Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Triple Play Award #152!

I did it! I made and confirmed all 150 needed contacts for the ARRL's Triple Play Award! I applied for the award yesterday morning and got confirmation via the Logbook of the World system last night that I'd received the 152nd Triple Play Award. (The awards are serialized, so it's pretty nice to have such a low number.) They've published the list of awards handed out in numerical order on the awards page, and it's really fun to watch folks who you've been contacting start to show up on the list.

Like contesting, this is a cooperative effort. No matter how good you are, no matter how big your station is, no matter where you're located, you can't make contacts on your own. Sure, there are things like the K3UK LoTW Sked Room (click on LoTW in the menu) and the "hangout" frequencies (3.618Mhz at night, around 14.290Mhz +/- during the day) that are great tools to get folks together, but without the people helping each other, the award would be impossible to achieve. Also, as I previously mentioned, the bands might not be quite as bad as some say they are. All of these contacts were made using 100watts to a G5RV antenna at about 35 feet (10.5m).

Below is the list of the folks with whom I made the officially credited contacts, but this list doesn't tell the whole story: There are others who tried to make a contact with me but were unable to do so (despite valiant efforts), and others who made contacts with me who don't show up here because someone else confirmed the contact first. I am equally grateful to all of them, and I am also proud to know that I've helped some of them (as well as others) on their way to the award.


EntityCWPhoneDigital
AlabamaKC4HWK4ABWX4TM
AlaskaAL1GAL1GNL7V
ArizonaK6LLK9WZBW9NGA
ArkansasW5QPN5ZMWB5AAA
CaliforniaK6RBK6FWW6YX
ColoradoK0EUW0KITKT0DX
ConnecticutW2JUNN1NK1ZZ
DelawareK1RYWW3DEK1RY
FloridaN4BPWT4YN4AOE
GeorgiaWF4WK4KVWB4MAK
HawaiiAH6RRNH7OKH6MB
IdahoW7ZRCKC7KZN7ESU
IllinoisKK9HN2BJN7US
IndianaK9WXKB9AXAC9X
IowaN0NIK0NOK0WHV
KansasAB0SWV0TK0FJ
KentuckyKS4VAB4IQAB4IQ
LouisianaKF5ERW5RIK5JRW
MaineK1LOGK1LOGAC1O
MarylandK3WIKR3EK3WI
MassachusettsW1TOK1YAK1JE
MichiganK8MADN8FVW8RIT
MinnesotaK0TGK0TIAA0AW
MississippiWQ5LKE5MOZNA5DX
MissouriK0OUKU0GN0HIO
MontanaKB7QK7BGKE7X
NebraskaN0OBN0OBWN0L
NevadaNX7FNX7FN7TR
New HampshireK1DGK1DGK1RO
New JerseyW2YCK2DLSKR2D
New MexicoN2ICWA0SXVWA5ZUP
New YorkNP3D/W2N2WKK2PAL
North CarolinaW4KAZN4HNK4FX
North DakotaW0TUPW0TUPW0TUP
OhioK8AJSW8CZNW8HF
OklahomaK5UVW5IFNX5O
OregonN6TWK7ZSN7QU
PennsylvaniaK3SVW3KBW3TNU
Rhode IslandK3IUN1HRAKI1G
South CarolinaN3ZLK4JPGK4RW
South DakotaKD0SKE0WMK7RE
TennesseeW9WIK4EDIWA4OSD
TexasWO5INV5HN5NA
UtahK7UAWA7YAZWA7YAZ
VermontK1IBK1LPSK1LPS
VirginiaK1KOKJ4DHFNU3H
WashingtonW7OMW7VPW7VXS
West VirginiaAJ1MAJ1MW8AKS
WisconsinK9IMMWW9RAA9RR
WyomingWY7FDWY7FDWY7FD

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Tremendous accomplishment. So, what do you have planned next - triple play on 5 watts? Congrats again!

    David

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  2. Thanks David. I know that you've been in there working stations as well, so I hope that you show up on "the list" soon.

    As for what's next, I haven't really thought about it, other than I'd sure like to get the guys on Desecheo this week.

    I think I might pass on the 5w Triple Play though. :-)

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  3. Hi, David

    Congratulations on your milestone. A job well done indeed.

    73
    Scot, KA3DRR

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  4. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Hi David,
    Congratulations! It's nice to see my callsign represented for Florida SSB. You are on my list for all three modes for NJ. Do I get the "Worked All K2DBK Award"?
    I have 6 to go.
    73's de WT4Y

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  5. Why of course Gary! Check your inbox for your certificate.

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