This Years Event Dates / July 1 (9AM EST) to July 6th (Midnight EST)
(July 1, 2016-1300 UTC to July 7, 2016-0400 UTC)

The 13 Colonies will have TWO Bonus Stations: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate
will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.
WM3PEN will be on D-STAR and Fusion each evening from 7-11 PM Eastern Time (2300Z-0300Z). Click on the WM3PEN button to the left for details. GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button to the left for details and QSL information. For a contact with GB13COL the certificate endorsement will be the "British Standard".

QRP Operations

The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work.


If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others.
We suggest DX Summit

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary. If you have difficulty with a donation, tell us on your log sheet, and we will send you the certificate earned-No Questions Asked!.