Nelson Whizzhiemer, N1TWT, is doggedly pursuing the ARRL Worked All States (WAS) award. Nelson, 22, was licensed less than two years ago and has enthusiastically been enjoying the HF bands. The WAS award is often the first major operating award earned by amateurs. Whizzhiemer has been steadily working new states but is frustrated that he has not worked Puerto Rico yet.
“I haven't even heard a Puerto Rican station yet.” says Whizzheimer.
When informed that Puerto Rico is not one of the United States and thus not required for the WAS award, Whizzheimer expressed relief.
When asked if he had worked Hawaii yet, Whizzheimer replied, “You can't fool me, Hawaii ain't no state. Its overseas somewheres.”
Whizzheimer is a proud product of the public school system.