We are honored to be able to bring you W1AW/1 from Vermont. We are a small but dedicated crew located all across Vermont. On this page, we hope to give you some hints on how to work us quickly and efficiently, and also provide some information as to who we are. Our stations are quite small - antennas range from dipoles to tribanders, but we will make up the db with operating prowess and sheer will. Our operators run the gamut of seasoned contesters to inexperienced ops. We ask that you remain courteous to all ops, regardless of their speed.
To help you find W1AW/1 Vermont, check out our operating schedule at
We request that everyone conduct themselves in a respectful manner. No whining or complaining, please! We will do our best to get you in the log as soon as humanly possible. If you don't get through at a particular time, try again at another time.
When giving your call sign, give your entire call sign phonetically ONCE on CW or TWICE on Phone. Don't keep calling - this will just slow the process down. Don't say, "mobile" or "QRP" or give you location in the pileup. That doesn't help us! Just your call sign.
Do not call out of turn. If we go back to KA6XXX, don't respond if you are W2ZZZ. Again, this will just slow down the process.
There will be times we will work split. Make sure you call on the correct frequency.
If the pileup gets ugly, our operators have been instructed to take a break and go elsewhere. We feel confident that this will not occur.
Please don't make requests via the DX Clusters. That's not proper use and most of us do not log in. You can request operations via E-mail on certain bands and times and we will try to fill those the next day. Sorry, be we cannot respond to individual requests for skeds and we cannot check the log to see if you are in it. Please realize that many of the bands are very bad for us right now. The high bands, 10 and 12 meters are dead, 15 meters is barely workable to anywhere and 80 and 160 meters are loaded with high noise all night.
Email for W1AW/1 Vermont concerns: email@example.com. Keep your notes short and simple - we will all be very busy! See you in the pileups!
We WILL have a ball doing this and we hope you will too.
Breakdown by bands / modes / operators (Excel required):
|Mike AA1PR Brandon, VT||Paul AA1SU Essex, VT||Darrell K1KU Putney, VT||Brian K1LI Craftsbury, VT|
|Joe K1VMT Jeffersonville, VT||Zach K1ZK Charlotte, VT||Bob KB1FRW Richmond, VT||Steve KB1IVE - op at W1SJ|
|Bob KB1WXM op at W1SJ||Don KB5VP Windsor, VT||Ron KK1L Jericho, VT||Jim N1BCL Vergennes, VT|
|George N1GB Guildhall, VT||Bob W1FP Colchester, VT||Bob W1ICW Milton, VT||Bob W4YFJ Essex, VT|
Andy K2LE Readsboro, VT
Scott W1ZU op at W1SJ
|Mitch W1SJ Essex, VT|