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We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually broadcasting radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 this year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) are working together to organize the event.
NIST will focus on the plans for Tuesday, October 1, 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. 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.
The 100th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate radio and our understanding of the EM spectrum, and an opportunity to help people everywhere appreciate what radio does in their everyday lives.
Please check back here often for updates. This website will have the most current news and information.
The following notes and summaries are in reverse chronological order, newest near the top.
We're still taking applications for operators for this fantastic opportunity. We know those of you who have already submitted applications are as excited as us. Over the next 2 weeks we'll start sending out notices and get the schedule ready for signing up for specific time slots. Stay tuned!
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.
The WWV Committee met at the WWVB Conference Room at 4pm on Friday, February 22 with members of NIST.
We began by talking with Jim Burrus, public affairs office, Boulder NIST, on a conference call, and determined their main press release efforts would be announced about 3 months prior to the event, for the best media coverage. We discussed Jim reaching out to various scientific publications in the near future about the anniversary, as well as potential for educational opportunities.
Work on details for NIST's actual site open house and ceremony on October 1.
The operator application is coming along with a target active date of March 1.
Initial contacts are being made toward acquiring loaner equipment and gear from several major manufacturer's and suppliers. The response has been "very positive", and the committee looks forward to working with these companies to make the special event station a success.
The club vanity call sign should be active on February 23, 18 days after applying for it. Sure enough, the FCC issued call sign WW0WWV to the WWVARC on February 23, right on time!
Despite some delays due to the government shutdown, the WWV Amateur Radio Club is now official. The club's callsign is WW0WWV.
Nearly a hundred years ago, on October 1, 1919, the US Department of Commerce granted a radio license to the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), call sign WWV.
On October 1, 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly NBS, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this famous radio station. The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC - ncarc.net), in partnership with NIST, will operate a special events amateur radio station to commemorate this important historical and scientific event.
NIST and NCARC recently met and agreed on the establishment of an on-site special event radio station to operate for 5 days, September 28 through October 2, 2019. NIST will hold a special celebration on October 1, 2019 at the WWV site to commemorate the event.
The interest in this special events station from the world-wide amateur community is anticipated to be intense. The goal of the station will be to make as many contacts (QSOs) on the HF bands as possible during the 5-day period of operation. A special events QSL card, or series of cards, will be produced to verify QSOs and made available through ClubLog and OQRS.
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