Saturday, July 17, 2021

100 DXCC worked on 50MHz

It took me some years. Finally I worked 100 DXCC on the 6m band. Thanks to digital mode FT8 of course. P43A from Aruba was contacted this evening after a lot of calling. A +00dB report is unbelievable strong with FT8, yet P43A was struggling with my signal so it seems. I guess there are so many calling that it is hard for the software to pick out one signal on his end even when it is that strong. 

The fun is that P43A Jean Pierre has a background as a avid 11m DXer just like me. He even met his wife on the airwaves.

Thanks very much Jean Pierre for being my number 100 DXCC on 6m.



As a matter of fact. While busy writing this blogpost I worked DXCC 101. It seems to be my lucky evening. I actually want to write more about this ES season later on after the season but this evening is really incredible...

The fun again is.......you already guessed it. PJ4KY Bert was also involved in 11m DXing.

It was nice to meet these 2 CB buddies, 10-4 ;-)

We almost forget, this is not HF! This is VHF...





Here is my list:

DXCC, 6m, Mixed

band = 6M, modes = All.

Nr Start Station Country DXCC Band Mode Sent Recv
1 13-6-2021 13:13 OH0AZX Aland Is. 5 6m FT8 -07 -14
2 21-6-2020 09:36 ZA5G Albania 7 6m FT8 -02 +00
3 9-6-2021 17:29 7X2RF Algeria 400 6m FT8 +01 +01
4 21-6-2020 10:12 C31CT Andorra 203 6m FT8 +01 -11
5 23-5-2021 21:47 VP2EIH Anguilla 12 6m FT8 -13 -21
6 16-6-2019 06:05 EK7DX Armenia 14 6m FT8 +01 -09
7 17-7-2021 19:47 P43A Aruba 91 6m FT8 -03 +00
8 30-5-2000 18:47 OE2UKL Austria 206 6m USB 55 57
9 20-6-2021 21:42 CU6AD Azores 149 6m FT8 -02 +02
10 5-6-2021 14:57 A92GE Bahrain 304 6m FT8 +02 -14
11 18-6-2015 20:28 EA6XQ Balearic Is. 21 6m SSB 59 59
12 26-6-2018 20:03 ON7EH Belgium 209 6m FT8 -14 -08
13 17-7-2021 20:10 PJ4KY Bonaire 520 6m FT8 -12 -09
14 24-6-2018 17:58 E73DN Bosnia-Herzegovinia 501 6m FT8 -06 -01
15 2-7-2020 18:05 PV8AZ Brazil 108 6m FT8 -09 -15
16 3-6-2018 14:26 LZ6DF Bulgaria 212 6M SSB 59 59
17 1-7-2019 19:34 VE1PZ Canada 1 6m FT8 -12 +01
18 9-6-2021 19:13 EA8/DF4UE Canary Is. 29 6m FT8 -10 -04
19 14-5-2019 16:14 EA9ABC Ceuta & Melilla 32 6m SSB 59 59
20 18-6-2015 20:16 TK4LS Corsica 214 6m SSB 59 59
21 26-6-2018 19:13 SV9CVY Crete 40 6m FT8 +09 -14
22 15-6-2015 19:27 9A2TN Croatia 497 6m JT65 -03 -05
23 19-6-2019 15:34 CO8LY Cuba 70 6m FT8 -13 -17
24 28-6-2020 07:47 5B60ALX Cyprus 215 6m FT8 -18 -17
25 7-6-2017 17:20 OK5TK Czech Republic 503 6m SSB 59 59
26 18-6-2018 20:04 OZ3K Denmark 221 6m FT8 -04 -12
27 24-6-2018 19:04 SV5DKL Dodecanese 45 6m FT8 -21 -12
28 23-7-2018 12:26 HI3T Dominican Republic 72 6m FT8 -16 -12
29 26-6-2018 19:53 G4LZE England 223 6m FT8 -20 -02
30 12-6-2021 06:39 ES2SF Estonia 52 6m FT8 -10 -25
31 27-6-2017 20:37 UB7K European Russia 54 6m JT65 -21 -08
32 30-6-2019 09:06 OY1OF Faroe Is. 222 6m FT8 +05 +12
33 16-6-2018 20:38 DF8XR Fed. Rep. of Germany 230 6m FT8 -07 -12
34 14-6-2015 17:50 OH3ENL Finland 224 6m SSB 59 59
35 11-7-2021 08:38 F4AWT France 227 6m FT8 -11 -07
36 20-6-2021 18:44 TR8CA Gabon 420 6m FT8 -08 -19
37 17-6-2020 19:12 ZB2IF Gibraltar 233 6m FT8 -11 -11
38 23-6-2018 16:55 SV8KOM Greece 236 6m FT8 -14 -20
39 28-6-2021 20:16 J35X Grenada 77 6m FT8 -11 -08
40 19-6-2019 14:47 TO1T Guadeloupe 79 6m FT8 -13 +04
