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6 slots with FT5ZM and some other dx

Posted: February 28th, 2014 under DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio, Soundclips.

ft5zm_amsterdam The big expedition in January/February this year was FT5ZM Amsterdam Island. As this was not a new one for me, I did not spend much time in the pile-up the first week.

My first qso with FT5ZM was made on February 2nd on 12M CW followed by 10M CW a few minutes later.

On February 5th, I worked FT5ZM on 15M CW. VK5MAV/p was worked on 20M CW from iota OC-139 for a new iota.

On February 6th I worked WA2USA/4 on 12M CW from NA-085 for a new iota. A few minutes later, I managed to work S9TF also on 12M CW from AF-044 for a new iota. YB4IR/8 was worked on 30M CW from OC-145 for my third new iota that day.

On February 8th I worked 5H1Z/3 on 17M CW from AF-054 for a new iota. FT5ZM was worked on 30M and 40M CW.

On February 9th I worked TO7CC on 15M and 17M CW. FT5ZM was worked on 17M CW. I worked FT5ZM again on 30M CW, since the first contact did not show in the online log.

On February 11th I worked PJ5/N5WR on 20M CW for a new one on 20M.

On February 12th I worked CE0Z/UA4WHX on 30M CW.

On February 23rd I worked CW5F on 12M CW from SA-057 for a new iota.


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#321 on LoTW with TO7CC (Reunion)

Posted: February 26th, 2014 under Hamradio, LoTW.

Vers Le Tremblet, Saint-Philippe I need to pay more attention to the different activations and callsigns being used on expeditions. I know I needed FR (Reunion) on LoTW, but I was not aware that TO7CC was Reunion. Luckily I discovered this before they were qrt. On February 9th I managed to work them on 15M and 17M CW. On February 10th they were confirmed on LoTW. That's very impressive if you ask me. They are still on expedition and upload the log to LoTW. Anyway, that was #321 on LoTW. Thank you very much!

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7 new iota’s worked

Posted: February 8th, 2014 under Hamradio, Iota, LoTW, Soundclips.

ua4whx_in_chile Since my last report in early December, I have only made a few contacts. Here is a short report.

On December 20th I worked CE9/UA4WHX on 40M CW from SA-050 for a new iota.

On December 23rd I worked HD2RAE on 80M CW for a new one on 80m. YB4IR/8 was worked on 30M CW from OC-272 for a new iota.

On December 26th I worked V5/DL3DXX on 80M CW for a new one on 80M.

On December 27nd I worked A63RI on 15M and 40M CW from AS-124 for a new iota.

On December 28th I worked ZW5W on 40M CW from SA-088 and F4HAU/p on 40M SSB from EU-157 for a new iota.

And my first qso in 2014 was worked on January 3rd with 1A0KM on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On January 10th I worked CE8/UA4WHX/P on 40M CW from SA-091 for a new iota. FK8DD was worked on 15M CW for a new one on 15M.

On January 11th I worked T88SM and XW3DT on 15M CW for two new ones on 15M.

On January 22nd I worked CE7/UA4WHX/p on 20M CW from SA-043 for a new iota.

On January 31st I worked Vlad from yet another new iota. He was signing CE7/UA4WHX/a, and I worked him on 20M and 10M CW from SA-064. 


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JW8AJA LoTW stats January 2014

Posted: January 28th, 2014 under Hamradio, LoTW.

And here are my stats for my JW8AJA call. These stats are from January 28th 2014. I have 88 DXCC's confirmed and still only 49 states. The percentage has gone up a few points. I have also corrected some log entries, and it seems some qsoes had been missing from the log. I do not know why. I have also uploaded some qsoes to lotw that somehow were missing.

Yearly statistics:

Year # QSO'es # Confirmed %
2002 3651 940 26 %
2006 1521 586 39 %
2011 2604 1312 50 %
Total 7777 2838 36 %


Band/Mode Mixed Phone CW DIGI 80 40 30 20 17 15 12 10 6
Confirmed 88 47 72 40 9 47 37 74 26 25 28 19 1


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LA8AJA LoTW stats in January 2014

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 under Hamradio, LoTW.

I've gotten 13 more DXCC's confirmed via LoTW since last time I reported. The total % of confirmations has gone up with 2% since last year. I must say that is good. However some managers have started to request money for lotw-confirmations. That is something I don't like. However, I don't mind the wait for an upload that many managers are doing after an expedition.

I also used my LoTW confirmations for the first time in 2013. I applied for a 6M DXCC with only LoTW confirmations. It was 6M DXCC #1293.

Yearly statistics:

Year # QSO'es # Confirmed %
1995 348 21 6 %
1996 1320 122 9 %
1997 3098 356 11 %
1998 1848 213 12 %
1999 2482 394 16 %
2000 2998 567 19 %
2001 1685 284 17 %
2002 585 89 15 %
2003 466 65 14 %
2004 44 14 32 %
2005 41 18 44 %
2006 216 84 39 %
2007 160 47 29 %
2008 444 175 39 %
2009 2021 903 45 %
2010 2056 1130 55 %
2011 1682 791 47 %
2012 1470 574 39 %
2013 652 350 54 %
Total 23616 6197 26 %

Here are my band, mode and DXCC statistics:

Band/Mode Mixed Phone CW DIGI 160 80 40 30 20 17 15 12 10 6 2
Confirmed 320 193 307 163 72 105 213 203 188 170 170 136 151 100 16

As always, keep the confirmations coming!

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