Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air

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.
Event Summary

Date: June 4th, 2022 to June 19th, 2022 (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 web site.

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. Example
  • Trail Companion Certificate: Any station working 1-15 states is eligible for a Trail Companion Certificate. Example
Participants making contact with activating stations from one or more states will be able to purchase a certificate after the event. Certificates can be delivered either as an emailled PDF, or printed on high-quality paper and shipped. The certificates will cost $5 and the paper version will have an additional $3.50 printing and shipping charge, bringing its cost to $8.50.

On the Air Exchange: The on-air exchange will include: Call sign and name of the operator. Additional information such as a signal report or a Parks on the Air park designation may also be logged, but is not required.

Logs: Only the activating stations in each of the 16 states along the trail will submit logs. Logs are not required from hunting stations. However, it is courteous to submit your personal log to Logbook of the World or other logging entity. Please submit your request for a certificate by August 31st of the activation year.

History: 2022 is the inaugural event for this activity.

Information: For more information, please send us a message at lctota.info@w7aia.org.

Participating Clubs