More on Route 66 event

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club recently sponsored a competition for members during the annual Route 66 Special Event Week. Members were challenged to contact as many of the W6 1×1 stations operating throughout the United States. Two categories were established, one for members licensed four years or less and a second for members who have been licensed more than four years. Competitors were limited to a maximum power of 100W.

Not surprisingly all of the competitors were also members of the local Colonial Capital Chapter of PVRC. Scoring highest in the new ham category was Francine Cicatiello KN7YL who only just recently installed her new HF station, an Icom IC-7300, Palstar AT2K Tuner and a homebrew OCF dipole antenna. Francine contacted 16 of the 21 possible stations. High score in the long-time ham category was Wally Frank WA3RWP who scored highest with 18 out of 21 stations contacted. Wally uses a Yaesu FT-DX3000 and a simple 23’ HOA approved vertical antenna. Both operators were awarded nice prizes by club President Toby Papas KLØSS for taking first place in each category.

(Submitted by Dino Papas KLØS)

Francine KN7YL at her new station
Wally WA3RWP at his station