last updated October 4, 2021
WWV 102nd Anniversary Special Event Station - WW0WWV - wraps up a fun weekend.
The WWV ARC would like to thank all our QSOs for supporting the Special Event Station WW0WWV and the 102nd anniversary of WWV.
Since October 1, 1919, WWV has been the call sign of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), and has broadcast the time standard to the United States via shortwave radio since the 1940s.
A dozen or so operators across the country helped recognize the 102nd anniversary on a multitude of bands and modes this past weekend, September 30 - October 3. Stations were on the air from 0000UTC October 1, 2021 through 2359UTC October 3, 2021.
LOGS WILL NOT BE UPLOADED to LoTW and ClubLog until all logs are received from our operators, so your QSO may not show for up to a week. Some of our operators are camping and remote and won't be able to get us their logs right away. Hang in there - we're working on it!
QSL cards will be available the THIRD WEEK in October.
QSL card REQUESTS should be sent to: WWV ARC, PO Box 273226, Fort Collins, CO 80527 A donation of your choosing would be welcome and helpful.
You can also request a QSL card via OQRS, but wait for the logs to post.
This was the schedule of operators this weekend:
Verify stations you heard here!
All stations used the same call sign, WW0WWV, although their home QTH may have been somewhere other than Fort Collins, Colorado. We discussed adding /# for the various call areas, but logistically that created a logging problem with LoTW that we didn't have time to address.
Given that, ALL QSOs are logged as grid DN70 to alleviate confusion and a serious time crunch for our QSL Manager (by the way, the QSL Manager job is open to any member interested).
WW0WWV represents amateur radio's unique interest and support of WWV, WWVH, and WWVB as important scientific standards. These stations helped usher in the beginning of the electromagnetic radiation age over 100 years ago, and still today define Time, define Frequency, and coordinate our entire national infrastructure down to the picosecond.
The amateur stations using the SES callsign WW0WWV helped draw attention to the importance these stations still carry, and they share the enthusiasm they have for this long admired beacon of the short waves.
WWV ARC endeavors to serve the amateur community through operating events, support of scientific research, and education. WWV, WWVH, and WWVB are an important part of radio, and we hope you'll join us in supporting these technological wonders.
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