A big THANK YOU to AA2EC, Ellie Mae, for completing my 750th confirmed unique US State county contact on QRZ. Ellie Mae's QTH is in Columbia County, New York. Ellie Mae, thanks for the new county on 17m.
Thanks to Robert (N7QT) in the great State of Washington, I completed the ARRL 17m Digital Worked All States Award this afternoon from California. Robert and I made an FT8 contact on 17m with ease. 17m WA contacts had proven difficult in the past for me. There seems to be a narrow window that my signal would propagate into WA on 17m. I believe this has to do with the orientation of my antenna and take angles. Robert's excellent station made all the different in the contact.