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Operators wanted for W1AW/7 Oregon operation, Sept. 6-12

Hello Oregon hams! 

Please distribute this to whomever you think might be interested in participating!

W1AW/7 in Oregon, part deux, runs from September 6-12, 2023. 

This is coming up in just about a month!

  • You must be an ARRL member.
  • You can operate from anywhere in Oregon. 
  • You must use a computer logging program that generates an ADIF file.
  • You must apply to be an operator via the ham-qtv site.

When registered, you will have access to a sign-up schedule where you can pick as many 2-hour slots as you want.  

You will select the date, start time, band (6, 10, 15, 20, 40, 80, 160), and mode (CW, Phone, Digital).  

The schedule will show which slots are taken (showing call) and which are available.

Please note that 2 meters is permitted as well, although it’s not shown on the signup sheet.

The procedure to register and request to operate is simple:

  1. Go to the website https://www.ham-qtv.com/.  
  2. You will see boxes for Current Events, including W1AW/7 Oregon SECOND Week, with me N7JI as coordinator.  
  3. At upper right you will see Register and Login.  Click on Register.  
  4. A Register window opens.  
  5. Fill out the form – your call, email, name, and a password (only you will know it – so write it down!).  
  6. Click on the blue Register button.
  7. Click on Logout.  

You’ve created an account on the ham-qtv website, but need to log back in to “request to operate.”

  1. On the ham-qtv.com website, click on Login.  
  2. Enter your call and password.  
  3. Click on the W1AW/7 Oregon SECOND Week event.  
  4. You will see a schedule of bands and times with some slots showing QRV.
  5. Click on the blue Request to Operate button.  
  6. A Request to Operate window opens.  
  7. Click the blue Request button.

Then you wait…for me.

You might want to send me an email stating that you’ve applied as I might be kinda slow.


I will send you an email when you’re approved to take slots.

Once approved I will also send you a set of guidelines for operating as W1AW/7 as well as contact info of the other operators.

Once you are registered and approved to operate…you can sign up for operating slots.

  • Go to https://www.ham-qtv.com/.
  • Click on Login.
  • Enter your callsign and password
  • Click on Oregon SECOND Week event.
  • There is a separate signup page for each of the 7 days of the event.
  • Select the TIME (UTC or Pacific time).
  • Once you’ve picked a sheet for the desired date…you will see the schedule for that day.
    • If a slot says, “TAKE,” it is available.
      • A box with a callsign listed is NOT available.
    • If you want to reserve a slot, click on the “Take” box.  
    • You are asked to confirm you want the slot.  
    • When you confirm, your call appears in Red in that slot.  
    • If you later change your mind, you can click on that slot and confirm you want to release your slot.  

Please note that you do NOT have to operate for all of any 2-hour period. 

You also don’t have to pound away for 2 hours on a band that’s dead.

If you’re done with a time slot, you just release it, and someone else can take it.

If you run into problems signing up, let me know.

Scott N7JIĀ 

Club Scrapbook

I took photos of our club scrapbook from storage while at our 75th anniversary party, while I had the opportunity. These were taken with a phone, under less than ideal circumstances. We hope to digitize much of this in the future in a better way.

Technician Training Course

August 18th and 19th will be the date for the Technician Training Course at the Macleay Grange. On the 18th, which is a Friday we will begin at 6pm and go until around 8-830pm. Then, on Saturday the 19th we will start around 10am. Expect an all-day involvement on Saturday, with participants bringing or supplying their own food. We are working on having some minor snacks available in case students are not able to provide their own lunch for any unforeseen reason, but this is not for sure.

There will be a license testing session for all levels held on August the 21st, which is a Monday. This session will also be held at the Macleay grange, and I believe will start at 7pm. I will post more details in the next few days regarding specifics such as payment and any other details relevant.

There is no need to register, all are welcome to show up and participate. There is no cost for the class, but the test may have a cost associated with it.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Chris Corbett KJ7UYT or any of the club board members for clarification. All ages welcomed. We hope to see you there!