was in the mail when I got home from work – an envelope from the ARRL. I had recently updated my LOTW log and sent in an application for a bunch of DXCC entities that I had worked. That application put me over the 150 DXCC entities worked mark, so the League sent me a little “DXCC 150” sticker for my basic certificate. I am surmising that you can get an endorsement stickers for multiples of 50 DXCC entities worked, ie 150, 200, 250, 300 and finally 320 and then Honor Roll, I guess.
This submission brought me up to 151 confirmed. I actually have 3 or 4 more in the log with stations that do not use LOTW, so I will have to get their confirmations the old fashioned way.
In addition to those 3 or 4 I just mentioned, you can add another, as I worked SX5KL in the Dodecanese Islands for another new DXCC entity worked. I actually worked him twice (yes, I know I’m a hog) once QRO and then about 90 minutes later QRP. The first time, he was about a 579 here – 90 minutes later, he was blasting through at 599+ and the pileup wasn’t very fierce. So I took the chance and got through the second time with 5 Watts and thanked him for listening to my QRP signal.
On an entirely different note, I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes for a very safe journey to all of you out there who are traveling toward FDIM and Hamvention. I hope the weather is great for you and that you all have a great time. I wish that I could be with you guys at FDIM, and finally meet face to face with so many of you that I have come to consider to be good friends.
To paraphrase W.C. Fields – “All things considered, I’d rather be in Dayton”.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!