I have been confirmed and awarded LoTW Triple Play Award #123!
I am quite pleased with this award…it was not terribly difficult, but did present some logistical challenges. I worked K0TUP this morning (asked via email for a schedule on 40M) and he confirmed right away. ARRL Awards Administrators were able to turn this around and give me certificate #123 by this evening.
Worked KD7HUO on 40M SSB for my phone contact for the award. Super nice guy living in Billings. We exchanged some pleasant conversation since I also lived in MT (licensed as WN7EJS in Missoula), I had to sign since there were so many people calling him. Hope we get a chance to chat again.
The LoTW sked page has been invaluable, and the gang who hang out at 3.618 are a great bunch. I never really thought of myself as hanging on 75M, but I come home and switch on the radio to this frequency and enjoy “reading the mail” and giving out Tennessee to anyone who needs it.
I have also confirmed my endorsements for 40M, CW, Phone WAS. May apply for the sticker for my combined WAS award, but I am working now towards the 5BWAS. It is slow going, but I figure the contest season this year may provide a few more contacts. Chasing WAS is fun!
WA7OM in Arizona just confirmed probably the first awarded WAS using Feld-Hell from the Feld-Hell Club. He has a great signal and it was only a matter of time. I quite enjoy Feld-Hell, along with JT65A on HF, and I will be focusing my attention towards these modes quite a bit now. I am also slowly working additional states on 160M…high SWR on my G5RV, poor little transmitter limiting my power to around 10W which probably means my ERP is around 1W (or less!)…I have still managed to work 28 states! I can’t wait until I put up a real antenna!