I was thinking about this the other day, thought it might be a good thread topic. What were your most memorable and thrilling QSOs? For me, I would have to go back to 1966, as a novice, running a bare-bones station. I lived in central Florida then. One night on 40m CW I managed to QSO with another novice located in Hawaii. It was tough copy for both of us, but we managed to exchange postal addresses and send each other QSL cards. This was the middle of the night, and I had to go to school in the morning. I stumbled into the kitchen for breakfast in the morning and exclaimed to my Dad, "Dad, I contacted Hawaii last night." He gave me a big smile. I don't recollect the great circle distance from central Florida to Hawaii, but to a young boy it seemed half way around the world. Cool!