Operators Needed – Lewis and Clark OTA Event

OTVARC is in need of lots of operators to help with the upcoming Lewis and Clark event.

From their website:
The Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air special event is an on air activity that commemorates the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The trail covers 4900 miles through 16 states. This includes the disembarkation from Camp Dubois and what is referred to as the Eastern Legacy. The event is sponsored by the Clark County Amateur Radio Club with support and participation from clubs in all 16 states along the historic trail.

Date: June 4th, 2022 to June 19th, 2022 UTC (June 3rd, 5pm Pacific – June 19th, 5pm Pacific)

Time Start: 0000 UTC

Time Ends: 2400 UTC

Operating Hours: 24 hrs/day for duration of the event

Simple Rules: Contact one club in each of the 16 states on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Operating modes include SSB Phone, FM Phone (for 2 meters only), CW, and FT8. Any combination of modes towards working all 16 states is allowed. A schedule for planned operations for each state will be posted on this website[https://lctota.org/].

Certificate: Certificates can be requested for two classes of participation:

  • Expedition Partner Certificate: Any station working all 16 states is eligible for the Expedition Partner Certificate.
  • Trail Companion Certificate: Any station working 1-15 states is eligible for a Trail Companion Certificate.

OTVARC is the only designated club for the state of Oregon. We need lots of operators to make this event a success.

Things you need:
An HF Radio or VHF Radio station
A willingness to have fun!

The dates are: June 3rd, 5pm Pacific – June 19th, 5pm Pacific

Don’t have an HF or VHF station? Email Ron, KD7VIK OR otvarc@gmail.com to be paired with an available operator.

Please sign up by sending an email to Ron, KD7VIK – ronocon@frontier.com

Visit their website: https://lctota.org/ or email Ron.