Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A couple of milestones reached

I just worked HB0/DJ2IA on 15 metres CW and noticed that 15m was the only band on which I didn't have Liechtenstein. On checking my log progress, I discovered that HB0 is in fact the 250th country I have worked on 15 metres.

This follows hot on the heels of recently passing 200 countries CONFIRMED on 20 metres on ARRL's Logbook of the World. I remember when I was struggling towards 100 confirmations on each of the HF bands. I think 20 metres was the first to come, and I remember in particular that 80 metres was a real struggle. As you can see, I am still sitting on 106 QSLs on that band. But that's okay, because I am only using a Butternut vertical on that band.

The next target to be achieved, by the looks of my LoTW account, is 200 confirmations on phone mode. I am currently on 195. So just five more to go. And that could take months!

On eQSL I have a total of 173 countries confirmed.

4 comments:

  1. A very nice job on all the bands Anthony!
    Mike

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    1. Thanks Mike. It's been a very enjoyable few years.

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  2. Well done Anthony. And all in a few years. I still think it's incredible...73, Bas

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    1. Thanks Bas. It's been a fascinating journey. It's hard to believe that only four years ago, at around this time, I started studying for my licence.

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