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CQWW WPX Contest, SSB   2016   Mar 26   Claimed Score

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Call: KL7RA
Station: KL7RA

Class: M/M HP
QTH: Kenai, AK
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Other North America

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:5035Prefixes1334Total Score18,389,198


Club: North Pole Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2016-03-28 00:07:37
It is with a heavy heart that I post the final 3830 summary for KL7RA. I want to thank Jyl, Rich's XYL, and Missy, Rich's daughter, for suggesting and encouraging our effort. We thought that perhaps the best way for the contesting community to express their feelings for Rich might be to work the station in a contest. I think it was the right thing to do, and a great success. I want to thank everyone that contacted us. Many of you took a moment to express your consolences, to thank us for putting the station on the air, and helping us celebrate Rich's life, and his passion for radio and for contesting. If there was ever any doubt how much Rich meant to so many of us, it was clear from the hundreds of comments that we received on the air that he made a difference in the lives of hams all over the world. It was an honor to share the experience with all of you. We had our traditional post-contest dinner, and we toasted Rich with a 591. We told lots of Rich stories, and there were a lot of tears, and a lot of smiles and laughs, too. We took a lot of pictures and videos from the contest, and we will be posting them over the next few weeks on the website, We would love to have your stories, photos and rememberances for the site, and if you have something to share with us, you can email them to me at al7if (at) borealconsulting (dot) com In order to make this happen, the North Pole Contest Group took on Rich's call as a club callsign, and it is our intent (and Rich's wish) that the call be retired. There was a lot of discussion among the team members to find ways to make Rich's passion and dedication to contesting and radio live on... so while the call may not be on the air, the spirit will live on. We will be making special memorial QSL cards for this contest. My suggestion is that if you want one, check with the website in the next few weeks to see when we have them back from the printers, and submit your request then. Tree, N6TR is handling our QSL cards. The address on our page has the correct information. Now... about the contest. Conditions were... terrible. And strange. We worked Europe at high noon on 40 meters on Saturday. In fact, OH0X said, "Isn't it the middle of the day there?" Yes. Yes, it was. Again, thank you everyone for your support and your kind words. It meant a lot to us, and it meant a lot to Rich's family. Wigi, AL7IF