[amsat-bb] Re: [Starcom-bb] ARRL Centennial

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Jan 24 14:12:54 PST 2014

I agree.

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
Washington, DC

On 1/24/2014 3:57 PM, W2JV wrote:
> Hello,
> *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)* 
> <http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world>system.
> 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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