New Member Information
Young Ladies (YL)
to the Clark County Amateur Radio Club!
here is information you can view and download to help you become more
knowledgeable and comfortable in the world of ham radio!
CCARC Guide for New Members
This is a comprehensive document covering a multitude
of subjects starting with what is amateur radio and continuing up through the
many varied aspects of amateur radio that might spark your interest. Do take the time to download and read it!
The Ham Bands This is a chart provided by the American
Radio Relay League (ARRL) that visually depicts the many amateur radio
frequency bands and their use. A great
visual aid to have handy at your station to ensure you stay within authorized
frequency and mode boundaries setup for our use.
Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) chart When you get
involved with long distance communication to various parts of the world that
bridges many time zones, this chart will help you keep track of what time it
is at that distant location!
Worked All States (WAS) award This is one of
many ARRL operating awards that you can earn while operating on the HF bands.
Washington - Worked All Counties Award (WA-WAC) Work all 39
counties of Washington State after 1 Jan 1995 and receive a beautiful
Washington counties are: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark,
Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor,
Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason,
Okanogan, Pacific, Pen Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish,
Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman and
Purpose: To acknowledge and recognize the achievement of contacting radio
operators in each of Washington state’s 39 counties.
Amateur who confirms two-way QSO’s via CW, SSB, FM, RTTY or Satellite with
stations in each of the 39 Counties in Washington may apply for this award.
There are no endorsements for single band, single mode, or multiple distinct
contacts at this time. Cross Mode,
Cross Band (except Satellite QSO’s) Repeaters, Echo Link, CQ100 and IRLP
contacts do not count.
Submission: There is no time limit on
earning this certificate. Send a
completed copy of either tracking form below to either email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail along with a $5.00 handling fee to CCARC WA-WAC Chairman, PO Box 1424, Vancouver, WA 98668.
For the Excel tracking form,
click here. For the PDF tracking form,
To see a sample of what the certificate looks like, click here.
To see the past recipients of the WA-WAC award, click here.
For more information, contact
us at WA-WAC@W7AIA.org