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W1AW Operating Schedule

W1AW Operating Schedule

 Updated March 13, 2017


Pacific Mtn Cent East UTC   Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 1300z     Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code

7 - 9 am

10 am -12:45 pm

8 - 10 am

11 am -1:45 pm

9 - 11 am

Noon - 2:45 pm

10 am - Noon

1 - 3:45 pm

1400z to 1600z


1700z to 1945z


Visiting Operator Time 

(Station closed from 1600z to 1700z)

1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 2000z   Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code
2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 2100z   Code Bulletin
3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 2200z   Digital Bulletin
4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 2300z   Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code
5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 0000z   Code Bulletin
6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 0100z   Digital Bulletin
6:45 pm 7:45 pm 8:45 pm 9:45 pm 0145z   Voice Bulletin
7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 0200z   Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code Slow Code Fast Code
8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm 0300z   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.

Daily Morse Code Practice QST Source

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.

Click here to see the table for each daily Morse Code Practice text.

Morse Code Transmissions

Frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975, 21.0675, 28.0675 and 147.555 MHz.

Slow Code = practice sent at 5, 7-1/2, 10, 13 and 15 words per minute (wpm).

Fast Code = practice sent at 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 wpm.

Code bulletins are sent at 18 wpm.

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW bulletins.

World Wide Web: You can also find W1AW code practice here on ARRLWeb, in MP3 format. Other resources can be found on the ARRLWeb Learn CW page.

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.

Digital Transmissions

Frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095, 28.095 and 147.555 MHz.

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.

Keplerian elements for many amateur satellites will be sent on the regular digital frequencies on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 PM Eastern Time using Baudot and PSK31.

Voice Transmissions

Frequencies are 1.855, 3.99, 7.29, 14.29, 18.16, 21.39, 28.59 and 147.555 MHz.

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

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