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Author Topic: Alaska for WAS  (Read 502 times)
WA8UFZ
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« on: July 03, 2008, 09:54:29 AM »

Hi:
Since getting back on the air five years ago after a 30 year absence, I have advanced to Extra Class and have made contact with all states except Alaska. I have rarely ever heard an Alaskan station. Do you have any suggestions on how to QSO with Alaska and get my WAS award ?
73 Dave W8GJ
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 10:23:51 AM »

Set up a schedule by either posting here or one of the other websites, check into a county hunters net and see if any AK's are on or try 'cold calling' by email to see if they will sked with you.

Bill
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N6AJR
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 10:34:37 AM »

I also get them all the time in a contest, so check out the weekends to see if they are on.
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AD4U
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 12:17:23 PM »

It is like shooting fish in a barrell, but look somebody up and call them on the phone for a sked.

Dick  AD4U
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 12:30:52 PM »

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N6NKN
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 12:44:50 PM »

I see Alaska nearly every day on 20 meters PSK.

Rick N6NKN
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N4CQR
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 02:12:11 PM »

Try the HHH Net

http://www.hhhnet.net/


6th call are is more likely to see Alaska than some one in the 8th call area - on average. I can count on two fingers the number of Alaskan stations I heard since 1992. One was, WL7HP. I can't remember the other.
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W3LK
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 03:14:59 PM »

I agree with trying during the major contests.

FWIW, I have a half-dozen or more Alaska stations in the log - some of them multiple times. All were worked while I was in Baltimore.

73,

Lon - W3LK
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 04:09:04 PM »

I work them often, but most of the time it is just before and just after local sunset on 20 meters.******* Several have mentioned contests as a good way to work them and I agree. I worked 5 Alaska's during Field Day.
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K0ACP
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 10:10:50 PM »

You might want to try one of the WAS nets like 3905 CCN

They have 80 & 40 m SSB, CW nets and psk and RTTY on 20,40 & 80.  Also active on 160 during the winter.  I joined in and have WAS on 80 within 90 days.  am at 49 states for 40m -- am too missing AK.

Good luck,

73

Art
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K0ACP
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 10:23:30 AM »

Dave,

As an update, my post to you triggered me to check into the 3905CCN 40m late SSB net.  I was able to work both HI and AK from eastern IA.

Now I have WAS on both 75 and 40.  It is rather late for those on the east coast, but helps if you are chasing paper.

Happy 4th!

73,

Art
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AJ4CU
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2008, 04:53:16 AM »

Hi,

Try a WAS net like OMISS (just google it) they have a free qsl bureau and a host of awards, it is a load of fun and there are alaska stations to be worked, let me know if you join my omiss # is 5456.

73    DE    AJ4CU

Hari
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