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ROUTE 66 ON THE AIR

Back in 2000, we organized a new special operating event; Route 66 On the Air! to celebrate the highway's
75th anniversary in 2001. It turned out to be wildly popular and quickly outgrew our small club so administration
was turned over to the current sponsor, the Citrus Belt ARC in California. Route 66 on the Air is still an annual
event and has grown from the original 10 stations to 19 HAM radio clubs and 2 Rovers operating from locations
along the length of Old Route 66.

For details on how to participate and QSL information for all the stations, visit the Citrus Belt ARC info page
OR go to the W6T, W6G, and W6S call sign pages on QRZ.COM

The next Route 66 on the Air Special Event is 10-18 September, 2022 (UTC)


The event certificate issued by the NADXA for the FIRST Route 66 On the Air! Event in 2000

 

2022 NADXA Plans

The 2022 Edition of the special event will begin on Friday September 9th at 5pm AZ time and will go thru Sunday
September 18th at 5pm AZ time. The NADXA will again support three call signs for the Route 66 On The Air
Special Event; W6S (Rover 1), W6G (Flagstaff), and W6T (Rover 2) with QSL cards that when lined up make a
panorama of Arizona Route 66. This year W6S will operate portable from 5 different Old 66 locations
East of Flagstaff. W6T will operate portable near the intersection of the '20s, '30s, and '40s alignments of Route 66
West of Bellement and from the abandoned '20s & '30s alignments East of Parks, AZ. W6G will be operating from NADXA
members home QTHs in and around the City of Flagstaff, AZ
.

 

2021 NADXA Results

NADXA again supported three call signs for the Route 66 On The Air Special Event; W6S (Rover 1), W6G (Flagstaff),
and W6T (Rover 2) with QSL cards that when lined up make a panorama of Arizona 66 (Rand McNally 1926 Junior
Road Map). This year W6S operated from 5 different Old 66 locations East of Flagstaff; '40s 66 North of Walnut Canyon,
'20s & '30s 66 East of "Don't Forget" Winona, abandoned '40s 66 SE of Buffalo Range Road, '30s 66 in the AZ Ghost
Town of Two Guns, and '40s 66 West of the Meteor City Trading Post. W6T operated from '40s Route 66 West of
Bellement and from abandoned '20s & '30s alignments East of Parks, AZ. W6G operated from NADXA members
home QTHs in and around Flagstaff, AZ

The bands really hot and cold this year but had more really good runs than in the past.

2021
SSB
DIGITAL
CW
Totals
W6T
2485
1797
0
4282
W6G
3410
1344
263
5017
W6S
2256
0
0
2256
Totals
8151
3141
263
11,555

Total for NADXA: 11,555 contacts, WAS, 39 DX

W6T Coordinator: Ron KG7OH
W6G Coordinator: Jack NT7MM
W6S: David NJ0W (me, myself, & I)

PHOTOS FROM 2021


W6T Group at Bellemont (with W6S visiting)

NADXA Trailer near Parks operating as W6T ('20s & '30s 66)

Setting up the NADXA trailer at Parks

Trailer Route 66 Ramp


All 3 stations (CW/Phone/Data) operating at Parks


W6S North of Walnut Canyon National Monument ('40s 66)


W6S in Two Guns ('30s 66)

W6S West of the Meteor City Trading Post ('40s 66)

W6S on abandoned '40s 66 off Buffalo Range Road

Sunset in Two Guns

 

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