RT 66 OTA Starts Saturday, Sept 12th

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by NF7E, Sep 10, 2020.

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  1. KF5KWO

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    _That_ is a *PERFECT* way to describe contests to the “Pokemon” generation. Trying to make it sound exciting to my kids how I normally do it falls short, but “Ham Radio Pokemon” really captures it quite well. Stealing this! :)

    Also, sounds like a good idea for a contest...???
     
  2. KR3DX

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    The total numbers for 9 of the Route 66 stations are now posted on the homepage. One of them has shown a tremendous improvement this year over past years. The station with the most QSOs has more than 6 times the number of the least active station. To be fair, the stations near the left coast have a disadvantage compared to the stations located more to their east, due to there being almost nobody to contact to the west of the coast. As more totals are posted, I believe we'll see an even greater disparity between stations.
     
  3. K8SQB

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    Three cards have come in already, no flies on them!

    I worked ILLW this year, the cards arrived yesterday and I've got a stack out in the mail. We will be faster next time as there appears to be quite a surplus from this year. 230+ stations worked (CZU Fire really put a kink in the hose), but requests are lower than expected. I was told to anticipate 2/3 contacts requesting, it's also a rare grid.
     
  4. KR3DX

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    Unfortunately, the numbers say otherwise. All but one station have submitted their totals. The most active station made 6192 contacts, the least active station made 619 contacts. That's a 10 to 1 ratio. Some stations showed a significant improvement this year and none showed a significant decrease, so progress is being made. The popularity of this event is quite obvious when some of the stations can make in excess of 3 thousand contacts quite easily. There is significant room for improvement for some of the participating stations. http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=1440
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2020
  5. K2DFC

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    Something interesting.

    My 13 Colonies certificate came through with the wrong call sign. A few years ago the Rt 66 certificate came with the same wrong call sign. This year even though I worked them all the Rt 66 cert didn't have them all checked.
     

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