Processing of New WAS Award Applications on Hold


ARRL is redesigning the basic Worked All States (WAS) Award certificate and has put a hold on the processing of new WAS applications — those received after about December 24, 2014.

“We are making the certificate the same size as a DXCC certificate (11 ×14), so we can return to using stickers for endorsements in most cases,” said ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Dave Patton, NN1N. “The ever-popular WAS program has grown in many ways here at Headquarters, and we need to reorganize for more consistency.”

Patton said the Triple Play certificate and plaque will not change.

The Worked All States Award is earned by confirming contacts with stations in all 50 US states. It was introduced in 1936.