USB                20M

27.778.5 KHZ  USB                10M

 

LOCATION: LEXINGTON, KY

ADDRESS:

HQ 3RD BDE, 95TH DIV (IT) MARS STATION

BARROW ARMY RESERVE TRAINING CENTER

1051 RUSSELL CAVE PIKE

LEXINGTON, KY 40505

POC: BARRY JACKSON, AAR4BZ

COMMERCIAL: (859) 227-0137

 

STATION: ABH   (11 MAY 1600Z - 12 MAY 2300Z)  

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

  3347.0 KHZ   USB                80M

  4438.5 KHZ   USB                80M

  4789.5 KHZ   USB                80M

  7357.0 KHZ   USB                40M

  7718.5 KHZ   USB               40M

14438.5 KHZ   USB                20M

14487.0 KHZ   USB                20M

17592.5 KHZ   USB                17M

20976.0 KHZ   USB                15M

 

LOCATION: SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI

COMMANDER, 396TH SIGNAL COMPANY

30TH SIGNAL BATTALION, 96857

POC: SGT ROBERTSON

COMMERCIAL: (808) 655-0727

 

STATION: ADB   (11 MAY 2200Z - 0100Z)

FREQUENCY              EMISSION    AMATEUR BAND

14487.0 KHZ   USB                20M

20994.0 KHZ   USB                15M

 

LOCATION: CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA (BLDG 462)

MAILING ADDRESS:

ATTN: NETC-SPS (Okinawa Army MARS/HF Station)

78TH SIGNAL BN, 349th SIGNAL CO

UNIT 35152

APO, AP 96376-5152

POC MR. AARON C. BURROWS

STATION TELEPHONE:

COMMERCIAL: 011-81-98-970-7603 OR 2707

DSN: 315-645-7603 OR 2707

 

STATION: WAR   (11 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4018.0 KHZ     USB/CW         80M

7311.0 KHZ     USB/CW         40M

14438.5 KHZ   USB/CW         20M

27991.0 KHZ   USB/CW         10M

 

LOCATION: PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, DC

ADDRESS:

PENTAGON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

ATTN: AFDCBT

PO BOX 2322

ARLINGTON VA 22202

POC MR. GARY SESSUMS

STATION TELEPHONE:

COMMERCIAL: (703) 693-8423 DSN 223-8423

 

STATION: WUG-2B   (11 MAY 1300Z - 12 MAY 0200Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4030.0 KHZ     USB                80M

7.421.0 KHZ    USB                40M

6.823.0 KHZ    USB/CW         40M

14.486.0 KHZ  USB                20M

14.663.5 KHZ  USB/CW         20M

20.973.5 KHZ  USB/CW         15M

 

LOCATION: MEMPHIS, TN

ADDRESS:

USACE MEMPHIS DISTRICT OFFICE

ATTN: JIM POGUE

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE ROOM B-202

167 N. MAIN ST.

MEMPHIS, TN 38103-1894

POC:  MR. JIM POGUE

COMMERCIAL: (901) 544-4109

 

AIR FORCE STATIONS:

STATION: AIR (12 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4517.1 KHZ     USB                80M

6996.1 KHZ     USB                40M

13985.1 KHZ   USB                20M

20737.6 KHZ   USB                15M

 

LOCATION: JOINT BASE ANDREWS NAVAL AIR FACILITY WASHINGTON

ADDRESS:

89 COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD 20762

POC: MR. BOB MISKIN

STATION TELEPHONE:

COMMERCIAL: 301-981-3109 DSN: 858-3109

 

STATION: AIR-2 (12 MAY 1200Z TO 2400Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

4590.1 KHZ     USB                80M

7540.1 KHZ     USB                40M

13993.1 KHZ   USB                20M

 

LOCATION: HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE

ADDRESS:

174 FIGHTER WING

6001 E. MOLLOY RD.

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13211

POC: MR. MIKE CARL

STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: (315) 233-2213 DSN: 243-2213

 

