Speak Out: Your Best Achievement or Award:
A contributor asks, "What was your greatest achievement or most important award in Amateur Radio? What are you working toward now?"
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N2MG on 2010-04-28
W0LMD on 2010-04-25
Awards: No DXCC
No Contest Winner
3 Official Observer "Good Operator Reports" - 3/18/2001, 8/26/2003, and 11/30/2008, saying "your EXCELLENT audio signal quality / operating procedure (are) a fine example for all radio amateurs" and commended my Willingness to help other amateurs set up their Ham Station over the air.
This what amateur radio is all about, isn't it?
WB4TJH on 2010-04-25
My finest achievement has been all the good and dear friends I have made over the years thru amateur radio. All the paper awards and statistical achievments offered are just worthless and meaningless exercises of ego to me; in reality, all you can do with them is to light a bonfire. But good friends are forever.
NF4A on 2010-04-20
If N4RJ will actually show up at Dayton, I will buy everyone of those kits he can bring....I don't have to worry, he will never show up...he can't get a kitchen pass ;)
N4RJ on 2010-04-20
My best achievement was Inventing a "Do It Yourself Vasectomy Kit" to keep hams from Propagating.
I used to demonstrate it and charge $10 at Dayton Hamvention.
W1's 2's and 3's were Free.
Maybe I saved the World from Mutant hams.
Unfortunately, I missed a few. These Pileups are getting out of hand, and the Jiffy Johnnies are overflowing with those Green Hot Dogs they serve there. I think I will go into business with Charging Stations next year for motorized Scooters. Or, a Jenny Craig on 80 Meters SSB.
AI2IA on 2010-04-19
K7LA has a very good point about what he considers his best achievement.
I have thirteen children and one wife, and I've tried my best to pull any or all of them into ham radio. It has been tough, but I did manage to snag one, number six son, just one, and he has been happy with it ever since.
I still think that the handwritten QSL cards I have gotten and one from a blind ham are great achievements, but these things came to me. I didn't exactly go hunting after them. So, from the perspective of trying hard to achieve something, yes, K7LA has a real good point. To convince a member of your immediate family that ham radio is worth the study really is a great achievement. Thanks for the comment, K7LA. I have not given up on the rest of them. I am in it for the long haul.
K7LA on 2010-04-18
Convincing my YL and daughter to get their licenses.
NU0R on 2010-04-18
Elmering hundreds of new hams. Working China from Mo. with 50 watts on SSB. Tried for over 30 years. Much easier now that China is open to amateur radio.
K0MF on 2010-04-17
Reaching honor roll on CW
Now working on 5BWAZ all CW, just need zones 22 and 23 on 80M to complete...
NI0C on 2010-04-17
I recently sponsored my son's membership in QCWA!
Most difficult operating award was 40 meter CW WAZ. I still need 4 zones to complete WAZ on 80m and 5B-WAZ.
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