Our club, once again, offers 3 new QSL cards for 2016- W6G-W6T-W6S-be sure to get all 3 and line them up side by side to make a map of our Route 66 area -EACH OF THESE CARDS HAS A DIFFERENT QSL MGR!!!Check QRZ for each!
ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR -SEPTEMBER 10-THRU 18TH, 2016
All U.S.A. "W6G" QSL request for the 2016 RT 66 on the Air
must include an S.A.S.E or a minimum $2.donation---DX requires $2.USD & a S. A. E.(No IRCs)-Send only to the address above!
A brief history of the RT 66 on the Air event
This will be our 17th year working the Annual Rt 66 on the Air Special Event
Our club, the Northern Arizona DX Association, wanted to create a fun, exciting special event centered around our Flagstaff location, keeping us all "radioactive". We considered putting together a special event centered around the Grand Canyon, but that would have ment we would have had to operate from that area 70 miles north of Flagstaff, so one of our members said why not put RT 66 on the air? That runs right through Flagstaff and we coud do that right from out own homes!! That sounded great!! Then we decided to see if we could line up Hams in each of the cities mentioned in Bobby Troup's song "Get your kicks on Route 66" to participate. They could join us and we could all get special 1X1 call signs for the event. We were able to do that and the special event was started!! That first year the entire event went well and we generated about 14,000 QSOs for the entire event. The event went over so well, that it was almost impossible for our dozen members to handle all those QSL AND certificate request, but we did!! From the beginning, our goal was to see if there was enough interest worldwide in RT 66 with that trial run of the event in 2000, and if so, prepare for the "75th" Anniversary (2001) of Route 66 with a big push of the Route 66 on the Air Special Event. That year our event was pre-scheduled for the time period that happened to include "SEPT 11TH" ! When Sept 11 tradegy happened, we had considered not going ahead with the event but decided to go ahead with it showing the world they were not going to stop us in our tracks or change our way of life as a tribute to those we lost!
After that year, we asked for help from one of the other larger clubs already involved in our special event to take over as it was just way to large an event for our small club. Enter "Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club". The rest is history!!! I believe, last year(2015) the event created over 50,000 QSO's and 100 countries chasing RT 66 on the Air. A big THANK YOU to the Citrus Belt ARC for carrying on the event with such professionalism!!!
Bob Wertz, NF7E, President, Northern Arizona DX Association
W6G Route 66 QSL Manager
For many years we have used the W6G call during the annual Route 66 September event.
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