[amsat-bb] W4AMI Award

Bruce kk5do at arrl.net
Sun Apr 19 20:44:32 UTC 2020

I have had a few questions and a bunch of submissions lately. I thought 
I would clear up some of the questions about this award. I have also 
updated the web page for the award with submission information.

Just a little history, Robert W. Barbee Jr., W4AMI, was a very prolific 
operator and in his honor this certificate was created and the first 
certificate was issued to him on June 27, 1994. He has since become an 
SK and his local club has taken over his call sign. The award was 
originally the W4AMI Satellite Operator Achievement Award. The local 
club asked me not to use their call sign for the award. I changed the 
award to The Robert W. Barbee, Jr. W4AMI Satellite Operator Achievement 
Award. And here we are today, finally having issued over 100 
certificates and over 30 of the 5,000 certificate.

This award is for making 1,000 contacts with any station any time. You 
can say hello to your friend on every satellite on every pass every day 
and count those contacts. That being said, any contact you log counts. 
The award has endorsements for making 1,000 more contacts up to 4,000. 
Another 1,000 contacts will earn a special W4AMI 5,000 certificate.

To submit for the award, please email me an extract from your log either 
in Microsoft Excel XLS(X) format or ADI(F) format. Either will work just 
fine. Then wait for me to get back to you notifying you to go online and 
make your payment. I need nothing from LoTW, confirmed contacts are not 
an issue, this award is for simply making a contact.



Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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