As of today October 16 all QSLs I received have been sent out. So anyone that sent a card should have one in the next week or so. Any QSL received after today will be sent with in a day or two of receipt. Thanks again everyone.
73 Mike K4MIA
National POW MIA Recognition Day Special Event Station
Observances of National POW MIA Recognition Day are held across this country on the third Friday in September each year. This year it will be on September 16th. The day was established to honor our prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. K4MIA will be in operation September 12 thru 18 to recognize our POWs and MIAs. Operation on or around 21.300, 18.150, 14.265, and 7.185. Also some CW in the general portion of the band. Besides myself K4MIA Mike in Fl, there are several other portable stations. There will be sister stations. K4MIA/1 Don KB5VP in VT. K4MIA/5 Steve KC5USN (Museum Of The American GI) and John W5PDW in TX. K4MIA/7 Lee K7NM in UT. K4MIA/8 Linda N8LRS and Metro W8MET in OH. For a QSL (card can be seen below) please send your QSL and SASE to address above. Working any of the K4MIA stations will receive the SAME QSL. All stations should QSL to the K4MIA address. Because of volume of requests you MUST send SASE to get a returned QSL. Please take time to remember our POW's and MIA's as well as their families. I would like to include KIA's and all veterans (past and present) that have given so much for this country.
PLEASE MUST HAVE SASE FOR QSL
PREVIOUS YEARS NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY QSL CARDS
Thanks to PhotoQSLs.com for donating these beautiful QSLs. As you can see they make beautiful cards. Lee has produced all my QSLs for many years. If you are looking for a high quality photo QSL you cannot go wrong using PhotoQSLs.com.
At the request of the Honorable Thomas J Rooney, member of congress this flag was flown over the United States Capitol on September 16, 2011 in recognition of National POW/MIA Recognition Day - Amateur Radio Special Event Station K4MIA
National POW/MIA Recognition Day special event was a huge success again. This was the 8th year and has become an annual event on the third Friday in September. Many thanks to everyone that made it a success. Thanks to all our portable stations K4MIA/1 Don KB5VP in VT, K4MIA/5 Steve KC5USN (Museum Of The American GI) and John W5PDW in TX, K4MIA/7 Lee K7NM in UT, K4MIA/8 Linda N8LRS and Metro W8MET in OH. Also thanks to Ed K4NYC for running the second station the first three years. Looking forward to next year
I became a amateur radio operator in 1967 at age 14 and have been active ever since. My novice call was WN4KGB that I got in Miami Florida. When I upgraded it became WB4KGB. Moving to Tulsa Oklahoma I got the call WD5GLW. After retiring I moved back to Florida and got the K4MIA call. I operate all bands 2 through 160 meters. I enjoy chasing DX, contesting, working digital modes, ATV, slow scan TV, satellites and good old rag chewing. Basically anything RF. I am a member of ARRL, QCWA, South Florida contest group, AMSAT, ARLHS, IOTA, POTA, Feld Hell Club, 3905 Century Club, and World SSTV club.
Also, I enjoy contacting and working Special Event Stations. In 2009 I began running K4MIA Special Event station to honor our POWs and MIAs. See below. This has become a very big and important part of my radio hobby.
Beside using radios I also collect radios - Spark transmitters and early amateur radios,crystal sets, battery radios, pre 1930 broadcast radios and ham radios, especially Drake.
I want to mention two special ham operators. Betsy K4RPI my wonderful wife for supporting and helping me in this great hobby. Also a good friend Don KB5VP that I have made thousands of contacts over the last 35 plus years.
MY AMATEUR RADIO HISTORY
SWL 1962 - 1966
Lighthouse Activation April 16, 2011
73 Mike K4MIA
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