W1AW Operating Schedule
Updated January 3, 2017
|6 am||7 am||8 am||9 am||1400z||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code||Slow Code|
7 - 9 am
8 - 10 am
9 - 11 am
10 am - Noon
1500z to 1700z
1800z to 2045z
|Visiting Operator Time (Closed from 1700z to 1800z)|
|1 pm||2 pm||3 pm||4 pm||2100z||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code|
|2 pm||3 pm||4 pm||5 pm||2200z||Code Bulletin|
|3 pm||4 pm||5 pm||6 pm||2300z||Digital Bulletin|
|4 pm||5 pm||6 pm||7 pm||0000z||Slow Code||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code||Slow Code|
|5 pm||6 pm||7 pm||8 pm||0100z||Code Bulletin|
|6 pm||7 pm||8 pm||9 pm||0200z||Digital Bulletin|
|6:45 pm||7:45 pm||8:45 pm||9:45 pm||0245z||Voice Bulletin|
|7 pm||8 pm||9 pm||10 pm||0300z||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code||Slow Code||Fast Code|
|8 pm||9 pm||10 pm||11 pm||0400z||Code Bulletin|
W1AW's transmitting schedule occurs at the same local Eastern time throughout the year.
The schedule may change if your local time does not have seasonal adjustments.
Code practice text is from the pages of QST magazine, the League's membership journal. The source is given at the beginning of each practice session and alternate speeds within each session. For example, "Text is from July 2015 QST, pages 86" indicates that the practice session's plain text is from the article on page 86.
W1AW Qualifying Runs are sent on the same frequencies as the Morse code transmissions. West Coast Qualifying Runs are also transmitted monthly by either K6KPH, K9JM, or K6RB on 3590 kHz, as well as 3581.5, 7047.5, 14047.5, 18097.5, and 21067.5 kHz. At the beginning of each code practice session, the schedule for the next qualifying run is presented. Underline one minute of the highest speed you copied, certify that your copy was made without aid, and send it to ARRL for grading. Please include your name, call sign (if any) and complete mailing address. The initial certificate is available for a $10 fee. Subsequent endorsement stickers are available for a $7.50 fee.
Bulletins are sent using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 on a daily revolving schedule. The actual daily schedule can be found here.
The voice mode used for W1AW's 40 meter voice bulletins is now full-carrier, double-sideband AM.
W1AW EchoLink Conference Server - W1AWBDCT
Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices and CW/digital/phone bulletins is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server “W1AWBDCT.” The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented here as well. The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.
All users who connect to the conference server are muted. Please note that any questions or comments about this server should not be sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that W1AW is also present on the list of active EchoLink stations. However, W1AW is listed as "BUSY" since this connection is used for the conference server.
Information about EchoLink can be found at http://www.echolink.org.