Anita (AB1QB) and I particularly enjoy operating as part of Special Events. We have been part of the 13 Colonies Special Event for several years now as one of the New Hampshire stations and we were anxious to help with the ARRL Centennial QSO Party as one of the W1AW/1 Stations for New Hampshire. We’ve been operating in both RTTY and SSB Phone modes for a few days now and have made over 1,200 contacts as part of the event so far. As I sit here writing this, Anita is operating as W1AW/1 on 17m SSB Phone.
More information on the ARRL Centennial QSO Party can be found here. The ARRL is planning to QSL all of the W1AW contacts as well as to provide a special version of the Worked All States (WAS) Award related to this event. There is also a leaderboard for points accumulated for ARRL Centennial QSO Party related contacts.
I hope that our readers will take some time to work the stations that are part of the ARRL Centennial QSO party. Its great fun for all involved.
– Fred (AB1OC)