[amsat-bb] ARRL Centennial QSO Party W1AW Portable Satellite Operations - Halfway Point

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 11 02:13:56 UTC 2014

I just emailed the coordinator for Florida's next turn to volunteer for the

73, Drew KO4MA

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
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Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:41 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] ARRL Centennial QSO Party W1AW Portable Satellite
Operations - Halfway Point

Good evening,

This week marks the halfway point and a break in the W1AW portable calendar
for the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championships coming up this weekend
during the IARU HF World Championship. As this is the halfway point, I
wanted to compile some statistics on satellite operations during this event.

All of this data comes from the W1AW logs as uploaded to LoTW and reported
on the Centennial QSO Party Leaderboard (
https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/index.php ). The QSO statistics reflect
unique callsigns worked on any satellite, not total number of separate QSOs.
If you work W1AW/x during a week on AO-7 Mode A, AO-7 Mode B, AO-73, FO-29,
VO-52, and ISS Packet, you still only get credit for 1 QSO towards the
Centennial QSO Party points challenge. Satellite participation has not been
great. Of the 55 operations that have taken place so far, only 18 have
reported making any satellite QSOs (WI and UT from this past week are not
yet uploaded, but I do not believe they had any activity and have marked
them at 0 for now). A total of 780 unique QSOs have been made. The leading
operation at this point is
W1AW/9 in Illinois the week of June 25th with 122 unique callsigns worked by

There are still lots of opportunities to have the chance to use the W1AW
callsign on the satellites coming up during the second half of the year. If
your state still has a week assigned, be sure to contact your state's
coordinator (
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/On%20the%20Air/W1AW_2014_sked.pdf ) and sign
up to be the satellite operator. Lots of big states with plenty of satellite
operators have not appeared on the satellites! I personally look forward to
my opportunity to activate W1AW/3 from the District of Columbia in October.
Wisconsin, New York, Utah, Minnesota, and Nebraska are the only states that
have had both of their weeks pass at this point. We ease back into the W1AW
operations with South Carolina next week.

I hope this table comes out OK in most email readers:

Call         State     Week Of              Sat QSOs

W1AW/9              IL             6/25       122

W1AW/7              AZ           3/12       101

W1AW/5              LA           6/4         75

W1AW/1              MA         4/9         61

W1AW/7              ID            3/5         58

W1AW/5              MS         4/16       49

W1AW/4              VA          4/9         49

W1AW/0              CO          5/21       49

W1AW/2              NY          1/22       40

W1AW/2              NY          5/21       38

W1AW/3              MD         6/25       31

W1AW/0              MN        6/11       29

W1AW/0              MN        1/29       22

W1AW/8              MI          2/19       20

W1AW/KL7         AK          6/18       15

W1AW/0              MO        5/28       8

W1AW/2              NJ           4/23       7

W1AW/KH6        HI            2/5         6

W1AW/KP4        PR           4/9         0

W1AW/KH2        GU         3/19       0

W1AW/KG4        KG4        2/22       0

W1AW/9              WI          2/12       0

W1AW/8              OH          3/12       0

W1AW/8              WV         1/1         0

W1AW/7              MT         6/18       0

W1AW/7              WY         5/28       0

W1AW/7              NV          4/30       0

W1AW/7              OR          4/2         0

W1AW/7              WA         2/26       0

W1AW/7              UT          1/8         0

W1AW/6              CA          2/12       0

W1AW/5              AR          6/11       0

W1AW/5              NM        3/19       0

W1AW/5              TX           1/29       0

W1AW/5              OK          1/22       0

W1AW/4              AL           6/4         0

W1AW/4              TN          3/19       0

W1AW/4              KY           3/5         0

W1AW/4              FL            2/19       0

W1AW/4              GA          2/5         0

W1AW/4              SC           1/8         0

W1AW/4              NC          1/1         0

W1AW/3              PA          4/2         0

W1AW/3              DE           1/15       0

W1AW/1              CT           4/30       0

W1AW/1              NH          4/23       0

W1AW/1              VT           3/26       0

W1AW/0              SD           5/14       0

W1AW/0              NE          5/7         0

W1AW/0              ND          4/16       0

W1AW/0              IA            3/26       0

W1AW/0              KS           2/26       0

W1AW/0              NE          1/15       0

W1AW/9              WI          7/2         0

W1AW/7              UT          7/2         0

Total                                      780


Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Washington, DC (FM18lv)
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