W.A.C. stands for "Worked All
Continents." It is an award sponsored by the International Amateur
Radio Union (IARU),
and is issued for working and confirming all six continents. These are
North America, South America, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Africa. This award is available for hams in the U.S. through the
In an earlier Post to this Blog (https://w8tn.blogspot.com/2018/04/2-m-worked-all-continents-completed.html) I detailed my completion of W.A.C. on 2-M EME. This award has now been received:
|2-M (EME) W.A.C. Award|
Then, with the receipt of a paper QSL on July 6, 2018, from JG1TSG (who included a Self-Addressed Envelope PLUS $2 in U.S. currency!), my 6-M W.A.C. finally was complete. It only took me 51 years and 10 months to accumulate 6-M QSL's from NA, SA, EU, AF, OC, and AS.
So, with the most gracious help of ARRL Card Checker, Mr. Dave (WA8WV), my QSL's were checked, and the application was mailed to ARRL. It only took me 4-1/2 hours from receipt of the QSL from JG1TSG until I had my application prepared, cards checked and the application put into the mail system. As Tim, K8RRT, says, "How bad do you want it?"
The 6-M W.A.C. Award has now been received as well. (Click on any photo to see a larger image.)
|6-M W.A.C. Award|