ARRL Centennial QSO Party 2014
The Centennial QSO Party was held in 2014 to celebrate the ARRL 100th anniversary. It began on January 1st, 2014 with each of the 50 states being activated twice throughout the whole year with W1AW Portable activities plus activities from W1AW/KG4, W1AW/KH0, W1AW/KH2, W1AW/KH8, W1AW/KP2 and W1AW/KP4. At the end of the year an incredible total number of 3.4 million QSOs was achieved by all the W1AW Portables. This was a also a great and unique chance to work and complete different WAS awards.
The challenge fascinated me. At the end of the year I had confirmed 1750 W1AW Portables in LoTW and had worked 961 states on 10 bands and CW/Phone/Digital, all only with W1AW Portables.
|40m||49||48||33||40||UT - CW: CO UT|
|17m||50||50||47||50||RTTY: NV UT WY|
|10m||47||43||37||40||AK HI SD|
The high bands were in pretty good shape throughout the year. I missed W1AW/7 in Utah for a single-band WAS on 40m only with W1AW Portables but could reach all 50 states with W1AW on 30m through 12m. There was no propagation to AK, HI and SD on 10m when these states were on the schedule. W1AW/1 Rhode Island was the only 6m contact during a year with very poor propagation on Six Meters to the US.
ARRL Centennial Leader Boards
I've spent every day on the radio in the year 2014 to collect W1AW Portables, the W100AW and W1HQ Stations and to take part in the Centennial Points Challenge. The results are published in the ARRL Centennial Leader Boards.
W1AW Portable Stations Leader Board
It was a head to head race with YV5GRB and ON4CD but I finally managed to be the station who worked most W1AW's outside of North America.
|17||VE7VQ||2129||#1 outside US|
|59||KP4P||1760||#2 outside US|
|63||DF3CB||1750||#3 outside US|
|127||YV5GRB||1509||#1 South America|
W100AW Leader Board
I achieved the highest rank outside of the U.S. with 35 different band/mode W100AW QSOs.
|15||DF3CB||35||#1 outside US|
|42||HK3CW||30||#1 South America|
W1HQ Leader Board
SP1JRF beat me with W1HQ on the last day, Dec 31, 2014 :-)
|21||SP1JRF||10||#1 outside US|
|24||DF3CB||9||#2 outside US|
|33||G4CCZ||7||#3 outside US|
Centennial Points Challenge Leader Board Germany
Some W1AW Audio Recordings
|W1AW/KH6||20m CW||Aurora flutter||2014-12-21 18:46|
|W1AW/1 ME||15m SSB||operated by K1DG||2014-12-03 14:02|
|W1AW/9 IL||17m CW||It's Wednesday!||2014-12-03 14:13|
|W1AW/4 FL||20m SSB||with our beloved Italian friends||2014-11-23 19.24|
|W1AW/KL7||17m CW||operated by NN1N||2014-10-05 10:20|
|W1AW/KL7||20m CW||operated by NN1N||2014-10-03 10:45|
|W1AW/0 CO||12m CW||operated by AD1C||2014-09-13 15:33|
Are you ready for the Bicentennial 2114?