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50 in 50

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:04 am
by kc9gmn
I have an idea for getting WAS in 50 days, It's called "50 in 50" I don't know if something like this has been thought of before, so here it goes. Designate an OP or OP's in each of the 50 states. Work from one state to next each day, and in 50 days you could have your WAS. this could also be called 50 in 75 or 50 in 100, which ever way would work out the best. or you could get really nuts about it, and work all 50 in a weekend!!

Bob
KC9GMN
SKCC 2297

50-50

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:25 am
by N4RAY RODNEY
SOUNDS GREAT BUT I ONLY HEARD HAWAII 3 TIMES LAST YEAR, HAD T MAKE A SKED WITH A GUY ANDWE WORKED 2 WEEKS BEFORE WE MADE A QSO FOR WAS ON FISTS, HE GOT UP AT 5:00 AM TO MAKE THE QSO , HE FOUND A SITE THAT SAID THE BAND WOULD BE OPEN AT THAT TIME IN ALABAMA DIRECTION, MAN WHEN I SENT CQ TO HIM HE BLOWED ME OUT A 599 PLUS, ITS HARD WHEN YOU DONT HAVE DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS, BUT GETTING WAS SKCC WOULD BE A CHALLENGE AND A GREAT IDEA
RODNEY
SKCC# 285C

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:51 pm
by KA3CTQ
Maybe we can have a "48 in 48" to start. AK and HI are hard to find (Well actually, I had a harder time finding MA in 2006).

You can upgrade to "49 in 49" or "50 in 50" if you luck out with AK and HI.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:28 pm
by W2LJ
The Elecraft Awards program has a "50 in 50" award for working an Elecraft operator in each of the 50 states. I think the "50 in 50" WAS concept is great; let's make sure we don't confuse the two awards.

50-50

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:41 pm
by KG7FS
When I was a novice in 89, I worked all fifty states in 42 days. And all that on 40 meters, with a SB-101, barefoot of course and a unresonent wire. Mind you, one could call CQ on 7.110 and it was a rare day when someone wouldn't come back to you. From my first contact in Fresno, Ca. the the Lase one in West Virgina, it can be done. I must also say, I spent many long hours into the night sending CQ (at the end by state: IE: CQ WV), and I spent (for the time in question) a few bucks with SASE's getting all fifty confirmed. I did not work any other band, just 40. With the Web now and the Sprint, QRP day, First of the month, etc. and other bands to use you should be able to do it in 50 days. I would op for a winter try, more hams shack bound, not out fishing or tending the garden. And again, plan on spending lots of time operating....like every day and up into the night. I also think working from the west coast is easier than working from the east coast to get the 50-50. My opinion.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:40 pm
by k8jd
I got my 50 states in 50 YEARS (not quite) Got the E-QSL.ca E-WAS a few years ago . Been trying since 1961 for that WAS and did not want to ship all my cards to the ARRL HQ .
YES they were ALL in my logbook too.

Re: 50 in 50

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:16 pm
by af2z
kc9gmn wrote:I have an idea for getting WAS in 50 days, It's called "50 in 50" I don't know if something like this has been thought of before, so here it goes. Designate an OP or OP's in each of the 50 states. Work from one state to next each day, and in 50 days you could have your WAS. this could also be called 50 in 75 or 50 in 100, which ever way would work out the best. or you could get really nuts about it, and work all 50 in a weekend!!

Bob
KC9GMN
SKCC 2297


Would probably be too hard to organize the operators in each state. However, we could perhaps set up a SKCC WAS net from time to time. Couldn't guarantee that every state would be represented, or that it could be done in 50 days, but it might still be fun. Wonder if there are any SKCC guys around who might like to run a WAS net...

73,
Drew
AF2Z