Saturday, October 8, 2011

Guatemala makes it 100 DXCCs worked on 10 metres!

It has taken a long time, almost two years in fact, but about five minutes ago I finally broke the 100 "DXCCs worked" target on 10 metres. TG9AGM in Guatemala was the 100th DXCC worked. I had been on 97 for the past week and needed only three more. Another of those was VK4CT in the Oceania contest. Australia was a brand new DXCC for me on 10m. It took me a while to get through but I got there after about 10 minutes trying with about 90 watts into my Cushcraft MA5B. A few minutes after TG9 I worked H77REX in Nicaragua, making it 101 DXCCs worked!

My DXCC worked total on 12 metres, meanwhile, continues to climb. T32C Christmas Island (also Kirimitati in native language) made it 137 countries worked on that band, and I managed to nab them on both phone and CW.

I look forward to getting more DXCCs into the log on 10 metres. Conditions have been fabulous on the higher bands of late, with 12 metres often open to the USA until 10 and 11 at night. So we will continue to try and harvest those conditions.


  1. Congratsss with nr. 100 on 10m. You did it in a very short time. 73, Bas

  2. HI Tony. Congratulations. I did my 100 on 12m today. On 10m 98 so far .... Condition is great for sure. 73s Ark EI9KC

  3. Thanks folks. Just worked YJ0VK on 20m CW for a brand new DXCC, and got ZL on 15m which was a new one on that band. Chuffed. 101 DXCCs on 10m!!!


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