75th Anniversary of Holocaust Refugee Arrival in AmericaAug 5, 1600-2000Z, K2J, Oswego, NY, 14250 & 7200 KHz SSB, Certificate $2 via KD2DVCThe Fulton (NY) ARC will activate K2J to commemorate the August 5, 1944 arrival of the nearly 1,000 European refugees of the Holocaust at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter was the only shelter for victims of the Holocaust located in the United States during World War II. Fort Ontario was where the Holocaust came to America, and where the American public and press first encountered victims of Nazi persecution and
The annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will be held this year on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This is the day when Amateur Radio operators visit National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other operators around the world. The purpose of the event is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service.