Friday, December 22, 2017

W1AW Returning to 6 Meters After Nearly Three Decades

W1AW bulletins and code practice have returned to the 6-meter band after an absence of nearly 30 years. Regular transmissions on the band were suspended in late 1989, according to the ARRL Letter, which says the station's only 6-meter operations since then have been by visitors and during contests. 

Code practice and bulletin transmissions are set to resume on January 2, 2018, on 50.350 MHz, with an additional function of serving as a beacon for band openings from the northeastern US on "the magic band."