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Lodging: Eclipse - O - Mania!

Viewing the total solar eclipse is clearly in the plans for many Americans (and foreigners too!) next summer. We were able to see just how popular this event is shaping up to be when we tried to find reasonably priced lodging for the rove and eclipse that was located anywhere near the path of totality in Nebraska. To a great extent, the cost of lodging influenced our roving path plans as well as our decision drive out of Ogallala to Tryon, Nebraska Monday morning for the eclipse. Fortunately, after a lot of calling around (in early September 2016!), we were able to find some reasonably priced lodging in Norfolk, Ainsworth, Beatrice, Holdrege, and Ogallala; thus, these are the waypoints we chose for the rove routes for the 10 GHz contest. Considering how fast rooms were filling up even at these locations, we decided to book several rooms at each locale now so that those 10 GHz ops who would like to take part in Eclipse-O-Mania would have access to reasonably priced lodging.

Please contact Bruce, W9FZ, to sign-up for the following accommodations:

Northern Rover Route:

Friday night, August 18, 2017
Norfolk Country Inn and Suites (2 rooms pre-booked; 2 already assigned)
1201 South 13th Street
Norfolk, NE
Each room: 2 double beds, non-smoking
$89.90 (includes taxes and fees)/room

Saturday night, August 19, 2017
Rodeway Inn (2 rooms pre-booked; 2 already assigned)
1124 E 4th St.
Ainsworth, NE
Each room: 2 queen beds, non-smoking
$100.79 (includes taxes and fees)/room

Sunday night, August 20, 2017
Stagecoach Inn (6 rooms pre-booked; 4 already assigned)
201 Stagecoach Trail
Ogallala, NE
Each room: 2 double beds, non-smoking
$61.55 (includes taxes and fees)/room


Southern Rover Route:

Friday night, August 18, 2017
Holiday Inn Express and Suites (4 rooms pre-booked; 2 already assigned)
4005 North Sixth Street
Beatrice, NE
Each room: 2 queen beds, non-smoking
$155.74 (includes taxes and fees)/room

Saturday night, August 19, 2017
Super 8 (4 rooms pre-booked; 2 already assigned)
420 Broadway St.
Holdrege, NE
Each room: 2 queen beds, non-smoking
$113.50 (includes taxes and fees)/room

Sunday night, August 20, 2017
Stagecoach Inn (6 rooms pre-booked; 4 already assigned)
201 Stagecoach Trail
Ogallala, NE
Each room: 2 double beds, non-smoking
$61.55 (includes taxes and fees)/room

Note: we also have two rooms pre-booked in Sidney, NE but they are expensive at about $180 each. It's a little out of the way for the rovers from the east. Might be helpful if some Rocky Mtn types came north.


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