ARLB017 W1AW 2019
Winter Operating Schedule

ARRL Bulletin 17 ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT November 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time Mode Days
------------------- ---- ---------
1400 UTC (9 AM EST) CWs Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST) CWf Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC - (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC - (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
2100 " " CWs Tue, Thu
2200 " (5 PM EST) CWb Daily
2300 " (6 PM EST) DIGITAL Daily
0000 " (7 PM EST) CWs Mon, Wed, Fri
0000 " " CWf Tue, Thu
0100 " (8 PM EST) CWb Daily
0200 " (9 PM EST) DIGITAL Daily
0245 " (9:45 PM EST) VOICE Daily
0300 " (10 PM EST) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
0300 " " CWs Tue, Thu
0400 " (11 PM EST) CWb Daily

Frequencies (MHz)
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: - 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555


CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named "W1AWBDCT." The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented
here as well. The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently
with W1AW's regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted. Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the "Text" window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to .

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 94 in the
November 2018 issue of QST or on the web at,
The W1AW operating schedule:


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till 26/02 VD1NUQK: special callsign 1447
till 28/02 KL7RST and N1RAC/KL7: Alaska 1444
till 28/02 OX7RST: Greenland 1444
till 28/02 VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST: Canada 1444
till 09/03 C5YK: The Gambia 1438
till 10/03 3D2JS: Fiji (OC-016) 1448
till 10/03 PF6HPP: special callsign 1445
till 13/03 FG/F6ITD and TO7D: Guadeloupe (NA-102) 1441
till 16/03 TR8CR: Gabon 1439
till 29/03 VY0ERC: Ellesmere Island (NA-008) 1447
till 31/03 GB100RAF: special callsign 1404
till 31/03 HS55RAST: special callsign 1448
till 31/03 ZW85LABRE: special callsign 1448
till March RI1ANL: Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica 1421
till March RI1ANW: Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica 1421
till March VK0AI: Macquarie Island (AN-005) 1406
till 01/04 4S7KKG: Sri Lanka (AS-003) 1433
till 19/05 OL120AB: special callsign 1447
till 10/06 XZ2B: Myanmar 1446
till 16/06 TM5CQ: special callsign (France) 1445
till 30/06 DF13BLN, DF13BUD, DF13DEJU: special callsigns 1442
till 30/06 DF13MUC, DF13PAR, DF13STO: special callsigns 1442

