I was in the shack last night, doing a bit of work on my Lenevo T430 that I use down there. While I was there, I had the radio on, and I took a break from what I was doing to check my e-mail and take a quick look at Facebook.
The SKCC Facebook page had a posting from a member asking if anyone from NJ was around. He wanted a quick QSO so he could add NJ to his CW WAS tally.
The post was only about 10 minutes old, so I took the chance that he hadn't shut down and I posted back - "What band?"
The op in question responded that he was good on just about any band; so I suggested he pick a frequency on 40 Meters. He picked 7.110 MHz and said he would be calling me there.
And he was! Nice and loud, too!
We had the quick exchange of signal reports and SKCC numbers and then he was off to try to find the other two states he needed to finish up the award.
Having completed WAS a couple of times, it was nice to give someone else a needed state. He kind of floored me when he told me that he has trouble working New Jersey. I mean we're relatively "a dime a dozen" here. It's a surprise for me to find out that New Jersey is rare for anyone!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!