DXCC Finally Achieved (after 7 years!) 1

After 7 years of being licensed, I’ve finally come of age and worked 100 countries (and had them confirmed on Log Book of the World!). I knew I was close, having worked a string of all time new ones (St Lucia, South Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya) due to a recent station upgrade.

DXCC Achieved in LoTW!

DXCC Achieved in LoTW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why so long? Well, I’m not exactly an HF DXer, my interests are broad and breaking pileups was neither something I had an inclination to do or the ability to do! I’ve spent a lot of time in the hobby on SOTA, VHF and Worked All Britain (WAB). I also joined the hobby at the height of the sunspot cycle, but I also didn’t really have a home station for a few years. I’ve made up for it since and FT8 was a boon, during the recent sunspot minima. 

If any of you have used Log Book of the World, then you’ll know that sometimes you’ll need to work a country many times before just one person confirms the contact. Kazakhstan was one of those countries for me, I must have worked it 10+ times, but it only got confirmed in the last few weeks.

Here are my confirmed DXCC entities worked on LoTW:

DXCC Entity Mixed
ALAND ISLANDS OG0Z
ALGERIA 7X3WPL
ANDORRA C37URA
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA V26B
ARGENTINA LU3MAM
ARUBA P40AA
ASIATIC RUSSIA UC0A
AUSTRALIA VK7AC
AUSTRIA OE2GEN
AZORES CU5AQ
BALEARIC ISLANDS AM70URE/6
BELARUS EW4AA
BELGIUM ON6NL
BONAIRE PJ4DX
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA E75C
BRAZIL PY2TWI
BULGARIA LZ8E
CANADA N2WQ/VE3
CANARY ISLANDS EA8CYQ
CEUTA & MELILLA EA9ACD
CHINA BH4IGO
CRETE SV9FBG
CROATIA 9A1A
CURACAO PJ2T
CYPRUS 5B4ALX
CZECH REPUBLIC OK/G4OBK/P
DENMARK OZ5AGJ
DODECANESE SV5DKL
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HI3CC
ENGLAND 2E0HEF
ESTONIA ES5RW
EUROPEAN RUSSIA RK4FF
FAROE ISLANDS OY1OF
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DL2LDE
FINLAND OH2MQ
FRANCE F5NMK
FRENCH GUIANA FY5KE
GEORGIA 4L8A
GREECE SZ1A
GREENLAND OX3DB
GUADELOUPE FG1PP
GUERNSEY GU0UVH
HUNGARY HA5KN
ICELAND TF2MSN
INDONESIA YB1HK
IRELAND EI3GC
ISLE OF MAN GD0TEP
ISRAEL 4Z5JJ
ITALY IT9BLB
JAPAN JA1CLW
JERSEY GJ2A
KALININGRAD UA2FT
KAZAKHSTAN UN9LBB
KENYA 5Z4/G3AB
KUWAIT 9K2HN
LATVIA YL2CI
LEBANON OD5KU
LIECHTENSTEIN HB0/ON4ANN
LITHUANIA LY9Y
LUXEMBOURG LX7X
MADEIRA ISLANDS CT3DZ
MALTA 9H3SQ
MARTINIQUE TO4FM
MAURITANIA 5T5PA
MOLDOVA ER5LL
MONTENEGRO 4O7CC
NETHERLANDS PA6NB
NEW ZEALAND ZL3IO
NORTH MACEDONIA Z37M
NORTHERN IRELAND GI7AXB
NORWAY LA2VRA
OMAN A41ZZ
POLAND SP9KR
PORTUGAL CT1EHK
PUERTO RICO KP4JRS
REPUBLIC OF KOREA DS4NPL
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA ZR6CV
ROMANIA YO6HSU
SAINT LUCIA J69DS
SAN MARINO T77C
SARDINIA IS0BSR/P
SAUDI ARABIA HZ1SK
SCOTLAND GM0AXY
SERBIA YT2U
SLOVAK REPUBLIC OM8LA
SLOVENIA S57ZT
SPAIN EA3AYQ
SURINAME PZ5K
SVALBARD JW7QIA
SWEDEN SM0LPO
SWITZERLAND HB9CRV
TAIWAN BV1EK
THAILAND HS0ZIV
TURKEY TA4ED
UKRAINE UT4NY
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A61EK
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA W4PKU
VENEZUELA YY5FRD
WALES GW4BVE
WESTERN SAHARA S01WS

Will I apply for my ARRL DXCC certificate? I looked at it, and saw the cost and that made the decision for me. $51 for a paper certificate (including fees and shipping) is a bit steep! To this end one of my Twitter followers (Simon G7SOZ) made me a counterfeit one:

Fake DXCC Certificate, thanks Simon @G7SOZ!

Fake DXCC Certificate, thanks Simon @G7SOZ!

 

That’ll do! Here’s to the next 100 DXCC!

One comment on “DXCC Finally Achieved (after 7 years!)

  1. Reply K0AN Oct 23,2020 16:46

    Well Done!!! Congratulations!!!

    I didn’t think about DXCC up until this year as I was a QRP station only (and yes, FT8 and JS8Call are definitely boons at this stage in the solar cycle)

    I’m not a DX’er myself, and will get there one of these days, but not as high on my list as it is on some folks’.

    More interested in learning CW and getting on the air with that mode, and building antennas for now…DXCC will get to me when it does – still working on WAS (I think folks in SD only use paper logs if they log at all hi hi)

    VY 73
    Bill de K0AN

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