The first of two highly anticipated W1AW/0 operation from CO is rapidly approaching (21 May through 27 May). We definitely need operators to get on the air and sign W1AW/0. We are now taking signups, and to date, GMCC is well ahead of the pack in signups.
I know there are a good number of you out there who enjoy contesting and working pileups. If you have taken the opportunity to check out W1AW/ operations so far, you will know there is a good deal of interest in it, and you will end up being on the receiving end of a pile up! What fun it will be to experience what a operator on a DXPedition experiences, but from the comfort of your own home, using YOUR station, and sipping a "807" (or sarsaparilla).
There are a few rules, but being DXers, you already have a handle on them. The one BIG requirement is you have to submit a ADIF file to be uploaded to LOTW (not by you, but by the ARRL). Since the far majority of us use computer logging programs, upload to LOTW and ClubLog , this is requirement will be a "walk in he park".
or rattle his chain on the land line) and give him the time/band/mode you would like to participate. Remember, it is a 24/7 operation over a week period, and we can have up to three stations on the air simultaneously (CW, SSB, and DIgital) on each band! Spread that over ten bands, and there is infinite opportunity; that said, since we are all DXers, we (better than anyone else) are intimately familiar with band conditions and propagation. With that in mind, we know signing up for 160M from noon to three (local time) or 10 M from midnight to 3AM would most likely not be very productive (you get the drift!!!)
In line with the above, there are "prime times" and maybe "not so prime times"; so, to allow others a fair chance of having fun, please limit your signup blocks (1 hr minimun) to two hours on a band/mode. In line with that, nothing wrong with signing up for 20M SSB from 16Z to 18Z, 15M SSB from 18Z to 20Z, and then 20Z to 22Z on 15CW ( you get the idea).
Please get in contact with Gregg and setup your times; he will email you a copy of the rules and procedures to follow.
I know everyone is going to have loads of fun being on "the other end of a pile up", and having the unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to sign W1AW/0 from the comfort of your own shack!!!
Dick Williams, K8ZTT