Finally! After 2 years of being on the air, and casually making contacts (never racing to get all of the states, just as they came really), i’ve finally contacted all the U.S. States! This is using a mix of modes, about half voice & half digital from what i’m looking at in my records.
FT8 did it for me… i’ve been trying really hard to get Vermont lately, paying attention to PSK reporter, Vermont QSO parties/contests, and others, but could never manage to snag Vermont until last night!
I was using my Hustler 6BTV, on the 30 meter FT8 frequency. I bumped up the power to 40 watts for this one, as FT8 for me usually requires a bit more power than the JT modes to get through i’ve noticed.
Thank you W1SJ & K1JT for that matter! Vermont has always been a really tough area for me to even try on voice – I could just never get through. Then again, the number of hams in that state, probably isn’t too high, lol.
I had to be sure to send out a QSL card for this one! He uploads to LOTW regularly – but just in case! 😉