Last night, I almost worked W4ME, whose QSL would have looked great in my collection of QSLs from stations whose call signs spell words. He was working a W2 when I heard him. I waited until their QSO was over before trying to contact him, but he pulled the plug really quickly and never answered my call. Today, however, I worked N4TO and W1IS.
Their QSLs will look good, too–if they actually send me one. A couple of days ago, I heard WA3MIX on the air and got all excited about working him. Then, it occurred to me that I had already worked him. I searched my computer log, and sure enough, I worked him several months ago, and sent him a QSL card, with an SASE for him to send me his card. To date, I’ve yet to receive a response.
This isn’t the only one that I’ve not received, and I always send SASEs when asking for a guy’s card. I’m going to have to go through the log and find out who’s not replied yet and perhaps e-mail to get them to respond. Hopefully, a friendly reminder will do the trick.
QSLs received. Speaking of my QSL collection, I received two new ones this week: WA3VAT and WA3OFF. I’ve paired WA3OFF with K1ON in my QSL holder, but I don’t really have a good mate for WA3VAT yet.