Долгожданное известие! WAZ in LoTW
Newington, CT and Hicksville,
NY – December 14, 2017 -- Participants in CQ magazine's Worked All Zones (WAZ)
award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system
of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award
and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced today.
Amateur radio operators will
be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed contacts to be
submitted for WAZ credit. Standard LoTW credit fees and separate CQ award fees
documentation, and internal testing of the link between LoTW and WAZ is
complete. ARRL and CQ are now assembling a team of external "beta testers"
to assure that the link is ready for widespread use. A separate announcement
will be made when LOTW's support for CQ WAZ is available to everyone.
Logbook of the World is
ARRL's electronic confirmation system for amateur radio contacts. It provides a
confirmation when both stations in a contact submit their logs to the system
and a match between the logs is confirmed. LoTW has supported the CQ WPX Award
program since 2012.
"I am very pleased that
participants in the CQ Worked All Zones award program will finally be able to
use Logbook of the World confirmations in their applications for WAZ awards and
endorsements,” said CQ magazine Editor
Rich Moseson, W2VU, adding that "WPX program participants have made excellent
use of this service for the past five years and we look forward to providing it
to WAZ program participants as well.”
"We are excited about the
prospect of supporting CQ magazine’s WAZ program through Logbook of the World,
as it is something that many ham radio operators have been asking for,” said
Greg Widin, K0GW, ARRL First Vice President and chair of the Logbook Study
Committee. "We believe this partnership will enhance the amateur radio
experience for many practitioners.”
ARRL (www.arrl.org), a noncommercial
organization of radio amateurs, has a proud history of achievement as the
standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s
witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service,
Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
CQ Communications, Inc. (www.cqcomm.com)
is publisher of CQ Amateur Radio magazine and is the world's largest
independent publisher of amateur radio magazines, books and videos. Worked All
Zones is the second-oldest active award program in amateur radio, behind only
the International Amateur Radio Union's Worked All Continents award.
more information, contact:
Director, CQ Communications, Inc.
681-2922 / email@example.com
Communications Manager, ARRL