Founded, January 2006
12,000 members strong
(as of 3/6/2014)
Take a grand tour of the United States without ever leaving your operating desk with the SKCC's Worked All States Award! It's open to all members. Many members choose to start with the basic WAS award. Others tackle it with a specific endorsement in mind: single-band, QRP, and WAS-Centurion. Your call.
Here are the basic rules, common to each of the WAS "flavors":
1. An operator must submit and the award manager must approve and publicly proclaim acceptance of an application showing contacts in which the operator has exchanged names and SKCC numbers with another SKCC 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.
3. All contacts must be made with a straight key, semi-automatic key (bug), or sideswipper (cootie). The SKCC Board of Directors can grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis to those with physical disabilities that prevent the use of such keys. To request an exemption, use the email-Board link under the Club Contacts section of the navigation column at left.
As the name implies, operators can earn a WAS for meeting the above requirements on any individual amateur-radio band. Single-band endorsements also can be applied to each of the following additional endorsements.
To qualify, an applicant must meet the basic requirements using transmitter output power levels of 5 watts or less.
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.
Go for them, folks!