The Northern California Contest Club sponsors the WACC award for stations working all 58 California counties. An excellent way to do this is during the annual CQP (California QSO Party) held the first weekend of October. Questions can be answered by K6DGW
Contacts may be made on any amateur radio band or mode (no
repeater/digipeater contacts, however satellite contacts are accepted).
A confirmation must be presented for each of the 58 counties. Confirmations may be any combination of the following:
Physical QSL cards. Each card must have the CA County either printed or written.
A listing of QSO's made in a California QSO Party in 2006 or later. Each QSO must be identified with station worked, date, time, band/frequency/ and correct exchange information. Note: While most California stations submit their logs for CQP operations, it is possible that a you could claim a QSO with a station for whom we have no submitted log. You are thus encouraged to include more than one QSO for a given county if possible.
All contacts must be made from the same country.
Portable and mobile units may be claimed. Stations on county lines count for both counties, provided the confirmation from the worked station (card or CQP log entry) confirms the county line operation.
Single band/mode applications are accepted and the WACC award will be suitably endorsed.
You do not have to be a member of the NCCC to apply for the award.
Physical QSL card confirmations will be returned to you with the WACC Award.
Complete the single page application form (WACC.doc or WACC.pdf) and send it to:
NCCC WACC Award
c/o Fred Jensen, K6DGW
670 Old Airport Road
Auburn, CA 95603
You may submit either a computer-generated printout in lieu of hand-writing the claimed QSO's on the form, or a Cabrillo-format file via diskette or CD. In both cases, the identification information at the bottom of the form must be included with the application.