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#1 marcspaz

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 10:27 PM

Anyone get involved in the ARRL International SSB DX contest this past weekend?  How did you do?  I find it amazing that people travel out of country to talk DX back to the US.  I spoke to several people who live in nearby towns but were in another country for the contest.

 

I was looking for as many countries as possible.  Using 100 watts on an 80m dipole, I spoke to 110 people in 47 countries, plus Alaska and Hawaii, on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 15m! It was a good weekend. I had to stop early, though.

 

This is the list of countries I was able to reach...

 

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

Bonaire

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Brazil

Canada

Canary Is.

Cape Verde

Cayman Is.

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curacao

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

England

Federal Republic of Germany

France

French Guiana

Honduras

Ireland

Italy

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Martinique

Montserrat

New Zealand

Panama

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Serbia

Sint Maarten

Slovenia

Spain

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Martin

Sweden

Turkey

Turks & Caicos Is.

US Virgin Is.

Venezuela

 

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:40 AM

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WOW!
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Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:55 PM

700+ qsos between all 6 bands and 300+ countries in total (around 70+) per band here.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:24 PM

700+ qsos between all 6 bands and 300+ countries in total (around 70+) per band here.


Outstanding!

I have a question, though. As of December 2019, there are only 195 independent nations on the planet... if we include non-sovereign nations, it only goes up to 215.

Was the 300+ a typo?

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 12:43 AM

Negative, DXCC entities and sovereign nations are 2 different lists. Lookup current DXCC Entities for the complete 325 recognized entities. These include islands/territories that are controlled by major nations but are not geographically located in those nations - i.e. - Guam, Samoa, USVI, BVI, Easter Island...

My count of 300 is the total combined multipliers from all 6 bands. The main bands averaged 70 mults with 20m having 91.
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Broadcast - Harris, Crown, Nautel

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Board Level Repair & SMD Repair

 

 

 


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:57 AM

Negative, DXCC entities and sovereign nations are 2 different lists. Lookup current DXCC Entities for the complete 325 recognized entities. These include islands/territories that are controlled by major nations but are not geographically located in those nations - i.e. - Guam, Samoa, USVI, BVI, Easter Island...

My count of 300 is the total combined multipliers from all 6 bands. The main bands averaged 70 mults with 20m having 91.

 

Got you... now I'm tracking.






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