The BankHead Convoy Special Event


Diane Laval <>


9/23/2015 8:52 PM


The Military Vehicle Preservation Association ( is conducting a 95th Anniversary Convoy that will retrace the original 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy route along the “Bankhead Highway.”  The MVPA’s 2015 Bankhead Convoy (“BH-15”) left from Washington, DC on Saturday, September 19,  and will arrive in San Diego, CA some 29 days later, on Saturday, October 17.Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories, along with privately owned HMVs including motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks. The group is recreating the 1920 US Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy route taken following World War I.

There will be at least one Ham radio station operating from each of the 12 States along the convoy route.

W4CQ  is one of the Special Event stations that will be participating in North Carolina.Our Call sign for making contacts during this event is K2F/W4CQ.
Please take a look at the website – for more information. This website will detail and link each of the participating Special Event Stations along the convoy route, as well as their Call Sign, location, QSL info, club and group website info.

The convoy stopped at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, September 22 for a rest day, The pictures in the attached collage were taken on Tuesday, at the Speedway by members of W4CQ. Aside from convoy vehicle pics, the collage includes some pics of the Convoy’s HF radio. They were transmitting on 7.250 USB on Tuesday evening.

Also attached is a log sheet that you may use for making contacts during this special event. Please turn your log sheets in to Ted (KE6QEY) at the end of this special event.





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