Worked All Wisconsin Counties Award
WAWC No. 6 - NN9K
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
WAWC No. 5 - KG4CRJ
Brian Jerome Reid
WAWC No. 4 - KJ8F
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
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
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.