Got on the air tonight at about 00:30 UTC and heard W9IK calling CW on 7052 or close by. So I grabbed the world famous Nye Viking Master Key and sent my call a couple times and Steve W9IK came back to me totally 599!
A quick look and I see he is from Danville Illinois, so I was happy to have QSO but did not know I had a new state until he sent QTH Nesbit MS, Nesbit MS. I was about to jump out of my chair. This is the first new state on the HW8 in about 9 weeks now...man what a long dry spell. Steve was running 100w from his TS 570S down there and he gave me a 579.
Nesbit is in the very far north edge of Mississippi, in DeSoto County, almost on the Tennessee border. Guess who lives here? JERRY LEE LEWIS!!! That's who! Killer himself has had a ranch there since the mid 1970's...wow would I like to QSO with him. That's about all I know about Nesbit.
So I am happy to report that I get to color in another state tonight. Now I can go to bed a very happy ham.
Best 73 de KB9BVN