The Worldwide Amateur Radio Club, WARC, is an amateur radio club located on the campus of the television sports network ESPN, Inc., in Bristol, Connecticut USA. The club membership includes employees and retirees of ESPN.

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 Our Special Event QSO card celebrating ESPN’s 35th Anniversary in 2014.

Annual 13 Colonies Event Gets Under Way on July 1 

Some club members will be participating in this event.


The annual 13 Colonies special event will begin on July 1 at 1300 UTC and conclude on July 8 at 0400 UTC. Stations representing the original 13 British colonies, plus two bonus stations, will be on the air with 1 × 1 call signs. The event sponsor stresses that participants do not need to work all 13 colony stations to obtain a certificate and do not need to work the two bonus stations for a clean sweep. All HF bands will be in play, with the exception of 60 meters, and simplex on 2 and 6 meters is encouraged. All modes of operation may be represented.

  • This year will mark the 12th occurrence of the event. Look for:
  • K2A, New York
  • K2B, Virginia
  • K2C, Rhode Island
  • K2D, Connecticut
  • K2E, Delaware
  • K2F, Maryland
  • K2G, Georgia
  • K2H, Massachusetts
  • K2I, New Jersey
  • K2J, North Carolina
  • K2K, New Hampshire
  • K2L, South Carolina
  • K2M, Pennsylvania.

Bonus station WM3PEN will be in Philadelphia (the call sign commemorates the Pennsylvania colony’s founder, William Penn). The other bonus stations will be GB13COL in the UK and TM13COL in France.

New England QSO Party – May 1 and 2, 2021!

The New England QSO Party on May 1st and 2nd is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries. You’ll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.

Our goal is to get every one of the 67 counties in New England on the air so we hope you will encourage your members to join in the fun! Even if you can join the fun for a couple of hours, we’d appreciate it! Will you be QRV? Let us know with a message to info@neqp.org
The New England QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep on Saturday night.  It runs from 4 pm Saturday until 1 am Sunday, then 9 am Sunday until 8 pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and/or digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters.  For each QSO you’ll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state.  Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who sends in a log will get a certificate.  The goal is to work stations anywhere in the world – and their goal is to work New England stations, so you’ll be very popular!

Last year we had logs from 283 New England stations and 896 more logs from around the country and world.

The full rules are here -> http://www.neqp.org/rules.html

The 2020 results were posted last weekend -> http://www.neqp.org/results.html

It’s just under three weeks until the 2021 NEQP. Please make some QSOs even if you don’t want to send in a log!