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FlexRadio 6700 puts W1AW/6 on the map for California

Stu Phillips - K6TUStu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
edited June 23 in SmartSDR for Windows
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In the mail today was this plaque from ARRL for my participation in the Centennial celebrations of putting W1AW on the air from every one of the 50 states and for a special W1AW WAS award.

I had a blast putting W1AW/6 on the air for a couple of slots on 10m and 15m last year.  The pile ups were fun and lots of great QSOs with folks both domestically and Internationally.

I hadn't expected anything and this nice plaque with the two Centennial coins is now sitting proudly on my desk here in the office/shack.

Thanks to ARRL and to all the folks who worked & operated W1AW during the events last year.

The Flex 6700 did W1AW proud!  Did any other Flex owners participate in the W1AW activations?

Stu K6TU

Comments

  • Duane_AC5AADuane_AC5AA Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Congrats, Stan!  I went to Hartford for the Centennial last year, and worked a number of the W1AW/# stations for the fun of it.  All with the aid of my 6500 and FlexControl!
  • Jim GilliamJim Gilliam Member
    edited January 27
    Yawn!
  • Mark ErbaughMark Erbaugh Member
    edited February 17
    The W1AW portable operations and the Centennial QSO party were a lot of fun for me and really pumped up my on air activity in 2014. I only got my 6300 in October, but I did make most of the contacts after that with it.  As I was reviewing my log, I realize that my first and next to last (at 2356 12/31) were with ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN.
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    I had the pleasure of running about five shifts on 40 SSB each round, and a shift or two on 17 SSB the second round. The 6500 performed well under the biggest pile ups I have ever run.
  • Ian1Ian1 Member
    edited May 1
    Very nice Stu and thanks again for the Thread on the Pixel Loop. Ian
  • Ted  WA3AERTed WA3AER Member
    edited July 2015
    Congrats, Stu! Always a pleasure to work you on the bands.
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    They may abandon the award as the winner would be a given, knowing that nobody else could come close.
  • KM6CQ - DanKM6CQ - Dan Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    I went and worked the Comstock Memorial Station W7RN. It was great. Everyone there had a wonderful time.

    Dan

    http://www.w7rn.com/welcome-to-the-comstock-memorial-station-w7rn/the-comstock-memorial-station/w1aw...
  • Ernest - W4EGErnest - W4EG Member ✭✭
    edited October 2019
    Stu, 

    I do not want to be the last to congratulate you for the Centennial participation.  

    I took part in it and place rather high with the number of points and looking forward to receive my award.

    And like you, I did it my way  ...  on my F6.7K too.
  • Steve W6SDMSteve W6SDM Member ✭✭
    edited May 2015
    Good deal Stu.  I got a chance to be W1AW/7 for a while from our club station, a Flex 5000.  It is quite an honor to use Hiram's call sign.
  • Dale KB5VEDale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited May 8
    Stu did ARRL charge for the plaque. I was telling a friend and he said you had to pay?
  • km9r.mikekm9r.mike Member
    edited May 2015
    ha !
  • Stu Phillips - K6TUStu Phillips - K6TU Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    There was no charge - it just showed up in the USPS with a nice note.
    Stu K6TU
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    The ARRL is apparently still mailing them. I just got this in the mail. It was a lot of fun participating in this event, both as a "fox" and as a "hound!" image
  • Ian1Ian1 Member
    edited May 1
    Congratulations Ken. Ian

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