Special Event Stations - K3A, K3R, K3S

We are operating the special event stations K3A, K3R and K3S from Friday, August 26th through Sunday, September 4th, 2022 to promote innovative, free and open amateur radio software.
During the event we honor the 2022 award recipient David Rowe (VK5DGR) and his Codec 2 software project.
As part of the special event we encourage people to submit nominations for the 2023 Amateur Radio Software Award.

2022 ARSA Special Event QSL Card


The operating schedule may be updated throughout the week.

Operators are the Amateur Radio Software Award committee members Claus (AE0S) for K3A, Kun (N7DMR) for K3S, and Rich (K0EB) for K3R.

For SSB we'll try to operate in the following frequency ranges:


To receive the special event QSL card for your contact(s) please send your QSL card and SASE to the station you contacted.


Amateur Radio Software Award
Special Event Station
P.O. Box 126
Ames, IA 50010


Richard Gordon
P.O. Box 409
Brighton, CO 80601


Amateur Radio Software Award
Special Event Station
P.O. Box 660312
Arcadia, CA 91066

If you want to save postage, a single SASE for all stree stations is OK. Please still include a separate card for each station (K3A/K3R/K3S) you made contact. Multiple modes/band for the same station do not need a different card. Send the cards and SASE to one of the three addresses you worked. Please note that this will delay the mailing of our QSL card to you.