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 18 Years of Route 66 On The Air - 2017

Special Commemorative Event for "The Mother Road" 

September 8 - 17, 2017

 W6T ONLY 

QSL  INFO - 

Northern Arizona DX Association

% Ron Gerlak, KG7OH

PO Box 17572 

Munds Park, AZ 86017

USA 

15:40 UTC  10 Sept 2017  News Flash:

We are down due to the 8.2 X Class Solar Flare disrupting HF and plan to be back up tomorrow (11 Sep 2017) at 15:00 UTC if Mother Nature allows.

ALL USA QSL requests MUST include a  pre-stamped and self-addressed envelope or send a minimum of $2 donation (No IRCs) 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).

QSL information for all Route 66 OTA stations along the route can be found at the following link:

http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=27

 

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 W6G station will be operating from various locations in and near Flagstaff, AZ and 

W6S will be roaming around Arizona on Old Route 66.  

http://www.nadxa.com

 

W6T STATION LOCATIONS

We plan to operate W6T from 08:00 to 20:00 local time each day.   We welcome all hams and others interested in ham radio to come out and operate.  If you would like to operate this station please contact Ron at 480-356-3663 or at rbgerlak@gmail.com to schedule a time or just show up and take your chances on a time slot being available. 

 

From September 8 - 12, 2017 the W6T station will be operated on a stretch of Old Rt 66 in Bellemont, AZ (Coconino County),  at Lon 35.2466, Lat -111.85466, elevation 7,224', grid square DM45bf, CQ Zone 3 and ITU Zone 6. This is likely where the "Easy Riders" camped after being  greated in the famous "No Vacancy" scene in their 1969 movie.   

Directions:  Take Interstate 40 to exit 185.  Go south on Transwestern Road about .3 miles to the first intersection and go right (west).  Travel down this section of old Route 66 just over 2 miles.  We will be on the right side of the raod.

 

From September 13 - 17, 2017 the W6T station will be operated on a streach of Old Rt 66 in Parks, AZ (Coconino County) at Lat 35.25966, Lon -111.93066, elevation 7,138', grid square DM45ag, CQ Zone 3 and ITU Zone 6.

Directions:  Take Interstate 40 to exit 178.  Go north  on Garland Prarrie Road less than .2 miles to Old Route 66.  Thun right (east) and go down Old Route 66 less the .5 miles to the split in the road.  Go left  about .1 miles to our station.

 

OPERATING FREQUENCIES

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

MHz

                   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 

                                 7.280                 14.280     

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.

HISTORY

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 18th 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(2015) 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!!!

73,

 Bob Wertz, NF7E, previous President, Northern Arizona DX Association

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