Halifax On The Air

A Special amateur radio event





This is the QSL card that you will get from Halifax Pa. USA if you make contact with us on the air.

QSL by sending your QSL card and a SASE to:

Halifax Radio Club

Terry Snyder

PO BOX 355

Halifax, PA, 17032-0355 USA


Or VIA the bureau for DX

July Saturday 21 and Sunday July 22 there will be an amateur radio "Special Event" at Halifax, Pa. A special event radio station will be set up in the area along RT 147 and RT 225 next to Sheetz, and just across the road from Lisi Shell. Special event amateur (Ham) radio stations are activated to celebrate various events, and to bring attention to the roll of amateur radio in our everyday life.

Our special event evolved around the idea that it would be fun to try to get as many Halifax towns, and cities on the air on the same days and see how many people we could contact in that time period. Locally, we decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to present amateur radio to the public with a "hands on" display.

Our hands-on display will offer the public a chance to see, hear and touch a real amateur radio station, and to, with our supervision, talk with other amateur radio operators around the world. We will also show how we, as amateur radio operators, assist the first responders, and served agencies such as the Red Cross in emergencies.

We will also have information available for those who may be interested in obtaining their amateur radio license.

Here is some of what you may see at the event, and our display. The Boy Scouts will be present, working on part of their merit badge for communications. We have invited Medic 6 to show an ambulance, and give a tour. We have invited fire companies to show some equipment. We will have two complete and operating ham radio stations on the air, operating on the 40 meter band (7.160 MHz) and the 20 meter band (14.260 MHz). We have planned, weather permitting, a fly over of a classic 1946 Piper Cub air craft, with amateur radio on board. We will be contacting this aircraft via VHF 2 meter amateur radio. We will have handouts, and videos running, which will show how we are involved in emergency communications, and how we have fun with radio.

The Halifax communities that are working on the air, along with us are: Halifax Vermont, Halifax North Carolina, and Halifax England. Each town involved will be offering a special QSL card (Post Card) to confirm contact with their station. We will be operating from approximately 9am until 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday July 21 and 22.


Public is invited


Please contact me on line at (HalifaxOnTheAir@gmail.com)  or call me at 717-896-0225 if interested.



Terry Snyder(WB3BKN)