Category: DXCC

Apr 29 2015

Half way DXCC-Challenge

Today I noticed I’m half way the DXCC-challenge with 500 band-points. Now that I have access to the 80-meter and (limited) 160-meter band, I hope to achieve 50 band-points on these together before next year. Meanwhile, a worked-indicator in the Logbook shows me new countries per band. I’m still very limited with my antenne set-up (Magnetic …

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Jan 17 2015

1A0C confirmed via LoTW

Most European DXCC’s are in. During the Christmas holiday I managed to work 1A0C, a new one for me. Today I’ve noticed the QSO was confirmed via LoTW. Big thanks to the operators for activate this not-so-common DXCC.

Jul 28 2014

Worked All States – WAS certificate

Worked All States

Jun 03 2014

Worked last state (Wyoming)

Yesterday evening I managed to work the last state to achieve the Worked All States Certificate: Wyoming. I had a JT65 QSO with Jackie, N7MJ on the 17-meters band. He already confirmed the QSO via Logbook of the World (LoTW) so my certificate is requested. I only used a magnetic loop antenna. The current WAS …

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Mar 30 2014

One state left for WAS

Today I was giving CQ on 15M via JT65. Kevin, KH6KX, answered my call from Hawaii, one of the two missing states for my Worked All States certificate. It’s nice to see he’s using a Buddypole antenna while I’m using a Magnetic loop. Tough not bad, both are knitting needles compared to yagi’s. Hawaii is in. …

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Feb 28 2014

QSL from Gibraltar

Gibraltar (DXCC 146 on the most wanted list) is confirmed as of today on the 10-meter band in CW.

Feb 24 2014

The lazy SWL

For some weeks now I notice I get more and more SWL reports from the JT65 QSO’s. Guess JT65-HF is the new skimmer, automatically collecting QSO’s for the SWL. Today it became even more frustrating, receiving an e-mail with ‘PDF QSL card’ and the request to send a card back via direct mail. How about …

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Feb 21 2014

Welcome in the WPX Honor Roll

I noticed that I’ve reached 600 different call prefixes so far. While 400 is enough to get your WPX-certificate in the Mixed category (I don’t have one, DXCC is much cooler), with 600 different prefixes you’ll enter the WPX Honor Roll. And that’s a nice signal to receive: get listed with the other ‘top’ stations …

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Feb 19 2014

And thats DXCC 125 confirmed

Direct QSL today. C31CT confirmed his 3 QSO’s on 3 bands in 2 modes. That makes the 125th confirmed DXCC. Tough I’d rather see a LoTW confirmation it’s nice to see the numbers rising. Now let’s work towards 150. The QSO’s are already  made, but 26 DXCC is still unconfirmed.

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Mar 19 2013

New DXCC: Iraq

After you’ve part the first 100 DXCC it’s get more complicated to work new one. With tools like JT-Alert in combination JT65-HF and the DX-cluster in combination with Ham Radio Deluxe v6 (which shows new and unconfirmed DXCC in the cluster) you have nice help. Yesterday I’ve worked Iraq and today it’s been confirmed via …

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Mar 09 2013

Mixed WAE certificate

Worked All Europe

Mar 08 2013

Mixed DXCC certificate

Feb 15 2013

Worked All Continents

I’ve already worked all continents but never requested the WAC certificate before. The main reason for this is that you can’t apply with LoTW credits. You need to have paper QSL. Via the DARC Contest Logbook however, had the possibility to import both eSQL (AG) and LoTW credits and you can apply for the certificate over …

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Feb 04 2013

Nice QSL card

I’m not a collector of QSL cards and prefer LoTW. But sometimes you need them for let’s say IOTA and WAC certificates. Some QSL’s are clear and simple, some very shine. I like the card received today from Australia: VK3BM.

Feb 04 2013

Worked All Europe

DARC, the German Ham Radio Association, offers several certificates. Among others, one of them is the Worked All Europe award. You can apply for it on a special website called DARC Contest Logbook. Good to see you can verify via your LoTW account (tough Im learned *never* to give away your password to someone else). …

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