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Frequently Asked Questions


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. 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. 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. 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.

Q. I'm a new member. WTW started on July 1, 2012. Can I use contacts I made prior to my membership date?
A. Yes, you certainly can, as long as the contacts made before your membership date were made after July 1, 2012 when the WTW Award started. On our website, under Membership Endorsements, Guideline #4 says:
"Unless otherwise noted, membership in the Ø7Ø Club at the time the contacts were made is not required". Although technically WTW is not an endorsement, but a standalone award, we want to encourage participation with a slightly liberal interpretation of the rules.