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?
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.
I went and worked the Comstock Memorial Station W7RN. It was great. Everyone there had a wonderful time.