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Author Topic: Route 66 suggestion  (Read 1562 times)
WA8MEA
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« on: September 16, 2012, 11:03:58 AM »

A lot of you folks participate in the Route 66 Special Event held at this time each year.  Looking though my logs, I've been doing this for ten years.

I have never gotten a clean sweep, generally because one of the stations is a no show or barely show.  I see that one station that had the fewest number of contacts last year....is attempting to break that record by having even fewer contacts this year!

A few years back, I decided to combat this discrepancy between the no-shows....and those dedicated Route 66 ops that put in MANY hours of their own time and effort.  So I took two certificates from two different years, which combined for a "clean sweep" of all of the stations along Route 66.

I had my local printer photocopy and reduce the size of each certificate, and then placed them on a single certificate.  Along the side of the certificate, I had each city listed, with a box and check mark added to show that each Route 66 city had been worked (even though it was during different years).

Cheating?  Nah.  More like retribution for the no-shows.  Besides, I don't convey this certificate display as being a "Clean Sweep".  I simply demonstrate that all cities represented along Route 66 have been worked. (Just not in the same year....)

73, Bill
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