And once again grey line did a fantastic job! ZL3NB Bill from Christchurch is my 1`st station from New Zealand worked on 40m. And few minutes after ZL1BVB Mike logged in my log on 40m as well. Signals? 599 - 559! Real. It was my 2`nd QSO with Bill first we had few months ago on 30m. Short time after my frist ZL on 40m I had QSO with JA1NUT Shin from Japan - is my first JA on 40m! In the same time ZL/JA/EI were on Grey Line :) I was trying to do some South America - PZ5RA and CE2/VE7SV were active but no luck this time.
ZC4LI worked today on two bands 12m and 17m. When I`ve spotted his call on the cluster I was thinking this is Cyprus. It is on Cyprus but this one is Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus and is counted like separate country on HF. Nice one many thanks Steve.
Wikipedia says: There is a ITU radio call sign (radio prefix) for the Sovereign Base Area, ZC4, which is distinct from that of Cyprus (where "5B" is commonly used). For the purposes of amateur radio, the two Soverign Bases are considered to be one separate entity.
Few statistics from my LoTW. At the moment I have 6156 QSO records and 2014 QSL records It means around 33% of my QSOs are confirmed on Logbook of The World. Some cluster engines shows when station is using LoTW or not. And I`m using this to improve my QSL records on LoTW. For example today in the evening local time I had a good fun calling on 17m. I`ve check my statistics and I had no QSL on LoTW from ON stations at all and I`ve spotted ON4AOI Guy calling CQ on 18Mhz and I gave him a call. Thanks for reply Guy and thanks for QSO and rapid LoTW QSL! This is how this works.
To work ZL from Ireland on the radio is hard ... To work ZL on 80m is much harder !!! But I did it! For first time ever heard and logged two stations from ZL on 3.5Mhz this morning .... ZL3IO and ZL1BYZ! Grey line did and good job. In the same time EI and ZL were on it! 18000 km .... wow this is real DX!
I like all kind of awards on HAM bands. A few of them can be obtain on eQSL.cc For example to get eZ40 award on eQSL I need to get eQSL confirmations from ALL 40 CQ Zones At the moment I need just one CQ ZONE (34) to get this award. Few days ago I had QSO with RU9HM Stan from Asiatic Russia and his QTH is in CQ ZONE 18. It was my missing one. Thanks Stan for eQSL from CQ 18. I am glad to be New1 for you on 80m as well.
Few words about my 80m activity. I`m glad to have 99 DXCC worked on that band and 67confirmed on LoTW! Great ... good progress ... At the moment I have more countries confirmed on 80m than on 30m! UFF all my contests activity on 3.5Mhz is doing good job with LoTW QSLs.
Bill N7OU operated from South Cook Island as E51NOU is my newest DXCC confirmed on LoTW and 100 on 28Mhz! 101 is same operator Bill operated from North Cook Island as E51MAN Many thanks for fast QSL Bill! At the moment I can obtain DXCC Awards on Mixed / Phone / CW / 20m / 10m ...
Last night I was a bit active during 9A CW Contest on 80m only. 80 contact made. Little activity from West EU stations. For example I don`t have any UK in my log! And only one from DL and SP. Too many contests ? Maybe .... Anyway I like from time to time practice my CW and contesting skills this is one side and the other side give new EI multiplier to the others. Starting in various contests on the radio is an option to get quicker QSL confirmation from some interesting stations for example just got LoTW QSL from 4J9M Rashad from Azebarijan new DXCC on 80m for me, worked last night during 9ACW.
JA4FHE Aki from Japan is my newest DXCC worked on 80m. Great! Just worked his station on 3.5Mhz. We had QSO two months ago on 28Mhz. Last night I was happy to log another new country on 80m it was Ray HR9/WQ7R operating now from Honduras.
I was a bit active during 10m ARRL contest last weekend. And it was good opportunity to work some new countires and US States on 28Mhz. I had no much time on the radio..... but finally
381 QSO logged
202 on SSB
179 on CW
Just one new DXCC worked on 28Mhz ... it was DU1BP from Philippines and 49 USA States. To be honest all States worked from main USA territory. Few NEW ONES for me : South Dakota, Nevada and Idaho. Missing states AK and HI. Didn`t hear any stations from Alaska and Hawaii at all. Maybe if I had more time but anyway I`m happy with my result.
VP2ETN Naoki is active now from Anguilla. Great signal he had in my location on 24Mhz. I was trying with my delta to work him but no luck. His location is covered by building in my QTH and antenna is down because of heavy storm ouside.I switch to my dipole .... and after 2 calls Angilla logged! Then I`ve check my log how many contact I have with this prefix ... and big surprise .... This is a NEW ONE on HF for me !!! Great stuff! Many thanks Naoki.
Long waiting tonight for 8Q7DV was worth it! I SWL them few times on the low bands but no luck for QSO. Tonight I was lucky to make QSO with Maladives on 80m! Fantastic DX for me. After midnight local time they did some QSO on 80m then they went for short time on 160m and return on 80m same frequency. I was waiting for them. Real good signal 559 in my location. They had sunrise in their QTH. On the picture their antennas (more photos on their website). Many thanks for the Team to wake up early to work some stations on low bands ;) 8Q7DV in my log already on 10/12/17/30 and now 80! TU !!!