Amateur radio operators in Indiana will have the privilege of operating as W1AW/9 for one week starting December 13, 2023, at 0000 UTC.
Here are the guidelines that we are expected to follow:
- At all times, remember that you are representing the ARRL and the W1AW station.
- W1AW/9 operators must be ARRL members.
- Please use this operating event as an opportunity to encourage operators to get on the air and make contacts.
- Stations will operate using the W1AW/9 callsign, but they must operate within the limits of the highest license class of control operator present at the station.
- Operators should make every effort to ensure that the frequency is clear before transmitting.
- Operation will be on the amateur radio bands of 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, plus the VHF/UHF bands. Operators can use any mode compliant with the FCC rules for amateur radio for the band they operating on.
- No more than one station can be on the air using any band/mode at the same time. If a W1AW/9 station is operating on 20m CW, no other W1AW/9 station can operate on 20m CW at the same time. However, a W1AW/9 station could be on 20m SSB or 20m Data at the same time as the 20m CW station.
- There will be no QSL cards issued for contacts with W1AW/9. All contacts will be confirmed using Logbook of the World.
- All stations operating as W1AW/9 are expected to provide an electronic log in ADIF format. Each log must include the date/time (UTC), callsign, band, and mode of each contact made as W1AW/9 and include the W1AW/9 station's county, grid, and CQ/ITU zone. All logs are to be emailed to the W1AW/9 IN Coordinator within 5 days of the completion of the W1AW/9 IN operation.
The coordinator for the W1AW/9 IN December operation is Bob Burns AK9R. If you have questions, concerns, or a log to submit, please email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an online schedule tool available at: https://ok.arrl.org/w1awin/ Please use this tool to select your desired date/time/band/mode. The timeslots are in 2 hour segments, but you don't have to operate the entire 2 hours.