till June Z81D: South Sudan 1441
till 15/08 H31A: special callsign (Panama) 1442
till 23/10 4U73B: special callsign (Italy) 1434
till October VK0HZ: Davis Station, Antarctica (AN-016) 1431
till October ZL5A: Scott Base, Ross Island (AN-011), Antarctica 1431
till 31/12 Canadian National Parks On The Air (CNPOTA) 1443
till 31/12 DL70AFUG: special callsign 1447
till 31/12 DL70BRD: special callsign 1444
till 31/12 DM70GER: special callsign 1444
till 31/12 DQ1200ASP: special callsign 1443
till 31/12 DR50DIG: special callsign 1446
till 31/12 EI100YXQ: special callsign 1447
till 31/12 EI19RE: special callsign 1447
till 31/12 HB90 and HB30: special prefixes (Switzerland) 1443
till 31/12 SF50CG: special callsign 1444
02/02-13/02 W1USN/TI5 and AA1M/TI5: Costa Rica 1446
03/02-29/03 VY0ERC: Ellesmere Island (NA-008) 1447
09/02-21/02 OX/SE3A: Greenland (NA-018) 1448
10/02-24/02 TM16AAW: special callsign (France) 1448
11/02-25/02 V47KA: St Kitts (NA-104) 1447 & 1449
11/02-26/02 XX9D: Coloane (AS-075), Macau 1439
12/02-19/02 J79USA: Dominica (NA-101) 1449
12/02-19/02 TO8T: Martinique (NA-107) 1446
12/02-19/02 V31IT: Belize 1447
13/02-20/02 PJ4/K2NG, PJ4/K4BAI: Bonaire (SA-006) 1447
13/02-20/02 PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/W2ID: Bonaire (SA-006) 1447
13/02-20/02 WJ2O/HI3: Dominican Republic (NA-096) 1449
13/02-20/02 YS1/AA4NC: El Salvador 1449
13/02-26/02 HR9/W1UE: Roatan Island (NA-057) 1449
13/02-28/02 4U0R: special callsign (Austria) 1449
15/02-25/02 9U4RI: Burundi 1446
16/02-23/02 C5DX: The Gambia 1447
16/02-05/03 T31EU: Kanton Island, Central Kiribati (OC-043) 1449
16/02-18/03 XV9YM: Vietnam 1449
16/02-24/03 TM6C: special callsign (France) 1449
17/02-22/02 D44TAQ: Sao Vincente (AF-086), Cape Verde 1449
17/02-05/03 FM/DK9PY: Martinique (NA-107) 1449
18/02-23/02 HC5MWT: Ecuador 1447
18/02-11/03 FG4KH: Guadeloupe (NA-102) 1447
19/02-06/03 3W9JF: Phu Quoc Island (AS-128) 1446
22/02-24/02 KP3RE: Culebra Island (NA-249) 1446
23/02-02/03 V31GF: Belize 1447
26/02-05/03 V31VP and V31CQ: Belize 1447
27/02-06/03 HD8M: Galapagos Islands (SA-004) 1447
27/02-09/03 A5A, A52IC, A52ZB: Bhutan 1449
28/02-08/03 VP5/AA5UK: Providenciales (NA-002), Turks & Caicos 1447
February DP1POL: Neumayer III Sta tion, Antarctica (AN-016) 1440
February DU3/F4EBK: Luzon Island (OC-042) 1447
February II4RGH: special callsign 1444
February LZ391MW: special callsign 1444
February RI1ANV: Vostok Station, Antarctica (AN-016) 1441
February VP2MKG: Montserrat (NA-103) 1448
February VP5VMA: Providenciales (NA-002), Turks & Caicos 1448
04/03-17/03 SE19SKI: special callsign 1448
06/03-12/03 FO/OK2ZI: Tahiti (OC-046), French Polynesia 1448
08/03-16/03 7P8LB: Lesotho 1448
11/03-27/03 XR0ZRC: Juan Fernandez (SA-005) 1445
13/03-25/03 5X3C and 5X3E: Uganda 1448
14/03/26/03 5V7EI: Togo 1444
16/03-06/04 3W9JF: Vietnam 1446
March DU3/F4EBK: Luzon Island (OC-042) 1447
March II4MRC: special callsign 1444
March LZ818PT: special callsign 1444
15/04-25/04 VK5MAV/6: Favorite Island (OC-183) 1449
15/04-25/04 VK5MAV/6: Houtman Abrolhos (OC-211) 1449
16/04-20/04 J20DX/p: AF-059 and AF-053 1448 & 1449
April II4SLR: special callsign 1444
April LZ117ML: special callsign 1444
10/05-13/05 KL: Yakutat County Group (NA-250) * by K9AJ and KD6WW 1440
May II4TSB: special callsign 1444
May LZ497OM: special callsign 1444
June II4ART: special callsign 1444
June LZ815NI: special callsign 1444
24/07-28/07 R63RRC: Popigay-Ary Island (AS-063) 1447
25/07-30/07 5C9A: Los Farallones (AF-118) 1449
30/07-02/08 RQ73QQ: Bol'shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) 1447
July II4MJR: special callsign 1444
July LZ1809PNS: special callsign 1444
August II4BRD: special callsign 1444
August LZ304AE: special callsign 1444
September II4GRM: special callsign 1444
September LZ304EW: special callsign 1444
01/10-15/10 ZK3X: Tokelau Islands (OC-048) 1444
17/10-31/10 VP6: Pitcairn Island (OC-044) 1445
October II4MNU: special callsign 1444
October LZ311HI: special callsign 1444
November II4VAL: special callsign 1444
November LZ365BM: special callsign 1444
December II4TIB: special callsign 1444
December LZ4408SPA: special callsign 1444
TBA 3Y0I: Bouvet Island 1447


