W1W - World Amateur Radio Day/HS4A Special Event Announcement

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  1. W4OVT

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    The TEN-TEC Legacy Nets (TTLN) is excited to return for our Fourth Year serving as an 2023 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) Special Event Station.

    For 2023, the IARU has partnered with the United Nations to promote Human Security for All (HS4A).

    Traditionally, WARD has been a one-day event but for 2023, the event expands to two weeks and is already underway.

    While our cast of Volunteer NCS's will focus on the 24-hours starting on April 18th at 0Z, we will additionally offer activations on 80m/40m/20m/15m on SSB and, new for 2023, CW activations are planned between 4/13 and 4/25.

    Every logged Participant on any band/any mode is eligible for a Certificate of Participation.
    TTLN WARD 2023 Graphic.png

    Participants confirmed on any (3) three bands, SSB or CW, are eligible for a Clean Sweep endorsement.

    To receive a Certificate, email log information to wardcertificate@gmail.com

    In the spirit of freely celebrating Amateur Radio around the world, there are no fees collected for the Certificates which are all sent via email in .pdf format, and additionally upon request, a formatted .jpg for placement on your QRZ page.

    A flashing "On Air" graphic with the current activation frequency/mode will appear at the top of the W1W page when on-the-air.

    Additionally, for the next two weekends, all TEN-TEC Legacy Nets will operate as W1W activations - for Net schedules, visit: https://groups.io/g/TENTECLEGACYNETS

    All W1W SSB activations will use Netlogger as the primary Check-in tool. Once the Netlogger queued Check-ins are logged CQ calls will be made.

    Netlogger is a free download here: https://netlogger.org/ supporting Windows/Mac/Linux - no smartphones or tablets.

    A free, view-only resource to view Netlogger activity within the browser of your choice is Netscraper, viewable here: https://www.k3clr.com/

    All W1W CW activations will be CQ only - no Netlogger.

    Please spot to http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/ and https://www.dxwatch.com.

    The above information, and more, is available on the W1W QRZ page.

    On behalf of our esteemed TTLN Volunteer NCS's and the IARU, we look forward to welcoming you to W1W.

    Marc - W4OVT
    TTLN Founder/Facilitator/WARD Coordinator

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 14, 2023
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  2. W4OVT

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    Getting a number of questions "What is your activation schedule?"

    One way to predict, and participate in a W1W activation is to review our TEN-TEC Legacy Net schedule here: https://groups.io/g/TENTECLEGACYNETS

    For the next two weekends, all TTLN Nets will operate as W1W.

    For these and other activations, the W1W QRZ page will display an ON-AIR graphic at the top of the page with freq/band/mode information below.

    To view the additional (10) ten worldwide World Amateur Radio Day Participating Stations, visit: https://hs4a.iaru.org/ and scroll to the bottom of that page.

    To view the progress of each Participating Station, visit: https://hs4a.iaru.org/stats which reveals W1W currently in 5th place with several CW activations not yet reported.

    W1W is 100% old school Amateur Radio earning Check-ins the old fashioned way, SSB and CW only...so, LET'S GO TEAM W1W - get those MIC's talking and those Paddles swinging/Keys clicking - we are counting, literally, on YOUR Check-in!

    Marc - W1W/W4OVT
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  3. VU2JO

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    Glad to see that there are 10 World Amateur Radio Day Participating Stations! Trying to find out whether stations from India are planning activities for World Amateur Radio Day.
  4. KI6PMD

    KI6PMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check DX "MAPS" web site ! Happy hunting 73..
  5. W4OVT

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    Namaste Jon:
    Visit https://hs4a.iaru.org/ and scroll to the bottom of the page to see all (11) eleven Participating Stations - several are operating on FT8.
    We are going to activate several 15m SSB sessions in the upcoming days - maybe we can get you into the W1W Log.

    Our lead CW OP is working on his 15m antenna which we hope to have on-air soon.

    Good luck,
    Marc - W1W/W4OVT
  6. VU2JO

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    Thank you very much for the prompt reply. Unfortunately I have only a VHF equipment at present, though I used to work regularly on CW with a hybrid homebrew QRO in late 1980s. As part of my effort to popularise World Amateur Radio Day 2023, I have prepared a YouTube video: https://youtu.be/C0gNznsRw5c I am also announcing World Amateur Radio Day 2023 on all the local VHF nets to which I am checking in and in the WhatsApp groups in which I am active, to promote activities in the region. I am sure that there will be good participation from our region as well.
  7. W4OVT

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    To All Participants:
    To verify you are "in the log" visit https://hs4a.iaru.org/stations/w1w/logbook to perform a search.

    All SSB Contacts are up-to-date.

    All CW Contacts are pending as of 04/15 and should be uploaded within the next 24 hours.

    Marc - W1W/W4OVT
  8. KD2BBC

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    This is very Interesting thanks for sharing this great resource of information

    I’m in
    Thank you

    catch you soon on the airwaves


    Miguel Ferrier
  9. W4OVT

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    Thank you Miguel - we just completed a 20m activation with 101 Check-ins - good times!

    Next activation will be this evening 0Z/8PM EDT on 40m LSB - frequency will be displayed on W1W QRZ page and on the Netlogger main window.

    Netlogger is working out great allowing for outbound NCS calls - free download from netlogger.org

    Hope to work you soon Miguel.

    Marc W1W/W4OVT
  10. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would like to work you on AM. Please suggest a frequency at the top of the phone band.
    AM congregates from 7276 on up.
    Hope to hear you.
  11. TA3AC

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    Happy world radio amateur day my friends! Greetings from Istanbul Turkey TA3AC 73!
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  12. 9K2DB

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    Happy World Amateur Radio Day from Kuwait. We will be active as 9K9WARD

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  13. Z35U

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    Happy World Amateur Radio Day from Macedonia. We've start with special call sign Z30HS4A but need some help to register as participant. Best 73, Djoko Z35U
  14. W4OVT

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    The IARU 2023 World Amateur Radio Day continues with W1W offering SSB activations having completed our CW activations.
    For those seeking CW WARD contacts, look for N4A activations.

    W1W, N4A, and K4A have submitted up to date logs to the official IARU/HS4A logging site here: https://hs4a.iaru.org/

    Want to see if you are in the IARU WARD Official Log? Easy - just go to https://hs4a.iaru.org/logbook

    Also check out the Statistics resource here: https://hs4a.iaru.org/stats - some interesting data there.

    Hope to work YOU on an upcoming W1W SSB World Amateur Radio Day Overtime Activation.

    And remember to follow the instructions on the W1W QRZ Page to email your 2023 WARD Certificate of Participation request - as in past years, the Certificate is FREE as W1W does not collect fees for the event, past, present or future.

    Marc - W1W/W4OVT
  15. W4OVT

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    Three outstanding activations logged today using Amateur Radio's enduring SSB mode to include:
    Activation #19: 04/19 - 14.331MHz -151 Check-ins
    Activation #20: 04/19 - 14.318MHz -76 Check-ins
    Activation #21 04/19 -= 14.325MHz - 110 Check-ins

    Well done to each Check-in and all of the TEN-TEC Legacy Net sponsoring Volunteer NCS's and Relay Stations :)

    Good times,
    de Marc W1W/W4OVT

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