41 18-6-2019 13:37 HA7NB Hungary 239 6m FT8 -01 +08
42 17-6-2020 20:29 TF3JB Iceland 242 6m FT8 -20 -08
43 14-5-2000 13:05 EI7GL Ireland 245 6m USB 59 59
44 18-6-2019 12:43 GD0TEP Isle of Man 114 6m FT8 -04 -18
45 28-6-2020 07:41 4Z5LA Israel 336 6m FT8 -02 +02
46 8-6-2021 21:43 IU8KTX Italy 248 6m FT8 -20 -21
47 30-6-2012 18:31 JX9JKA Jan Mayen 118 6m SSB 59 59
48 11-7-2021 08:43 JA8ISU Japan 339 6m FT8 -10 -16
49 17-6-2001 19:10 GJ0JSY Jersey 122 6m USB 59 59
50 1-7-2002 18:05 JY9NX Jordan 342 6m USB 59 55
51 16-6-2020 19:30 UN7ZO Kazakhstan 130 6m FT8 -08 -12
52 14-5-2021 06:48 9K2NO Kuwait 348 6m FT8 -01 -02
53 12-6-2021 06:48 YL1ZF Latvia 145 6m FT8 -10 -13
54 13-5-2021 07:07 OD5ET Lebanon 354 6m FT8 +03 -19
55 26-7-2020 09:44 HB0WR Liechtenstein 251 6m FT4 +08 -08
56 18-6-2019 13:35 LY2HM Lithuania 146 6m FT8 -14 -18
57 9-8-2019 16:07 LX1JX Luxembourg 254 6m FT8 -12 -20
58 24-6-2018 18:06 Z32ZM Macedonia 502 6m FT8 -19 -11
59 11-6-2021 21:02 CT3HF Madeira Is. 256 6m FT8 -11 -01
60 22-6-2015 17:39 9H5G Malta 257 6m SSB 59 59
61 14-6-2021 20:33 OJ0C Market Reef 167 6m FT8 -10 +08
62 18-6-2019 15:35 5T5PA Mauritania 444 6m FT8 -05 -11
63 20-6-2020 10:46 ER5DX Moldavia 179 6m FT8 -11 -09
64 6-6-2021 15:50 3A2MW Monaco 260 6m FT8 -15 -17
65 24-6-2018 18:03 4O6AH Montenegro 514 6m FT8 -01 -02
66 11-6-2021 17:34 CN8LI Morocco 446 6m FT8 -14 -06
67 30-5-2020 07:30 PF75FREE Netherlands 263 6m CW 599 599
68 19-6-2019 13:33 MI0NUM Northern Ireland 265 6m FT8 +03 +07
69 11-6-2015 19:42 LA5TFA Norway 266 6m JT65 -01 -09
70 24-6-2018 08:46 A45XR Oman 370 6m FT8 -05 -12
71 28-5-2000 19:23 SP9QMP Poland 269 6m USB 59 59
72 8-6-2021 21:42 CT1DVG Portugal 272 6m FT8 +00 -01
73 2-7-2020 20:08 WP4G Puerto Rico 202 6m FT8 -05 -14
74 26-6-2021 11:06 A71AM Qatar 376 6m FT8 +00 -06
75 18-6-2019 13:39 YO7CWP Romania 275 6m FT8 -05 -16
76 28-6-2020 09:02 T77C San Marino 278 6m FT8 +01 +04
77 22-6-2015 09:34 IS0DCR Sardinia 225 6m SSB 59 59
78 7-8-2020 10:04 HZ1SK Saudi Arabia 378 6m FT8 -22 -19
79 30-5-2000 19:23 GM0HLV Scotland 279 6m USB 59 59
80 11-6-2015 19:57 YT5TOS Serbia 296 6m SSB 59 59
81 28-5-2000 20:10 OM3KFF Slovak Republic 504 6m USB 59 59
82 22-6-2015 07:45 S55DX Slovenia 499 6m SSB 59 59
83 22-7-2007 12:00 1A0KM Sov. Mil. Order of Malta 246 6m USB 59 59
84 8-6-2021 21:37 EA1GKZ Spain 281 6m FT8 -05 -21
85 9-6-2019 12:40 J69DS St. Lucia 97 6m FT8 -01 -12
86 30-6-2020 19:18 PZ5RA Suriname 140 6m FT8 -15 -17
87 9-7-2020 19:22 JW7QIA Svalbard 259 6m FT8 -10 -10
88 14-6-2020 16:56 SM2YIP Sweden 284 6m FT8 -04 +05
89 22-6-2015 17:36 HB9TRY Switzerland 287 6m SSB 59 59
90 25-5-2021 14:49 EY8MM Tajikistan 262 6m FT8 -07 -07
91 9-6-2019 17:50 9Y4D Trinidad & Tobago 90 6m FT8 -12 -17
92 15-6-2015 19:52 TA1BM Turkey 390 6m JT65 -01 -01
93 21-6-2001 10:37 ZC4FL UK Sov. Base Areas on Cyprus 283 6m USB 59 57
94 11-7-2021 07:53 UY8VO Ukraine 288 6m FT8 -09 -15
95 13-5-2021 17:53 A61ZX United Arab Emirates 391 6m FT8 -14 -16
96 8-7-2021 21:30 W1XX United States of America 291 6m SSB 59 59
97 18-6-2019 12:52 UK9AA Uzbekistan 292 6m FT8 -10 -01
98 23-5-2021 21:20 YV5NEA Venezuela 148 6m FT8 -07 -15
99 7-7-2021 18:36 KP2/K0BZ Virgin Is. 285 6m FT8 -19 -19
100 28-6-2021 19:05 MW0USK Wales 294 6m FT8 -04 -08
101 15-7-2018 20:16 S01WS Western Sahara 302 6m FT8 -13 -04

