The International Telecommunications Union will be meeting at
the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. for four
weeks in October and November. Delegates are expected to attend
from 184 countries. In conjunction, a special call sign (W98ITU)
has been issued by the FCC and will be used on HF SSB and CW to
commemorate the event.
At the request of the ARRL, Ten-Tec has loaned a complete
Ten-Tec HF station including a Ten-Tec Omni-VI Plus and Hercules
II solid state linear amplifier, for use by the special event
station from the Convention Center. The Convention Center
station expects to be active weekdays during daytime hours,
with the W98ITU callsign being put into use at other locations
during the off-hours of the conference. Dates of operation are
October 12 through November 9. A special QSL card will be
available as well for those making a contact.
Thanks to Tod Olson, K0TO, ARRL Dakota Division director for
providing the above information to us. We're proud to be
involved in this mammoth undertaking.
Scott Robbins, W4PA
Amateur Radio Product Manager, Ten-Tec, Inc.
Ten-Tec, Inc., 1185 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862 USA
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