How can I operate at WWV?
We are currently only accepting applications for CW operators for the WWV Centennial Special Event Amateur Radio Station WW0WWV, please apply here.
You can look at the current operator schedule to see what slots are available. Any slot that is colored in red, yellow, or green has already been scheduled for operation.
When applying please be as specific as possible about the times you would like to operate.
The planned operating period is for 5 days, from 0000Z September 28 until 2359Z October 2, 2019, which is 6pm MDST Friday afternoon/evening on September 27, through 6PM MDST on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, with station operation 24 hours a day.
What to expect
The operator experience will be intense! We anticipate the demand for QSO's with WW0WWV may rival that of a DXpedition or the intensity of major contests.
Operating stations will be setup for single operator usage - That is one person operating the station, and logging. In general we are scheduling operators in 2 hour blocks, however you may operate as little (minimum 1 hour) or as much as you would like. We will work with you to get the most out of your volunteered time.
How do I get there, and where can I stay?
Housing and travel will be the responsibility of the operator. We will not be able to host overnight RV parking and camping at the operations site, but there are camping possibilities outside Fort Collins and some local county and state parks within 30 minutes of the station. Most hotels are in Fort Collins proper, about 10 miles to the south of WWV/WWVB, and nearby Wellington, CO, offers much less. Fort Collins and the surrounding area have a population close to 250,000, so there are many housing possibilities including VRBOs and AirBnBs. There will be a competing demand for housing toward the end of the our event with Colorado State University holding their Homecoming weekend from October 2 - October 6, 2019.
Please consider a fall vacation to Northern Colorado! This is an incredible time of year to visit mountain destinations like Rocky Mountain National Park, famous for the Elk Rut and buggling. If you like micro-brews, Fort Collins is home to over 20 different craft breweries. The area hiking and mountain biking is some of the best in Colorado.
Ask anyone who lives here when's the best time to visit, and they'll tell you the fall! We hope to see you for a world-class special event station here in Northern Colorado at the end of September.