Route 66 On the Air Special Event Set Announced

The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California (W6JBT), will host the 20th annual Route 66 On the Air Special Event, September 7 – 15. The yearly event commemorates the 1926 construction of the famous Route 66, the country’s first major improved highway linking the US heartland with the west coast. Twenty stations will be on the air along the route, two of them as rover stations on the highway between Santa Monica, California, and Chicago, Illinois. All 20 stations will employ 1 × 1 call signs.

Operating frequencies will be: CW — 3.533, 7.033, 10.110, 14.033, 18.080, 21.033, 24.900, 28.033, and 50.033 MHz; SSB — 3.866, 7.266, 14.266, 18.164, 21.366, 24.966, 28.446, and 50.166 MHz, and digital — 3.573, 7.074, 10.136, 14.074, 18.100, 21.074, 24.915, and 28.074 MHz. Radio amateurs traveling on Route 66 are encouraged to take part. Participating clubs will have their own distinctive commemorative QSLs.

Visit the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club website for more information.

Anthony Kostreba, Jr. KB9AFW SK

MARC Member Anthony “Tony” Kostreba, Jr. 76, of Buchanan, Michigan became a Silent Key on Friday, August 9, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 AM Wednesday , August 14, 2019 at Summit Church, 1700 W. River Rd., Niles , Michigan. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Tony will be buried with military honors by the Buchanan American Legion and the U.S. Navy. Tony served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise from 1960-1967. Tony has been an active member in Michiana Amateur Radio Club and will be missed very much.

MARC Members may attend the Visitation at Swem Chapel, 301 W. Front St., Buchanan, MI from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday August 13, 2019

Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

The complete obituary for Tony may also be viewed on their website.

Mike Ciesiolka KO9Q

MARC Secretary


MARC VP Steps Down

MARC Vice President David Riggs KC9YAV resigned from the MARC Board of Directors effective August 1st, 2019. David cited personal reasons for needing to step down. David will remain an active member in the club, we wish him well and thank him for his service. At this time the board has not named a replacement for the VP position.