This may be a busy net. We have at least 4 announcements, 3 of which contain information which will be most useful if posted here. The 4th announcement, and perhaps others, will be mentioned on the net.
1. 1. Route 66 Special Event Set for September 9-17
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California will host the 18th annual Route 66 On The Air special event, September 9–17. The event offers radio amateurs a chance to perhaps relive their own Route 66 memories and to celebrate the famed highway’s 91st anniversary. Opened in 1926, US Route 66 was the first major improved highway to link the West Coast with the nation’s heartland; it once served as the backdrop for a popular TV show and has been the subject of songs and stories. There will be 21 stations — two of them “rovers” — operating in or around the major cities along Route 66 from Santa Monica, California to Chicago, Illinois. They will use 1 × 1 W6-prefix special event call signs.
The Route 66 special event stations will concentrate activity on these frequencies: CW — 3.533, 7.033, 10.110, 14.033, 18.080, 21.033, 24.900, 28.033, and 50.033 MH; SSB — 3.866, 7.266, 14.266, 18.164, 21.366, 24.966, 28.466, and 50.166 MHz; Digital — 3.580, 7.070, 10.140, 14.070, 18.100, 21.070, 24.920, and 28.120 MHz. Some participating clubs will also use VHF and UHF repeaters.
Radio amateurs who operate while driving on Route 66 may take part in the event by using the designations “mobile 66” or “/66” after their call signs.
Each participating club will issue its own commemorative QSL card to celebrate this event. Certificates are available.
An unrelated Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air Route 66 event will take place from September 16 until October 14. Visit ConvoyOnTheAir.org for operating details.
2. HAMCON 2017 - Southwestern Division Convention
See: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/southweste ... mcon-2017/
Start Date: 09/15/2017
End Date: 09/17/2017
Location: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90501
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 145.550 (PL 173.8)
Public Contact: Diana Feinberg , AI6DF
PO Box 4678 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
3. National Preparedness Month - September
This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.
How to Use this Toolkit
The National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit contains key marketing and preparedness messaging to print or share on your social media channels throughout the month of September and beyond. Either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.