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4U1UN ---> "We're one step closer to being back on the air", James Sarte,
K2QI (President of the United Nations ARC, ) posted to
Facebook on 16 August.
"As some may know, Dmitri Zhikharev RA9USU along with
Adrian Ciuperca KO8SCA have been working with me behind the scenes to get
the station operational again. Through the generous donations of Dima and
his associates (notably Ed Kritsky NT2X), we were able to get a rack mounted
K3, Acom 2000 linear amplifier, and associated network-enabled control
hardware. We were also granted another K3 to act as a remote head from SK
Tony N2UN via his widow, and delivered to us by Andrew Bodony K2LE. Finally,
Adrian has been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes networking and legwork with
his counterparts to help get things done from within the United Nations.
Yesterday represents an additional milestone for the club as Adrian (who did
most of the work) and I, finally erected a brand new SteppIR BigIR vertical
antenna on the Secretariat's roof. All that remains is to connect and lay
the ground radials, fine-tune the rack mounted devices, and setup and
configure the remote K3. Once done and after almost a decade off-air, we can
finally call CQ 20 de 4U1UN".
"With regards to remote", K2QI explained in late July to DX World (see, "the operators will still
be inside the UN proper. Just now, everything will be done by IP where the
control heads are located on the first floor and the transceiver on the 41st
floor to minimize coax length to the antennas. There will be no true remote
operations of the station from outside the compound as dictated by current
UN network security protocols".

Gary, ZL2IFB has updated his "FT8 Operating Guide"
(Version 1.20), a collection of "tips, pragmatic suggestions aimed at making
FT8 easier and more effective to use on the HF bands":

NCDXF --- > The Northern California DX Foundation has announced the addition
of two new members to the Board: Rich Seifert (KE1B) and Lee Finkel (KY7M).
Both "have strong technical and legal backgrounds, and years of DXpedition
experience, which will serve them well as members of the NCDXF leadership
team". The Board of Directors now includes K6MM (President), AA7A (Vice
President), W0GJ (Secretary), N1DG (Treasurer), AA7JV, K6GFJ, K6TD, K9CT,
KE1B, KY7M and ND2T (Directors). The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help
fund well-organized DXpeditions to rare, difficult and expensive entities.
See for complete information.

RI1FJ ---> Evgenij, UA4RX ended his 12-month assignment at the Ernst Krenkel
Observatory on Heiss Island (EU-019), Franz Josef Land on 10 August. The
RI1FJ station has been dismantled, and regrettably the 2018-19 team does not
include amateur radio operators. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to
RW2F (ex UA2FM): Victor N. Loginov, P.O. Box 73, Kaliningrad, 236022,


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DXCC NEWS ---> 5A1AL (Libya, all operations) has been approved for DXCC
credit. If you have had this rejected in a prior application, you can send
a note to dxccadmin[@] to be placed on the list for an update to
your record. Please note the submission date and/or reference number where
the rejection was noted to expedite recovery of the information.

OPERATING STANDARDS BOOKLET ---> Over the last eight years, the booklet
"Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur"
( ) has become a respected work describing
the best standards of operating on the amateur bands. Translated into most
major languages, the booklet by John Devoldere, ON4UN and Mark
Demeuleneere, ON4WW, is a valuable reference work for all radio amateurs.
Mark and John recently contacted IARU, explaining that they felt it
appropriate for IARU to become the custodian of the booklet into the
future. The IARU Administrative Council accepted this offer with gratitude,
and on 5 May Mark and John met Don Beattie, G3BJ, President IARU Region 1,
in Brussels to officially hand over the document. IARU will now carry
forward the work in future years to ensure its continuing relevance and
currency. [TNX IARU Region 1]

DXCC DELETION OF KINGMAN REEF ---> The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to
delete Kingman Reef (KH5) from the DXCC List, effective 29 March 2016.
Kingman Reef will be added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March 2016.
The total number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.
The deletion process is described in DXCC Rules Section II DXCC List
Criteria, Part 5(a) Deletion Criteria: "An entity may be deleted from the
List if it no longer satisfies the criteria under which it was added.
However, if the entity continues to meet one or more currently existing
rules, it will remain on the List."
With respect to the previous paragraph's text, Kingman Reef's original
addition by virtue of separate administration has changed (separate
administration by the U.S. Navy has been removed), and the reef does not
meet any current criteria to remain on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service administers Kingman Reef and Palmyra Island. The reef is too close
to Palmyra Island to count as a separate entity. The reef is now considered
part of the Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.

DXCC members who have affirmed credit with Kingman Reef will see their
current entity totals drop by one on their DXCC awards - including on the
bands and modes where Kingman Reef credit is given. They will also see
their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately. Honor Roll status will now
be attainable after confirming 330 entities on the DXCC List.

pleased to announce that Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT is the recipient of
the 4th annual Intrepid Spirit Award, made in memory of James McLaughlin,
WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Kabul Afghanistan, on 27 April 2011). The award -
presented at the International DX Convention (Visalia) on 16 April - is to
recognize Zorro's outstanding efforts to activate rare and often difficult
entities such as Eritrea, Myanmar and Bangladesh.