W1AW Winter Schedule


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ARLB032 W1AW 2020/2021 Winter Operating Schedule

ARRL Bulletin 32  ARLB032
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLB032 W1AW 2020/2021 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.

However, please note that because of current COVID-19 restrictions,
W1AW is not open for visitor operations at this time.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 87 in the
November 2020 issue of QST or on the web at, .


ARRL Pacific Director Jim Tiemstra (K6JAT) (SK).

Source:  HQ ARRL.

ARLX014 ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT (SK)

Special Bulletin 14  ARLX014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs


ARLX014 ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT (SK)

ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, of Oakland,
California, died October 30. An ARRL Life Member, he was 65.

“Jim was passionate about ham radio and a dedicated member of the
ARRL Board of Directors,” ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said.
“He devoted himself to the members of his Division and always strove
to do what was best for amateur radio and its future. His knowledge
and leadership were significant and will be missed by the many who
worked with him and had the pleasure to know him.”

Tiemstra was ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director from 2009 through
2017, sitting on the Administration and Finance, and Programs and
Services Committees of the Board. He became ARRL Pacific Division
Director in January 2018. Currently, he was a member of the
Administration and Finance Committee, the Legal Structure Review
Committee, chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee, and an
advisor to the Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee,
among other Board assignments.

Licensed in 1970 as WN9ELU in Chicago, Tiemstra was the president of
his high school radio club in Illinois. Early on, he built most of
his own gear from Heathkits. In 1977, he married Lilah Greene,
KE6EHD, and they moved to California, where Tiemstra became N6OIK,
later choosing K6JAT as a vanity call sign. He’d also held V26JAT
and 3D2TJ and had operated from Curacao and Hawaii.

Primarily a contester and DXer, Tiemstra had been a DXpedition
member and had long been involved in the public service aspects of
the hobby. As a member of the Oakland Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) group, he was among those responding to the Loma
Prieta earthquake in 1989 and the Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991,
receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross.
He championed the Emergency Communication Ham Operation (ECHO)
proposal to install amateur radio equipment in his city’s emergency
operations center and in each of its 30 fire stations.

Tiemstra worked with his ARES group to gain RACES recognition, wrote
the RACES Operations Manual, and was instrumental in forging a
formal Letter of Understanding with the City of Oakland. Jim served
as Oakland’s RACES Radio Officer for more than 14 years, was on the
mayor’s Emergency Management Council, and was ARRL East Bay Section
Emergency Coordinator. In 2002, he was recognized by the Oakland
Fire Department as Community Volunteer of the Year.

In 1998, Tiemstra incorporated the Oakland Radio Communication
Association (ORCA), an ARRL affiliated club, was a founding
director, and became its first president. He served as trustee of
the club’s call sign, WW6OR.

Tiemstra retired in 2018 as a federal practitioner in the private
practice of law. He was an ARRL Diamond Club and Maxim Society

He and his wife have twin sons, Robert and Matthew, KI6IHP.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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