Boy Scouts of America’s National Order of the Arrow Conference Special Event Amateur Radio Station, K2BSA/8, is coming to Michigan State University August 3rd to 7th in East Lansing Michigan.

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event for the Order of the Arrow (OA), (Scouting’s Honor Society) and is the second largest national gathering of Scouts. 15,000 Arrowmen will gather from across the nation at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan Aug 3rd to the 8th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.

NOAC_2015_logoTo celebrate this unique event the Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club, (MSUARC) W8MSU will be sponsoring a special event Amateur Radio station, K2BSA/8. The station will be located close to the exhibitor’s tents and will be operating on 20 and 40 M, the local repeater (442.900 +77) and IRLP node (7930) in addition to Echolink (289654). The station will be manned by ham radio operators from across the nation Monday through Friday 9-12 and 1- 5 EDT. This event is supported by ICOM America.

If you are one of the lucky ones attending NOAC, stop by and guest operate or if you can’t make it in person, please listen and contact us on the airwaves. We are attempting to have contacts from all 50 states in addition to as many Scouts, Scouters and Brother Arrowmen, past and present, as we can. There will be a special K2BSA/8 NOAC QSL card email available. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime QSL.

Our goal is to get as many Scouts on the air as possible locally and at a distance and share the exciting world of Radio Scouting with them. We’ll share how they can integrate Amateur Radio into their outings, high adventure treks and Merit Badge advancement for fun, education and safety.

For additional information contact Fred Donkin, KA7MMM, fredrick.j.donkin@L-3com.com or Don Kunst W3LNE, W3LNE@ARRL.NET.


Press Release provided by Don Kunst, W3LNE


  1. I’m looking for a table of dates and operating frequencies for all the K2BSA events.

    • Hi David,

      All authorized K2BSA operations are listed at http://k2bsa.wstearns.com/qsl-paths/

      Each control operator designates their own frequencies, times, mode of operation, power level, etc. They also provide their own equipment and antennas. And, of course, propagation dictates what might work on any given date and time.

      They are encouraged to post their latest information on the K2BSA Facebook page, but they have a lot going on during an operation, if they even have Internet service.

      73, Jim, K5ND

  2. This is great! Could not attend due to many of our adult Arrowmen relinquishing our spot to youth members of the Lodge. Will attempt to make contact with K2BSA/8 – NOAC


    District Commissioner, Wachusett Dist.

  3. I am looking forward to making contacts with NOAC. I am an ordeal brother from way back
    in 1958. I have added the operations list so that I can keep up with the operating stations.
    Thanks for doing this. 73

  4. Im a Brotherhood member and an Assistant Scoutmaster. I also could not attend due to the demand for available spots. My son is attending and participating in the ceremonies competition. He going to look for the Comm area and I would love to make a contact with my son. Thank you guys for setting this opportunity up.

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