A collection of Special Events or Contest Stations
AFMARS 75th Anniversary Special Event
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Air Force MARS, a special event will be held the first full week of
November. This event will take place on all HF bands using common modes, including SSB, CW, and
Representative stations located in each of the ten geographical AFMARS Communications Wings will be
on-the-air calling CQ and identifying themselves as special event stations with the following 1x1 callsigns:
Wing Identification FEMA Region Special Callsign.
1st Communications Wing Region 1 W1A
2nd Communications Wing Region 2 W1B
3rd Communications Wing Region 3 W1C
4th Communications Wing Region 4 W1D
5th Communications Wing Region 5 W1E
6th Communications Wing Region 6 W1F
7th Communications Wing Region 7 W1G
8th Communications Wing Region 8 W1H
9th Communications Wing Region 9 W1J
10th Communications Wing Region 10 W1K
In addition, we are excited to announce that K4AF, the MARS station located at the Pentagon, will be on
the air as a part of this event!
How It Works:
The event will kick-off on November 5 and end on November 11, 2023. Participants should monitor
frequencies for the above-listed stations and respond to the QSO calls. Stations that receive an
acknowledgement and authentication code will be registered in the official log. Upon completion of the
event, those stations that have been officially logged in all ten Communication Wings will receive a QSL
document. Stations that, in addition to the ten Communication Wings, make contact with the Pentagon
MARS station, will receive a second QSL document attesting to that feat.
Check the official AFMARS website for updated information. Additional details, including schedules,
bands, and modes will be posted as they are finalized.