I had not really anticipated participating in the point challenge, as I was more focused on achieving worked all states before the Centennial celebration completed on December 31, 2014. I completed my WAS effort a few weeks ago with final operation in Delaware being the final state I had to work. However, a few days ago I was looking at my paltry score of just 5,100 points. I asked myself, if it was possible to take it to the next level in such a short period of time?
I began monitoring the DX cluster looking for additional W1AW portable stations to work for points, and for high point ARRL officials to log as well. I worked many stations in the first few day and easily surpassed 7,500 points. My new goal is to achieve the top level of 15,000 points. I checked my standings today, and currently have over 14,000 points. It's been a fun year, I hope ham radio activity remains just as fun for 2015...73.