WW0WWV Special Event Station March 6-12:  The WWV Amateur Radio Club, in Fort Collins, Colorado, will be putting the club call, WW0WWV, on the air between March 6 and 12, 2023. We will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of standard frequency broadcasts from station WWV in Fort Collins.

We plan to have club members across the US operate on 80-10 meters, including the WARC bands, on CW, SSB and digital modes. QSLs will be available. Please see our page on QRZ.Com

We look forward to seeing your call in the WW0WWV log!

If you are a current member, be aware that memberships are for the calendar year.  We kindly ask that you renew at the following link.

If you are not a member, please consider joining our club to help support our efforts to bring awareness to WWV and spread information about the station.  You can join using this link.

 

Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration

Please join us in Fort Collins, Colorado, March 2 -4, 2023 for Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration, recognizing 100 years of standard frequency broadcasts from NIST Radio Station WWV. 

As written in the October 1924 QST Magazine article The Standard Frequency Set at WWV:

Probably no radio station has ever rendered the American radio world so great a service as WWV in transmitting the standard wave signals. Before these signals began both broadcast and amateur waves were uncertain and often wavemeters disagreed violently. Since the signals began those in the East have been able to make precision calibration on their own wavemeters and pass the information on to the west.

WWV ARC, along with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), HamSCI (hamsci.org), and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (fcmod.org) will host the event that starts with an evening of WWV history and science at the museum March 2, March 3 tours of WWV/B and NIST Boulder labs, and a public exhibit of Amateur Radio on Saturday, March 4 all day at the museum.  That Saturday we're planning on-air operating with voice (SSB), code (CW), and digital (FT8) modes as well as satellite demonstrations and hopefully a few meteor scatter demos.  We hope to schedule QSOs with other science museums, so let us know you exist!

WWV ARC plans a series of FMPs, or frequency measurement practices, during March. We'd like to host on-line Zoom discussions and live broadcasts with questions and answers during the key downs.  We haven't decided if this would run every night for just one week, spread out through the month of March, or exactly what schedule.  We hope to have key downs during daylight hours now that bands are opening up as well.

Of course what would an anniversary be without an operating event of some kind..  We're working on that, too!  The weekend of March 4-5 is the ARRL Int SSB DX Contest, so a bit of a conflict for a special event station, but we hope to be on air in some form on the actually date of March 6.  We're working on it, and we'll have pages posted in the event section of our webite (drop down menus).

For more information:  Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration

 

This is the 30-day notice of the Annual Meeting.

The December 2022 WWV ARC general meeting will serve as the Annual Meeting where we review the budget for 2023 and also nominate anyone for an officer position on the WWV ARC Board.  That meeting is Thursday, December 15, 2022 via Zoom at 6pm MST.

We hope all members can attend.

 

December 10, 2022 -Fort Collins, CO

The WWV ARC was created in January 2019 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of NIST Radio Station WWV, now located near Fort Collins, Colorado.  After the very successful October 2019 anniversary SES, several of the organizers kept the club loosely together and in the fall of 2020 discussions of re-writing the by-laws got rolling.  We registered with the State of Colorado as a non-profit in December 2020, and in April 2021 we established new by-laws and elected a re-organized Board.  WWV ARC is a recognized ARRL affiliated club as of May 28, 2021.  General membership opened in late summer 2021, and we are approaching the end of our first full year plus a few months.

We look forward to exploring and supporting a variety of amateur radio topics, citizen science amateur radio initiatives, metrology themes and issues, historical ties between amateur radio and NIST, as well as continued support for radio stations WWV, WWVB, and WWVH and the NIST Time and Frequency services.


Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration

The WWV Amateur Radio Club, along with the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), HamSCI (hamsci.org), and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (fcmod.org) are celebrating 100 years of standard frequency broadcasts from Radio Station WWV.  We're calling the event Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration, which will encompass historic and scientific WWV themed talks, tours, and a WWV Day at the museum on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Tune In: The WWV Frequency Celebration will be held March 2 and 4, 2023, at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and also on March 3 at WWV/B and the NIST Boulder labs.

Please read the announcement at the top of this page and also visit the event web pages as they become available. 


We hope to see you here in Fort Collins or have a QSO on the air soon.

73

Dave Swartz, WØDAS

WWV ARC President