Congrats - November MONTHLY Endorsements
As propagation conditions improved recently, we are showing some good gains in member Endorsements. Having several contests has helped also.
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
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:
And in close pursuit of the next major Honor Roll level at 500 QSOs are:
#138 W7PSK 496
And then there are the Super Achievers with more than 1,000 member QSOs:
1 #0025 W3HF 1650 Has 206 Endorsement Awards
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. With the enthusiastic support of Bob, KK6KMU, Bob, K4VBM and several others, 4 members qualified with all 168 slots: Alan, KA5VZG, Bob, K4VBN, Don, KC4OBB and David, KR4U. Getting within easy reach were Stan, W9SMR with 166, and Bob, KK6KMU with 160 slots. Those were bleary eyed but very rewarding middle of the night hours.
WTW – Work The World - One of our toughest Endorsements. It requires 2246 specific call sign suffix letters to spell out Country names around the world:
#2241 N5SLY 2246 (Got that last letter, “i” during TDW)
#0354 W7PAQ 2213 (Needs 13 “i” and 20 “n” to complete)
Congratulations to all!
Many more Endorsements were earned, far too many to list. I apologize for any errors and if I missed your efforts. But we applaud the continuing efforts of all to reach for the sky!! Keep up the good work!
Upcoming 070 Contest:
This is a perfect time to plan your participation in the next PODXS 070 Event, the Doubleheader Triple Play Low Band Sprint. This is another great opportunity to work toward LONP and put some 160M Q’s in the log for the Top Band 20 Endorsement.
DOUBLEHEADER – Triple Play Low Band Sprint
This is a Three Day Contest, 72 hours
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in US
Second Saturday in December
Saturday, December 12 - 0000 UTC
to the Following Monday in December
Monday, December 14 - 2359 UTC
See Rules at: Doubleheader Rules