Sally Tompkins Special Event Date Change

ATTENTION:  Date for MPARC Special Event commemorating Mathews native Sally Tompkins has been moved to July 21 to avoid conflict with IARU HF World Championship.

Looking forward to a great turnout at Williams Wharf, 1039 Williams Wharf Rd, Mathews VA.  Begin setup on Saturday, July 21 around 8:30 am; get on air by 9:30 am.

Please contact  Will WS3G if you have any questions.

Info about the special event follows:

Event commemorates Sally Louisa Tompkins (Nov 9, 1833 – Jul 25, 1916), a native of Mathews County, on the 102nd anniversary of her death. She is best remembered for privately sponsoring a hospital in Richmond, VA to treat soldiers wounded in the Civil War. Her hospital had the lowest death rate of any Union or Confederate hospital during the conflict.

Planned operating frequencies: 40M: 7.265 MHz +/- QRM; 20M: 14.265 MHz +/- QRM