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
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 9-17 September, 2023 (UTC)
This year's R66OTA is dedicated to the memory of past NADXA president Jerry Conover - NE7I (SK).
Jerry was instrumental in the founding of this event, which is in its 24th year. Please check out the
Citrus Belt home page for a wonderful writeup about Jerry.
The event certificate issued by the NADXA for the FIRST Route 66 On the Air! Event in 2000
2023 NADXA Plans
The 2023 Edition of the special event will begin on Friday September 8th at 5pm AZ time and will go
September 17th at 5pm AZ time. The NADXA will again support three call signs for the Route 66 On The Air
W6S (Rover 1),
and W6T (Rover 2)
when lined up
panorama of Arizona Route 66. This year
from different Old
W6T will operate portable near the
intersection of the '20s, '30s, and '40s
of Route 66
and from the
'20s & '30s alignments East of Parks, AZ.
W6G will be operating
in and around the City of Flagstaff, AZ.