Yes thats right 48, ok well I got my general license on dec the 8th.. and going to get my radio which is a kenwood ts-920 this saturday from w2ns*thanks!* who is going to let me borrow it for some time . I got New York taken care of, and Texas*where im at* should be super easy for me. So I was wondering anybody in the United states besides texas and NY want to qso with me ? , my goal is to get all states in a month . Also how do i get the award, don't I need to send in the cards to somplace? if so mind telling me how? Thanks! and i will be buying my qsl cards tomorrow from cheapqsl... Thanks and 73s! Oh how is the HF band recently?