FCC authorises ARRL Centenary callsign

| December 6, 2013

The FCC has authorised the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW to also use the call sign W100AW during 2014, the ARRL’s centennial year. Contacts made from the Maxim Memorial Station in Newington, from regional Centennial conventions and during the IARU HF Championship will use W100AW, with portable designators as appropriate. Bulletins and Morse practice transmissions during 2014 will still use W1AW. Contacts with W100AW will be worth 100 points in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party. To help kick off the ARRL Centennial, W100AW activity will begin at 0500UTC on 1 January 2014 (midnight in Newington) and will include participation in ARRL’s Straight Key Night; one CW station will use Hiram Percy Maxim’s straight key. Activity will continue throughout New Year’s Day.

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