We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually operating radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 on October 1, 2019 - less than 5 months!
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have reached an agreement and are working together to organize the event.
NIST will focus on the plans for Tuesday, October 1, 2019, when they will host a recognition ceremony and an open house at the radio station north of Fort Collins.
NCARC will operate a special event amateur radio station, call sign WW0WWV, on the WWV property starting September 28 and going 24-hours a day through October 2, 2019. The goal is to make as many U.S. and world-wide contacts during the 120-hour period as possible, using multiple bands and multiple modes on at least 4 simultaneous transmitters. The effort will require hundreds of volunteer operators.
WW0WWV will also operate a Get On The Air station for facilitating school and museum contacts over the 5 days of operation.
The 100th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate radio and we hope you can join us here in Northern Colorado.
A special thank you to Elecraft, Flex Radio, and SteppIR for their generous loan of radios, amplifiers, and antennas for the WWV Centennial Celebration and the WW0WWV special event station.
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS and we encourage you to join us. There are more choices for operating slots if you sign up earlier, so please do!
SCHOOLS interested in scheduling a contact should see the web page and complete the form. See Schools Interested in WWV on the Main Menu.
VOLUNTEERS are welcome and we are accepting help with several committees, as operators, as set-up and take-down crews, event support, and if you have equipment you'd be willing to loan the project.
The WWV Centennial Special Event Amateur Radio Station, WW0WWV, plans to operate from September 28 through October 2, and we'll need lots of operators to make this happen!
Northern Colorado is beautiful this time of year, and we hope you'll come for a visit, have a chance to operate a very unique radio station "in the field", and enjoy the company of other hams from across Colorado and around the world.
To learn more about WWV, please visit: https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/radio-stations/wwv
An excellent history on WWV is available on the web: https://www.nist.gov/pml/nbsnist-radio-stations-story-old-timer and as a video cast : https://www.nist.gov/video/nist-colloquium-nbsnist-radio-stations-story-old-timer
The official NIST announcement of the 100th anniversary: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/10/nist-radio-station-wwv-100-year-anniversary