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  • Sunday, April 8, 2012

    World Wide Amateur Radio Club by ESPN members: WE1SPN

    Hello! We are an amateur radio club located on the campus of the television sports network ESPN, Inc., in Bristol, Connecticut USA. The club membership includes employees and retirees of ESPN. We currently have about 40 members.

    We were first granted our club license on February 1, 2012 as KB1WPE. Our stations (two of them) were not yet constructed when we immediately applied for our vanity call, WE1SPN. As we were building our first facility, our vanity call was granted on February 24, 2012.

    Our equipment includes two identical shacks, each with:

    • Icom 7000

    • Icom 2820

    • Tarheel vertical with ground plane kit for HF

    • Comet vertical for VHF/UHF

    We will be active on 80m - 70cm.

    The inaugural transmission of the new club call sign occured on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1700 EDT (2100Z) on 40 meters. Thanks to the 54 stations we contacted in our first hour of operation. QSLs can be sent directly to our address above. We have yet to print our cards, but as soon as we have them we'll respond to every QSL card received.

    We are now finalizing our QSL card design and hope to soon order them.  Look for your QSL reply in about three weeks.


    Here's a link to our brand new web page: http://we1spn.org


    Tks KB6NU for the link!