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 Route 66 On The Air 2015

Special Commemorative Event for The Mother Road 

September 11 - 20, 2015




Northern Arizona DX Association

% Ron Gerlak, KG7OH

PO Box 17572

Munds Park, AZ 86017



ALL USA QSL requests MUST include a  pre-stamped and self-addressed envelope or send a minimum of $2 donation (No IRCs Please) to NADXA at the address above and we will provide the stamp, envelope and QSL.

ALL DX QSL requests MUST include a self-addressed envelope and  $2.00 US (No IRCs please).


QSL information for all 21 stations along the route can be found at the following link;



NADXA Northern Arizona DX Association


The W6T station operates as an affiliate of the Northern Arizona DX Association (NADXA) of Flagstaff, Arizona. The other affiliated NADXA stations are W6G and W6S.  Collect all three cards from NADXA and display them as as a map of the area we cover. 



The W6T station will be operated in downtown Williams, AZ, Sept 11 - 14, latitude 35.2512, longitude -112.1896 (DM35vg) and on an abandoned stretch of Old Rt 66 in Bellemont, AZ Sept 15 - 20, latitude 35.2456, longitude -111.8511 (DM45bf).  Locate us on Google Earth.

Stop by Williams for lunch or dinner and visit our station. We will be operating 24 hours per day the first weekend Friday evening through Sunday evening from the parking lot behind the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber, 200 W. Railroad St.  

The W6G stations will be operating from various locations in and near Flagstaff, AZ and W6S will be roaming around on Old Route 66 east of Flagstaff.

If you would like to operate this station call Ron KG7OH at 480-356-3663 to schedule a time or just show up and take your chances.


The Route 66 On The Air Special Event participating stations are likely to be found somewhere in the vicinity of the following frequencies.


                   80M       40M       30M       20M       17M       15M       12M       10M       6M

CW           3.533      7.033    10.110   14.033    18.080    21.033   24.900    28.033  50.033

SSB          3.866      7.266      N/A     14.266     18.164    21.366   24.966    28.466  50.166   

DIGITAL   3.580      7.070    10.140   14.070    18.100    21.070  24.920     28.120      N/A

ALL frequencies shown can be +/-  due to QRM and other in use conditions

W6T likely operating frequencies depending on band conditions.


Route 66 on the Air was born on September 9, 2000 at 0000Z by NADXA.  There were over 14,000 QSOs that year and it has been growing ever since.  It is now coordinated by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club located in San Bernardino, CA.  See there web site for additional information at w6jbt.org or read the original article "Get Your QSOs on Route 66!" written be Nicholas M. Elias, N3AIU and published by QST magazine May 2001.

This will be our 16th 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 meant 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 could 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 tragedy 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(2014) the event created over 40,000 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

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