Friday, December 14, 2018

"Last Man Standing" Cast Member Operates Ham Station

"Last Man Standing" cast member
Jet Jurgensmeyer ("Boyd") operates
on-set ham station KA6LMS with
guest operator Gary Pearce, KN4AQ,
of "Ham Radio Now."
(Photo by Babs Simmons)
"Last Man Standing" Producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, reports that cast member Jet Jurgensmeyer, who plays Mike Baxter's grandson, Boyd, on the Fox TV series, had a great time operating on-set station KA6LMS during a break in the taping of the program's Christmas episode on November 6. Jurgensmeyer is new to the role of Boyd as of the current season.

Special guest operators that day included the "Ham Radio Now" crew of Gary Pearce, KN4AQ; Gary's wife, Cyndi, KD4ACW, and host David Goldenberg, W0DHG. The station was on the air during the dinner break in taping and after shooting ended. According to John, Jet stayed for both operating sessions, got on the air himself, and expressed interest in getting his ham license.

Jet returned to the airwaves December 12, making some 20 D-STAR contacts with ICOM's Ray Novak, N9JA, who dropped in for a visit.

A short video of Jet on the air is on the KA6LMS Facebook page at < >.

"Last Man Standing" airs Fridays at 8 PM eastern time on the Fox Network.