Re: ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10


Jeff Moore
 

It's a cross-band test. You listen on their freqs and they come back to you on the ham bands. (If I understand this event correctly!)

Jeff Moore -- KE7ACY

----- Original Message -----
From: Art Burke
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:47 AM
Subject: [dxlab] Re: ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10


I saw the announcement somewhere else - ARRL? Not sure.

Got semi-excited until I saw that all those freqs are out-of-band. I
guess if you QSL them, it'll have to be as an SWL.

Art - N4PJ

--- In dxlab@..., "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc@...>
wrote:

Here's an announcement I picked up from the Digital Radio
reflector... I haven't seen it posted anywhere else. It's an
opportunity to try some cross-band operations and test your skill at
loading up the memories and scanning the Armed Forces frequencies.
They've changed the date to this weekend to avoid the Dayton
Hamvention activities.

Gee... I wonder if they'll be uploading their logs to eQSL and
LotW???

73 de Bob - K├śRC in MN


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ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS TEST (10 MAY 2008)

The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are
co-sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications
tests
in celebration of the 58th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD).
Although the actual Armed Forces Day is celebrated on Saturday, May
17, 2008, the AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test
will
be conducted 10 May 2008 to prevent conflict with the Dayton
Hamvention (16-18 May 2008), which is the same weekend as the
actual
Armed Forces Day.

The annual celebration features traditional military to amateur
cross
band communications SSB voice tests and copying the Secretary of
Defense message via digital modes. 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
Secretary of Defense and/or the appropriate military radio station
for
their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those
stations
making contact with the military stations. Special commemorative
certificates will be awarded to anyone who receives and copies the
digital Armed Forces Day message from the Secretary of Defense.

MILITARY-TO-AMATEUR CROSS BAND SSB 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.

Army Stations
STATION: AAZ (10 May 1400Z - 11 May 0300Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4038.9 kHz LSB 80M
6913.0 kHz LSB 40M
7424.0 kHz USB 40M
14.402.0 kHz USB 20M
13996.0 kHz USB 20M
18211.0 kHz USB 17M
18639.0 kHz USB 17M
13509.5 kHz RTTY 20M
7639.5 kHz RTTY 40M
13512.5 kHz MT-63 20M
7578.5 kHz MT-63 40M
Location: Fort Huachuca, AZ
Address:
Commander NETCOM/9th ASC
ATTN: NETCOM-OPE-M (MARS) (31)
2133 Cushing Street
Ft. Huachuca, AZ 85616-7070
POC: Mr. Dewayne Smith
DSN: 821-7324
Commercial: (520) 533-7324

STATION: AAC (10 May 1300Z - 11 May 0100Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
3348.5 kHz LSB 80M
7363.0 LSB 40M
13910.5 kHz USB 20M
Location: Lexington, KY
Address:
HQ 1st BDE, 100th DIV (IT) MARS Station
Barrow Army Reserve Training Center
1051 Russell Cave Pike
Lexington, KY 40505
POC: Barry Jackson
Commercial: (859) 227-0137

STATION: ABH (10 May 1600Z - 11 May 2300Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
3195 kHz LSB 80M
3360 kHz LSB 80M
4440 kHz LSB 80M
4466 kHz LSB 80M
7360 kHz LSB 40M
7720 kHz LSB 40M
8040 kHz LSB 40M
8094.5 kHz LSB 40M
14483.5 kHz USB 20M
14489.5 kHz USB 20M
17443.0 kHz USB 17M
17592.5 kHz USB 17M
20978.0 kHz USB 15M
20559.0 kHz USB 15M
Location: Schofield Barracks, HI
Commander, 396th Signal Company
30th Signal Battalion, 96857
POC: CPT Maribel Ostergaard
Commercial: (808) 656-2814

STATION: ALM (12 May 1600Z - 13 May 2300Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
13741.5 kHz USB 20M
4003.0kHz LSB 80M
7317.0 kHz LSB 40M
Location: Fort Wainwright
Commander, 507 the Sig Co, 99703
POC: CW4 (ret.) Roderick Mitchell
507th Signal Company
Commercial: (907-353-0082

