For a good part of last week I was on Washington Island, Wisconsin – US Island WI-001L – operating from my friend George W9EVT’s shack.
I had informally set myself a DXCC in a visit goal. Despite poor weather I didn’t come too far short.
The first 16 QSOs I used George W9EVT’s Icom IC-7800 and then for the remaining 174 QSOs moved over to the Hilberling PT-8000A Transceiver.
Here is the country list for the visit:
- Balearic Islands
- Canary Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Russia – Asiatic
- Russia – European
- Saudi Arabia
- South Cook Islands
- St. Martin
- St. Barthelemy
- St. Lucia
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- United Arab Emirates
I’m rather sure that without the storms and lightening, that 100 DXCC entities wouldn’t have been much more work.
In addition to the DX, I also worked a “Clean Sweep” on the Ham Nation special event and a handful of special event stations that caught my interest.
I did fudge and organize one sked – I had called and arranged to work my good friend Paul AE5JU as my final QSO for the visit. Nothing finer to “close the logs” with working a good friend about 1000 miles away!
While I only added two DXCC entities to my all time list, the exercise was a lot of fun for both myself and George W9EVT.