October 6, 2023

Completed 30m ARRL DXCC Award

A big thank you to Vasily (YL3AKH) in Latvia for being my 100th DXCC contact confirmed on LoTW on 30 meters.  Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Its capital and largest city is Riga.  Latvians belong to the ethnolinguistic group of the Balts and speak Latvian.  Around 3000 BC, the proto-Baltic ancestors of the Latvian people settled on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.

I am delighted to have earned the ARRL 30 meters DXCC award. It took many years to earn this award.  All contacts were made with 100 watts or less and using simple wire antennas.

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As I write this, I have now completed DXCC on 10 Meters, 15 Meters, 17 Meters, 20 Meters, and 30 Meters. I am working on achieving DXCC on several bands.
  • 12 Meters - I now have an antenna and progressing (69 qualifying contacts confirmed on LoTW).
  • 40 Meters - Making good progress (93 qualifying contacts confirmed on LoTW)
  • 80 Meters - Slow progress (40 qualifying contact confirmed on LoTW)
  • 160 Meters - No antenna.
I am also pursuing the DXCC Challenge Award which requires confirming at least 1,000 DXCC band-points on any Amateur bands, 160 through 6 meters (except 60 meters). I presently have 769 contacts confirmed on LoTW toward the DXCC Challenge Award.

Good DX and 73, NJ2X

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