The Texas DX Society and friends will be celebrating the 20th
anniversary of the Great Armadillo Run of 1986 with Special Events
Station K7A. The operation and reunion will be held in Virginia City,
Nevada (Storey County) at the QTH of K5RC. Operation will be over
Field Day weekend, June 24-25, 2006
From 1983 through 1985, TDXS sponsored "Armadillo Runs" which, over
three years, activated every county in the 5th call area. In 1986,
they celebrated the Texas Sesquicentennial by sponsoring the Great
Armadillo Run of 1986, where they attempted to activate every county
in the USA over two weekends. See the story in April 1986 QST and CQ
Magazines. They also created and activated "Armadillo County, Texas"
during the Sesquicentennial celebration. That is now a deleted county.
Twenty years later, over 50 of the participants, friends and
supporters are gathering at the K5RC Ranch to commemorate the event
and operate K7A during Field Day. For details see
QSL via W7RN.
Please publicize this event.
Tom Taormina, K5RC
Virginia City NV
Armadillo Reunion - June 24-25 -
QTH for: NACHO - W7RN and RANN - K7RC
Web Site: http://k5rc.cc/
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