WWV – NIST Station


NIST station WWV and sister stations are among the oldest radio stations in the United States, having been in continuous operation since May 1920. The station has transmitted the official US Time for nearly 100 years, and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education. Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity, and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.


For your information and consideration.


Paul, KD0ETL

Special Event


Thanks John N0EE for all the field work on setting up the special event station.

Thanks to all who participated.

Looking forward to the certificate art .

Paul, KD0ETL


“National Zero Derby”

“National Zero Derby”
July 4th, 2018
The Sedalia Pettis Amateur Radio Klub will be operating Special Event Station NØD July 4th, 2018 from the Missouri State Fairgrounds, commemorating the 2018 National Derby Rallies National Championship for soap box derby cars. Operations will be in the General portions of the HF bands, 28.300-28.500 on 10m, and 147.03 -600 PL 179.9.

The Missouri National Guard has given us permission to set up our special event station NØD July 4th on the west side of the armory located on the west end of the fairgrounds, and is allowing us access to AC power. The armory is directly beside the starting line and race track for the derby cars, and we determined that this location is far more suitable than near the Swine Pavilion. Everyone is invited to attend and operate the special event station. Talk in will be on the 147.03 repeater, negative offset PL 179.9.

For a certificate send your QSL, $1 and a #10 SASE to NØEE, or send $2 and your certificate will be sent unfolded in a 9 x 12 envelope postage paid.

Listen for “National Zero Derby” and make a contact! For more information contact n0ee@juno.com.

arrl.org - Special Events

ksisradio.com - Derby

mostatefairgrounds.com - Derby

sedaliademocrat.com - Derby

Field Day

Glad to see everyone that showed up to support our club and any and all participation with radio setup and contacts.


Pictures to come.


Paul, KD0ETL