Here's a couple of things I'm getting ready for:
The first event is the ARRL VHF QSO Party on September 11th and 12th. This event runs from 1400 - 2300 hrs local time, and I plan to operate from Fort Henry Hill....which is just about the highest point in Kingston.
The second event is QRP Afield, which is sponsored by the New England QRP Club. This event is always the third Saturday in September.
Another reason to attend QRP Afield is to meet up with Martin, VA3SIE, to discuss the start-up of the new VE3 SOTA Association. Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or are even Activators on other summits).
Stay tuned for more news on the new VE3 SOTA Association!