K1A: Areospacefest Special Event Station

Today I heard K1A a special event station for the Areospacefest on 14.258 Mhz.

From QRZ.com:

“From May 1st thru May 15th 2012 KA1SKY will be celebrating and commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the first American in space.Astronaut Alan Shepard a NH native, was the first American to venture into space on May 5th 1961 aboard the Redstone Rocket and Mercury Freedom 7 space capsule.”

“The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will be hosting AEROSPACEFEST MAY 4th and 5th with many activities which include activating KA1SKY with the special event call signK1A .Come join us in the fun and make a contact with K1A !

The Discovery Center in conjunction with the Contoocook Valley Radio Club is offering a very handsome 8X11 certificate of participation for making a two-way contact with K1A.(by request).Please send $2.00 to cover postage and print and envelope (please DO NOT send return postage or return envelope ) If you would like just a QSL CARD then a SASE is required. QSL manager is KK1KW. See May QST magazine under SPECIAL EVENTS. EQSL and LOTW for electronic qsl’s will also be used.”



A cool station and a cool event to commemorate!  More info here and on QRZ.com at



73! de Nick N9SJA

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