Today I made contact and confirmed on LoTW my last two States required to complete the ARRL 10m Worked All States Award. These were also the last two contacts I needed complete the ARRL 5-Band Worked All States Award. Today was a good day for radio, 100W, and my homebrew 80m skywire antenna!
A big THANK YOU to both Christian (KI0D in South Dakota) and Joe (AI0Y in North Dakota) for helping me complete and confirm these last two remaining contacts. North Dakota and South Dakota had become rare DX on 10m for me after many months of searching. I am delighted conditions were favorable this morning.
Thank you also to the ARRL for creating the Worked All States awards. These awards have been a lot of fun to work on over the years and have kept me interested in the hobby of amateur radio.
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Good DX and 73, NJ2X