W1OP (FN41) Special Award

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On 18th January, 2022 I received a special email from “W1OP — Providence Radio Association."

It seems that the Providence Radio Association in Rhode Island, W1OP has been operating FTX (meaning FT4 or FT8 digital modes) for the past 3-years. Somehow during that time period I have worked them on 5 different bands!

Here is a picture of the award:

W1OP Special 5-band Award

Information they shared with me via email:

“Just three years ago, at the end of Jan. 2019, W1OP decided to jump into the new FTx World using an internet remote connection to its Clubhouse and Collins 237B-1 LPDA at the top of historic Neutaconkanut Hill about 300 ft. above the Atlantic Ocean. With over 75,000 contacts now recorded, W1OP notes that you have worked us on at least FIVE DIFFERENT BANDS (in some cases as many as Eleven different bands).

Here is your Five Gold Star, “Worked W1OP FN41 RI FTx Five-Band Award”. It’s our thank you for being a friend of W1OP. We appreciate your help that leads to us getting awards, as well as your participation in our special events, and helping us build our contest scores. This enables W1OP to give back to our worldwide Ham community by providing RI to those seeking “Worked All States” Awards.

If you want to see how many times you actually have worked us on the different bands, you can access that information on ClubLog (available on our QRZ page), or on our website, W1OP. If you have any questions on our QSOs, we can provide our contact records for your station. Thanks for being a Friend of W1OP FN41 RI”

I didn’t know this was a thing and wasn’t specifically trying to work them on 5-bands. This was a pleasant surprise to see come across my email!

I look forward to working their club again on the air!

73, K8VSY

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