Tag Archives: WAS

My First ARRL Award

I have been working on getting my awards through the ARRL only using LoTW. This turns out to be a bit of a challenge in itself. I previously received the 50 states award from QRZ but the ARRL WAS has been elusive. I was just missing one state, Vermont. I worked a station in Vermont during the ARRL North American QSO party and he just confirmed our QSO on LoTW. I’ll be applying for my first WAS award from ARRL today!


Just worked New Hampshire

Checking the bands briefly today before I go on a short holiday and came across a station in New Hampshire working a small pile-up on 17m. Had a QSO after a short while and he confirmed immediately on QRZ. Now have a USA 50 award on QRZ and I am hoping he uploads his logs to LoTW (QRZ says he does). That will close my first WAS award with the ARRL with only LoTW confirmations! Nice surprise!

49 out of 50 states worked!

I am getting close to my first WAS award. I am doing this strictly using LoTW confirmations so it does tend to take a while longer to achieve. Today I made a JT-65 contact with a station in Vermont leaving me with New Hampshire. If I can close that contact I will have a WAS on mixed mode. I am still 5 contacts away from WAS on phone. Would be nice to close this soon.