STATION: WAR (10 May 1200Z - 11 May 2400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4020.9 kHz LSB 80M
7504.0 kHz LSB 40M
13512.5 kHz USB 20M
20518.5 kHz USB 15M
Location: Arlington Va.
Address:
Po box 2322
Arlington Va. 22202
POC Rick Low

STATION: WUG-231 (10 May 1300Z - 11 May 0200Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4032.9 kHz LSB 80M
7.360.0 kHz LSB 40M
6.826.0 kHz LSB 40M
14486.0 kHz USB 20M
14663.5 kHz USB 20M
20973.5 kHz USB 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 Station
STATION: AIR (10 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
POC: MR. VINCENT NACANAYNAY
Address:
89TH CS/SCOR
Andrews AFB, MD 20762
COMMERCIAL: (301) 981-0365

STATION: AIR-2 (10 MAY 1200Z TO 2400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4590.1 KHZ USB 80M
7540.1 KHZ USB 40M
13993.1 KHZ USB 20M
POC: Mr. AL EIERMANN
ADDRESS: AFCA / AF MARS
203W LOSEY ST
SCOTT AFB, IL 62225
COMMERCIAL: (618) 229-5963

Navy/Marine Corps Stations
STATION: NAV (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 2330Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4010.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7348.0 KHZ LSB 40M
14478.5 KHZ USB 20M
20994.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: HQ NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV CHEATHAM ANNEX BLDG.
117
108 SANDA AVE
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185-5830
POC: BO LINDFORS
COMMERCIAL: (757) 887-4494 DSN: 953-4494

STATION: NAV3 (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4014.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7394.5 KHZ LSB 40M
13974.0 KHZ USB 20M
20997.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV3
9035 OCEAN DR SUITE 3A
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78419-5234
POC: ITSC (SW) BROWN
COMMERCIAL: (361) 961-5002 DSN: 861-5002

STATION: NAV4 (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4011.5 KHZ LSB 80M
7376.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14467.0 KHZ USB 20M
21758.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV4
615 PREBLE AVE
CAMP BARRY, BLDG. 153
GREAT LAKES, IL 60088-2850
POC: MR. DAVID OUELLETTE
COMMERCIAL: (847) 688-3787 DSN: 792-3787

STATION: NBL (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4041.5 KHZ LSB 80M
7371.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14391.5 KHZ USB 20M
20623.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
PO BOX 161 NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE
GROTON, CT 06349-5161
POC: ITC (SW) DEVER
COMMERCIAL: (860) 694-2061/3716 DSN: 694-2061/3716

STATION: NPL (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4003.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7351.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14463.5 KHZ USB 20M
20936.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
937 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92132-5100
POC: ITC (SW) THOMASON
COMMERCIAL: (619) 532-1490 DSN: 522-1490

STATION: NUW (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
Frequency Emission Amateur Band
4044.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7381.5 KHZ LSB 40M
13528.5 KHZ USB 20M
20952.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
260 W. PIONEER FSC BLDG.
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 98277
POC: MR. DIGGER O'DELL
COMMERCIAL: (360) 675-2823 DSN: 820-8038

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 for center of intelligence.
Offset
as appropriate for your TNC. (Note: Not all stations may
necessarily
operate on all the frequencies listed, depending on propagation and
available equipment.)

Army Stations
STATION: AAZ (HQ Army MARS and Western Area Gateway, Fort
Huachuca, AZ)
Frequency Mode Broadcast Date/Time
6988.0 kHz RTTY 11 May/0110Z
PACTOR FEC 11 May/0130Z
MT63 11 May/0220Z
PSK-31 11 May/0250Z
14402.0 kHz RTTY 11 May/0110Z
PACTOR FEC 11 May/0130Z
MT63 11 May/0220Z
PSK-31 11 May0250Z

STATION: WAR (Pentagon ARC/ MARS Station, Arlington, Va )
Frequency Mode Broadcast Date/Time
6988.0 kHz RTTY 13 May/2300Z
PACTOR FEC 13 May/2315Z
14440.0 kHz PACTOR FEC 13 MAY/2330Z
AMTOR FEC 13 MAY/2345Z

Air Force Stations
STATION: AIR-2 (Scott Air Force Base)
Frequency Mode Broadcast Date/Time
7831.1 kHz RTTY 10 May/1930Z
MT63 10 May/2030Z
MFSK 10 May/2100Z

