I received this award late April. It was unexpected. I was checking my eqsl accounts and saw that I had qualified for this award. A simple click of the mouse and the next day it was in my inbox. I have actually worked more than eight (8) Australian call areas but not every amateur uses the eqsl system and therefore I am unable to claim a higher score. I should point out that the Wireless Institute of Australia recognises confirmations of contacts via eqsl. I am a bit disappointed in the wording which leaves women amateurs out of the picture: ‘Know all men by these presents…’ Nevertheless I am pleased to gain this award. I wish to encourage those who do not use the eqsl system to consider adding to your QSL program.