Route 66 On the Air Special Event

I’m behind the 8 ball on this HF event, Managed to work W6K the other day on 20 meter CW. For those who may be interested in the 2020 Route 66 event runs through September 20th.

From the ARRL : The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California (W6JBT), will host the 20th annual Route 66 On the Air Special Event, September 7 – 15. The yearly event commemorates the 1926 construction of the famous Route 66, the country’s first major improved highway linking the US heartland with the west coast.

Read the full ARRL article here.

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International Space Station Cross Band Repeater

In  1998 a Russian rocket took off and carried the Zayra module of the International Space Station (ISS) into orbit. Until 2012 various modules and components were added to the ISS.

The International Space Station in 2018

Later in 1998, the space shuttle Endeavour carried the US Unity connecting node and joined it with the Russian Zarya module. This technical achievement marked the start of the world’s largest collaborative project in space. The outpost in space is a true testament to overcoming the Cold War and to create a peaceful cooperation in space for the benefit of all.

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Special 911 Event Station WA2NYC

Members of the Wireless Association Of New York City will activate special event station WA2NYC once again to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, and to remember that over 2900 people lost their lives on that day.

The station will be operational between 0000z, September 10th, and 0300z, September 14th, 2020. The suggested frequencies are 28450, 21350, 14300, 7238 kHz and DSTAR XREF020B & Smart Group SEPT11.

The WA2NYC station will be on DSTAR XREF020B and Smart Group SEPT 11 each evening from 7-11PM Eastern Time (2300-0300z). The log will be uploaded to LoTW.

If you would like a QSL card, send a SASE to the club address (see or by the Bureau. This operation is in memory of Robert Norton, K2IE/SK.

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