Re: Congrats - October MONTHLY Endorsements !

Fr Richard R

Congrats to all!@

Fr Richard 

On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 22:11, stan W9SMR
<robinstan@...> wrote:

In spite of the lousy propagation conditions recently, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Having several contests has helped also.

24/7 - The big news in October was a unique strategy formed by Alan, KA5VZG, to enable several among us to either achieve of make great progress in the 24/7 Award. This requires making a QSO for every hour slot on every day of the week, 168 slots total. Alan proposed a strategy with 2 hour blocks, starting with 0400/0500 UTC each day of the week, over a 3 week period running thru 0800/0900 (and 1000 on request). With the enthusiastic support of Bob, KK6KMU, Bob, K4VBM and several others, 3 members qualified with all 168 slots: Alan, KA5VZG, Bob, K4VBN and David, KR4U. Getting within easy reach were Stan, W9SMR with 166, Don, KC4OBB with 164 and Bob, KK6KMU with 154 slots. Those were bleary eyed but very rewarding middle of the night hours.

LONP - To qualify for LONP, 100 QSOs with fellow members are required. As you are aware, we are struggling with issues on the Endorsement web page that limits our timely approval of Endorsements. Be sure to upload your entire log each time.

Jerry, N9AVY, has been fighting an uphill battle with our balky Endorsement Checker trying to validate and approve candidates for LONP. Here is a most recent list of those who have submitted logbooks containing 100 or more QSOs since January 1, 2020.

Note that these are not yet officially approved:

#2618            KD6TR 180
#2722             N3XL              130    
#2727             K4VBM          128
#2380             N4KP              122

#985               WB4JJJ          108    
#577               K6WRJ           118
#2017             W7RTL           104

#2692             YV4YY            100

We also have an excited pack of LONP Seekers in hot pursuit of this traditional first rights award. If you see them, give them a call and spot them on PSKReporter and our reflector:

#2741             WA4RXK       98
#2746             KD9DVB        93
#2658             VE3RXO         92
#1797             NA8W            90

#2703             KD2QAK        73
#471               LW2EIY          61

#2691             K5RWG          60
#1341             EA3ATJ          59
#2781             WA3LXD       59


And in close pursuit of the next major Honor Roll level at 500 QSOs are:

#138               W7PSK           496
#2566             KC3FL             475

#1609             KC4OBB         455   

And then there are the Super Achievers with more than 1,000 member QSOs:

1          #0025             W3HF             1650
2          #0777             NO8R             1537
3          #0815             K8TOM          1258
4          #0454             N9AVY           1017


Congratulations to all!

Many more Endorsements were earned, far too many to list. But we applaud the continuing efforts of all to reach for the sky!!  Thank you Alan, KA5VZG, for enabling great strides on 24/7!!

Keep up the good work!

Upcoming 070 Contest:

It is not too early to start thinking about your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event, the Triple Play Low Band Sprint. This is another great opportunity to put some 160M Q’s in the log for the Top Band 20 Endorsement.

Triple Play Low Band Sprint

Saturday, November 14 thru Monday, November 16

See Rules at:   Triple Play Low Band Sprint Triple Play Sprint Rules


W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director

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