Whiskey 4 Moonshine-W4M
Special Event Station for Moonshine Heritage Month in Franklin County, Virginia.
April 16 through April 30, 2021
Whiskey 4 Moonshine
W4M (“Whiskey 4 MOONSHINE”) will operate from April 16 through April 30 on 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, 80m, and 160m HF bands (depending upon volunteers preferences and equipment) using phone, digital, and cw modes. Operations will take place in Franklin and surrounding counties with one remote operation planned in conjunction with a local Moonshine Heritage Car Show at Ferrum College on April 26 from 9am-2pm (or longer if they let us stay).
Would you like to volunteer to operate W4M – Whiskey 4 MOONSHINE?
Please register using our participant registration form <—(click). The schedule process will go smoother if you use a Google account email address, but we’ll work with you even if you don’t have one. Once you register, you will receive access to the sign-up sheet and can sign up for time slots to operate. We are welcoming anyone from the area (and a few from outside the area) to operate. All operations except for the one on-site event may be done from home stations.
Reach out to the coordinator, Timothy Boyd AA4SS, at the contact information below if you would like to talk about the event and our planned operations.
But I don’t know anything about Franklin County’s moonshine heritage.
Here are some reading to get some background on the area’s moonshine heritage. More links will be added as time goes on.
Moonshine Heritage Blog (older posts, but good info)
Find out more about Franklin County Moonshine Heritage Month at https://www.facebook.com/MoonshineHeritage2020/
Promote amateur radio and Franklin County while having fun operating and making contact.
- To HAVE FUN!
- To raise awareness of Franklin County’s Moonshine Heritage.
- To promote amateur radio to the public.
- To HAVE FUN! (Yes, repetition is intentional.)
Whiskey 4 MOONSHINE special event coordinator is Timothy Boyd, AA4SS. Tim has been a resident since 2015 and is proud to call Franklin County home.
This the second year we have done a special event station for Moonshine Heritage Month–if it is a success again and we have fun with it, we’ll do it again!
Get In Touch
Call or text: (540) 352-0330
Facebook: W4M – Whiskey 4 MOONSHINE