[amsat-bb] W1AW/9 - IL - Thank you!

Grant Zehr grant at dzehr.com
Wed Dec 10 19:49:24 UTC 2014

Thanks to everyone who took time to call in to W1AW/9 over the past week
while we were operating from Illinois.  I had a great time and got to chat
with a lot of the 'regulars' and some new folks as well.


Contacts were made on AO-7 (mode B only), FO-29, SO-50, AO-73 and the ISS
packet repeater.  A total of 225 contacts are in the log, with some stations
working W1AW/9 - IL several times on different satellites, passes, and modes
(which is great!).   Somewhere around 100 unique call signs were logged,
final count is not yet done.


QSL's will be handled by the ARRL, with Logbook of the World being the
preferred method of submitting requests.  Here is the link to ARRL
Centennial QSO party QSL information:




Be sure that you log the contact information in the correct format.
Satellite QSO's require additional information which is not required for
terrestrial QSO's.  N5JB wrote up the instructions for using LOTW to confirm
satellite QSO's.  I have followed his advice and it does work with LOTW.
Here's the link




ISS keyboard contacts with W1AW-9 should be logged with:


QSO mode = Pkt *

Tx band = 2 meters *

Propagation mode = Satellite *

Satellite name = ARISS *

Satellite mode = <blank> 


The fields with (*) MUST match or you will not get credit for the QSO.
Satellite mode is not a required field, I leave it blank because it's


Thanks again!


Grant Zehr AA9LC

(ex-W1AW/9 - IL)




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