World Amateur Radio Day 2022 - W1W HF Special Event

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  1. W4OVT

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    Callsign W1W
    International Amateur Radio Union
    2022 World Amateur Radio Day
    START: 0Z/8PM ET April 18th
    END: 0Z/8PM ET April 19th
    2022 WARD Graphic W4OVT.png

    The TEN-TEC Legacy Nets are pleased to return for our third year serving as an Official 2022 World Amateur Radio Day Special Event Station using Callsign W1W.

    On-Air Schedule will be posted on W1W prior to the event.

    Each SSB Net will operate in hourly segments on either 80m, 40m or 20m, frequency TBD

    Due to recent solar shenanigans affecting HF Propagation, each NCS will make a "game-time," hour-by-hour decision regarding Band selection.

    The goal is to operate on all three bands, 80m/40m/ 20m, for the FULL 24 HOURS providing Participants an opportunity to earn a Clean Sweep Certificate Endorsement.

    So, how do you find an active Net? Easy!

    To communicate band/frequency information AND eliminate unnecessary pile-ups, Net Control Stations (NCS) will use Netlogger software as the primary Check-in method.

    Intermittent CQ Calls will be made for Mobile Stations.

    CQ calls will be made once all queued Netlogger stations are logged.

    Netlogger is a free download - requires Linux, Mac, or PC

    Netscraper provides read-only access to any Netlogger session - supports any device with browser and internet connection

    Once logged into Netlogger, verify the Net Frequency displayed at the top of the Main Window along with the NCS and Logger Volunteer.

    Open the AIM Window to Chat with Net Control or fellow Participants.

    Participants are encouraged to remain logged in and on frequency to assist with Relays.

    Please follow "Directed Net" protocol routing all contact through Net Control.

    After Checking-in, please "spot" our Event here: and

    Looking forward to hearing YOU....
    ....on Amateur Radio's Biggest Stage!

    2022 World Amateur Radio Day Check-in Certificate

    Certificates will be emailed referencing Check-ins QRZ-listed email address

    To specify a different address, email:

    For General Questions, email:
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 13, 2022
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  2. WA3NZR

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  3. WA3NZR

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    WOW: 3 straight years of Ten Tec Legacy Nets, representing the IARU in the USA.
    Proud member of Ten Tec Legacy Nets, and very proud to be an NCS for second year.
    Looking forward to hearing YOU checking in, and earning the beautifully designed WARD participation certificate suitable for framing and shack display
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2022
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  4. KK5VG

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    You type like I do. 2002 should be 2022, right?
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  5. N8ZAS

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    Amazing accomplishment not only for Ten Tec Legacy Nets, but the United States of American to be representing again IARU.
    Iam a proud member also and I look forward to hearing all appropriate licensed operators during check ins.

  6. M6EVR

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    i will definitely listen out for you 73 and good luck
  7. WA3NZR

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  8. YV5MKI

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    What good information, good we will see who is the best and the winner:):):):):):):):)
  9. F4ICE

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    do we get an honorific certificate just because we are born on 18 of april ? HI

    73 Alin
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  10. K4HET

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    i dont have netlogger can I still check in like a normal local net?
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  11. W4OVT

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    Thanks for the question and interest in Checking-in.

    Per the original message, "CQ calls will be made once all queued Netlogger stations are logged."

    Each Net will start with a CQ call for Mobile stations only, then we will "work" the queued stations on Netlogger, once completed in the time remaining, general CQ calls will be offered.

    The goal behind this is to avoid massive pile-ups that often include QRO stations overpowering barefoot and especially QRP/POTA/SOTA et al stations.

    Considerable Net time can be wasted sorting through the overlapping Check-ins sidelining lower power Participants.

    The only negative to this approach are fixed stations who do not have a computer and/or internet connection where, again, we hope there will be sufficient time during the Net to accommodate everyone on Netlogger and Over-the-Air Check-ins like yourself.

    Marc - W4OVT
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  12. W4OVT

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    04/16/22 06Z UPDATE - Band Plan
    Due to solar storm impacts, Band Selection will be a "Net Time" decision.
    Locating a Net is easy, simply reference the displayed frequency in Netlogger.

    Event starts Monday 04/18 - 0Z/8PM ET continuing until Midnight ET.
    On Tuesday, 04/19 event restarts at 9Z/5AM ET continuing until 0Z/8PM ET.
    THANKS to all Volunteers and Participants!

    Please post comments or questions within this thread or email direct to my QRZ listed address.

    Happy Easter & 73!

    Marc - W4OVT
  13. W4OVT

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    There have been questions about the start/end times for the event, understandably so.

    Every year, World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated on April 18th beginning at 0Z which this year translates to 8PM ET on Sunday April 17th.

    There are some DX WARD events therefore already underway e.g. HZ1WARD in Saudi Arabia and VE5RAC as I type this message.

    Given our Volunteer schedules related to Easter Sunday we elected to start our event on 0Z 04/19 or 8PM ET and continue for 24 hours.

    In years past, the IARU has extended flexibility for such schedule deviations as was done for our Group in 2022.

    Having written that, we will make an adjustment to eliminate early AM hours on the 19th and instead start on either 40m or 20m at 9AM ET. We will still operate during the day ET on the 19th as previously scheduled....just trading some early hours on the 19th for daytime hours starting at 9AM ET on the 18th.

    Monitor the "spotting" networks for our activation and join the Event by logging into Netlogger with the Net Name: 2022 World Amateur Radio Day.

    Looking forward to hearing your Check-in!

    Marc - W4OVT
  14. W4OVT

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    ON-AIR 7.235MHz
  15. W4OVT

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    Will be on 14.248 Noon ET today, 04/18 - Netlogger preferred please - tnx!
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