Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by NF7E, Sep 10, 2020.
23:59Z or 7PM Central Time.
Thanks very much!
This turned out to be a hard question to answer. I can't find it anywhere on the web site. But found this on the ARRL site.
Route 66 On the Air
Sep 12-Sep 20, 0000Z-2359Z, W6L, Tulsa, OK. Tulsa Amateur Radio Club. 14.266. QSL. Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 4283, Tulsa, OK 74159. Route 66 On the Air is organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club; see www.w6jbt.org for list of participating stations. www.w5ias.com
Have not Heard W6D, W6L & W6R here in Texas ?????
I got all but W6I and W6J... Tried multiple times on each one... FT8, and SSB... Just couldn't get them... a couple of times, I could hear almost all of the stations checking in, but not the rt66 station. Just too close, I guess... I am curious ... do you send in requests for certificates if you don't get a clean sweep? I am thinking I won't... but I will try next year...
All but a few elusive ones. Couldn't get A because the spine of the Santa Lucia Mountains was not allowing it and chased J for quite a spell, never could get that contact. Lots of hard work by those teams and much appreciated for the challenge during the week. Made a lot of other QSOs in the process.
I took Sunday off as I was pretty wrung out, but do have the envelopes stuffed, just need to go through every one a last time to make sure they are complete and then drop them off at the post office.
73s to all and massive thanks!
You can get a certificate for working just one. Just fill out the form on the website.
Could not get W6F any band or mode. I think the were QRP or had a bad antenna.
Reports I saw he was getting out quite well on FT8 and CW, but proximity and all seem to play a lesser role in these things. This was my first time working a multi station even running East to West and I did find the nearer stations much harder to pick out on 20 or 40, but everyone was easily within reach on 80m (except W6A, which seemed to have the spine of a mountain range directly between us and I couldn't work the nearest station. I worked H on four bands, so that was my high water mark.
One thing I noticed about events like this, Rt. 66 and 13 Colonies, the operators don't put in near enough time on 40 and 80 meters when skip is short to work the close in stations. They get on 20 during the day and then go to 40 at night which is then the same conditions as 20.