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2017 Route 66 On The Air 9/9 to 9/17, 2017

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by W6CJL, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. WA6MHZ

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    4 more stations logged. Still hurting for W6A-E, W6I,W6L,W6O and W6S!!! 9 to go. Tough year, might not make the clean sweep.
     
  2. K2DFC

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    I only need W6L and W6D. Got 4 new ones last night. I just checked the Cluster history for W6L and see no activity at all for this year so far.
     
  3. K2DFC

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    Pat, W6B just spotted on 3533
     
  4. WA6MHZ

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    That is a problem as the band on 80 is still long, I am at work, and no CW in the mobile. I have to hope A thru E come up on 40 SSB during the day so I can try them mobile.
     
  5. WA6MHZ

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    last nights pileup on W6Q was the biggest seen ever on a Route 66 station!!! It was almost as if we were calling P5 in North Korea!!! I really had to try every trick in the book to make it thru!! He went by call areas for awhile, but skipped 6s figuring no Prop to California. then he went for all call areas at once and it was true BEDLAM. NOT split freq either!! So he usually got clobbered coming back to a station. But finally he heard a weak "MIKE HOTEL ZULU" and was very dillegent in ferreting out the contact!!! He had me for a WA4 at first, And I yellled "WA SIX, CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!" AT LAST He got the WA6 and I was logged!!!! PHEW!!!!

    This Route 66 event is much tougher than garden variety DXing!!!! I am 4 away from NUMBER ONE HONOR ROLL, so I do know about Pileups!!!
    The W6Q was one of the TOUGHEST of my LIFE!!!!
     
  6. K2DFC

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    W6Q was a new one for me last night on 40 also. Pileup was huge because he wasn't on much, if at all prior to that. Same thing will happen if W6L ever decides to get on. I only run 100 watts here so busting big pileups isn't always easy. But timing is the key. Putting out your call at just the right time.
     
  7. W4POT

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    I feel good about working two of the Rt 66 stations (T+H) yesterday while using 5 watts and battery power from a park.
     
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  8. WA6MHZ

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    Last year I got a clean sweep without too much toil. The CA stations were on 40 SSB more and I nabbled most of them mobile from the work parking lot. This year we had lotsa Solar Flares wiping out the bands for several days at the beginning of the event, so we all got a late start.

    Fortunately, it only take ONE CONTACT with one station to qualify for a certificate, but the idea is to GET THEM ALL!!!

    Just like POKEMONs, GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL!!!!

    Why do I know about Pokemons? I had a baby boy during that era, and now grandbabies during the revival of it!!
     
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  9. K9ASE

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    Where is W6Q located?
     
  10. K2DFC

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