Re: Route 66 On the Air - Special Event
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On Aug 28, 2019, at 9:22 AM, Marty Meyers <martyrmeyers@...
Dear club members,
I received the following from John Robert Stratton N5AUS, our West Gulf Division Director. I know many of you have worked this event in the past and I thought many would be interested in this announcement.Route 66 On The Air ReturnsThe 20th Annual Amateur Radio special operating event, known as“Route 66 On The Air” returns on September 7-15, 2019.Organized by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino,California in 1999 to celebrate the anniversary of Bobby Troup’s 1946hit song “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”, the event now involves over20 cities on the “Mother Road” being activated by multiple AmateurRadio clubs and individuals.Oklahoma and Texas will again activate portions of the Mother Road.Oklahoma expects to have special event stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma Cityand Elk City. Texas expects to have a station in Amarillo. The list ofall the planned special event stations along the Mother Road can befound at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=117 and the operating frequencyguidelines can be found at http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=25 Aaron Scott, K5ATG, an Oklahoma City resident, has announced he intendsto operate “recumbent tricycle mobile” while traveling a 30-mileroute between the “Round Barn” in Acadia, Oklahoma and theOverholser Bridge, west of Bethany, Oklahoma. The FCC has issued each of the participating stations specialcall signs in recognition of the event. Anyone who works any of thespecial event stations will receive a certificate with endorsementsidentifying which of the participating cities they contacted.You may not be able to travel the length of the Mother Road, butwith this event, you can at least talk to it.
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