Congrats - October MONTHLY Endorsements !
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
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
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
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.
Fr Richard R
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