Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WAS Update - Down to 5

40 meters offerred the opportunity for 4 more states but I was only able to get 2. K7QHU - Steve in Idaho and KB9AIT - Gary in Wisconsin

This leaves only VA, WY, AK, OR, and SD

Monday, May 17, 2010

WAS Update

Got two more hard states. Jay W9JAY/M is mobile in North Dakota and KE8UN/QRP was operating a QRP station in West Virginia and he was surprisingly strong. I gave him a 55 and he gave me a 57. Jay in ND was only 22 both ways but a QSO nonetheless.

Remaining states are just AK, ID, OR, SD, VA, WI, WY. I see a WI and a VA station checking in to the 3905CC net so these two states should be doable. The last 5 will be hard.

Friday, May 14, 2010

WAS Update

Picked Up a few more states tonight: W1ZQ in New Hampshire on the 3905 SSB net on 75m. Also K14DFS in Georgia - also on the 3905 SSB Net on 75m. Also picked up Arizona station KW7E Mel from Phoenix on PSK on 20m.

Missing states left are only AK, ID, ND, OR, SD, VA WV, WI and WY

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Finally Got Hawaii - KH7S

I was listening into another Hawaii station KH7DX waiting for an opportunity to make a contact after his other contacts, and then Russ darling (KH7S) came booming in at just a few minutes before 4:00Zulu. I immediately replied - exchanged pleasantries quickly as we knew the band conditions were starting to breakdown. We exchanged reports and called it a QSO. Thanks Russ for one of the more difficult contacts for "Worked All States"

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Worked All States Update

There are only about a few states remaining. Yesterday was a good evening in that I was able to get 3 relatively hard states to get ARKANSAS (N0AXZ operating portable), MONTANA (KE7EYN) and UTAH (N6RSH). The Utah station can barely hear me and me him with 2-2 reports both ways. The Montana station however was quite loud with 5-5 reports both ways.

This just leaves me with the following missing states:

I will try Hawaii tonight - I had almost a contact with KH7S one early morning on PSK31 for a few seconds - not long enough to exchange reports and log.

Alaska and the other mountain states will be hard

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vanity Call Signs

Applications are in for a 1x2 and 2x1 vanity call. KD4Q is the first one - my chance for this one is 1 in 4. The second one is W4DX which proved to be quite popular and my chance for this one is 1 in 75. The next one coming up is AK4T on May 14. We'll see what happens in about three weeks.