• [WB4SON] CWT Contest #80 Completed!

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    CWT Contest #80 Completed!

    Posted: 10 Nov 2021 11:51 AM PST

    Well the day started off on the wrong foot when I forgot to take into
    account the clock change and showed up for the 1300Z CWT an hour late! (I couldnt figure out why the band was dead.)  I recovered from that and
    worked 30 stations on 40m in a half hour at 1900z.  That appears to be my
    80th CWT for this year.  While I started the CWTs too late to finish the
    year with a gold medallion, that will be a goal for next year.  Im still
    happy with silver for my 1st year.

    Many thanks to everyone at CWops and all the CWT participants.  Especially thanks to Joe Spencer, KK5NA, who was my CWA Advanced Class instructor, and Bruce Blain, K1BG, who spoke at my radio club (Newport County Radio
    Club) and introduced us to CWops and the CW Academy.

    At 16,000 QSOs in LotW

    Posted: 10 Nov 2021 08:53 AM PST

    Not hard to do these days, given all the CWTs Ive been participating in, as well as POTA activations.

    The percentage of confirmed contacts has been dropping, primarily due to
    the large number of state-side QSOs Ive had.  Apparently, few of the POTA
    or CWT folks bother to upload their logs to LotW.  Since ARRL membership is
    a requirement, perhaps that is an indication that fewer of those folks
    belong to the ARRL.

    I started 2021 with 12,000 QSOs in the log, so this is 4,000 more since
    then.  One of my goals for 2021 was to add 1,500 QSOs.  Got that one by a mile.

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