Never Forget. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, just before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941.

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At the request of ARRL, the Federal Communications Commission granted a waiver allowing amateur radio operators to participate in a special event commemorating the 81st anniversary of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On December 6 and 7, ham radio operators can make cross-band contacts with the Battleship IOWA, now moored in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California, using the call sign, NEPM.

Odd Lots

LoTW confirmations from the CQWW DX CW Contest continue to trickle in. Recently I’ve received QSL’s from: 3B8M, KH7Q, YL7X, YT3PL, FY5KE, HQ9X, JW8AJA, and LN8W.

The ARRL Ten-Meter Contest is this weekend. Be sure to review the multiplier names for this one as multipliers include states, District of Columbia, Canadian provinces and territories, Mexican states, DXCC entities, and ITU regions. I still need two states, ID and UT on phone to qualify for the Triple-Play award — maybe during this event?

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the QCWA Special Event Station, W2MM, will operate from 0001 UTC December 3 to 2359 UTC December 10, 2022.

QCWA is also hosting the members-only Worked 75/75 Members Contest from December 5, 2022, through February 18, 2023. The contest encourages QCWA members to contact a minimum of 75 QCWA members during the contest period. All contest entrants will receive a special certificate.

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