From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along the southern shore of Lake Superior ~ Station  K 8 L O D

   
17th ANNUAL U.P. 200 SLED DOG CHAMPIONSHIP and MIDNIGHT RUN RACES

Special Event Station K8LOD
February 2007 Event
 
Canines yes, but listen for K 8 Lots Of Dogs
 

The annual U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race is normally scheduled for the third weekend of February.  The race covers approximately 240 miles through three counties (Marquette, Alger, Menominee) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Amateur radio operators are located at points along the course to monitor the progress of the race and to insure that handlers and their dog teams have assistance available in necessary.
 
Traditionaly, each year the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Assn. has operated a special event station from the race headquarters located in Marquette, Michigan.
 
This years event is scheduled for February 16th through the 18th.  The special event station, K8LOD will be on the air from approximately 2000Z 2/16/07 through 2000Z 2/18/07. The station will operate SSB in the general class portions of 80 through 10 meters as conditions warrant.  Some PSK31 operations make take place.
 
To receive a 8X10 color certificate please send a QSL card and large(9X12) SASE(with two (2) units of postage)
postage to:
Rich Schwenke, N8GBA
21 Smith Lane
Marquette, MI 49855
 
Please include your "QSO Contact Number" on your QSL card.  Previous year's contacts with this special event station can receive a certificate by mailing info to the above address.
 
Volunteer Hams Ops with the U.P. 200.
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