In January this year, it was announced that the Republic of Kosovo would be added to the DXCC list. It wasn’t long until a group started the activity on the bands.
My first qso this year, was 6O6O on 30M CW on January 2018. My previous qso was made back in November 2017. 6O6O was a joint expedition by LA7GIA and KO8SCA. That was the only band I managed to work them on.
On January 12th, I worked TY2AC on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.
On January 14th, I worked PJ7/UT6UD on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.
On January 24th, I worked Z60A on 30M CW for and all time new one. That means I’ve worked 339 DXCC’s. I only need 5 DXCC’s now to have worked them all. That was my first qso with Z6. I worked them on 40M, 20M and 17M CW a few days later.
On January 29th, I worked C81G on 30M CW from iota AF-061.
On March 6th, I worked Z2LA on 30M FT8. Z2LA was a joint dxpedition by LA7WCA, LA7THA and LA9VPA.
Om March 7th, I worked XV9DLH on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On March 9th, I worked Z61AS on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.
Om March 11th, I worked 3B9FR and C93PA on 30M FT8. Those were new on digi. I also worked 3D2EU and XR0YD on 30M CW.
On March 12th, I worked 3D2EU on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On March 17th, I worked TN5R on 20M CW for a new one on 20M.
On March 18th, I Worked 3C0W on 20M for a new one on 20M. TJ2TT was worked on 17M CW for a new one on 17M. 5A1AL was worked on 17M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On March 20th, I worked TI2CC on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On March 24th, I worked TJ2TT on 20M CW for a new one on 20M. I worked 9L/KW4XJ on 40M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On March 27th, I worked 9G5ZS on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On April 1th, I worked JW7QIA on 40M FT8.
On April 2nd, I worked 5B/LA7THA on 20M CW. I worked YB6/JA1PBV on 30M CW from iota OC-161 for a new iota.
On April 7th, I worked VA7XW/VE2 on 30M CW from NA-038 for a new iota.
On April 11th, I worked VE7ACN/VE2 on 30M CW from NA-083 for a new iota.
On April 30th, I worked C96RRC on 17M CW from iota AF-088 for a new iota. YB3LZ/8 was worked on 30M FT8 from iota OC-242 for a new iota.
On May 1st, I worked AP2MQ on 20M FT8 for a new one on digi.
On May 7th, I worked C98RRC on 17M CW from iota AF-066 for a new iota.
That pretty much sums up the first half of this year. I’ve been playing around with FT8 (who hasn’t these days?) quite a lot. In that process, I’ve worked several new ones on digital. I’ve also gotten several confirmations on previous worked dxcc’s that weren’t confirmed. Hopefully I’ll write more often here, but I see that I’m not that motivated, or inspired, to write here. Life is busy, and I’ve been doing a lot of programming lately. I’ll write about that in a later post here.