Time Mode Days
1300 UTC (9 AM ET) CWs Wed, Fri
1300 UTC (9 AM ET) CWf Tue, Thu
2000 UTC (4 PM ET) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
2000 UTC (4 PM ET) CWs Tue, Thu
2100 UTC (5 PM ET) CWb Daily
2200 UTC (6 PM ET) DIGITAL Daily
2300 UTC (7 PM ET) CWs Mon, Wed, Fri
2300 UTC (7 PM ET) CWf Tue, Thu
0000 UTC (8 PM ET) CWb Daily
0100 UTC (9 PM ET) DIGITAL Daily
0145 UTC (9:45 PM ET) VOICE Daily
0200 UTC (10 PM ET) CWf Mon, Wed, Fri
0200 UTC (10 PM ET) CWs Tue, Thu
0300 UTC (11 PM ET) CWb Daily
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: – 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555
CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM
CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving schedule.
Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of alternate speeds.
On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2230 UTC (6:30 PM ET), Keplerian Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular digital frequencies.
A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between 0000 UTC (8 PM ET) Thursdays and 0000 UTC (8 PM ET) Fridays.
Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices, and CW/digital/phone bulletins is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server named “W1AWBDCT.” The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented here as well. The CW/digital/phone audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.
All users who connect to the conference server are muted. Please note that any questions or comments about this server should not be sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and CW on the half hour.
Daily Visitor Operating Hours:
1400 UTC to 1600 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM ET)
1700 UTC to 1945 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM ET)
(Station closed 1600 to 1700 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM ET))
FCC licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1400 UTC to 1600 UTC (10 AM to 12 PM ET), and then from 1700 UTC to 1945 UTC (1 PM to 3:45 PM ET) Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring a reference copy of your current FCC amateur radio license.
Please note that because of current COVID-19 restrictions, W1AW is not open for visitor operations at this time.
The weekly W1AW and monthly West Coast Qualifying Runs are sent on the normal CW frequencies used for both code practice and bulletin transmissions. West Coast Qualifying Run stations may also use 3590 kHz.
The complete W1AW Operating Schedule may be found on page 77 in the March 2021 issue of QST or on the web at,