The Annual 13 Colonies Special Event runs from July 1 (9AM Eastern) to July 7 (Midnight Eastern),
(July 1, 2022-1300 UTC to July 8, 2022-0400 UTC). 2022's theme is Land Battles of the Revolution.
From the rules:
All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. Simplex on 2 meters and 6 meters is encouraged. The SE stations are on the east coast and, are very close to each other. It will be harder for these states to contact each other so, use of 40m-160m is encouraged. All modes of operation may be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, etc. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station.
You do not need all 13 Colonies to get the certificate, and you do not need the two bonus stations for a clean sweep.
The exchange for this event is: CALL SIGN RS / RST / RSQ STATE / PROVINCE or COUNTRY. Please refer to the State information pages for details. See QSL info in the Menu for the list of states and bonus stations. http://www.13colonies.us. You do not need all 13 Colonies to get the certificate, and you do not need the two bonus stations for a clean sweep.
Members of the Holmesburg ARC, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio, Pottstown Area ARC, the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association, and Villanova University Amateur Radio Club will celebrate Independence Week from the city where independence was declared, Philadelphia, PA. They operate a special event bonus station using the club call WM3PEN. See their operating details and QSL info on their 13 Colonies page. In keeping with the theme, the WM3PEN qsl card will feature the Battle of Germantown. WM3PEN will be on D-STAR - Ref 063 Module A from 8-10 PM EDT (0000Z - 0200Z).
The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occurred. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary.
Learn more about the 13 Colonies Special Event: http://www.13colonies.us