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LCCA To Conduct Live Ham Radio Broadcast on 7-21-14 Live Steam Excursion

LCCA To Conduct Live Ham Radio Broadcast on 7-21-14 Live Steam Excursion Aboard the NKP 765.  Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) invite members and guests who are also Ham Radio operators to participate in a special event operating aboard the July 21, 2014 NKP 765 live steam train excursion during our 44th Annual Convention in Indianapolis IN.   While we are traveling under steam you may contact Ed Richter (WB8BHL).  Ed has made arrangements to present a live Ham Radio broadcast from this moving train during our Monday July 21 train excursion. This will be the first use of Ham Radio by LCCA as we reach out to attract new members, promote the club, have an international presence and most of all share in the fun! 

LCCA will be on 2 meters and 70 centimeters using repeaters on the route, and on IRLP and Echo Link.  For more information, contact Ed Richter (LCCA RM#  13075) at to be included on an e-mail list of those interested in “working” on a railroad mobile station.  Ed will send QSL cards to those who contact him during this train run.

For those of you who are interested in actually  participating in this July 21, 2014 LCCA Live Steam train excursion round trip from  Kokomo to Logansport IN , there are still spaces available.  Register for our convention and this fantastic live steam train excursion by going to the “ convention” tab of our website to reserve your spot.    OGR Publisher Rich Melvin will be at the point of the NKP765 for this family friendly event.  We are planning to have photo shoot run byes and many more surprises (weather permitting).   

Please visit our website for all updates concerning our 44th Annual Convention to be held at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis IN July 20-26.   If you like Lionel toy trains, real trains, NASCAR racing, planes, trains and automobiles, you are going to LOVE this convention.    

Come and meet with “Indiana Bob” Carter, LCCA Convention Manager formerly known as Choo Choo Bob, Captain Bob and Cowboy Bob in Indy.   Bob and his team of volunteers have been working very hard and are planning several great surprises.  We hope to see you all  in Indy!

Best regards.

Al Kolis
President Elect & Special Events Manager
Lionel Collectors Club of America