While poking around in my LoTW account a few days ago I noticed that I had enough credits to qualify for the CQ WPX Award along with a few endorsements. I’ve not kept track of this particular award but I’m always happy to earn more wallpaper for the shack.

But this one doesn’t come “cheap” and it took me a week to decide if I really wanted to spend nearly one hundred bucks that it costs between LoTW fees and the award fee itself. In the end, I decided to go for it.

But here’s a lesson in patience. The 16-20 weeks it’s estimated to receive the award. I suppose with more than forty-years in the hobby, 4-5 months will be like spit in the ocean. I look forward to receiving the paper, but I won’t hold my breath until it arrives.