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Route 66 2017 MVPA Convoy On-The-Air

After Action Status Report:

Final Logs for each of the (4) call signs have been uploaded to both Eqsl & QRZ.com Logbook.

Please note that we found (25) “bad call signs” in our logs - call signs that have a missing number, or a typo causing the call sign to appear invalid in the many call book data subscription services that are available.

If you feel that you should be in one of our (4) logs, and are not, please follow these instructions, and we will attempt to correct one of the bad calls, that might be your missing qso contact.

Instructions if your qso is not in our electronic logs, as noted above:

Use this link http://convoyontheair.org/about_page.html#contactblurb

to visit our main event website, and search the bottom of the “about us” webpage, for our contact email address.

Send an email, with “ALL OF YOUR QSO DATA”- call sign, date, time, freq, band, name, rst reports, contacting operator name, etc.

We will search our logs, around the date & time noted in your email, and try to find one of the bad calls, that might have been your qso.

Route 66 2017 MVPA Convoy On-The-Air

used (4) Special Event Call Signs with the 1x1 call sign "suffix" that spell "MVPA"

K4"M"   Week # 1 - K4M - Sept 16th thru Sept 22nd

K4"V"  Week #2 - K4V - Sept 23rd thru Sept 29th

K4"P"  Week #3 - K4P - Sept 30th thru Oct 6th

K4"A"  Week #4 - K4A - Oct 7th- Oct 14th

Each special call sign was ONLY  used during 1 of the 4 weeks the

Convoy traveled along their month-long journey on Route 66.

A "Clean Sweep" marker could be earned for contact

With ALL (4) call signs.

A commemorative QSL card is available to Ham Radio stations making a QSO contact with any of the Special Event Stations.

QSL cards will be offered and processed by the Host Station.

We operated throughout the Route 66 2017 convoy period from the North Central area of FL, from Marion & Levy Counties.

Visit ConvoyOnTheAir.org  for qsl information, and to view the entire APRS track of the MVPA Convoy  on their 2,243 mile journey.

 

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N4N- 1x1 Special Event Call sign- was activated by our group SCARS for the PAST event dates & times listed below.

QSL Manager is KA4WJR, only for the N4N events listed below and the Convoy On The Air Call Signs noted above.

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N4N - Host Station–
BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy-On-The-Air Special Event

September 19TH - October 17TH, 2015

This was a multiple location month-long special event. N4N (KA4WJR) was the Host station and Coordinator for all (13) of the BankHead Convoy Special Event Stations.

The Special Event Stations were: (in order of the Convoy journey along the Bankhead Highway)

K2H - Virginia, K2F - North Carolina, K2A - South Carolina, K2G - Georgia, K2B - Alabama, K2M - Mississippi,

K2V - Arkansas, K2C - Texas, K2P - Texas, K2D - Arizona, K2Y - Arizona, K2E - California,

and the Host Station - N4N - Florida

QSL cards were offered by each of the (13) event stations and an Award Certificate was available from N4N. The Award Certificate included endorsements, incentives and a "Clean Sweep" opportunity.

Final Statistics:

We had 32,930 unique visits to the main "Welcome" page for the Special Event website - ConvoyOnTheAir.org,

while the MVPA BH'15 Convoy was rolling along on their journey from Lorton, VA to San Diego, CA

September 19th - October 17th, 2015.

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We had website visitors from:

All (50) US States, plus Washington D.C.

 (83) separate Foreign Countries

(6) Continents - NA, SA, AF, EU, AS, OC

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The Morse Code Welcome Message had been played:

18 Words per minute - 436 times

12 Words per minute - 227 times

5 Words per minute - 219 times

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Our Ham Radio "Spotter" page received

2110 posted entries while the Ham Radio Special Event Stations

were operating from September 17th, thru October 17th, 2015

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The Volunteer Ham Radio Operators, for the 13 Special Event Stations

made a combined total of  11,314 Ham Radio qso contacts around the world,

during the MVPA BH’15’s journey across the Bankhead Highway.

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Silver Springs State Park - Saturday April 11th, 2015

N4N Special Event Station

The totals are in:
April 2015 Activation: 81 contacts, includes 27 US states and 6 countries. Mode count: (1) via psk31, (79) via SSB phone and (1) via CW. 1st contact was at 1400utc, last contact at 0052utc April 12th, 2015. 3 stations with 8 operators. Bands worked: 40,20, and 2
Sun Country Amateur Radio Society operated from within Silver Springs State Park.  We believe this was the 1st activation of the Silver Springs“Home of the Glass Bottom Boats” and Florida’s oldest attraction. 

QSL Manager is KA4WJR
QSL Manager & N4N Call sign Temporary Trustee is Carol, KA4WJR. All logs have been uploaded to eQSL.   QSL cards are available to those that work N4N during any of our special events noted here. QSL info is the same for the Silver Springs State Park event & both Lighthouse events noted here and on our website.

