THIS article was written for the PARC web page,  it was modified to reflect only those operations at KIP's QTH.
many thanks to all  he hams across Idaho that  helped me make W1AW/7 Idaho a success, especially the guys that helped at my house !

KIP QTH becomes  W1AW - by John Wilson KIP  - please pardon my English and grammar,  2014

So why was W1AW in Idaho,   to celebrating the ARRL 100th anniversary W1AW , the flag ship call of the ARRL traveled to all 50 states, twice.
In Idaho a team was assembled to make as many contacts (QSO's) as possible using W1AW during our week in the spotlight. 
The Idaho team leader attempted to recruit stations that participate in contests, and especially the Idaho QSO Party During the past several
years  a loosely organized group calling themselves the Idaho Potato Contest Group has racked up very high scores during the IDQP.  The
IPCG  operates from my QTH.  So it was no surprise when I was ask if we could operate on 20 meter SSB, being a total glutton for punishment,
I ask for more,  15 and 10 meters.
After some discussions, I was assigned 20 & 15 meters SSB,,  other idaho stations  were given RTTY, and CW assignments on those bands.
The 2 guys up north were given 10 Meter SSB  BUT, they were unavailable during the IDQP weekend.  SO our friend KG7E Jim in Mackay
took the 10 M SSB spot for the weekend and join forces at my QTH for the IDQP..

Lucky for me, I have two towers with BIG antennas,  a 20 meter monoband beam on one, and a tri-band beam
on the other,   BUT to run 3 bands at once we needed another antenna for 10 meters,  the solution was Elborn's tower trailer, and
a 4 element monoband beam for 10 meters.    I have enough old computers ,  I installed N1MM contest logging software, networked
all the computer,  and we were ready to go!   WELL , Almost Ready , I still
needed the most important piece of the system, OPERATORS, and lucky many folks from PARC stepped up and helped,
see their pictures below. 
Some made more contacts than others but everyone helped..   it all  worked out,   we made over 8880 contact (QSO's) during the first  week.  
One interesting stat, our high rate for a 10 minute period when all three stations
were "churning and burning"   was over 100 stations,   in 10 minutes..   Now lets see, thats 10 stations a minute, lots of RF
 

SECOND WEEK , In Sept Idaho got their second week,  I had two other operators making three of us, I made the bulk of the Q's
but it was nice to get the help.  during the second week we could chose 2 hour slots on various modes and bands,
I did a lot of Teletype and SSB. see the box just below to the right (first week, and second week)...

I personally made a total of 13844 Q's W1AW and as KIP assistant section manager, (35 points) or the ARRL centennial.


This really was one of the big events of my 50 years of hamming -  a great bunch of friends came to light up the airways. we did it.
Thanks everyone.
Love those pileups..


Here's a group of pictures that tell the first weeks story.  
These are the Pocatello ARC members that made the W1AW Idaho operation a success..
                                                  

you can CLICK any picture below to BLOW it UP ! !  
QSO Totals, NOT overly important, everyone helped, everyone
had a good time.   on the air times varied from
  30 minutes to days    

 

This is the first week  -- March 2014
Total Q's 8880

KIP 4402
KG7E 1518
KO7P 501
AC7LI 439
W7MFC 413
K7OJL 340
WWN 286
ND7O 243
WB7DNU  209
W7EKG      62
WA7VKE   55
W7RSK 32

 

 

Second week  - Sept 2014
 Total Q's  3565

KIP 3372
AC7LI 98
WB7DNU  95


As a group we made 12445 Q's
as W1AW.

