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Route 66 2019 Special Event!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WA6MHZ, Sep 5, 2019.

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  1. WA6MHZ

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    Saturday Sept 7th 0000Z is the kick off for this very popular event! With miserable propogation this year, it will be a Mighty Challenge indeed. Hope plenty of the Stations will be on FT8!! we will need it this time!
     
  2. WB2WIK

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    Think?

    Farthest DX to work is Chicago.

    I've never had any problem working the midwest ones, the biggest challenge is the really close ones. I worked one in Santa Monica last year on 2 meters!:p
     
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  3. WA6MHZ

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    Yes, the close one in ones are always my last! I see them reported running big pileups on 20M but not a peep here. Have to get to NM before we get a chance at propagation, though 40 meters works well for Kingman and AZ. of course the 2 Rovers W6S and W6T probably can't do FT8 mobile!
     
  4. WX7P

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    When lived outside of Bloomington, IL a few years ago, the Route 66 thing was BIG.

    Not sure how I missed the special events if they were happening in 2013 and 2014, but I would have set up in Atlanta, Il. Lots of junk stores there and a nice usable park for antennas.
     
  5. WA6MHZ

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    And we are off and RUNNING!!!
    1st QSO was W6H in NM on 40M SSB.
    there were several more SSB stations on 40M but they were all dirt weak!

    Then I got W6O on 40M FT8!!
    20 is a bust, notta PEEP even on FT8!
     
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  6. N7AHE

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    I don't hear any of the Route 66 stations but I hear several JAs working a contest.
     
  7. WA6MHZ

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    Looks like this is going to be Primarily FT8 event. Got W6P on 20M FT8 a few min ago. All SSB and CW stations not copiable
     
  8. K9KQX

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    Last night (Saturday) propagation was so bad on 40m I could only hear one route 66 station in new mexico back here in Illinois. In fact at one point around midnight 40m looked like a ghost town. Ft8 of course had some activity, but as of late, I've gotten a little bored with ft8.

    Compared to previous years using the same 40m antenna, i could easily work half the route 66 stations on 40m SSB.

    Oh well, I guess I'll keep trying and hope it gets better
     
  9. W2AI

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    I contacted six route 66 special event stations on 20 meters SSB so far.
    Propagation appears to be opened to the Mid-west and West Coast from the NE East Coast.
     
  10. N5CM

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    W6G (40m CW) and W6F (30m CW). That's all I've seen spotted. Got both of them. Waiting for more to appear on CW.

    Edit: Just got W6B (20m CW) Sunday afternoon.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019

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