This Year’s Event Dates and Times
July 1st– 9AM EST to July 6th– Midnight EST
(July 1, 2017-1300 UTC to July 7, 2017-0400 UTC)
13 Colonies is an annual event [not a contest] held during the 4th of July Week. Those who participate try to make contact(s) with all 13 Colony Special Event Stations [K2A, … , K2M] and the 2 Bonus Stations [WM3PEN & GB13COL].
You do not need to make contact with all 13 to get the certificate. Getting all 13 + the 2 Bonus is known as a Clean Sweep. Use the link here for information on each Original 13 Colony State, and the two Bonus Stations. Good Luck and see you in the pile up’s!
The 13 Colonies Event has TWO Bonus Stations:
- WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. Visit the WM3PEN page for details on this station
- GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. The 13 Colonies certificate will have an endorsement of the “British Standard” for a Contact with GB13COL. Visit the GB13COL page for details on this station.
All others should contact email Ken Villone (KU2US) at email@example.com. He will forward your request to the appropriate state manager for consideration. The only requirement is that you must be a General class or higher and be willing to put in some serious operating time.
Spotting: If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others. We suggest DX Summit.
The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next year’s event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.