14. Armed Forces Day Crossband Test/Test Message

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its Bicentennial and 36 days without a tornado!

The annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test and Armed Forces Day Test Message will be conducted this Saturday, May 12th UTC.  Sponsored by the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System, or MARS, the test is held a week prior to traditional Armed Forces Day in order to avoid a conflict with Hamvention weekend.

Military stations transmit on frequencies near the amateur bands, and listen for hams on amateur frequencies that they announce when sending.  They will also QSL hams and shortwave listeners who receive their 0300 UTC Armed Forces Day Test Message.

For details about this event, including QSL information, go to this web page: http://www.usarmymars.org/events/armed-forces-day .