Route 66 On The Air
W6A - Santa Monica and W6B - Los Angeles
9 - 17 September 2023
The 24th Anniversary of this Amateur Radio Special Event
Celebrating the 97th Anniversary of Route 66

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Welcome to Route 66 on the Air where the Mother Road nears its terminus as it works it way through West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.  Members of the Westside ARC enjoy being part of this fun event.  Be sure to see the RT66 OTA Operating Guidelines hosted by the Citrus Belt ARC  for more information on the special event.

A brass plaque in Santa Monica marks the official end of Route 66, the "Main Street of America," also remembered as the "Will Rogers Highway," one of many names the old road earned in its half-century of existence. The monument observes that Route 66 had also been called the Will Rogers highway in honor of the famed humorist and noted citizen of the world, who first left his home in Claremore, Oklahoma via Route 66. Rogers lived out his last years on a comfortable ranch (now the Will Rogers State Park) only a few miles to the north of the monument site.  

The Last Stop Shop
at the End of the Santa Monica Pier



Santa Monica's landmark pier, the last of the great pleasure piers is situated at the western-most end of Route 66. Games, rides, an historic carousel, shops, cafes and restaurants are plentiful in this unique setting with panoramic views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains.

A Night View of the Famous Santa Monica Pier Sign

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