Articles with tag “DXCC”

A non-contester's results of the IARU HF Championship

Unless you were asleep at the dial you probably heard a lot of yelling, begging, and contacts being made on the HF bands yesterday.  From 1200Z yesterday to 1200Z today stations were on the air doing what contest stations do - making contacts.  Ahh, yes, it was the weekend for the …

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Sked and QSL from GM3YOR

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While looking over my DXCC statistics I noticed that my log didn't match the DX station's log as uploaded to Clublog.  I double checked my log and it looked like a good QSO but upon …

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DXCC Entity # 153 - Asiatic Russia

Taking immediate advantage of my new Extra Class privileges, last night I picked up a new DXCC entity - Asiatic Russia.  This one has been difficult for me.  I worked the entity back in 2002 but couldn't get a confirmation.  Since then I've heard them but never been able to work …

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Confirmed DXCC Entity #149: South Cook Islands

E51JD QSL CardThursday was QSL bureau day (the day in which I receive cards from the bureau).  If that wasn't exciting enough, I also received an envelope with a return address of "Rarotonga, Cook islands"!  Oh yeah, I finally got E51JD confirmed!  This is my 149th confirmed DXCC entity.

The stamp on …

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Crossing the 150 mark

Yesterday I unofficially* crossed the 150 mark.  That's 150 DXCC entities worked.  I've actually worked 151 as I just picked up 3B8CF (Mauritius Island (AF-049)) tonight on 20m CW.  That means I've added 21 new entities to my log just this year.  I've also added quite a few new islands …

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Five new DXCC entities in the log

Since moving to Calvert County and getting my Carolina Windom up (radiating East-West) I've added five new DXCC entities to my logs:

  1. Kuwait - 9K2WA - 20m SSB
  2. Wallis & Futuna Islands - FW5JJ - 17m CW
  3. San Andres & Providencia - 5J0X - 10m SSB and 10m CW
  4. Kazakhstan - UN1L - 15m RTTY
  5. American Samoa - KH8/DL6JGN - 12m …

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Algeria - DXCC Confirmed Entity #122

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I received confirmation for my August contact with 7X4AN, today.  Most excited to receive another "new one" I confirmed receipt of the QSL. Mohamed is one of those courteous CW operators that will happily slow down for you if …

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Confirmed DXCC entity # 119 and 120

8R1Z QSLToday I received a QSL in the mail from 8R1Z in Guyana, South America.  I worked Lennox on 14 August 2012 and was quite pleased to have a return QSL from him in a month's time.  Contact was made on 20-meters SSB when conditions were good and the confirmation represents …

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DXCC Update for 2011

The ARRL processed my DXCC Award update for 2011 in record time this year.  Since I received the Mixed DXCC award last year I have added 14 new entities to the confirmed list bringing my total up to 115 current (116 total).  Here's the running total including year 2011:

TYPE …

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2011 DXCC Update

Just submitted my 2011 DXCC Update to the ARRL.  I submitted fifty QSOs via LoTW and twelve QSOs via paper QSLs.

New DXCC entities include:

  1. 5B - Cyprus
  2. CE9 - Antarctica
  3. CP - Bolivia
  4. CT8 - Azores Islands
  5. CY0 - Sable Island
  6. EU - Belarus
  7. GU - Guernsey
  8. PJ4 - Bonaire
  9. TF - Iceland
  10. TK - Corsica
  11. T7 - San Marino …

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