December 30, 2023

Completed 40m ARRL DXCC Award

A big THANK YOU to Leong (XX9ET) in Macao for being my 100th DXCC contact confirmed on LoTW on 30 meters.  Thank you also for being my first contact with Macao.  I look forward to our next contact further on down the log.

Macao is a city and a special administrative region of China in the western Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea.  Macao is 60 km (37 mi) west of Hong Kong.

Flag of Macao

I am delighted to have earned the ARRL 40 meters DXCC award. It took many years to complete.  All contacts were made with 100 watts or less and using simple wire antennas.

As I write this, I have now completed DXCC on six bands: 10 Meters, 15 Meters, 17 Meters, 20 Meters, 30 Meters, and 40 Meters. I am presently working on achieving DXCC on two remaining bands.
  • 12 Meters - 85 qualifying contacts confirmed on LoTW
  • 80 Meters - 46 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 825 contacts confirmed on LoTW toward the DXCC Challenge Award.

Good DX and 73, NJ2X

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