NJ0W Rover


My Amateur Radio Email is: NJ0W(at)6T6KIX(dot)COM

As an Amateur Radio Operator (Extra Class) I operate primarily as a Rover with 6m meteor scatter in the rare-grids.

Operating 6m MS on the DM77/87 grid-line
Colorado, USA - December 2021


SASE is required! I'll pay for the cards but not the postage. I usually prepare custom QSL card backs for each operating location that have a photo of the GPS readout, the applicable grids (1,2,or 4), and Single, Boundary, or Confluence operation annotated. If you want separate cards for each grid from a multi-grid operating location, then please include a note or send separate cards for each grid to clue me in, otherwise I will return just one card for each contact. Due to the annoying kludge required for Rovers to use LotW, I do not use it.

For those that have a lot of QSO's for me to validate, if you would like to send a single card and a summary sheet in a format that I can use to validate my grid activations (IOW; the same info that a card has) you can do that. I would like one of your cards as a 'souvenir' and since I do want to apply for the 'reverse FFMA' award someday (grids activated vs grids contacted) so I will need evidence of having activated each grid I operate from. I will, of course, accept a stack of cards too.

Send QSL card requests to:

I generally batch process QSL replies so if you haven't received a return for a while you should send me a follow-up email rather than another request. Please take into account that long trips or big events will generate at lot of QSL requests that can take time to work through (I paper log so make sure you use UTC dates and times to speed up the process). If I get something wrong on a card (I've managed some doozies) send an email (address is at the top of this page) and I'll send a corrected card gratis.




I am planning on operating in this year's annual Route 66 On The Air Special Event from 5PM Friday evening September 6th (0001Z on the 7th) through the following second Sunday evening September 15th at 5PM MST (2400Z). I am currently planning for a rover setup from my pickup using the W6S call at various Route 66 locations East of Flagstaff in different locations running SSB Phone and FT-8 every day (new ICOM xceiver). As we get closer check back here or at the W6S page at QRZ.com for updates.

For 6m Roving activity, I am expecting to make two trips up to ND at a somewhat more leasurly pace than has been happening lately so I will have time for some en route stops.


...2011 Rover Day-trips out of Flagstaff, AZ [6m FSK & phone]
...2011 Organ-Pipe Cactus National Park, AZ 18-19 March [6m FSK]
...2011 Southern Utah 4-7 May [6m FSK & phone]
...2011 Interior-West 6m Rare-Grid DXpedition 25 May - 10 July [6m FSK & phone]
...2012 Interior-West 6m Rare-Grid Rover Trip to ND 15-19 April [6m FSK & Phone]
...2012 Rover Day-Trips to Grids near EN16 (Fargo, ND) [6m FSK and Phone]
...2012 Interior-West 6m Rare-Grid Rover Trip back to AZ Appx Dates 23-29 May [6m FSK & Phone]
...2013 Interior-West 6m Rare-Grid Rover Trip AZ to ND 19-28 June [6m FSK & Phone]
...2013 Interior-West 6m Rare-Grid Rover Trip ND to AZ 20-28 July [6m FSK & Phone]
...2021 6m Rare-Grid Rover Trip ND to AZ 21 November to 7 December [6m MSK & Phone]



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