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

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Mar 19 05:07:41 PDT 2014

Great job Patrick and John! You really showed everyone how it's done
from Arizona - It will be pretty tough for me to beat that number as
W1AW/3 from the District of Columbia in early July!

I look forward to chasing future W1AW portable operations on the
satellites. Hopefully as many states as possible get on the air.
Doesn't look like there's anyone scheduled to operate from New Mexico
or Tennessee this week. It's not too late to contact your


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
<amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> Hi!
> 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.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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