Amateur radio activities will be part of the Missouri State Bicentennial celebration




Missouri First Capitol State Historic Site in Saint-Charles will host an amateur radio event on August 10, in association with the celebration of the Bicentennial of the State of Missouri. The original capital building on the west bank of the Missouri River served as the state capital from 1821 to 1826. The site is part of the historic St. Charles district in the city’s Riverfront neighborhood and is adjacent to Frontier Park, from where Lewis and Clark launched their Corps of Discovery Expedition in August 1803.

Members of the St. Charles Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) will use the special event call sign K0B at the First Capitol site on August 10. The First Capitol site also qualifies for the Parks on the Air program (POTA) with the identifier K-3349. Additional POTA-type activations from the First Capitol site and adjacent Frontier Park are listed as “possible” on other dates, depending on weather and operator availability.

K0B will be active on SSB, CW and FT8 over 80 – 6 meters as well as over 2 meters FM. K0B will also be active from the annual SCARC party and flea market at O’Fallon on August 8th and from SCARC member stations at various times from August 7th to 15th. An operating schedule will be displayed on the SCARC Facebook page.

The contacts will be uploaded to Logbook of The World (LoTW). A paper QSL and a downloadable PDF certificate will be available.

Members of the Mid-MO Amateur Radio Club will use the special event call sign W0M from August 7-10, and other Missouri clubs may also be active to commemorate the bicentennial.

The Missouri QSO Night July 31 to August 1 will also include special call signs and the activation of rare counties. Typically, the event takes place in April.

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