Burning of the Gaspee

BVARC activates the 250th Anniversary of the Burning of the Gaspee!

From Britannica:

Burning of the Gaspee, (June 10, 1772), in U.S. colonial history, act of open civil defiance of British authority when Rhode Islanders boarded and sank the revenue cutter Gaspee in Narragansett Bay. Headed by a leading merchant, John Brown, eight boatloads of armed reputable citizens overpowered the crew of the Gaspee, which had run aground in pursuit of a smuggling vessel, disabled its commander, and set fire to the ship. Despite concerted British efforts to bring the culprits to justice, the raiding party was never punished.

BVARC will activate the event on June 12th using callsign W1G

Contact us on the air:

  • W1G and K1G will be active from 12:00 UTC June 4 thru 03:00 UTC June 20
  • Hams who make contact with BOTH stations W1G and K1G, will be sent a decorative certificate and a QSL card for each contact upon request to w1yrc@arrl.org . Donations sent to W1YRC, 30 Rocky Crest Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 will be appreciated.
  • If you did not contact both stations but wish to receive a QSL for your contact, we request that you send a self-addressed envelope to the address above. Stamp or $$ are unnecessary.
  • Band plan: SSB 14.250 and 7.275, Code 14.035, FT8 14.074 and FT4 on 14.080

More Gaspee Day Events!

Learn more at the Gaspee Virtual Archives!

QSL Cards and Certificates