Last Man Standing Plans Special Event Station
UPDATE: The K6T Special Event Station has been cancelled. Click here for more information.
The crew of the hit ABC comedy Last Man Standing is planning a radio event on Sunday, October 28 to kick off the show’s second season. Last Man Standing features Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT. According to Last Man Standing Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, Mike’s station is back this year with even more gear. In addition, all the antennas that were in the catwalk last year have been relocated to the studio’s roof.
Using special event call sign K6T, the show’s crew will operate on HF, VHF, UHF, D-STAR, EchoLink and IRLP to communicate with fans of the show; twelve members of the Last Man Standing crew are licensed amateurs. Members of the Los Angeles-based PAPA System will assist the crew with running the event. The crew will use several PAPA System repeaters to run analog VHF, UHF and DSTAR communications. They will also be monitoring the Disney Amateur Radio Interconnect repeater system, which has repeaters in New York City (W2ABC), Florida (WD4WDW and WD4WDW-B/D-STAR) and California (WB6AJE), as well as EchoLink capability.
A list of frequencies and an operating schedule will be posted on the KA0XTT Facebook page and on Amodeo’s Twitter feed in the next few weeks. Amodeo told the ARRL that a special QSL card will be sent to all hams who contact K6T: “Hams do not need to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive the QSL card, nor do they need to send postage or ‘green stamps’ to receive a card.”