OK, if I’m honest, I’ve never been bothered about collecting trophies, certificates, and badges, etc.
I simply love to operate PSK, and this gives me a chance to go and operate outside, with a purpose, that purpose not being to try and get myself at the top of a table, but to help others “get theirs”, and I can have a good time doing it.
I’ve operated portable on several occasions here, of course, including as “GQHWI” , especially on the Queens’ Accession Day in 2012, [remember the rain - great fun - yeah, course it was!]
Also in South Africa, and in Malta, all very nice, always outside of course, but only ever for a few more entries in the log.
The best part has always been, for me, when somebody sends something like, “tnx for the new country”, or similar, that does put icing on the cake.
There are spinoffs, of course, finding what is down a road that you would not normally go down, finding new “eateries”, and that dwindling, almost extinct creature, [adopts Attenborough pose, and whispers - no, not WSPR, whispers], the decent British pub!