[amsat-bb] WAS-SAT 38 Years Later!

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Tue Jun 7 15:02:47 UTC 2016

SAT Operators,
I just received my WAS-Satellite Award #341 which ended upcovering 38 years of casual operating!
Earlier this year, I was going through my paper QSL's getting readyto make some submissions for various ARRL Awards at the DaytonHamvention. Sorting through the Cards, I made a stack of SatelliteQSL's. I started to notice that I had quite a few States confirmed andwondered if I was finally close to WAS even though I wasn't really inthe hunt very seriously.
Would you believe I had them ALL worked but was only missing a QSLfrom Vermont?!! Happily, it was Nick KB1RVT who I KNEW was alwaysgood for a confirmation which he quickly returned.
Oldest QSL used - W7LSV in Oregon, 10/13/78 Oscar 8 Mode A CWLast State WKD - North Dakota W0N (Wyatt AC0RA) 11/13/15 SO50 FMLast QSL Rcvd - KB1RVT Nick in Vermont, 1/4/16 SO50 FM
50 States on SAT, 50 Paper QSL's, 38 Years!!  WHEW!!
Thanks to all who helped & 73,    Bob K8BL   (AMSAT since 1979) 

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