[amsat-bb] W1AW/7 Arizona satellite activity - 273 QSOs!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Mar 18 22:19:38 PDT 2014


After receiving John K8YSE's file from his activity as W1AW/7, 
I generated two log files for my QSOs (from home most of the 
week, plus the Scottsdale AZ hamfest last Saturday morning),
I have sent all 3 log files to the W1AW/7 Arizona coordinator.
John logged 164 QSOs as W1AW/7, and I logged 109 QSOs
(80 from home, 29 more from the hamfest), for a total of 273 
satellite QSOs as W1AW/7 from Arizona in the past week. 
All QSOs were completed from DM43.  I think this exceeds 
the satellite QSO counts for any other W1AW/x state activity 
so far in 2014.  John and I worked SO-50 and all 4 SSB 
satellites (AO-7, AO-73, FO-29, and VO-52) as W1AW/7.

Along with our satellite activity, there were almost 80 other 
operators putting W1AW/7 on the other bands from locations
all over Arizona.  One of the coordinators posted a schedule
to help the operators keep track of when to operate, which 
also helped others looking for chances to work W1AW/7 in 
different band/mode combinations.  I hope you were able to
work W1AW/7 on HF, if you work those bands along with
the satellites. 

Since ARRL is handling the QSL chores including uploading 
the logs to LOTW for the W1AW/7 activity, please be patient 
if you are waiting for the LOTW confirmation or want a QSL 
card for a W1AW/7 QSO.  I don't know when our logs will get
to ARRL, and I don't know when ARRL will upload them into
LOTW or start processing QSL requests.  

Thanks to John for being able to work his K8YSE/7 station as 
W1AW/7 on so many passes in the past week.  Having John
working passes during weekdays in particular helped greatly.
We coordinated our operating to ensure we covered most 
passes that weren't in the middle of the night - and didn't try to
work the same passes as W1AW/7.  I had fun getting on each 
evening, including the AO-73 passes in the late evenings, along
with much of Saturday and Sunday to help our effort.  

I hope that we were able to work anyone trying for a W1AW/7 
satellite QSO.  Arizona will have the W1AW/7 call once again 
in late August and early September, including the Labor Day 
weekend, if you missed working W1AW/7 in the past week.




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