"Talk about luck".
Krish W4VKU / VU2VKU arrived on Lakshadweep and as the DX Cluster showed, he went operational on 15 Meters at 1731Z, May 2nd. He came up on 20 Meters late this afternoon, then switched over to 17 just after sundown here in Denver. You could hear it in his voice that he was past tired, but he kept on going, and going, and going until he just couldn't go anymore. Even then after he signed off clear and was falling asleep in his chair, he came back for one more encore performance. Now that's a DXer!
After he called it a night and cleared the 17 Meter frequency, I figured I'd call a few more times up 10 in the chance that he would still be listening. No such luck. Friends of mine must've heard me calling him because they asked if I was still listening. So after Krish left, a roundtable commenced on his old frequency (18.150). K8ZTT, N2AJ, W4QN, W0RIC and a few others were chewing the rag and getting the up-to-date information on the DXpedition from Norm, W4QN. Norm had an "inside' track with Krish and was communicating with him electronically, separate of the radio. He was also trying to keep Krish awake a tad bit longer for just one more. What happened next? Well, you'll have to listen for yourself. I couldn't make this up! Like I said to start this post, "talk about luck".
#323 DXCC All Time New One (ATNO) and 2013 DXCC #257 for me. Thanks Norm, thanks Krish!
Lakshadweep, formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands