Friday, April 3, 2015

PQ0T Trindade & Martim Vaz worked in a jiffy - new country - #313!!

This is my QSO with PQ0T, Trindade & Martim Vaz, an All-Time New One for me (ATNO), on 20 metres CW. This is the easiest new rare DXCC that I ever worked! I started calling him when I put the video camera on. As you can see, I got into his log very quickly. Initially he had me as EI3KC but I had no difficulty getting it corrected. Trindade becomes the 313th current entity in my log, coming hot on the heals of yesterday's news that I had reached 300 DXCC confirmed on LoTW.

Update: I was trying on and off for several hours this afternoon on 10 metres CW, where the pile-up was almost 30Khz wide, without success!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A great milestone - Navassa makes it 300 confirmed on LoTW

Tonight I am delighted to find that I now have 300 countries confirmed on ARRL's Logbook of the World. The 300th country confirmed is Navassa, courtesy of the K1N dxpedition. I have 312 countries worked, and now 300 of these are confirmed by LoTW only. There are only 12 entities that are not confirmed on this electronic QSL service. This is truly wonderful. I am chuffed.

My stats as of tonight. 300 current entities are confirmed.
The K1N Navassa confirmations, including 80 metres and 160 metres!