14877.1 kHz RTTY 10 May/2130Z
MT63 10 May/2230Z
MFSK 10 May/2300Z

Navy/Marine Corps Stations
STATION: NAV (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 2330Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4010.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7348.0 KHZ LSB 40M
14478.5 KHZ USB 20M
20994.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: HQ NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV
CHEATHAM ANNEX BLDG. 117
108 SANDA AVE
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185-5830
POC: BO LINDFORS
COMMERCIAL: (757) 887-4494 DSN: 953-4494

STATION: NAV3 (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4014.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7394.5 KHZ LSB 40M
13974.0 KHZ USB 20M
20997.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV3
9035 OCEAN DR SUITE 3A
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78419-5234
POC: ITSC (SW) BROWN
COMMERCIAL: (361) 961-5002 DSN: 861-5002

STATION: NAV4 (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4011.5 KHZ LSB 80M
7376.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14467.0 KHZ USB 20M
21758.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION NAV4
615 PREBLE AVE
CAMP BARRY, BLDG. 153
GREAT LAKES, IL 60088-2850
POC: ITC(SW/AW) STEVE ANDERSON
COMMERCIAL: (847) 688-3787 DSN: 792-3787

STATION: NBL (10 MAY 1200Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4041.5 KHZ LSB 80M
7371.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14391.5 KHZ USB 20M
20623.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
PO BOX 161 NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE
GROTON, CT 06349-5161
POC: ITC (SW) DEVER
COMMERCIAL: (860) 694-2061/3716 DSN: 694-2061/3716

STATION: NPL (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4003.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7351.5 KHZ LSB 40M
14463.5 KHZ USB 20M
20936.0 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
937 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92132-5100
POC: ITC (SW) TIGHE
COMMERCIAL: (619) 532-1490 DSN: 522-1490

STATION: NUW (10 MAY 1500Z - 11 MAY 0400Z)
FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
4044.0 KHZ LSB 80M
7381.5 KHZ LSB 40M
13528.5 KHZ USB 20M
20952.5 KHZ USB 15M
ADDRESS: NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION
260 W. PIONEER FSC BLDG.
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 98277
POC: MR. GARY TAKIS
COMMERCIAL: (360) 675-2823 DSN: 820-8038

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE BROADCAST FREQUENCIES, MODES AND TIMES:

STATION: NAV (HQ NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VA)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7346.5 KHZ RTTY 75 BAUD 10 MAY/2340Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
MT63 11 MAY/0040Z
14480.0 KHZ RTTY 75 BAUD 10 MAY/2340Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
MT63 11 MAY/0040Z

STATION: NAV3 (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7393.0 KHZ RTTY 10 MAY/2340Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
MT63 11 MAY/0040Z
13975.5 KHZ RTTY 10 MAY/2340Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
MT63 11 MAY/0040Z

STATION: NAV4 (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GREAT LAKES, IL)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7375.0 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0240Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0310Z
MT63 11 MAY/0340Z
14468.5 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0240Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0310Z
MT63 11 MAY/0340Z

STATION: NBL (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, GROTON, CT)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7370.0 KHZ RTTY 10 MAY/2340Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0040Z
14393.0 KHZ RTTY 10 MAY/2340Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0010Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0040Z

STATION: NPL (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, SAN DIEGO, CA)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7350.0 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0240Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0310Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0340Z
14465.0 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0410Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0440Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0510Z

STATION: NUW (NAVMARCORMARS RADIO STATION, NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA)
FREQUENCY MODE BROADCAST DATE/TIME
7380.0 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0240Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0310Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0340Z
13530.0 KHZ RTTY 11 MAY/0410Z
PACTOR FEC 11 MAY/0440Z
AMTOR FEC 11 MAY/0510Z

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
send entries to:

Armed Forces Day Celebration
Commander NETCOM/9th ASC
Armed Forces Day Celebration
Attn: NETC-OPE-MA (MARS) (31)
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-5000

b. Stations copying Secretary of Defense message transmitted from
NAV,
NAV-3, NAV-4, NBL, NPL or NUW 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
AIR-2 send entries to:

Armed Forces Day Celebration
AFCA / Chief, AF MARS
203W Losey St
Scott AFB, IL 62225


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