Keith, G6NHU: Days 175, 176 and 177 – I’ve now worked 100 DXCC entities

Posted on June 27, 2011 by

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I’ve done a fair bit of data over these three days, largely but not exclusively down to a contest at the weekend which was 75 baud RTTY and PSK63.

Day #175 didn’t include a contest though but I still had a go with some PSK – I worked SP3SLO (Paul), F8KHR (Dom), OK1DOZ (Beda), UT1PA (Alex), LZ016WIW (Gosho) and TM1EPC (Christian) on 20m before switching to 40m and talking to Dado, 9A25TA on SSB.  I then worked YQ9EPC on 20m PSK followed by SY2O using RTTY.

I started day #176 with two JT65 QSos on 20m, I worked SP6ECQ and DJ0OT before moving to 40m and talking to Patrick, F/ON4DCU/P and then EJ/M0TOC on 20m.  After that I worked EA5GUI and then fired up fldigi to give away some contest points as follows.  New DXCC are highlighted.

15m PSK63
S51MA, ZC4LI (UK bases on Cyprus), YU7AOP

20m 75 baud RTTY
US0HZ, OH3OJ, UR8MH, UT2G, UX0FF, US0AK, UT5EPP, EO4M, UV8M, HG2011U, UW5U, IK0CHU, FM5CD (Martinique), UT7E, SV3GKU

20m PSK63
UT7E, HA5LZ, UR3UK, JW9DL, UR4U, UW5U, EW8OG, I2XLF, UT1UW, UX2X, YU8NU, UA6BJY, RA4HL, N6AR

40m 75 baud RTTY
DH7LF, PA2WO, OH8A, HA1AD, GM0FGI, IN3VVK, EA1AKS, PA9DD

40m PSK63
S53EO, HB9BTI, YL2NN, OM7OM, DH7LF, PA2WO, IN3VVK, OH3OJ, HF5EPC, UR4NWG, PA3AJH, DM5WH, UT1UW, UR5ETN, PA2LP, R9CQ, UT2G

As well as these I also spoke to DL0IL, HG6V and GB2RRM on 40m.

I did some more contest working on day #177 but not as much, I worked the following:

15m PSK63
E5ATK, EA7DLD, ZC4LI

15m 75 baud RTTY
SM5EPO

20m 75 baud RTTY
SP3GXH, UT1UW, F5IHP

Following those I worked EF5Y, EE5B, EA5DIT, EA5GUI, EA4EUI, YO3CZW, ED1R, EE5KB, EA5EV, RW1CW and EA1EA all on 10m SSB in the King of Spain Contest along with EE3E, GB0RTS (Rob) and GB2VCB (Stan) on 40m. I also had a non contest PSK31 QSO with DL4EBB (Rolf) on 40m. To finish the day I worked M0TZO on 40m using a strange data mode, MT-63 which sounds just like a rumbling noise!

I’ve highlighted two new DXCC above and I didn’t even realise they were new countries until I analysed the log afterwards.  I’m particularly pleased with them because they take me over the 100 entities (101 to be exact) worked marker.  Of course, the challenge now is to get the QSLs in, either by physical card or LoTW.

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