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And 20 RTTY

W7GA TU Z6ØA NO EU UP 16:53:57z> WB4SON WB4SON WB4SON WB4SON 599 WB4SON 16:54:14z> DE WB4SON 5NN 73 WB4SON 599 WB4SON 16:54:31z> DE WB4SON 5NN 73 WB4SON TU Z6ØA NO EU UP  

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Wow, that was fast!

And just like that, a confirmation from Z60A showed up in LotW: That brings my count up to 264.  With no Bouvet, it might be a challenge to meet the goal of 265 by year’s end.

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Finally got Z60A Kosovo

I thought I had worked them on 40 meter CW several days ago.  The operator had my call wrong but patiently listened for a correction and came back with the correct call.  However it never made it into their ClubLog … Continue reading

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Goal Update January 2018

So the first month is under our belt for 2018.  DX results were pretty good, already knocking off a couple of my 2018 goals.  DXCC Challenge stands at 1281, and 160-meter DXCC is at 48.  So lets set new goals … Continue reading

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Contact #8000 Uploaded to LotW

Back on Oct 3, 120 days ago, I noted that I had uploaded my 7,000th contact into LotW.  Today I am happy to note that contact 8,000 has been uploaded.  Many of those QSOs (654 of them) are a result … Continue reading

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An 80-Meter Surprise DP1POL

Like many folks chasing grid squares, I’m spending time on the digital modes.  Yesterday was a fairly unusual day for me in that I was able to make contact with places that I usually don’t hear, most likely on  the … Continue reading

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Lots of progress in the past week

The International Grid Chase continues.  I’ve managed to put in a few hours each day of the new year to get on the air.  I’ve probably had about 20 QSOs a day, and somewhere around half of them have confirmed … Continue reading

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Year-end DX/WAS Summary

2017 was a slow year for DX & WAS.  I suspect due to a combination of working most of the easy ones and a rapidly declining Solar Cycle 24.  It is hard to imagine how poor things will be for … Continue reading

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DX Progress through October

Many other projects (like teaching another set of Technician’s) reduce the amount of time I have on air, but DX progress continues slowly.  My confirmed country count hasn’t changed (262), but the DX Challenge count has creeped up to 1250.  … Continue reading

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3C0L Annobon Island

The Annobon Island DXpedition has been racking up QSOs.  I finally got a chance to listen to their 160 meter signal tonight and it’s outstanding here in RI.  Haven’t broken through the pileup yet.

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