I don’t do that many contests, but it’s an enjoyable part of the hobby for me. I was surprised this week to find in my email a big envelope from the ARRL. I opened it up, and there was a “Division Winner” certificate for last year’s 10M contest!
When I looked closer though, it was VE2PIJ’s certificate 🙁 It was my name on the envelope though.. so was the envelope wrong or was it the certificate? I started looking online at the results, and started thinking maybe I was supposed to get one too.
Anyhow I emailed VE2PIJ and told him I had his certificate.. a quick tape job on the envelope, a trip to the post office, and it was on its way to him. Now what about me? I emailed the ARRL to see if I was to expect one.. Never got a response or acknowledgement..
A couple of days later, this arrived in the mail :
Woo! So I did win my section/class! To be honest though, I had to pull up my old log in N1MM+ logger to remind myself how I did that..
You’d think I would clearly remember 354 QSO’s… but it was almost a year ago.. Anyway, I’m thrilled to have my first ARRL certificate, and it’s now proudly on the wall of the shack.
By the way, the ARRL reported having some issues with sending certificates to the right people. so if you’re expecting one or get the wrong one, let them know.
With 10M seeming to get worse and worse over time, I can’t help but wonder if I can get even close to that in this year’s contest…