Special event station W1N will travel from the Texas Motor Speedway to Minneapolis between July 15 and July 24 to highlight the 2016 Solar Car Challenge®. Several teams include students and adult advisors who are radio amateurs who wanted to operate a special event station during the Solar Car Challenge.
Activity will be limited on July 15-16 but will ramp up July 16-24, 0500 to 2359 UTC.
W1N will be on the air with a portable operation from the Texas Motor Speedway before the vehicles set off on the road. During the on-the-road event, W1N will have a mobile station and portable stations active as the cars move north toward Minneapolis. Mobile activity will be on 20 meters, centering around 14.343 MHz. Operation from portable sites will take place on 6, 10, and 15 meters.
Established in 1993 and hosted by Earth Day Texas, the Solar Car Challenge is aimed at motivating students in science and engineering and increasing alternative energy awareness.