Mark your calendars for 10-18 September for Route 66 On The Air. Once again, we’ll celebrate the legend and lore of Route 66, “The Mother Road”.
Route 66 On The Air (R66OTA) is organized and sponsored by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California (http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=15).
In Oklahoma, amateur radio clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Elk City will be participating. Oklahoma City has always been well represented in R66OTA.
Oklahoma City will again use the special event call sign W6K; Steve Duskin, NE5SD is the trustee for the call sign. Use of W6K must be authorized by the trustee through the R66OTA Registration Page. All W6K operations should be conducted in the Oklahoma City Metro area and in the spirit of the event, as close to Route 66 as practical.
Operations from Oklahoma City area landmarks associated with Route 66 are encouraged, i.e. Cowboy Hall of Fame, the ‘round barn’ in Arcadia, Oklahoma History Center, the Route 66 Bridges west of Bethany, etc.
R66OTA begins at 0000Z/10 September and continues to 2359Z/18 September.
Radio operators may use phone, CW or digital. Radio operators may also consider operating mobile on “The Mother Road”.
Registration will open in early September.