In 1998, I continued hunting for U.S. Islands towards my goal of my first 100 island certificate. At that time, I was still using the Yaesu FT-101ZD station that I first picked up in 1981, along with the AEA Isoloop antenna. I have never had a directional antenna since being a ham.
In January, I also developed an amateur radio web site for the first time at http://www.qsl.net/w1lu. NOTE: It can be found today using the Wayback Machine.
From May 1 through May 7, 1998, I operated as special event callsign W1P to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. From May 8, 1998 through May 12, 1998, I was N1P, also for National Day of Prayer. Here are the two QSL cards (pictured left).
In August 1998, I upgraded my computer system to the IDT Winchip 240 Mhz CPU, installing it onto my ABIT IT5H motherboard, thus eliminating the overheating problem experienced with the old Cyrix 6x86 P150+ CPU.
I did finally make 100 US Islands and earned the US Islands certificate.