[amsat-bb] WAS-SAT 38 Years Later!
WB4SON at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 17:44:08 UTC 2016
Wow, Bob, that is a fantastic accomplishment, darned near impossible these
73, Bob, WB4SON
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:02 AM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
> SAT Operators,
> I just received my WAS-Satellite Award #341 which ended upcovering 38
> years of casual operating!
> Earlier this year, I was going through my paper QSL's getting readyto make
> some submissions for various ARRL Awards at the DaytonHamvention. Sorting
> through the Cards, I made a stack of SatelliteQSL's. I started to notice
> that I had quite a few States confirmed andwondered if I was finally close
> to WAS even though I wasn't really inthe hunt very seriously.
> Would you believe I had them ALL worked but was only missing a QSLfrom
> Vermont?!! Happily, it was Nick KB1RVT who I KNEW was alwaysgood for a
> confirmation which he quickly returned.
> Oldest QSL used - W7LSV in Oregon, 10/13/78 Oscar 8 Mode A CWLast State
> WKD - North Dakota W0N (Wyatt AC0RA) 11/13/15 SO50 FMLast QSL Rcvd - KB1RVT
> Nick in Vermont, 1/4/16 SO50 FM
> 50 States on SAT, 50 Paper QSL's, 38 Years!! WHEW!!
> Thanks to all who helped & 73, Bob K8BL (AMSAT since 1979)
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