[amsat-bb] Re: [Starcom-bb] ARRL Centennial
n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Jan 24 14:12:54 PST 2014
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely that we'll get all 50 active on
the satellites and some of us probably couldn't work all 50 (Hawaii
remains a theoretically possible but very difficult dream for me). I
still look forward to working as many W1AW/? operations on the
satellites and on HF (though I haven't worked any yet) as possible and
maybe even picking up a few new states along the way (I'm at 35 worked).
I also look forward to operating as W1AW/3 from the District of Columbia
in early July.
Also, from my reading of the rules, the special W1AW WAS certificate
doesn't have any restrictions, so a mixture of satellite and HF contacts
could be used to get the special certificate.
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
On 1/24/2014 3:57 PM, W2JV wrote:
> *I’ve had a few Satellite operators ask me what’s the point of making
> contact with any of the W1AW portable stations when a few states at
> the beginning of the event were not on the air therefore not being
> able to work all states for an award. The rules indicate that each
> state will have two opportunities to be on the air, so if you missed
> the state or it was not on the air, you might have an opportunity to
> log them the second time around. I’ve selected some of the information
> about the ARRL year long celebration, you don’t have to be an ARRL
> member to be part of this Historic event, so get on the air! For more
> information, http://www.arrl.org/centennial*
> What is the Centennial QSO Party?
> The ARRL Centennial QSO Partyis a year-long operating event that
> celebrates hams making contacts.In the end you will have accumulated
> points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world.
> The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: (1) W1AW
> operating portable in each state and most territories; and (2) The
> Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from
> qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. To have a score listed
> online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted
> through the *Logbook of the World (LoTW)*
> W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it
> will be easy to work WAS working only*W1AW portable operations*
> <http://www.arrl.org/files/file/On%20the%20Air/W1AW_2014_sked.pdf>.This is
> the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth
> at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014!Earn
> awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable
> in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.
> 73 Pete
> W1AW/2 home call W2JV former WB2OQQ
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