Thursday, August 31, 2023

W1AW/5 Texas 20 September to 26 September 2023

W1AW/5 Portable Operation 

 As a part of the Year of the Volunteer celebration, the mystical callsign W1AW will be traveling to the corners of ARRL-land. ARRL members in each state/territory will be asked to operate their stations for two different weeks using the callsign W1AW/x where x is one of the local regions: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, KL, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH7, KH8, KP2, KP3, or KP4. 

For example, Texas second week starts September 20, 2023, at 0000z and will run through September 26, 2023, at 2359z, using the callsign W1AW/5. 

Many folks have operated, and there’s still time to sign up at

Traveling W1AW rules include:

• Remember that each operator must follow the rules for their own license class. Stay in the sub-bands that you’re legally allowed to operate in. • Operators do not need to be at the same site. 

• Members that contact the Traveling W1AW stations will receive 5 points. • Each band/mode combination can be activated simultaneously. For example, N5OP could be working on 20 M SSB, N5OK could be working on 20 M CW, N5AZQ could be working on 20 M FT8, and N5HZR could be on 40 M SSB, all at the same time. • State operations start at 0000z each Wednesday. • State operations stop at 2359z the following Tuesday. 

• Operations should not happen on the 12 M, 17 M, 30 M, or 630 M bands. • All logs for the week should be consolidated into one ADIF file so the folks at ARRL HQ can load them into LoTW 

 • Please email them to KG5VK@ARRL.ORG as soon as possible after your operation. 

• Schedule your operating slots TODAY at

Select a band and a mode when you sign up for a two-hour slot. Signing up for CW on 20m is one slot. 

Phone and digital modes are two other slots, and CW on 40m is another. 

Taking a Slot on 40m CW does not mean you may use any mode on 40m. Use only the Band and Mode you have been allocated for the requested time period. You may request multiple slots. 

Want to run another two-hour slot? Simply request that slot here before you start operating. 

We are only allowed one operator per band and mode at a time. 

Two operators may not share a slot. Example: W1AW/5 running CW on 7.022 and another station running W1AW/5 CW on 7.42 would violate our agreements in using W1AW/5. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Lott Smith KG5VK at