W1AW Centennial Trifecta: Colorado, New Hampshire, and Texas On the Air Starting September 10 (UTC)
The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Tennessee and Oregon. Three states will host W1AW operations starting at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 10 (the evening of September 9 in US time zones), to Colorado, (W1AW/0), New Hampshire (W1AW/1), and Texas (W1AW/5). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work all states solely by contacting W1AW portable operations.
The ARRL Centennial QSO Party kicked off January 1 for a year-long operating event in which participants can accumulate points and win awards. The event is open to all, although only ARRL members and appointees, elected officials, HQ staff and W1AW are worth ARRL Centennial QSO Party points.
Working W1AW/x from each state is worth 5 points per mode/contact, even when working the same state during its second week of activity.
To earn the “Worked all States with W1AW Award,” work W1AW operating portable from all 50 states. (Working W1AW or W100AW in Connecticut does not count for Connecticut. Participants must work W1AW/1 in Connecticut.) A W1AW WAS certificate and plaque will be available.
An ARRL Centennial QSO Party leader board shows participants how many points they have accumulated in the Centennial QSO Party and in the W1AW WAS operations. Log in using your Logbook of The World (LoTW) user name and password, and your position will appear at the top of the leader boards. Results are updated daily, based on contacts entered into LoTW.