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Retired but not retiring on Cape Cod
Retired but not retiring on Cape Cod

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Got my W1QSL shipment today:
Germany -8
France - 2
Japan - 1
Luxembourg - 1
Madeira Island -1
Netherlands - 1
Spain - 1
Sweden - 1
Switzerland - 2 (same station)

Guess I need a bunch of international stamps!

100 Countries! At the end of 2017, I had 90 countries. This morning I got Haiti for my 100th. In 2 months in 2018 I have worked for the first time:
Andorra
Bahamas
Cyprus
Guadeloupe
Haiti
Honduras
India
Panama
South Korea
The Gambia

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Productive day on the bands
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Logged my 1st CW QSO today! Not a long rag chew, but a QSO!

WAS FT8! I have been working FT8 for just under six months. Started 2018 with 48 states, lacking VT and HI. Got VT in Jan, and HI yesterday (same station who gave me HI for JT65).

So, that's WAS Mixed, Digital, 20M Digital, and Ft*. I have 50 states on phone, but only 40 confirmed on LOTW. I have sent QSL cards to the others, but only 6 have responded. I just re-sent 2 this week, and the 7 area qso party is coming up for NM and UT.

I also worked an Andorra station this week, giving me 98 countries (90 confirmed on LOTW).

Life is good!

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Logged my 5000th QSO on LOTW yesterday. I've been on LOTW for about 21 months. The paced picked up when I started with JT65 (Jan17) and accelerated when I went to FT8 (Sept17).

Logged my 5000th QSO on LOTW yesterday. I've been on LOTW for about 21 months. The paced picked up when I started with JT65 (Jan17) and accelerated when I went to FT8 (Sept17).

I have just renamed my ham shack. It's "The Genius Stable."

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