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. K8SQB

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    Great horny toads! I threw in the towel, went down to 80m to sulk and goof off and found E!

    Now all I need is A,B,D,F,J & S
  2. N5CM

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    I have B, F, H, K, M, O, and P on CW. Hopefully, other stations will drag out their keys.
  3. WA6MHZ

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    Down to 3 to go! D, F and J!!!!!
  4. WA6MHZ

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    Just barely got F, now it's JUST D and J
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
  5. K8SQB

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    Picked up B on 80m and did the double with C on 80 as well.

    I saw J on 80 earlier, but couldn't get a good signal. There's still a few days yet and I'll be working from home the rest of the week, which helps ;)
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  6. K8RC

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    Good morning!

    Q is a problem. Are they even on the air?

    They aren't even spotted on the DX clusters. (ONE spot in the last 16 hours)

    It's CHICAGO. W6Q is a club (Six Meter Club of Chicago). They should have more than one operator on the air.

    And how about an old retired guy like me for duty during the day?
  7. K2DFC

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    Having the same problem with U. He was on 40 SSB late last night but no copy here in NJ. Should be a slam dunk if it were in the afternoon. Sure wish there was more CW.
  8. WA6MHZ

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    Seeing alotta EU and Far East stations working Rt66. They are tickled to work just ONE (which is all that is needed) for a cert. Here stateside, we need to go for the SWEEP! There's been a couple years where I got skunked on 1 or 2! But I really envy the ops getting to put this on and 13 Colonies. Some of the pileups are as roaring as if it were a P5 station they were calling!! IT's GREAT TO BE DX, even if you are stateside. The only chance I had at it was during the W1AW/6 a few years back. Then I got great pileups!! Now I can RARELY even get a CQ answered. NO ONE in the world NEEDS CALIFORNIA, except during the Route 66 event!

    I am pushing for a CLONE ROUTE 80 event. That goes between San Diego and South Carolina. I am at the top of the hill overlooking Route 80, and there are plenty of ops in the San Diego DX Club who would love to help out.
    I can't do the certs as my POS printer doesn't do color. Need a good color laser for it. I heartily applaud the valiant ops, and workers who do the after contest chores! In this case it is the CITRUS BELT ARC W6JBT in San Bernadino! They are in for a WHOLE WHEELBARROW full of cert requests. I always get the Decal too. My rear window is just about out of space for Route 66 Decals!
  9. K8SQB

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    I usually dread working Chicago, lots of weak signals and incomplete QSOs, but I was able to pick U up on 20m as my 7th station. I think they will be on this weekend. Some of the stations seem to be taking a break.
  10. K8SQB

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    How about doing an El Camino Real route? I'm up for that. Pick a mission to operate.
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