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Nov 10th 2011, 03:44


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I want to receive CW from W1AW for training purposes. I am a newbie with IRLP and do not want to foul the system at W1AW with an error on my part. I have the NODE CODE to log in at a local NODE. But I would like to have the process told to me for logging into the code practice sessions. How do I log in at W1AW and equally important, how do I log off.

The IRLP guide material said that the NODE CODES are specific to each NODE. I saw one NODE CODE for termination of a contact as being 73. This sounds like a logical code but is it what W1AW uses.

Is it proper to use W1AW for training purposes on IRLP or does it occupy too much time on such a contact?

Thank you

Jim Gayner KD6YUP
Nov 11th 2011, 20:20


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W1AW's IRLP node isn't set up for code practice. Instead, it is primarily used for Emergency Communications, according to this page

You can receive code practice via Echolink.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Nov 14th 2011, 13:51


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Hi Jim,

At Zack points out, our IRLP node is in place primarily for EMCOMM use.

That being said, if you'd still like to receive CW practice (and bulletins) via the Internet, you can always use our EchoLink Conference Server W1AWBDCT.

Obviously, you'd have to install EchoLink and get your callsign validated (assuming you've not already done so).

Information about the W1AWBDCT conference server can be found at

Good luck and thanks!


Joe Carcia, NJ1Q
W1AW Station Manager

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