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W1AW Tour Video

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W1AW Tour

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February 12, 2012 video tour of W1AW with Geoff Fox, K1GF.

W1AW Information

  • Scheduled Transmissions

    W1AW transmits on-the-air code practice and bulletins of interest to hams. The bulletins are also available via email and on the Web.
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  • W1AW 2014 Portable Operations

    Click here to view the W1AW Portable Operations schedule for the 2014 ARRL Centennial.

    QSOs for all W1AW portable operations will be confirmed via Logbook of the World. Paper QSLs may be sent to:

    W1AW
    225 Main St.
    Newington, CT 06111

     

    Please indicate on the outside of the envelope which portable operation you are QSL'ing. (Example: "ATTN-W1AW/6 - California.") If you are QSL'ng several portable operations in a single envelope, write "W1AW portable operations - multiple."

     

    Please include an SASE for all paper QSL requests.

     
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  • Daily Code Practice QST Source

    Here is the source of the QST listing for each daily Morse Code practice transmission. Updated weekly.

     
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  • Code Transmissions

    Here you will find the CW (Morse Code) frequencies transmitting code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW bulletins.
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  • Digital Transmissions

    Here you will find the frequencies used for bulletins and Keplerian data (satellite tracking elements) transmitted in digital modes.

     
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  • Voice Transmissions

    Here you will find the frequencies used for bulletins transmitted in SSB and 2 meter FM.
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  • Scheduling Exceptions

    A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between 8 PM Eastern time Thursdays and 8 P.M. Eastern time Fridays.

    ARRL Headquarters and W1AW are closed on New Year's Day; Presidents' Day; Good Friday, Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving and the following Friday; and Christmas Day. In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as follows: voice on the hour, digital at 15 minutes past the hour and CW on the half hour.

  • Qualifying Run Schedule

    W1AW Qualifying Runs are sent on the same frequencies as the Morse code transmissions.



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  • Visiting W1AW

    W1AW is open to visitors during normal operating hours: from 8 AM until 4 PM ET on Monday through Friday. Licensed amateur radio operators may operate the station from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3:45 PM Monday through Friday.

    Be sure to bring your current amateur radio license or a photocopy.

    ARRL Headquarters and W1AW are closed on New Year's Day; Presidents' Day; Good Friday, Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving and the following Friday; and Christmas Day.

     
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  • QSL Policy (including 2014 W1AW portable operations)

    Amateurs who work us and would like a W1AW QSL card should send their QSL card to us and please include a SASE (Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope). International stations may QSL directly to W1AW with one IRC or via the bureau.

    W1AW Address:
    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111
    USA 

    For 2014 portable operations, please indicate on the outside of the envelope which portable operation you are QSL'ing.(Example: "ATTN-W1AW/6 - California.") If you are QSL'ng several portable operations in a single envelope, write "W1AW portable operations - multiple."

    All W1AW QSOs are uploaded to Logbook of the World weekly.

  • QSL Card Processing Status

    QSL cards (Special Event or otherwise) that are currently being processed by W1AW.
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  • W1AW Phone Bulletin available on EchoLink

    The nightly W1AW 9:45 PM ET phone bulletin is now available on W1AW's EchoLink conference server W1AWBDCT.  Information on the conference server can be found here.