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. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm up for that, I even know of a ghost town I could operate from.
    The best would be "Lincoln Highway" (old U.S. Hwy. 30), the
    first trans-continental highway.
    Dedicated in 1913, it starts in Times Square, and ends in Lincoln
    Park, San Francisco.
    As a child, we would drive down Seedling Mile Road, which was the
    first mile to be paved. The paving used was red brick "cobblestones".
    Modern IH-80 follows much of it's route quite closely.
     
  2. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Mission San Diego de Acala (or however that is spelled) is on the Hill above Interstate 8 and I-15. I am about 10 miles East of there. Would that still count? How close do you have to be?
     
  3. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    In pain here listenning to everone on the East Coast working W6D. (on 14306). No hope whatsoever of working them on 20 meters. Only chance is if they go to 80 or 40 during the daytime. No afterdark paths are possible, I don't know why W6J is so hard. That SHOULD be easy on 40 about sundown or on 20 during the day. But nope, notta peep! Not even on FT8! Running out of time fast! My life is put on hold until this concludes! I wonder if the ops KNOW how much this means to us out here?

    Have a Crest Community Assn meeting tonight at 6. When I get back, I am sure I will find they were on calling CQ CALIFORNIA all evening long.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020
  4. K8SQB

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    I think that would be as close as you think is necessary. That Kansas station for Rt66 seems a bit off the beaten path.
     
  5. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Route 66 go through the southeast corner of Kansas for less than 10 miles
     
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  6. K8SQB

    K8SQB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    By that same yardstick I'm practically on Rt66 myself. ;)
     
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  7. WA6MHZ

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    watching for W6J on 40M FT8 now. Seeing stations call him, but not a PEEP here! maybe he will QSB up or maybe he is QRP. Praying for atleast a -23!

    Stroud OK is EM15, watching for other EM15 station to show I have propagation to there. East Coast is working him!

    Bunches of RT66 stations on 40M FT8 tonight!! Dave W7UUU is getting several

    Rats!!! Hearing all the stations around him, W6I and W6K coming in great!
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020
  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That's where I got 'em last night - 40 FT8.... no competition - was super easy but I'm sure I caught him "early on" maybe

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Anyone looking - W6H is on 40 FT8 right now... (0248 UTC)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    W6J is on RIGHT NOW calling CQ on 40 FT8

    W6B and W6P also - all on 40 FT8

    Dave
    W7UUU
     

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