North County DX Association -Alaska Chapter
QSL via K7ICE Only!
2017 Worked All NCDXA RST Stations:A Special Event Covering All of Northern North America!
Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) will be active the entire month of March 2017 from several different locations in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland using all NCDXA RST fixed station calls KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST to further promote Amateur Radio in northern North America. This is our 2nd annual special event with the addition of OX7RST, more rovers and fixed stations, new QSLs and certificates! All modes 6-160 meters and WARC bands are permissible. SWLs are welcome to participate. The object is to work or log (SWL) as many NCDXA RST stations as you can from their different locations. To participate you need to work each RST station only once per their QTH, band and mode. No cross band, cross mode or remote operating allowed. Portable rover RST Stations will also participate. Some of the portable stations are:
KL7RST/KL7, VY1RST/VY1, VY1RST/KL7, VE8RST/KL7 and VE8RST/VY1 etc. Watch the DX spots as we plan to have stations on from a Canadian research station near the North Pole on Ellesmere Island, a diamond mine in NWT, an Alaskan bush school, an OM/YL team from Nuuk, Greenland and many other cities up north large and small and maybe a station will be on from VE7/VE8 border! For your convenience, well upload our logs to ARRLs LotW.
Full color QSLs are available via K7ICE bio on QRZ.com (QSL direct. No eQSL)
Optional full color certificates are also available (email JohnKL7JR@gmail.com for details) for working/hearing any of the RST stations. QSL manager is K7ICE (see instructions at QRZ.com)
SPECIAL EVENT DURATION: March 1 through March 31, 2017.
SPECIAL EVENT EXCHANGE: NCDXA RST stations send signal report and QTH (ie- 5x7 Anchorage, 5x9 Whitehorse etc.). Receiving stations should send signal report and state, province or country.
SPECIAL EVENT CERTIFICATES: Beautiful full color certificates are available for: Level 1 Work any of the NCDXA RST stations. Level 2 Work all of the RST fixed stations (KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST). Level 3 For RST operators and those stations contacting them. RST ops work as many stations as you can, and all others to work as many RST stations, fixed/rover or portable as they can. Count 1 point for each QSO. All certificates will be emailed in pdf format. Thanks in advance for your DX spots!73 de Yukon John, KL7JR
NCDXA stations KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RSTand OX7RST are now on Facebook!
KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RSTareflagship stations for the North Country DX Association (NCDXA). Listen for us in special events or contests from the land we love! Full color QSLs and certificates are available.
The North Country DX Association (NCDXA clubK7ICE) is a dedicated group of DXpeditioners who specialize in unique Amateur Radio activities from remote areas. Our sister clubs VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST, KL7RST, OX7RST,KP2JRand NH7DX form a northern network of antenna experimenting, contesting and special event operating!
We are always looking for additional operators and sponsors for our adventures. If you can bring something to the picnic then we need to hear from you! Remember, a green stamp or two will help the thirsty generator!!!
Some of the many homebrew antennas we use "up here".
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ALASKA:
A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America. Alaska was admitted as the 49th state in 1959 and is the largest state of the Union. The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000 and was known as Seward's Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase) until gold was discovered in the late 1800s. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city. Population: about 723,000 in 2011.
Highest Point: Mt. McKinley (aka Mt. Denali)@ 20,320 feet Largest Cities (some): Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Motto: NORTH TO THE FUTURE Nickname: THE LAST FRONTIER Flower: Forget Me Not State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan State Tree: Sitka Spruce State Sport: Dog Mushing Industries: Oil, Tourism and Fishing
WE HAVE: 3 million lakes 586,400 Square Miles 29 volcanoes 33,000 miles of coastline Over 1/2 the world's Glaciers (about 100,000 if all were to be counted!)
WE ARE: 2 times the size of Texas 1,400 miles North to South 2,700 miles East to West 55 miles east of Russia The only state to have coastlines on three different seas- Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea
ALASKA, YOU ARE.
A wondrous landmass of towering mountains, endless forests, islands galore in fish-abundant waters and Ice Age glaciers- Alaska is your name. You host the midnight sun, northern lights, Mount McKinley and much, much more in your paradise of ice and snow. You are different things to different people. The alluring voice that so many hear but few heed. Your domain of rugged splendor and untamed beauty demands respect but seldom forgives mistakes. An independent realm of opportunity, you are as diversified as your climate, wildlife and people. You are remote to all except your own. No roads lead to your capital and your closest neighbors are foreign to your ways. You are life-giving, yet number only approximately 525-thousand people (slightly higher than the population of Denver, Colorado). You are "peace within ones self" when wanderlust runs deep in the soul. You are an everyday holiday, an outdoor playground where high tech meets the primitive frontier. You house exotic wildlife, including reindeer, caribou, musk ox and polar bear- they roam about you freely. Unbelievers previously referred to you as a "folly and icebox" (Seward's), but look who's laughing now! A precious property wealthy with oil, fish and knowledge, you bring out the very best and sometimes the worst in people. You are a state of mind where freedom prevails above all. Most of your people possess a positive attitude, knowing negative is defeatable. From your rain forests to your wide open tundra, you are beyond definition and almost too vast to comprehend. You have; 3-million lakes, 12 major rivers, 119-million acres of forests, 33-thousand miles of seacoast, about 100,000 glaciers and you border 2 oceans and 3 seas. Those are quite impressive measurements from the seductress of today who long ago gave up her territorial virginity. You collect no sales tax or state tax but instead financially and spiritually reward your inhabitants. You are not for everyone- that in being your scheme to forever ensure a Last Frontier. I can't imagine what it would be like not living within your boundaries. Alaska, I stand humbly in awe of your magnificence and pledge always my allegiance, for you are home!
John Reisenauer, NL7TB 1991 (now KL7JR)