K2BR former Special Event
Station for the Miss America Pageant
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Miss America 2005!
For many years our club ran a special event radio station in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the
Miss America Pageant. Amateur stations from around the country
and the world would work K2BR during pageant week to receive a
special QSL card which would have a picture of the current Miss America on the front
of it. The pageant was moved to Las Vegas for the crowning of Miss America 2006. If the competition should ever return to Atlantic City, we will be willing and able to once again set up a station for the pageant.
Pictures from the
of our activities during Pageant week
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Miss America Special Event Station Nostalgia
Here are some additional pictures and information about SCARA's participation in the Miss America Pageant in the 1970s & 1980s. The club ran the Miss America Special Event amateur radio station for many years and also helped provide communications support for the Miss America Parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. These QSL cards and files were given to the club by the family of Anthony J. Butterhof N2NJ (SK) formerly K2JOX. Click on the pictures for a larger image.
1972 - 1984
It is interesting to note that various special call-signs, issued by the FCC for the event were used.
Here is a link to a report about Miss America Special Event Station operations 1975.
Although I don't know for certain, I suspect that from 1979 and forward the call sign was K2BR. The Official Miss America picture was used for the front of the QSL cards. It was not unusual to have 800 or more HF contacts during Pageant week and at that time, all logging was done on paper. Club members would volunteer to help with sending the QSL cards out after verifying the contact as "good" in the logbook. The stations worked were responsible for sending an S.A.S.E. to the SCARA mailbox.
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