Festival International Special Event Station N5W

Who Can Be A N5W Portable Approved Operator?

If you wish to be one of the official N5W authorized operators for the Festival International, contact Kent Boudreaux KJ5DFX, at n5wxo@yahoo.com. When approved, you may, subject to the coordinator’s approval, select any available two-hour operating time slot for the band and mode (SSB, CW, Digital) of your choice, except operation on 12 Meters, 17 Meters, 30 Meters, 60 Meters, 630 Meters, and 2190 Meters is prohibited.

Approved operators must use an approved electronic logging program capable of creating an ADIF file. Email your completed logs to N5WXO@YAHOO.COM by May 5th, 2024.

All approved N5W operators are expected to observe all FCC regulations, including only operating on frequencies allocated to their license class and at permitted power levels. Violators, may The Old Man be merciful, will be Wouff Honged!

Select Your Band/Day/Mode

To select a day/mode/band slot starting time, make your selections from the dropdown boxes and click the submit button.

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Portable N5W Operation

As a part of the festival International de Louisiane, the special event callsign N5W will be operating from the corners of Louisiana and beyond. This event starts 2024-04-24, at 0000z and will run through , at 2359z, using the callsign N5W.

Portable N5W Rules

  • Each operator must follow the rules for their own license class. Stay in the sub-bands that you are legally allowed to operate.
  • Operators can operate anywhere in the United States.
  • Each band/mode combination can be activated simultaneously. For example, N5OP could be working on 20 M SSB, N5OK could be working on 20 M CW, N5AZQ could be working on 20 M FT8, and N5HZR could be on 40 M SSB, all at the same time.
  • Operations start at 0000z April 24, 2024 and stop at 2359z April 28, 2024.
  • Operations are not allowed on the 12 M, 17 M, 30 M, 60 M, 630 M, or 2190 M bands.
  • All logs for the week must be consolidated into one ADIF file. Email your completed logs to N5WXO@YAHOO.COM by May 5, 2024.
When you sign up for a two-hour slot start time, you are also selecting a band and a mode. Signing up for CW on 20m is one slot, phone and digital modes are two other slots.

Taking a slot on 40m CW does not mean you may use any mode on 40m. You may only use the band and mode you have been allocated, for the time period you requested. You may request multiple slots throughout the week.

Do you want to run another two-hour slot? Request that slot here before you start operating. Once you have been approved to operate by the coordinator, you are ready to go.

We only allow one operator per band and mode at a time. Two operators can not share a slot. ie. N5W running CW on 7.022 and another station running N5W CW on 7.042 would be a violation of our agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact Festival International State Coordinator Kent Boudreaux KJ5DFX at n5wxo@yahoo.com.