The day after the State of the Union address, on Wednesday January 26th 2011 Manitowoc Wisconsin is expecting Marine Corps One to bring in Mr Obama for a first time visit to our city.
Manitowoc has only had campaign stops before, and I hear they were over 40 years ago.
To mark this event the call sign “K9O” (Kilo Niner Oscar) has been requested.
[As of Tuesday at Noon the 1x1callsign.org ( http://www.1x1callsigns.org/) has been granted by the ARRL VEC. The special event call is a GO!]
Provided the ARRL VEC approves the call in time, expect to hear the call on the air outside of work hours on the day of the event & day directly afterwards. Details will follow on award of the 1×1 call, though expect some 20m SSB and some 160m SSB (around 14.280 and 1.890 respectively) for a start.
In respect to the security of the office, and the reality that work comes first, the call sign will NOT be on the air (or my station whatsoever) within 4-5 hours either side of the visit.
Provide we get the call sign and some airtime, a special QSL Card will be available.
[ Please note that this is an individual 1×1 Special Call effort, no radio club involvement of any sort. ]
You can read about the visit at: http://fb.me/Gt4WTAgf
More when the call sign request is acted on.