In 2002 I arranged a schedule with the QSL-manager K1IED for a QSO with KC4AAC as this was the only station this time which qualified for AN012.
Finally in the middle of the night the QSO was successful and this time I was very thankful to Larry K1IED for his help. But then an unbelievable odyssey of attempts was made to get finally a confirmation. My good friend Xaver DK4RM worked him just a few minutes after my QSO but had the same results. Altogether 10 attempts on the direct way to Larry K1IED where made (with more than enough donations) without any success. E-Mails were never answered from him. When you look in some stateside conversations the same happened to a lot of other guys. The only question is, why he acts as manager when he don´t want to do it in a professional way.
Thanks to Xaver, who finally found out that the operator at this time (23.sep.2002) was Skip WB0BBE. Skip took a research in his old logs and found out that we both were ok in the log.
Today his letter arrived where he sended Xaver and me the QSL-cards in advance. Thank you very much Skip, this was really ham-spirit. Fred -DF6EX-