Duane Mantick writes "In spite of current events having impacted the event
that W0W is connected with (TagCon 2001, believed to be
the largest gatherings of non-commercial Lasertag
players in the US) by disruption of air service between
Seattle, St. Louis (the two event sites) and other points,
our effort is forging ahead anyhow. This in addition to
an apparent foulup of some kind with what was supposed
to be a magazine announcement of the station, which
resulted in an apparent distinct lack of publicity.
TagCon 2001 has the callsign W0W until the 24th of September,
and we will be trying to continue ham operations until that
Operations should be continuing throughout this week during
the evening, and into the weekend. Frequencies +/- QRM
are planned for 14.260, 18.160, 21.360, 24.960 and 28.360.
At this point operations on 1860, 3860 and 7260 are in
doubt although 7260 *is* possible.
There may also be some calls made more locally on FM simplex
on 2 meters and 440 from our QTH in Lafayette, IN and also
possible on 52.525 simplex on 6 meters. There is also a
possibility for SSB ops on 6 meters, although the rig is
brand new and I still need to assemble a CQ&D antenna. :-)
"www.eQSL.org is the exclusive electronic QSL route for Special
Event Station W0W. All those who cannot QSL electronically
must send SASE to WB9OMC; cards received without SASE cannot
be confirmed." Please note - the 1x1 call W0W appears to be
a very popular one. The only valid registration of W0W at
this time on eQSL is for the TagCon 2001 Special Event.....
if you worked a different Special Event using that callsign,
I will get those log entries and unfortunately, they have
to be rejected. I apologize for any inconvenience that this
Note to members of 10-10 International - I can give a 10-10
number, VP number, state, county and along with my XYL, N9OXA,
OM/XYL credit during any time period that we are operating on
10 meters. 10-10'ers are welcomed by W0W (and particularly
those holding VP numbers from Iowa, Louisiana, Wyoming, South
Dakota, Delaware and New Hampshire since WB9OMC is trying to
nail down the 10-10 WAS VP award....) for number exchanges
during any 10 meter ops that propagation allows. Also note that
as of the last information that I had, 10-10 Int. is NOT
accepting eQSL's for awards, unfortunately - I will take that
into consideration on stations working me for the VP WAS who
therefore must send cards via snail-mail.
73 to all, WB9OMC"