On Sunday, January 19, 2014, Director Woolweaver and Vice Director Stratton operated W1AW in Newington, CT with the Special Event Station call sign, W100AW. That day, aided by ARRL Regulatory information Manager, Dan Henderson N1ND, David and John Robert collectively made 670 contacts. In the past “CQ West Gulf Division” events they garnered on average 230 contacts – but choose to operate “contest style” this time because of this being the first weekend operation of W100AW.
Lessons were learned with the call list registration, but all 160+ registrants had their call sign called a minimum of five (5) times on multiple frequencies (15 and 20 meters) and the majority of folks who registered did make contact with W100AW that day.
Thank you to everyone who participated and especially N1ND who graciously agreed to share his Sunday and open the W1AW facility! The Division Leadership will look forward to working more stations during the Centennial QSO Party.