STATION: AGA4AR   (11 MAY 1400Z TO 2400Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

3299.0 KHZ     USB                80M

7457.0 KHZ     USB                40M

13498.0 KHZ   USB                20M

LOCATION: ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE

ADDRESS:

100 KINDEL DRIVE

A101B / AF MARS

ARNOLD AFB, TENNESSEE 37389

POC: MR. MICHAEL GLENNON

MARS STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL: (931) 454-5944 DSN: 340-5944

 

STATION: AFS5SB   (11 MAY 1600Z TO 2300Z)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION                  AMATEUR BAND

3308.0 KHZ     USB / DIGITAL*         80M

4517.0 KHZ     USB / DIGITAL*         80M

7305.0 KHZ     USB / DIGITAL*         40M

 

*DIGITAL MODE TO BE ANNOUNCED BY THE OPERATOR OR RSID

 

LOCATION: BELLEVILLE, IL.

ADDRESS:

261 CABALLEROS BLVD

BELLEVILLE, IL 62221

POC: MR. DAVID ANTRY

STATION TELEPHONE: COMMERCIAL:  618-407-2264*

 

STATION: AFS9AZ

OPERATING HOURS: 1300Z TO 0400Z  (0600 TO 2100 MST)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

FREQUENCIES:

7302 KHZ USB  MONITORING AMATEUR 40M BAND

14411 KHZ USB MONITORING AMATEUR 20M BAND

20740 KHZ USB MONITORING AMATEUR 15M BAND

 

LOCATION: PAPAGO MILITARY RESERVATION, PHOENIX, AZ AND INDIVIDUAL ARIZONA AF MARS STATIONS ON A ROTATIONAL BASIS STATEWIDE.

ADDRESS:

AFF9AZ

5427 E BROADWAY AVE,

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ 85119-9307

POC: PAUL SWIETEK

COMMERCIAL: (480) 227-0657

STATIONS WANTING WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF THE CONTACT SHALL ENCLOSE AN SASE.

 

NAVY/MARINE CORPS STATIONS:

STATION: NBL (11 MAY 1200Z - 12 MAY 0400Z)

NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GROTON, CT

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

  4041.5 KHZ   LSB                 80M

  7371.5 KHZ   LSB                 40M

14391.5 KHZ   USB                20M

20623.5 KHZ   USB                15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: ROBERT VETH, DIRECTOR REGION ONE

4 LANTERN LANE, CHELMSFORD MA 01824-1316

COMMERCIAL: (978) 256-5264

 

STATION: NMC1 (11 MAY 1400Z - 12 MAY 0030Z)

USCG COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, CA

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

 7542.0 KHZ    LSB                 40M

15740.5 KHZ   USB                20M

22924.5 KHZ   USB                15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: ATTN: MR. ERIC SIMMONS

USCG DISTRICT ELEVEN (DT), COAST GUARD ISLAND,

BLDG 50-7 ALAMEDA, CA 94501-5100

COMMERCIAL: (510) 637-5486

 

STATION: NMN (11 MAY 1400Z - 12 MAY 0030Z)

US COAST GUARD CAMSLANT, PORTSOMUTH VA

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

  7528.6 KHZ   LSB                 40M

 14459.5 KHZ USB                20M

 19221.5 KHZ USB                17M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: ATTN: OS3 CATTELL

COMMANDING OFFICER, USCG CAMSLANT

4720 DOUGLAS A. MUNRO ROAD, CHESAPEAKE, VA 23322

 

STATION: NNN0ASF (11 MAY 1200Z - 12 MAY 0400Z) NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NNN0ASF

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

 4014.0 KHZ    LSB                 80M

 7394.5 KHZ    LSB                 40M 1200-2359Z, 0200-0400Z

 7394.5 KHZ    PSK31             40M 0000-0200Z

13974.0 KHZ   USB                20M 1200-1800Z, 2000-0400Z

13974.0 KHZ   PSK31             20M 1800-2000Z

20997.0 KHZ   USB                15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NNN0ASF KEN KNOX, 109 W ELIJAH ST, EASTON MO 64443

