Founded, January 2006
16,600 members strong
as of 18-Jan-2017
To qualify, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. An operator must submit, and the award manager must approve and publicly proclaim acceptance of, an application showing contacts with a Senator member in each of the 50 states. Contacts may be made at any time and on any band, including WARC bands.
2. An operator applying for the award must be an SKCC member at the time each qualifying contact is made. A member does not have to be a Senator to qualify for this award.
3. All contacts must be made with a straight key, semi-automatic key (bug), or sideswipper (cootie). Waivers from this policy are possible. For details, see the club's policy on approved keying devices here.
4. Only contacts completed on or after February 1, 2016, qualify for this award.
5. Contacts with Senator members operating outside of their home states, either as portable or mobile stations, are permitted.
Senator members are strongly encouraged to append an S to their member numbers during operating events to make it easier for prospective WAS-Senator applicants to zero in on the states they need.
Applicants are encouraged to copy the member station's state carefully, since Rule 5 implies that the state you hear the member give you may be different from the state listed for that call in the membership data base.
For questions about the WAS award program or to submit an application, send an email to Urb LeJeune
You can download an award application here.