Special Events

Here is the certificate request information:

Please send an email with your name (as it should appear on the certificate), call sign, contact time/date/frequency, identification number given, and PDF certificate request to kd0wxt@gmail.com


to receive a full-color, printed certificate, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:

Roger Henley

c/o D.A.R.K. Dam Amateur Radio Klub KE0TGG

32018 Hwy 7

Edwards, MO 65326


May – Stockton Dam

May ?-?, 2020

Stockton Dam was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District and completed in 1969. USACE operates Stockton Dam for flood damage reduction, hydroelectric power, and recreation.

The main components of the project are an earthen embankment section, which serves as the main water barrier composed of compacted earth, a concrete gated spillway that allows controlled water flow out of the dam, gated outlet works, and a powerhouse with one generating unit. The ungated spillway is located on the left bank, adjacent to the powerhouse and is 184 feet wide with a crest elevation of 861.9 feet1. The spillway can pass up to 182,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) or approximately the volume of two Olympic size swimming pools each second. The earthen dam is 10,700 feet long and 151 feet high. The elevation of the top of the earthen embankment is 911.4 feet . The foundation is made up of rock.

Further information can be found here: U.S.A.C.E Digital Library-Dam Safety Facts for Stockton Dam.

Operators for the event:

Coming soon!

September – Bagnell Dam


November – Pomme de Terre Dam

November 16-23, 2019

The Pomme de Terre Dam is an earth and rockfill embankment, is 7,240 feet long and stands 155 feet above the streambed. The dam’s impervious core was made of heavily compacted clay and is virtually watertight. The outlet works, consisting of the control tower, tunnel and stilling basin. The control tower is equipped with two hydraulically operated gates which controls the release of water through the dam and reduces the force of the water flowing downstream. 

The phrase “Pomme de Terre” is French for “Apple of the Earth” or “potato”. The Pomme de Terre River was probably named after plants that resembled potatoes that grew on this banks. This plant was probably an Apios Americana or Potato Bean and was used for food by the Indians.

Further information can be found here: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre Lake

Operators for the event:

  • Samantha Henley KE0LMY 20m and 40m Phone
  • Roger Henley KD0WXT Any/All bands Digital, 20m and 40m Phone
  • Kelly Stanfield W0YQG 75/80m Phone

Additional Activities:

We are very excited to announce that with the permission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we will be operating AT Pomme de Terre Dam on both Saturdays for the event! We will be set up with various radios/antennas/power set ups, so feel free to join us on-site and get your picture in our online album! We will also have a cookout/barbecue on those Saturdays! More activities will be added as we confirm operators/participants!

Across the water, you can see where we will be operating in November!
Here is where we’ll be set up!
This photo was taken during the summer; I think the November photos will look a LITTLE different.
Here is the certificate chosen by the club members for the event!

July – Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir

July 20-28, 2019

In honor of Truman Dam, which we use on our logo, we decided to make our inaugural special event one which commemorates the completion of this monumental landmark!

Truman Dam itself is located in Warsaw, Missouri, USA, which is the seat of Benton County. It is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the completion of Truman Dam. Truman Dam is a concrete gravity and earth embankment dam. Normal pool for the lake is 706′ above sea level, though 2019 brought record high levels. The dam also generates power using “six turbine generators and has a rated capacity of 160,000 kilowatts” ~USACE

Further information on Truman Dam is available here.

We were granted the use of the 1×1 call W0T for our special event!

Operators for the event:

  • Samantha Henley KE0LMY
  • Renee Cason KE0LMZ

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