COMMERCIAL: (785) 488-2241COMMERCIAL: (978) 256-5264

 

STATION: NNN0CQQ (11 MAY 1500Z - 12 MAY 0400Z)

EX-USS MIDWAY MUSEUM SHIP MARS STATION

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

 4003.0 KHZ    LSB                 80M

 7351.5 KHZ    LSB                 40M

14463.5 KHZ   USB                20M

20936.0 KHZ   USB                15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: JOSE GARZA, NNN0XBQ

9789 PASEO MONTRIL, SAN DIEGO CA 92129-3910

COMMERCIAL: (858) 484-0469 CELL: (858) 254-0175

 

STATION: NPD(11 MAY 1200Z - 12 MAY 0400Z) NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NSA MILLINGTON TN

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      AMATEUR BAND

 4456.5 KHZ    LSB                80M

 7476.5 KHZ    LSB                 40M

14483.5 KHZ   USB                20M

20578.5 KHZ   USB                15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: A. H. HILLIARD, W4GMM

4237 BACON ST, MEMPHIS, TN 38128

 

 

STATION: NUW (11 MAY 1500Z - 12 MAY 0400Z) NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA

FREQUENCY   EMISSION AMATEUR BAND

 4044.0 KHZ LSB      80M

 7381.5 KHZ LSB      40M

13528.5 KHZ USB      20M

20952.5 KHZ USB      15M

 

POC AND ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NUW MR. DIGGER O'DELL, 260 W. PIONEER FSC BLDG.

NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 98277

COMMERCIAL: (360) 675-2823 DSN: 820-8038

 

STATION: NWKJ (11 MAY 1200Z - 12 MAY 0400Z)

FREQUENCY   EMISSION AMATEUR BAND

 4010.0 KHZ LSB      80M

 7348.0 KHZ LSB      40M

14467.0 KHZ USB      20M

21758.5 KHZ USB      15M

 

ADDRESS: EX-USS YORKTOWN (CV-10)

PATRIOTS POINT MARITIME MUSEUM, SC

C/O FRED HAMBRECHT/NNN0GBS

129 INDIAN TRACE COURT, GILBERT, SC 29054

COMMERCIAL: (803) 657-3602

 

STATION: NWVC (11 MAY 1200Z - 12 MAY 0400Z)

FREQUENCY   EMISSION AMATEUR BAND

 4O41.5 KHZ LSB/CW   80M

 7389.0 KHZ LSB/CW   40M

13826.0 KHZ USB/CW   20M

20678.5 KHZ USB/CW   15M

 

ADDRESS: USS LST 325

840 LST DRIVE, EVANSVILLE, IN 47713

POC: PERRY BALLINGER, NNN0VNO

COMMERCIAL: 330-932-8612/330-705-8449

 

 

 

PART II. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TEST VIA DIGITAL MODES.

The secretary of defense message will be transmitted via digital modes including RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 from the stations listed below, including frequencies, mode, and date/time in zulu (utc). All frequencies are listed “window/dial frequency“ sound cards modes will use standard factory settings (NOTE: not all stations may necessarily operate on all the frequencies listed, depending on propagation and available equipment.)

 

 

ARMY BROADCAST STATIONS:

STATION: AAZ

(HQ ARMY MARS AND WESTERN AREA GATEWAY, FORT HUACHUCA, AZ)

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 6910.0 KHZ    USB                RTTY              12 MAY/0110Z

                                                MT63               12 MAY/0120Z

14402.0 KHZUSB                   RTTY              12 MAY/0130Z

                                                MT63               12 MAY/0140Z

 

STATION: WAR    

(PENTAGON MARS STATION, WASHINGTON, DC )
FREQUENCY            EMISSION      MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME
6986.5 KHZ     USB                OLIVIA                        11 MAY/1700Z AND 2300Z
                                                MT63               11 MAY/1715Z AND 2315Z
14438.5 KHZ   USB                PACTOR FEC            11 MAY/1730Z
                                                RTTY              11 MAY/1745Z

