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Author Topic: WAZ Current listing  (Read 1995 times)
AA2CB
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« on: December 01, 2011, 08:06:37 AM »

Im getting back into radio and I would like to get a current listing or official rules booklet for obtaining the Worked All Zones award. Can some one point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

Rosario/ AA2CB
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K3STX
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 08:09:14 AM »

This was too easy!

http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_waz_awards/index_cq_waz_award.html

paul
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AA2CB
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 08:32:31 AM »

Wow-- Thanks a lot Paul! I hope its going to be that easy filling the logbook!

AA2CB
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K3STX
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 10:13:37 AM »

Wow-- Thanks a lot Paul! I hope its going to be that easy filling the logbook!

AA2CB

I can assure you it will not. It took me 30+ years to get my WAZ (with BIG breaks for college and then small kids).

Have fun, focus on the hard Asia/Southeast Asia zones first. They are the killers.

paul
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NU4B
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 12:35:08 PM »

Still waiting for zone 26. zone 26. zone 26 zone 26 ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can work zones 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30.......

But no zone 26. Even when I have them one on one. No zone 26.

I guess I will have to build a 20 element 10 meter monobander at 100 feet.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 12:59:05 PM »

Thailand is very active in Z26 and there are a few guys with huge signals out of HS-land. My experience has shown they're in the loudest around the equinoxes, usually between about 1400-1600z and again 2300-0100z on the East Coast. Late-March, April and May, late September through late October are the best for me in NJ.

My hardest zones were 19, 23, 24, 26 and 27. Zone 23 was the last. With even a small amp and a decent antenna, however, it's easy to work all 40 in under a year (I've done it every year since 2006).
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 03:34:17 PM »

Thailand is very active in Z26 and there are a few guys with huge signals out of HS-land. My experience has shown they're in the loudest around the equinoxes, usually between about 1400-1600z and again 2300-0100z on the East Coast. Late-March, April and May, late September through late October are the best for me in NJ.

My hardest zones were 19, 23, 24, 26 and 27. Zone 23 was the last. With even a small amp and a decent antenna, however, it's easy to work all 40 in under a year (I've done it every year since 2006).

I've recently had XV2RZ to myself, along with several others from zone 26 - they just don't hear me. I know many times the local manmade noise is very high so its difficult for them to pick out weak signals. I need to do some antenna adjustments (not 20 element monobander at 100' of course haha) but something real. It kills me to hear all these guys bouncing around 20 to 10 meters and not be able to get through. Its annoying because its just that 1 zone (also because it would be nice to have WAZ  Grin). Many times they have great sigs and normally if I can hear them I can work them. The North Pole gobbles up my sigs and spits them out.

One of these days - and your right  - spring and fall are the best times. Sunspots, don't fail me now!
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K3STX
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 05:08:44 PM »

Earlier this year, in April, I was WEAKLY hearing China on 15 meters. It would have been a new one for me, but they never heard me.  I took out a compass and noticed that my dipole was broadside at about 270 degrees, almost perfectly WRONG for China from here (should be about 350 degrees). I threw up another dipole for 15 meters, about 25 feet up in the air, but this time BROADSIDE right at China. Got them THE FIRST NIGHT I tried!!!!

All I have is dipoles, I see you are also dipoles and verticals. DXing for guys like us is alot different than for guys with yagis up 50+ feet.

I also hear Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia pretty clearly on 20 at about 0100Z here in MD, something else to look for. But try a dedicated dipole RIGHT where you want it.

paul
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N5MOA
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 05:51:55 PM »

Still waiting for zone 26.
 

Zone 22 and 26 were the last 2 I needed to for all zones /m.

Finally managed to work 8Q for z22 the end of Oct.

XV1X was loud on 10m cw a couple of weeks ago for z26.

It took me about 3 1/2 years to work all zones /m.
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