Nothing here worth bragging about, except perhaps for the memories of better results obtained in this same contest in 2015 and 2016, while participating from Uruguay with the CX7RT callsign.

However, what makes last year participation from Canada worth mentionning is that the Cabrillo submitted to the COMM DX Contest 2021 was the very last one indicarting “CX7RT” as a valid callsign for this operator: CX7RT was due for renewal with URSEC last October; I hoped to travel to Uruguay and apply for it in person, but at the last minute I had to cancel and let the due date pass.

Operating QRP from Piriápolis (with the KX3 and the mini-W3EDP antenna), during visits made between 2013 and 2019, CX7RT logged a total of 460 QRP QSOs. Also, CX7RT still holds a couple of CQ QRP CX records in 15m.

The main reason for obtaining a radio amateur callsign in Uruguay and operating CW from there was to honour the memory of my father who, at the onset of the 20th century was a professional telegraphist in the National Telegraph of Uruguay. Mission accomplished, Dad.