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Author Topic: Top of the DXCC Honor Roll  (Read 27810 times)
N2RJ
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« Reply #90 on: May 29, 2013, 08:18:34 PM »

The rest, in an attempt to get to 1500 DXCC challenge in next couple years, will be by bureau or maybe they'll come in by LOTW in the meantime. Getting to 2000 DXCC challenge? Wow, that's too far ahead for me!

I'm at 2610 worked and 2592 confirmed in the Challenge, with a great many sent direct with G$$. Not a cheap proposition, but ultimately rewarding for me personally. Could have bought a nicely-loaded K3 with what I spent on postage, though!

That's my dilemma. I want awards but I have other things to spend the money on. So I'm mostly playing lotw lottery right now. I should just get on the WARC bands and call CQ and let the bureau cards roll in.
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« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2013, 08:21:12 PM »

967 confirmed on LoTW, plus about 25 in paper cards.

Worked it's 1251. So I have quite a gap in challenge.

I'm at 1456 slots worked, 1159 confirmed in LOTW. As recently as 4 months ago, I was about 950 confirmed in LOTW, at which point I started chasing WARC band fills which were LOTW users (you know, rare things like, "USA on 12 meters") which I had never bothered with before and boom-bang-zing I was over 1000 for DXCC challenge.

I'm going to make a few selected direct+GS requests (mostly those that get me to 9BDXCC), but I can't imagine doing that for more than 10 entities. The rest, in an attempt to get to 1500 DXCC challenge in next couple years, will be by bureau or maybe they'll come in by LOTW in the meantime. Getting to 2000 DXCC challenge? Wow, that's too far ahead for me!


I've been a ham for 16 years now and only this year have I worked the USA on any WARC band.
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« Reply #92 on: May 30, 2013, 05:36:02 AM »

I am still missing Canada on 12m.

I was kind of waiting for the special event station commemorating the Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup. Oh well better luck next century.
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« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2013, 06:24:53 AM »

I am still missing Canada on 12m.

I was kind of waiting for the special event station commemorating the Maple Leafs winning the Stanley Cup. Oh well better luck next century.

I'm missing Canada on the WARC bands.

You know why? I typically work contests and don't really DX all that much. Any DX I get is as a side benefit of working contests. Obviously there are no contests on the WARC bands.

And typically I pick up Canada during North American contests such as NAQP or sweepstakes.
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« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2013, 08:42:53 AM »

I like 17m it's a fun band. I am two away from DXCC via LoTW on 17. Got it with cards already.

12m is kind of ok. Typically when 12m is wide open, everyone goes up to 10m.

BTW, the Maple Leafs comment was directed at IRT.
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« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2013, 09:35:23 AM »

BTW, the Maple Leafs comment was directed at IRT.
I quietly tolerate the Make Believes as an original-six franchise, but having being born and raised in Montréal, I'm a Habs fan through and through.
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« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2013, 12:14:25 PM »

BTW, the Maple Leafs comment was directed at IRT.
I quietly tolerate the Make Believes as an original-six franchise, but having being born and raised in Montréal, I'm a Habs fan through and through.

Not the same since they lost Ken Dryden, Henri Richard, Jacques Lemaire, and the Mahovlich brothers. Smiley
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« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2013, 12:31:49 PM »

BTW, the Maple Leafs comment was directed at IRT.
I quietly tolerate the Make Believes as an original-six franchise, but having being born and raised in Montréal, I'm a Habs fan through and through.

Not the same since they lost Ken Dryden, Henri Richard, Jacques Lemaire, and the Mahovlich brothers. Smiley
Nope. The pocket-rocket was never all that great IMHO. But add Lafleur, Gainey, Robinson, Shutt from the later years and Béliveau, Ferguson, Worsley and Vachon from the early-60s to that list. And of course the true heroes of the 50s-era Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, before my time: The Rocket, Toe Blake, Boom-boom Geoffrion, Jacques Plante and a bunch of others. From 1955 to 1980 they were, IIRC, the winningest professional sports franchise on Earth. Only the NY Yankees baseball team and probably Man-U are even close. I grew up with the hockey equivalent of Murderers Row in the Bronx. Many say the new collective bargaining agreement has seen to it that a run like that could never happen again in Montréal. No, I say the Bell Centre is cursed and they have a @#$%& mascot--who switched from the Expos baseball team. Tabarnac de maudite sacrement de calis en çiboire mon oestie, gut that vile abomination on the northeast corner of Atwater and Ste. Catherine, re-open the Forum (and its pipe organ), resurrect Zombie Roger Doucette and all will be right with the world once more.
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« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2013, 01:25:57 PM »

Peter (W2IRT) thanks for the 6m QSO yesterday. Nice to meet forum members on the air.  Was mobile driving back from visiting family and friends in Iowa/Illinois/Indiana.  Got home right before the neighbor's tree branch fell destroying my dipole.  Might be limited to 6m for a few more days.

