K2H Special Event Information
K2H is the Thirteen Colonies Special Event call for Massachusetts. The event celebrates the founding of the 13 original US colonies and the American Revolution. For 2016, the event runs from 0900 EDT July 1 (1300Z July 1) to midnight EDT July 6 (0400Z July 7). Additional event information may be found via KU2US on QRZ.COM and at http://www.13colonies.info.
Massachusetts has three clubs participating and using the K2H call:
In addition there a number of non-club individuals participating. All Massachusetts Thirteen Colonies operators will be using the K2H call. They may be operating from a club station under the club call or from their home QTH under their own call (see list below).
K2H operators (and other 13 Colony states) will be spotting at http://www.cwfun.org/funspots/us13/us13-show.html and on DX summit. The former site, cwfun, seemed to get more use last year.
The following clubs and individuals are on the approved operator list for Massachusetts: W1AEC -South East Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association (SEMARA) K1KVV, K1NBA, K1PGS, K1WCC, KA1IOR, NT1F W1GLO-Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association (CAARA) KD1TAT, KA1BTK, WW1N, W4HIX, W4RIG, AB1XK, AB1LT WB1GOF- Police Amateur Radio Team (PART) AB1HD, K1PUB, KB1OIQ, W1IS, W1RAG, K2KA, Freelance (managed by PART, WB1GOF) KM1D, K1UR, KA1JBE, W1GD
To Obtain a Certificate
Go to http://www.13colonies.info/CertRequests.htm for instructions and a log form.
PLEASE SEND K2H QSL CARDS TO THE PART QSL MANAGER AT THE ADDRESS BELOW. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO WB1GOF OR K1PUB (although they will be acknowledged, it may be slower).
All Massachusetts QSLs for K2H only via:
Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ
112 Main St.
Westford, MA 01886
QSL cards will be sent only in response to one received. An SASE is appreciated.
To maximize "on the air" time of our resources,QSL cards will not be processed until after the event is over.
QSLs for club or individual calls go to the club or individual, please.
K2H operator logs will be uploaded to eQSL and LotW as they are received from the operators and as time permits. We may not be able to post all logs until several weeks after the event, please be patient.
Although it appears that QRZ.COM allows entering electronic log requests, no log entries through QRZ.COM can be acknowledged (This is per QRZ.com policy for Special Event listings).
END OF 13 COLONIES MASSACHUSETTS INFORMATION
The Event information below belongs to the previous K2H special event, Convoy On-The-Air
MVPA BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy Tracking: KG6BGE
The MVPA Facebook Page has lots of current information, photos, and videos
K2H Stat Summary
247 hours on the air
166 QSL cards received (so far)
76 log sheets
2 Virginia clubs
It was a fun month for both clubs !!
We will be transmitting from several locations during the month of the Convoy On-The-Air Special Event. The convoy will stage in Pohick Bay Regional Park prior to the start of the road trip. K2H will operate portable from that location on both 17 and 18 September. We also plan to operate mobile on Saturday 19 September with the convoy support column until the convoy stops for the night. At that time we will change from mobile to portable operations for the remainder of the first day.
From 19 September through 17 October, K2H will be operated from several home locations. K2H may be heard on any amateur band from 160m to 2m, at any time, and using any mode until the convoy arrives in San Diego on 17 October. Current operations are posted on the Convoy-On-The-Air spotter page.
For more information see the BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Special Event or the Military Vehicle Preservation Association web sites.
QSL Card Guidelines for K2H:
1) No eQSL cards or LOTW please.
2) You must include a SASE - (Self Addressed STAMPED Envelope) - with your request. If a SASE is NOT included, your QSL request WILL NOT be processed by K2H - a Convoy On-The-Air Route Station in Virginia.
3) DX stations must include a SAE - (Self Addressed Envelope) - along with $2 US to cover the cost of foreign postage. NO IRC's will be accepted and a QSL bureau will NOT be used.
4) K2H is one of the BankHead Convoy On-The-Air Special Event Route Stations, however we are NOT a forwarding service or QSL bureau, and therefore will NOT forward any QSL cards that are addressed to any other station. K2H will only process requests that are addressed to K2H.
QSL cards (from our Virginia group) will be available to those that work this Convoy Route Station - K2H - 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. We will provide QSL cards to SWL - Short Wave Listeners - following the same request guidelines as noted here. To get your Direct QSL card:
Within the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) to:
From outside the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, UNSTAMPED Envelope (SAE) along with 2 (two) $2 US - 'green stamps' (NO IRC’s) to:
ALL incoming QSL Requests for K2H should be mailed to:
K2H Convoy Route Station
K2H is the Virginia Convoy Route Station for the BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Special Event.
BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Award Certificate Information
To request a BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Award Certificate please read the information and requirements below:
N4N is the Host for the BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air and will be the only station providing the Award Certificates.
You may request an Award Certificate if you worked at least ONE of the Convoy On-The-Air Stations. 13 Stations are confirmed with special 1x1 call signs, (as of 8/24/2015)
The full color certificate is printed on parchment stock and is suitable for framing.
"Special Endorsements" can be achieved for making contact with:
1) "Bonus Station Endorsement" - Bonus Station K2B - The Bankhead Amateur Radio Club from Moulton, AL
2) "Host Station Endorsement"- Host Station - N4N - from Ocala, FL
3) The "MVPA" Suffix Incentive - make a QSO contact with ALL (4) stations with the 1x1 call sign "suffix" that spell "MVPA"
4) A "Clean Sweep" Endorsement will be earned, if confirmed contacts are made with ALL (13) BankHead Convoy On-The-Air stations.
BankHead Convoy On-The-Air Special Event Stations will be the ONLY recognized Ham Radio Special Event Stations for this entire event.
We request a DONATION of $5.00- by cash, check, or money order. Return postage, certificate size envelope and all supplies will be provided by the Host Station - N4N.
Checks will be accepted, however certificates will not be mailed until the check or money orders have cleared. All returned checks will be subject to any bad check fees that may be incurred.
All checks or money orders must be made payable to: "Carol Scoglio, Awards Manager" - Please NO exceptions!
Please - NO FOREIGN checks or money orders from OUTSIDE the USA will be accepted NO IRC's will be accepted. QSL Bureaus will NOT be used. Sorry - NO SWL requests for the Award Certificate will be honored- QSL card only for SWL
The BankHead Convoy On-The-Air is a not for profit event. All donations are used to cover the cost of the envelope, postage and printing supplies and to defray any operating expenses, and supplies incurred by the Host Station - N4N - to coordinate this multiple station event.
Donation is voluntary.
If you feel you cannot afford a donation, attach a note to your application log form, and we will send you the Award Certificate earned with our compliments.
Please be patient for the delivery of the Award Certificates. We have no clue prior to the start of this event what the popularity might be. We are hoping to have enough "pileups" to make the event fun - but still allow everyone adequate opportunities to make contact with each of the Convoy On-The-Air stations. We will begin printing certificates after all of the event logs are received so we may verify your contacts.
NO SASE is needed!
We will provide the large envelope and postage to mail the earned Award Certificates to you.
All Award Certificate requests must include the paper application log form. If possible A SELF ADDRESSED MAILING LABEL will assure accuracy.
For more certificate information see the BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Special Event web site.
END OF CONVOY ON-THE-AIR INFORMATION
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