I personally generated 7774 Q's
as w1aw and 6070 using  my call, as ASM, I was a 35 point station and generated big pileups..  a grand total of 13844

So my station's total Q's for the year was 18515
maybe not record breaking, but a lot

The 20 meter radio, a Icom IC-7600 - Dentron MLA-2500 running about 1KW to a Hygain 204BA, 4 element mono-band beam at 50 Feet.  A BIG SIGNAL
The 20 meter station made 3904 Q's during the first week
The 10 meter Station was KO7P's Icom 756 pro3 and a
Collins 30L-1 amp. 600 watts to a 4 element beam on Elborn's tower/trailer in
my front yard. at  30 feet.  ANOTHER BIG SIGNAL
The ten meter station made  1551 Q's in 3 days (first week)

This picture is actually several years old, I forgot to take his picture this year ..  my mistake.              as they say on TV       "  file photo  "
 

Please note:  the 15 meter station was an all tube radio, a
Collins S-Line made in the 1960's.. 100% made in America !!  
we used a MLA-2500 amp until I blew it up , and switched to
a LK-500ZA using 2x 3-500Z Eimac tubes
running at 1KW
to a HyGain TH7DXX beam,  another
bone crushing signal.
The 15 meter station made 3425 Q's (first week)


Note: the MLA2500 was repaired, a cap shorted, so the
capacitor bank was replaced. the tubes are still in excellent condition.


 


This should say 15 meters SSB
 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and story.
KIP author of this Story ,  PARC member since 1979

Here's KO7P on 15 meters      another ""file photo""..

front is the 10 meter beam, behind is the 20 meter beam, at KIP
The TH7DXX isn't visible in this picture
from the back,   204BA @ 50 feet,   TH7DXX @ 35 feet +/-
   
My apologies to W7RSK & W7MFC,   
I failed to get their pictures

Although this page is mostly about the operation from k0ip's home , I am including this chart showing the totals for all idaho stations, 
Red operated  from k0ip.  Its all history now, I think everyone involved had a great time and its something they won't forget.

CALL

Q's 1st week

Q's 2nd week

totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K7CF

2462

5874

8336

 

 

 

 

 

KIP

4402

3372

7774

John

 

 

 

 

W7ZRC

4195

3175

7370

 

 

 

 

 

KTO

2850

3715

6565

 

 

 

 

 

WJ9B

4000

1647

5647

 

 

 

 

 

KA7T

2512

2355

4867

 

 

 

 

 

KM7R

2204

2355

4559

 

 

 

 

 

AI7H

1844

2412

4256

 

 

 

 

 

W7MEM

901

2377

3278

 

 

 

 

 

K7ZO

956

2141

3097

 

 

 

 

 

K7TQ

2351

238

2589

 

 

 

 

 

N7ESU

1435

806

2241

         

N7ZN

 

1745

1745

 

 

 

 

 

K7HJ & W7DZX

1653

 

1653

 

 

 

 

 

KG7E

1518

 

1518

Jim

 

 

 

 

N4CC

 

1472

1472

 

 

 

 

 

K7TM

1453

 

1453

 

 

 

 

 

K7ZOX & K7LAN

589

 

589

 

 

 

 

 

AC7LI

409

102

511

Brian

 

 

 

 

KO7P

501

 

501

Jim

 

 

 

 

W7CQW

417

 

417

 

 

 

 

 

W7MFC

413

 

413

Scott

 

 

 

 

N7UVH

376

 

376

 

 

 

 

 

KF7SVI & KF7QIY

365

 

365

 

 

 

 

 

K7OJL

340

 

340

Roland

 

 

 

 

WB7DNU

239

95

334

Mike

 

 

 

 

KD7HGS

323

 

323

 

 

 

 

 

WWN

286

 

286

Craig

 

 

 

 

ND7O

243

 

243

Rhett

 

 

 

 

WB7RBH

173

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

W7CQW

 

173

173

 

 

 

 

 

KG7H

 

163

163

 

 

 

 

 

KF7CQ

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

WB6DHW

 

93

93

 

 

 

 

 

AC6S

 

80

80

 

 

 

 

 

KI7I

3

65

68

 

 

 

 

 

K7MK

 

65

65

 

 

 

 

 

W7EKG

62

 

62

Paul

 

 

 

 

WA7VKE

55

 

55

Dick

 

 

 

 

W7RSK

32

 

32

Steve

 

 

 

 

W7OUU

10

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

K1BOB

5

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

KA7ERV

5

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39682

34520

74202

Total QSO's for two weeks