W8EDU places first in the 2012 ARRL Sweepstakes (CW mode) Great Lakes Division!

W8EDUCongratulations to W8EDU, the amateur station of Case Western Reserve University, which took 1st place in the Great Lakes Division (High Power and Multi-operator) for the Amateur Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Sweepstakes contest (CW operating mode - using morse code exclusively for transmitting and receiving information). Jim Galm, W8WTS, EECS alum, past president of the club, and the license trustee, was the primary operator for the contest.

The goal in the annual ARRL Sweepstakes contest is to exchange contact information with as many U.S. and Canadian stations as possible in six operating amateur radio bands.

The W8EDU station sits on the roof of Glennan Building and is hosted by the EECS department.  It was first licensed in 1948 and is a USG organization. For more information about the club contact Kristina Collins (KD8OXT): kvc2@case.edu.