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Awards
In 58 years on the air it's inevitable that I'd garner a few awards.  I'm not a big award chaser and for many of my years on-the-air didn't even collect QSLs.  About 15 years ago I decided to go after some of the basic awards and sure was sorry I didn't go after those earlier QSL cards.  Especially for some of the great DX I worked and still need!

 My favorite is my ARRL Triple Play award number 226.  Working all states on three modes (CW, RTTY, and SSB) in less than two months was a real challenge and an awful lot of fun.

 I have the 5 Band DXCC award # 5181 with 160, 30, 17, and 12 meter endorsements and CQ's Worked All Zone award # 8094.  In 2014 I made the DXCC Honor Roll and received the 5B Worked All Zones (WAZ) award.

In 2017 I completed and received the ARRL's 5 Band Worked All States (WAS) plus 160 Meter award.

I am working hard on my VHF/UHF Century Club (VUCC) award.   I am making progress but still have a long way to go.  My April 2017 stats are VUCC: 434, FFMA: 322.
And now, a shameless plug for the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Logbook of the World (LoTW).  It's a great  way to confirm QSOs.  If you're reading this you have a computer with internet capability - so get registered and upload your log.  And if you're one of the DX entities or VUCC grids I still need - DO IT NOW!

Bill Axelrod 11 April 2017