Worked All States Award
The Worked All States (WAS) award is earned by confirming QSOs with all 50 U.S States. Confirmations can be submitted on paper cards, electronically via Logbook of the World or a combination of both (Hybrid Application). The cost of this award is $10 for the certificate alone or $15 for the certificate and WAS pin. ARRL membership is required for all amateurs in the USA and possessions.
- View the complete rules for earning the Worked All States award.
Along with the basic WAS Certificate, there are endorsements for any combination of bands or modes, (excluding 60 Meters). Specialty certificates can be issued for a variety of different bands and modes such as Satellite, 160-meters, SSTV, Digital, Phone and each VHF band. These Certificates will be dated, but not numbered. Endorsements cost $7.50 and include CW, Novice, QRP, EME and any single bands.
Cards can be checked by an approved ARRL HF Awards Manager or DXCC Card Checker . In the event you cannot find a card checker close to you the application and QSL cards can also be checked at HQ in Newington. Keep in mind that while a card checker may not be close to you, mailing cards to a local HF Awards Manager or DXCC Card Checker may still work out better for you.
Special Note: In the event an HF Awards Manager is not close to you, applications for the Worked All States Program (WAS) can be checked by approved ARRL DXCC Card Checkers. If you cannot locate a local WAS checker to assist you, check to see if a DXCC Card Checker is available near you. If you find one close to you contact them for an appointment.
To encourage on air activity and station improvements across the bands, the 5-Band WAS Certificate, is now available for working all States on 5 amateur bands (1.8, 5,10, 18 and 24 MHz excluded). Applications for the initial 5 Band WAS must contain 50 states on each of the five bands of 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 Meters. After achieving the initial 5 Band WAS, it can be endorsed on the remaining amateur bands with 50 states required for each endorsement band. Cards for 5BWAS can be checked by your local HF Awards Manager, ARRL Card Checker or at ARRL HQ. The cost for the 5 Band certificate is $10.00 and $15.00 for the certificate and pin.
Worked All States is supported by Logbook of The World. Please see the LoTW pages for more information.