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N4N -Aug 2nd, 2014 AND Feb 15th, 2014

Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse – USA-1407

QSL information is the same as noted below for both the Aug 2014 and the FEB 2014 lighthouse event.

Update

The totals are in:
Feb 2014 Activation: 360 contacts, includes 44 US states and 16 countries. Mode count: 97 via psk31 and 263 via SSB phone. 1st contact was at 1536utc, last contact at 0016utc Feb 16th, 2014. 4 stations with 5 operators. Bands worked: 80,40,20,15,and 2
Aug 2014 Activation: 198 contacts, includes 34 US states and 14 countries. Mode count: 50 via psk31 and 148 via SSB phone. 1st contact was at 1546utc, last contact at 2244utc Aug 2nd, 2014. 3 stations with 4 operators. Bands worked: 20 meters only. (bands were terrible and we had a lot of local noise interference)
Thank you for making our event a success by contacting us at the Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse, for the 140th Anniversary of the 1st settling of Mount Dora. Logs have been uploaded to eQSL.

This lighthouse has been designated as Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse USA-1407- Lake County, FL. by the Amateur Radio Light House Society. We believe this was the 1st activation of this actual working lighthouse. Built in 1988, only 35 ft. tall, the lighthouse is a fully functional navigating light for the Port of Mount Dora, on Lake Dora. This is the only inland freshwater lighthouse in Florida on the World List of Lights.
Mount Dora’s 1st settlers were the Simpson Family in 1874. The Postmaster gave the settlement a name in 1880 by combining parts of his own children’s names. In 1883 it was renamed Mount Dora, as it is located on a plateau 184 feet above sea level and borders Lake Dora.

QSL cards (from our group SCARS) will be available to those that work N4N during either lighthouse event or the Silver Springs State Park event in April 2015. We will provide qsl cards via direct or eQSL only - sorry- NO BUREAU or LOTW.
 

To get your Direct QSL card:
Within the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, Stamped envelope to:

Carol Scoglio
31 Lake Wood Circle
Ocala, FL 34482

From outside the USA: Send a Self-Addressed, UNSTAMPED envelope along with 3 (three) 'USD green stamps' (NO IRC’s) to:
(do not write any call signs on the envelope)
Carol Scoglio
31 Lake Wood Circle
Ocala, FL 34482

ARLHS Member #1881

ARRL VE & W5YI VE Certified Amateur Radio Test Examiner

Member ARRL

Husband- KA4WJB - Joe - has been a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 1981. For 29 years I always read his QST, CQ & FISTS magazines when they arrived. I finally decided to try for my ham license in 2010 at the PCARS testing session during the Melbourne, FL Hamfest . I passed both the Technician & General tests at that same session. 5 days later - I tried for the extra exam at the SCARS W5YI test session in Ocala, FL. I passed that as well. WOO HOO !!!! So here is a message to both husbands & wives - Yes, some wives really do pay attention & listen to you talk about the "technical stuff". Some of us - even passed the quiz to prove it! To other YL's - if this sounds like your situation- then give it a go & try for the exam- you might surprise yourself & certainly will surprise your husband !!

I was issued the call sign - KJ4YTC - which was a real tongue twister for me !! I decided to change to the vanity call sign- "KA4WJR". While similiar to "KA4WJB"- Joe's call sign - I really liked using the phonetics- "Whiskey Juliet Romeo". Especiallly since we live about 5 miles from the town of Romeo, which is right up the road from Juliet. A bit of local history here shows Marion County, Florida really liked Shakespeare back in the late 1800's. So they named 4 towns- Romeo, Juliet, Montague & Capulet- (Romeo & Juliet's last names). Today- Juliet is known as Dunnellon but Romeo has still kept the name. The towns of Montague & Capulet don't exist anymore, except on maps from the turn of the century. But they were both located near the "Maricamp" location of Ocala, FL. (Moorehead Engineering map of 1898 specifically shows all 4 towns- Capulet was thought lost to history until this map surfaced).

 

Someday- I'll learn code- I've been trying- but my brain is still trying to translate it inside my head, instead of by sound recognition. Have to settle for voice communication for now!

Back in 1981, Joe - KA4WJB and his life long friend John - KA4WJA - took their ham exam together with the same Elmer. The consecutive call signs were their original call signs issued by the FCC in 1981, and they've never changed them. Together with Mario- N4TSV, they own & operate the 146.970 repeater in Ocala, FL.

I use Joe's shack - he obligingly shares for Special Events !!

As a newbie - I really enjoy contacting the unusual stations - a bicycle, airplane, historical trains, lighthouses, air balloons, museums, etc. I'm having a lot of fun with it!

 

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