Work The World (WTW)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I just worked W4KRN on PSK31. Can I use that 1 QSO for the letter K on all 9 of the WTW worksheets?
A. No. You'll have to work W4KRN again 8 more times to use her callsign for the letter K on other worksheets.
Q. I just worked W3HF on PSK31. Can I use that 1 QSO for the letter H everywhere on my active worksheet?
A. No. You can only use a callsign 1 time on any 1 worksheet.
Q. I'm working on the SAUS worksheet. Do I have to make QSOs with stations actually in Vermont to spell out the state name of Vermont?
A. No. You can use callsign suffix letters from stations located anywhere in the world. They do not have to be located in the place you are attempting to spell.
Q. TDW 2012 was awesome! I made 157 QSOs on PSK31. Can I use all of those callsign suffix letters for WTW credit?
A. No. The WTW Award Series doesn't officially begin until 1 July 2012.
Q. I don't have the Excel application program on my PC and don't want to keep track of WTW on printed worksheets. What can I do?
A. You can download and install Open Office, The Free and Open Productivity Suite to use the worksheets in the Excel format.
Q. What's a "Suffix Letter"?
A. The Suffix Letter is the first letter after the last number in a callsign. Examples: N3DQU = “D”, K8IJ = “I”, 2EØJCA = “J”, 4Z4DX = “D”.
Q. During the 31 Flavors contest I worked a bunch of stations using all 5 modes. Can I use those QSOs for WTW credit?
A. You can use only the QSOs made using PSK31 mode.
Q. Hey! I just looked at the list of countries for the SANAC and Greenland isn't listed. What gives?
A. Only countries that are Sovereign States are in the WTW lists. Partially recognized and unrecognized sovereign states, as well as dependent territories have not been used.
Q. Once more - If I work N6MG can I use that QSO for an "M" on all 9 worksheets?
A. No. You can use the same callsign on all the 9 different worksheets, but not the same QSO - separate QSOs are required for each worksheet.
Q. I have a problem... I started a worksheet and then lost it and my log when my hard drive failed. So then I started another worksheet when I got everything running again. But then I found a printed version of the first worksheet. Can I continue with the first one?
Q. During Field Day I personally made 85 PSK31 QSOs using my local radio club's callsign. Can I use those QSOs for my WTW credit?
A. No. Only QSOs made using your own personal callsign may be used for your own personal WTW credit. Likewise, only QSOs made using the call of a club that is a member of the PODXS Ø7Ø Club may be used for that club's WTW credit. Sorry.
Q. Can I use a single QSO for both WOTMC and WTW credit?
A. Yes - they are separate endorsements/awards.