Amateur Radio Awards

I admit it, I enjoy Amateur Radio awards (commonly called Wallpaper) and contests. I like to track specific "acomplishments" I've done it the hobby, and it motivates me to turn on my rig and play radio to keep my skills sharp and learn new things.

Worked All States for having radio contacts in 50 states. I have 40 meter endorsement now, and I'm one state (Oklahoma) away from 20 meter endorsement.

Worked All Continents is for having radio contacts in all 6 continents. I've done it now on mixed, 40 meters, digital, and I'm only missing one for SSB and several other bands.

WPX is for working 400 unique call sign prefixes. I've got the PDF, but I'm still waiting for the real thing in the mail.

National Parks on the Air was an ARRL event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks service. William and I went down to Waco Mammoth National Monument and did an activation - I also have a chaser certificate.

I'm working on DXCC (Working 100 different countries). eQSL has a similar award, but gives them out in increments of 25 (this is for 50). I have 75+ in LoTW toward DXCC.

Grid Squared, a QRZ award and the first one I recieved for working 100 grid squares.

Other Cerificates

I'm a proud ARRL Member.
I'm an ARRL Instructor. I use their materals to teach Radio Merit Badge.
I'm an ARRL (and W5YI) Volunteer Examiner, able give and grade the FCC Amateur Radio exams.