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Last week I participated in the 13 Colonies Special Event. The 13 Colonies Special Event is a contest (of sorts) where the object is to contact another (specific) station in each of the original 13 colonies (plus two bonus stations).  The event lasts the entire first week of July.

This is the second year in a row that I’ve participated in this event.  Last year I nearly had a “clean sweep” (the term used to describe you successfully contacting all stations in a given contest) save for one bonus station.  This year, I was able to contact all 15 stations — although I had a great bit of difficulty reaching South Carolina.  Such difficulty, in fact, that I’m uncertain they got my call 100% correct.  (The noise on that band was louder than the station which made it extremely difficult to hear them even when I had DSP noise reduction enabled.)

My impressions about this particular event haven’t changed since last year, but since I didn’t blog about it then, I’ll talk about them here: Continue Reading…