4018.0 KHZ     USB                PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/2330Z

RTTY              11 MAY/2345Z

 

STATION: AAC

FREQUENCY            EMISSION      MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

4036.0 KHZ     USB                MT63               11 MAY/0030Z

7357.0 KHZ     USB                RTTY              12 MAY/0100Z

 

 

 

NAVY/MARINE CORPS BROADCAST STATIONS:

STATION: NBL

(NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GROTON CT)

FREQUENCY            MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 7370.0 KHZ    RTTY              11 MAY/2340Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0010Z

MT63               12 MAY/0040Z

14393.0 KHZ   RTTY             11 MAY/2340Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0010Z

MT63               12 MAY/0040Z

 

 

STATION: NNN0ASF

(NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, EASTON, MO)

FREQUENCY            MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 7393.0 KHZ    RTTY              11 MAY/2340Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0010Z

MT63               12 MAY/0040Z

13975.5 KHZ   RTTY              11 MAY/2340Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0010Z

MT63               12 MAY/0040Z

 

 

STATION: NNN0CQQ

(EX-USS MIDWAY MUSEUM SHIP, SAN DIEGO CA)

FREQUENCY            MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 7350.0 KHZ    RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0310Z

MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

14465.0 KHZ   RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0310Z

MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

 

STATION: NUW

(NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND WA)

FREQUENCY MODE            BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 7380.0 KHZ    RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

                        AMTOR FEC 12 MAY/0310Z

                        MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

13530.0 KHZ   RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

                        AMTOR FEC 12 MAY/0310Z

                        MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

 

STATION: NWKJ

(EX-USS YORKTOWN, PATRIOTS POINT MARITIME MUSEUM SC)

FREQUENCY            MODE             BROADCAST DATE/TIME

 7346.5 KHZ    RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

                        AMTOR FEC  12 MAY/0310Z

                        MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

14468.5 KHZ   RTTY              12 MAY/0240Z

                        AMTOR FEC 12 MAY/0310Z

                        MT63               12 MAY/0340Z

 

AIR FORCE BROADCAST STATIONS

STATION: AIR-2

(HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE)

FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME

7831.1 KHZ     RTTY 12 MAY/1930Z

MT63   12 MAY/2030Z

MFSK 12 MAY/2100Z

14877.1 KHZ   RTTY 12 MAY/2130Z

MT63   12 MAY/2230Z

MFSK 12 MAY/2300Z

 

SUBMISSION OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TEST MESSAGE ENTRIES.

Transcripts of the RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK-31, MFSK and MT63 receiving test should be submitted "as received". No attempt should be made to correct possible transmission errors.  Provide time, frequency and call sign of the military station copied, including name, call sign, and address (including zip code) of individual submitting the entry. Ensure this information is placed on the paper containing the test message. Each year a large number of acceptable entries are received with insufficient information, or necessary information was not attached to the transcriptions and was separated, thereby precluding issuance of a certificate.  Entries must be sent to the appropriate military address as follows:

 

A. STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM AAZ/WAR/AAC SEND ENTRIES TO:

 

ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION

COMMANDER NETCOM/9TH ASC

ATTN: NETC-ATD (MARS STATION)

BLDG 90549 JIM AVENUE

FORT HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-7070

 

 

B. STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM NBL, NNN0ASF, NNN0CQQ, NUW OR NWKJ SEND ENTRIES TO:

 

   ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION

   CHIEF, NAVY-MARINE CORPS MARS

   CHEATHAM ANNEX BLDG 117

   108 SANDA AVE

   WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185-5830

 

C.  STATIONS COPYING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTED FROM AIR2 SEND ENTRIES TO:

 

ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION

38 CYRS/CHIEF, AF MARS

203W LOSEY ST, RM 1200

SCOTT AFB, IL  62225