John AF5CC
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« Reply #99 on: May 30, 2013, 02:56:31 PM »

Peter (W2IRT) thanks for the 6m QSO yesterday. Nice to meet forum members on the air.  Was mobile driving back from visiting family and friends in Iowa/Illinois/Indiana.  Got home right before the neighbor's tree branch fell destroying my dipole.  Might be limited to 6m for a few more days.

John AF5CC

Yuck! I've had that happen to my 160m windom more times that I want to recall.
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« Reply #100 on: May 30, 2013, 08:28:19 PM »

Peter (W2IRT) thanks for the 6m QSO yesterday. Nice to meet forum members on the air.  Was mobile driving back from visiting family and friends in Iowa/Illinois/Indiana.  Got home right before the neighbor's tree branch fell destroying my dipole.  Might be limited to 6m for a few more days.

My pleasure. That's a new grid for me, too, so I'd appreciate an upload to LoTW if possible. I'm chasing VUCC pretty hot-n-heavy this year. if you're not on Logbook, I can send a card/SASE.
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« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2013, 09:03:01 PM »

Hi Peter,

Not on LOTW, get me a QSL, no SASE needed, or I can just drop you a card in the mail tomorrow.  Always happy to help out with a VUCC hunt.  What is your 6m setup?  I was using a FT857 at 40 watts to a 1/4 wave MFJ magmount antenna when we worked.  Use the same rig at 100 watts at home to a 3 element MFJ yagi.

73 John AF5CC
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« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2013, 10:51:52 PM »

Hi Peter,

Not on LOTW, get me a QSL, no SASE needed, or I can just drop you a card in the mail tomorrow.  Always happy to help out with a VUCC hunt.  What is your 6m setup?  I was using a FT857 at 40 watts to a 1/4 wave MFJ magmount antenna when we worked.  Use the same rig at 100 watts at home to a 3 element MFJ yagi.

Appreciate the offer; thanks. I'm running an IC-7000, 100W out, 60' feedline (45' of 3/8" Heliax the rest RG-8X) and an M-squared 5-element yagi at 37' AGL. Nothing fancy, no real power, either. Good sigs from the mobile!
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« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2013, 06:15:43 AM »

I'm at 2610 worked and 2592 confirmed in the Challenge, with a great many sent direct with G$$. Not a cheap proposition, but ultimately rewarding for me personally. Could have bought a nicely-loaded K3 with what I spent on postage, though!

I'm in complete awe of numbers like that. I mean, that is the result of 300+ countries on at least 5 bands and nearly 300 on the other bands. Here I am, slowly coming up on just 300 DXCC level (never mind 5 or 9 bands!)

And then way above you are guys like Bernie with 3200+ slots!

Tim.
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« Reply #104 on: May 31, 2013, 07:07:47 AM »

I'm at 2610 worked and 2592 confirmed in the Challenge, with a great many sent direct with G$$. Not a cheap proposition, but ultimately rewarding for me personally. Could have bought a nicely-loaded K3 with what I spent on postage, though!

I'm in complete awe of numbers like that. I mean, that is the result of 300+ countries on at least 5 bands and nearly 300 on the other bands. Here I am, slowly coming up on just 300 DXCC level (never mind 5 or 9 bands!)

And then way above you are guys like Bernie with 3200+ slots!

Yeah, getting to 3,000 will be a lifetime achievement, that's for sure. Let alone 3,200 or the DeSoto Cup. Really only achievable if there's a prolonged high-sunspot cycle that brings F2 propagation up to 6m and keeps 10 open around the clock for a couple of years. It also requires good antennae for 80 and 160, something I don't have on a small suburban lot. TX, yes, but not RX.
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