Due to concerns over possible violations of Section 97.113(a)(3), John Amodeo, NN6JA, has cancelled the Last Man Standing Special Event Station planned for October 28. Amodeo had applied for and received a 1×1 call sign — K6T — to use for the event that would have taken place on the show’s set. Last Man Standing stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT.
“Although the intent of the Special Event Station was to celebrate and promote ham radio, it might be interpreted as promotion for the show and that cannot be permitted,” explained Last Man Standing Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA. “While we are disappointed with the cancelation of what would have a fun, one-of-a-kind event, I know that as a licensed amateur and producer of broadcast programs, compliance with the FCC rules takes precedence. We will find other fun ways to use our station and promote ham radio soon. Mike Baxter’s fictitious station, KA0XTT, will continue to appear on the set of Last Man Standing, but the radios will remain silent.”
Last Man Standing begins its second season on Friday, November 2 at 8/7 Central.