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I am so glad that you stopped by to see me...I have exciting news that I know you will want to be a part of!

THE BANKHEAD MILITARY VEHICLE CONVOY ON-THE-AIR is getting all geared up for their journey across our great country. BravoBen KI6VLC and I are team leaders for the Special Event Station K2E for the state of California. We hope we will be hearing from you! Please read further for complete details (be part of the contests and learn the history of this special historic event). Also check out KI6VLC's qrz site and (www.ConvoyOnTheAir.org).  

To track the progress of the Convoy -http://www.convoyontheair.org/trackconvoyprogress.html

BravoBen and I are looking forward to hearing from you. We welcome hams with a current certificate to come aboard the beautiful Aircraft Carrier and participate with this historical event. Just email me KI6VLC or KK6KSY in advance for pre scheduling. 

 We will be forever grateful to those hundreds of volunteers who came together making this special historical event a reality. 

KA4VJR Carol Scoglio Web Master QSL Coordinator 

WB6NOA Gordon West California Rescue Communications 40 Meter Net

W6FOG Cap. Neil Hays and Miss Nezia Communications trailer

2 years Viet Nam 38,000 phone patches (phone calls home)

AE6I Jerry Inman president of USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier R/C 

NB6GC USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club

KG6BGE Randy Parent Team Goldengate vintage military owner and convoy driver Viet Nam vetran

N7NEU Gary and Pam Neumeister   R/V net manager

W6PDX Toby Mort    Western Public Service System

KK6KSY Tina Maria Co Team Leader/QSL manager

QSL cards (from our group in the San Francisco Bay Area) will be available to those that work this Convoy Special Event Station - K2E - during the BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Special Event We will provide QSL cards via direct only.  sorry - NO BUREAU, Eqsl or LOTW.

K2E Convoy Special Event Station QSL Manager is KK6KSY & K2E Call sign Temporary Trustee is "Bravo Ben" KI6VLC.

We will provide QSL cards to SWL- Short Wave Listeners - following the same request guidelines as noted below. (SWL- QSL Cards only- NO AWARD Certificates).

  • An AWARD Certificate is available for the event, please find information on N4N, or KA4WJR in QRZ.com or the event website- www.ConvoyOnTheAir.org

To get your Direct QSL card:

  • Within the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope  (SASE) - NO SASE NO QSL CARD:
  • From outside the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, UNSTAMPED Envelope  (SAE) along with 2 (two) $2 US -  'green stamps' (NO IRC’s):

ALL incoming QSL Requests for K2E should be mailed to:

K2E Convoy Special Event Station

Tina Madsen, KK6KSY
389 Tropicana, Way

Union City, CA 94587

Location of station operations:  

The link below will let you know what frequency we are on at the present time.


1) Sept 19 - Oct 17, 2015 whole month - on board the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum Ship's radio room, in the San Francisco Bay, (Sundays only) 10am-5pm PST all bands and C/W. Her antennas are 96 feet above the water line and the entire flight deck is the ground plane surrounded by the San Francisco Bay. 

2) From our dual qth shacks, in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning 3am PST daily on 40 meters approx. 7.250KHz or lower on the frequency depending on conditions. Additionally you'll find us working 20 and 80 meters as well; usually around the middle of the frequency. 

3) King City (portable) Oct. 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th all bands including C/W

Modes:   SSB phone & CW

The information below is from www.convoyontheair.org/k2epage : 

K2E is a combined effort spearheaded by "Bravo Ben" KI6VLC & Tina KK6KSY from the San Francisco Bay Area & Union City, CA.

Since our Convoy On-The-Air Event Invitations to some clubs along the Southern California convoy route went unanswered,  Bravo Ben & Tina have stepped up to the plate to bring us an exciting addition to our Ham Radio Convoy Event. They bring with them a "VAST" list of (23) nets that they participate in or are "Net Control".

The most notable on this list include:

  • Gordon West California Rescue Communications 40 Meter Net
  • USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Radio Club
  • Pacific Coast Section of RV Net
  • Western Public Service System

They have managed to bring together a Team of Operators from their extensive net list, that plan to converge from around the USA to operate from within the San Francisco Bay & Union City, CA areas. 

They have also arranged for the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier RC to "open" the Radio Room Each Sunday during the Convoy On-The-Air month-long event & will operate from the USS Hornet using the Convoy Special Event Call sign “K2E”. 

The father of "Bravo Ben, KI6VLC" is a Survivor of the USS Arizona bombing raid during the Pearl Harbor attack in Dec 1941. 

We are very pleased to include Bravo Ben & Tina- with such a strong Military & Ham Radio presence into our "fold". 

Looking forward to hearing from you!  

73's Tina Madsen KK6KSY



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