9 comments:

  1. Congrats, Bas - that's quite an accomplishment on VHF!

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  2. Good morning Bas, your time, effort and hard work has paid off! Very nice to read that you have hit the 100 DXCC mark and all on 6m.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

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  3. Hallo Bas, gefeliciteerd met je behaalde resultaat! 73 Paul

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  4. Congrats on getting to 100 on 6.
    I just started in 2015 from the present QTH, and I have been using verticals only, so it may take me quite a bit longer, but it is always good to see the effort of you and many others give results.
    Vy 73 de Jan, OZ9QV

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  5. Congratulations! Quite an achievement! I have no chance on 6m!

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  6. Tnx everyone for all the comments. Don't think you have no chance on 6m with a small antenna, beam or vertical. I managed to make a QSO with only 5W JT65 on a V2000 clone vertical only 6m above groundlevel to Puerto Rico once. It is all about propagation, you need the right propagation. The be able to have advantage of this rare good propagation you need to be on air a lot, actually....all available time. That's because this rare propagation is mostly there for a few minutes. The 6m band is not an easy DX band at all, it is a big challenge! I'll write another post about this years ES-season later on. 73, Bas

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  7. Wow, dat is knap. 50 MHz, the magic band. Gefeliciteerd, 73 Ron pa2rf

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Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas