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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1480.1

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    Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1480.1

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Special Bulletin No. 1480.1
    BID: $OPDX.1480.1
    September 10, 2020
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Clusters
    Network, W3BTX, and Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club for the
    following DX information.

    *** SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (by KB8NW): Once again, the following annual
    special events will be taking place over the next several days.

    SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United
    Flight 93) to be activated once again between September 9-14th, to remind
    "Amateur Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened
    near Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11th,
    2001. This will be their 10th year for N3U and this memorial operation.
    Bob informs OPDX, "This year two Presidential Candidates (Trump & Biden)
    will both be attending and with COVID-19, it will not be as involved
    (or long) as previous years. We also had a lot of competition this year
    with the VHF contest on the same weekend and operators were scarce, but
    we should have enough to make a showing on most ham bands. As you know
    the band conditions are bad, BUT FT-8 seems to always save the day, so
    we will be using both FT-8 and FT-4. LoTW will also be used for logging
    all digital and most SSB and CW. Will also try to spot on DX Summit.
    PLEASE NOTE: When we 1st activated N3U in 2010, the grounds didn't look
    much different as on that fateful day in Sept 11, 2001. It took 10 years,
    but now it's transformed into a very beautiful national monument location.
    [ NPOTA FLT 93 NM07 ] N3U is sponsored by Club Station W3PN and thanks
    to ARRL we hold the special 1x1 license each year." QSL N3U/Flt 93 via
    W3BTX, by the Bureau or direct (Please include SASE and enough return
    postage. If additional postage is needed...your QSL will be returned via
    the BUREAU). For more details,

    SPECIAL EVENT. Members of the Wireless Association Of New York City will
    activate special event station WA2NYC once again to commemorate the 19th
    anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City,
    and to remember that over 2900 people lost their lives on that day. The
    station will be operational between 0000z, September 10th, and 0300z,
    September 14th, 2020. The suggested frequencies are 28450, 21350, 14300,
    7238 kHz and DSTAR XREF020B & Smart Group SEPT11. The WA2NYC station will
    be on DSTAR XREF020B and Smart Group SEPT11 each evening from 7-11PM
    Eastern Time (2300-0300z). The log will be uploaded to LoTW. If you would
    like a QSL card, send a SASE to the club address (see or by
    the Bureau. This operation is in memory of Robert Norton, K2IE/SK.

    SPECIAL EVENT (Highway to a DX Party!). The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio
    Club of San Bernardino (, California, is once again hosting
    (probably one of the most fun special event activities) the 21st annual
    "Route 66 On The Air" special event between 0000z on Saturday, September
    12th and 2359z on Sunday, September 20th. The purpose of this event is
    to offer amateur radio operators a fun way to "Relive the Ride" of their
    own memories of Route 66, and to celebrate the highway's 94th anniversary.
    The U.S. Highway 66 established in 1926, was the first major improved
    highway to link the west coast with the nation's heartland. Through stories,
    songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the freedom
    of the open road, inspiring many to see America.
    Look for the following 21 stations (two are rovers) operating in or
    around the major cities along the old "Route 66" from Santa Monica,
    California, to Chicago, Illinois:
    Stations City Clubs/Individuals
    -------- -------------------- -------------------------
    W6A Santa Monica, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
    W6B Los Angeles, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
    W6C San Bernardino, CA Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club
    W6D Victorville, CA Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
    W6E Barstow, CA Barstow Amateur Radio Club
    W6F Kingman, AZ K2 Amateur Radio Society
    W6G Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona DX Association
    W6H Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque DX Association
    W6I Amarillo, TX Panhandle Amateur Radio Club
    W6J Stroud, OK Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club
    W6K Oklahoma City, OK W6K Oklahoma City
    W6L Tulsa, OK Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
    W6M Tribune, KS Western Kansas Amateur Radio Club
    W6N Joplin, MO Joplin Amateur Radio Club
    W6O Lebanon, MO Lebanon Amateur Radio Club
    W6P St. Louis, MO St. Louis Amateur Radio Club
    W6Q Chicago, IL Six Meter Club of Chicago
    W6R Springfield, MO Southwest Missouri Amateur RC
    W6U Wilmington, IL Wilmington Area Amateur Radio Club

    W6S ROVER 1 Northern Arizona DX Association
    W6T ROVER 2 Northern Arizona DX Association

    Special event stations are expected to be found in the vicinity of the
    following frequencies. (Look for digital modes in the standard band segments
    for such mode) All frequencies +/- QRM:
    CW - 3533, 7033, 10110, 14033, 18080, 21033, 24900, 28033 and 50033 kHz
    SSB - 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164, 21366, 24966, 28466 and 50166 kHz
    Digi - 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915 and 28074 kHz

    R66 MOBILE Operations - Any amateurs operating while actually driving
    along Route 66 during the special event period are encouraged to
    take part in "Route 66 On The Air", by using the designation
    "mobile 66" for SSB or "/m66" for CW after their callsigns. All
    other amateur radio operators are welcome to contact these mobile

    REPEATERS - Some of the participating clubs will also be operating this
    event from their local VHF/UHF repeaters. Check the ARRL repeater
    guide for possible repeater frequencies, if you're in the local

    2020 ROUTE 66 – LOG SHEET: This simple log sheet can be used during
    the event for a quick log record. Simply click on the link below and
    print off. When printing make sure it's in "Landscape" orientation.
    PLEASE NOTE: This sheet is NOT to be used to request a certificate as
    you must fill out the application found under the "2020 Route 66 On The
    Air" tab on home page, then click the "Certificate/Decal Request..." tab.

    QSL - Each participating club will issue their own QSL card commemorating
    this event. QSL information is available on the Web at:

    CERTIFICATE/DECAL REQUEST - For more details about the event and the
    certificate that is available, please visit the "Route 66 OTA Site"

    * All excerpts and distribution of "The OPDX Bulletin" are granted as
    long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receives credit.

    ** To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
    ( or (
    Information can now be faxed to the following phone line at:
    1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)
    ....... 73 de Tedd KB8NW

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