Audie Murphy – Special Event Station

2024 June 1, 1400Z-2100Z, W2A, Christiansburg, VA.
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Event station will be run by the New River Valley Amateur Radio Club

Audie Murphy (1925 – 1971)was the most decorated US soldier in World War II. He died in a plane crash on Brush Mountain, near New Castle, VA on May 28, 1971. This special event marks the 53rd year of his passing, and brings awareness to his life as a soldier, actor, and American hero.

More information about Audie Murphy in the below links.

QSL Cards

QSL Cards will be available by sending SASE TO: 
Danny Wylam
710 McDaniel Dr.
Christiansburg VA, 24073

Event Details

We plan on transmitting around 14.240, 7.200, and 3.860 MHz between 10am and 5pm EST.
Spotting appreciated!

We will also be taking contacts on local repeaters via our repeaters, N4NRV (click for our details), and the Appalachian Repeater Association, W8ARA (click for ARA details).

Times for repeater contacts will be:

#1 – W4BEA – 10am-11am – N4NRV repeaters

#2 – 11am-12pm – W8ARA repeaters

#3 – 1pm-2pm – N4NRV repeaters

#4 – 2pm-3pm – W8ARA repeaters

The location we will set up is on Brush Mountain,VA, on the Appalachian Trail near the Audie Murphy Memorial. (map)

If you plan on attending, please bring your own drinks, food, and chair.

Directions: Turn onto Mt.Tabor rd. from North Main St. in Blacksburg and drive 11.7 miles. You will see a sign for Audie Murphy/Brush Mountain Road. Take this dirt road to the left for 3.3.miles and you will come into the parking area were we will be set up.