Friday, November 23, 2018
Finally Got the QRZ 50 States Award
Since first getting into radio when I just a kid, I've always been fascinated by DX. I still love making long distance contacts and shrinking the globe. I realized at some point that I had made contacts with over 170 countries, every continent, and some maritime mobile (/MM) and aeronautical mobile (/AM) stations...but I had not yet gotten all 50 states confirmed.
The biggest challenge for me was the fact that several of the states that I had worked, would not confirm the QSO on QRZ. For example, I had worked Alabama several times on 80m phone, but those folks were just saying hello and apparently didn't log the QSO. I had worked Kentucky several times (even a KY QSO party), but none were confirmed on QRZ.
Finally with some help of my friends, I was able to get another QSO with AL and 2 more with KY. All were asked to confirm on QRZ and on Thanksgiving night 2018, I was granted my QRZ 50 States Award!
The award was the last one that I needed to have gotten all the awards QRZ offers. The other special thing is that I obtained all awards within 1 year of getting on the HF bands!
Thanks to all the stations I've worked (and confirmed Hi Hi).
73 de KG4LST sk
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