BVRC WAS Operating Award Receipents

BVRC’s 30th birthday operating award! There will never be another one like this one!

It’s already November but there is still time! Check your logs, you may already have most of them!

These folks have already done it!

#1   Michael Kemper – W5KMK

#2   Jan Hagan – WB5JAN

#3   James Wood – N5ZMX

#4   Mark Whatley – K5XH

#5   Mike Calvi – KF5RUO

#6  Tom Thibeault – KN4SLP

#7  Don Cooper – KC7DC

#8  Dennis Tune – W9DCT

#9  Mark Sutherland – K5DXR

#10  Bill Durham – KG5ZCI

#11 Luke Williams – AE5AU

#12  Glenn Kilpatrick – WB5L

We encourage all BVRC members with General license class and above privileges to, if you wish, enjoy pursuing this award for the second half of 2023.  The current Solar Cycle #25 is still on the upswing and will reach maximum activity around Sept.-Oct. of next year.  This means the bands should be in great propagation condition to easily work all 50 states and, for some of you, achieve your first WAS (Worked All States) award! 

For the Rules of this new award, see this PDF.

Best wishes on having a fun “50 state chase” for the remainder of our anniversary year, and thanks for being a BVRC member!

If you have any questions about the award, contact award manager Don-K5DB at:

Author: Don Banta

Don Banta - K5DB was in the transportation industry for 30 years. Don primarily enjoys DXing, contesting, attending hamfests, and helping newcomers get started in the hobby.