Worked All Wisconsin Counties Award
WAWC No. 6 - NN9K
Pete was first licensed in 1977 as WD9FSA, changing his call to NN9K in 1986. He has operated as OK8ECZ,
VK4CWX, LU/NN9K, CX/NN9K, TA/NN9K, ZS6/NN9K, FP/NN9K, VE/NN9K and in China using the call BY2HIT from the Harbin Institute of
Technology in Harbin, China. When the sunspot cycle bottomed out, he started chasing counties and operating mobile in state QSO
parties with the Wisconsin and Illinois contests being his two favorites.
WAWC No. 5 - KG4CRJ
Brian Jerome Reid
WAWC No. 4 - KJ8F
Sharon Martarello, KJ8F, of Elida, Ohio, was first licensed in 1976 and is an active county hunter having
worked all 3,077 counties in the US. Sharon is a life member of QCWA and the International DX Association, YLRL, Buckeye Belle,
USA-CA #1043 and ARRL VE. She will be representing Allen County in the Ohio QSO Party using the callsign KO8HIO for the Ohio
WAWC No. 3 - W9HR
Al Algiers, W9HR, of Kenosha, WI, received the third Worked All Wisconsin Counties Award. He was first
licensed as W9DTE, from 1940 until 1969, when he got his present call. An active county hunter, Al has 142 more counties to go,
having contacted 2935 so far. Al mainly operates CW using an Icom 746 and one of three antennas, a 10 thru 40 meter vertical,
and two attic antennas, a 20 meter dipole and a G5RV.
WAWC No. 2 - K0EVE
Jim Blackman, K0EVE, of Middleton, Idaho, is the recipient of the second Worked All Wisconsin Counties Award.
He has been consistently active in amateur radio since he was licensed in Iowa in 1956.
WAWC No. 1 - W9CBE
Hale Blakely, W9CBE of McFarland, WI was awarded the first Worked All Wisconsin Counties Award. Hale
accomplished the feat of confirming contacts with all 72 Wisconsin counties. The WAWC certificate was presented to Hale
by Lynn Tamblyn, K9KR. In addition, Hale received a congratulatory letter from Wisconsin Governor
Tommy G. Thompson.
Regrettably, Hale became a Silent Key in October, 2004.