A few weeks back, W1SYE worked VP8SGI, located on South Georgia Island. The confirmation for those contacts just arrived in Logbook of the World (LotW). South Georgia Island is ranked #8 (out of 340) on the most wanted DX list.
About a year ago, W1LY completed contacts on behalf of the club with K1N, Navassa Island. That island, off limits to humans, was ranked as #2 on the most wanted DX list.
Speaking of DX, the DXCC confirmation count for W1SYE continues to rise, following activity during the CW DX Contest. It currently stands at 88. You too can help W1SYE get our DXCC Certificate by working DX stations using the W1SYE callsign.
After receiving confirmations from Hawaii and Alaska, W1SYE has 49 confirmed states, and only requires a confirmation from Montana to complete WAS
Hoping to complete DXCC on behalf of the club, Bob, WB4SON, participated as W1SYE during this past weekend’ ARRL CW DX Contest. As weekends are busy for everybody, limited time was available, perhaps a total of 10 hours on Saturday and Sunday (out of the full 48 hour period).
W1SYE worked a total of 75 countries, selecting those that are active in LotW to increase the odds of obtaining confirmations that way. The contest log was uploaded to LotW this morning, and W1SYE’s confirmed DXCC count is now up to 40 countries!
In the DX world, Hawaii and Alaska count as separate countries. Both were worked during this contest, so if confirmations arrive we will increase our WAS standings — Currently we need confirmation for working Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana to complete WAS.
Since the log was uploaded about 12 hours after the end of the contest, and logs aren’t due until March 22nd, getting 14 confirmations right off the bat was pretty amazing. More are sure to come in the weeks and months ahead.
The ARRL Phone DX Contest is coming in two weeks, March 5-6. Perhaps a club member might like to operate as W1SYE during that contest to bring us closer to obtaining DXCC?
The 789 contacts from the Winter Field Day event have been uploaded to the W1SYE Logbook of the World (LotW) database.
With that update, we now have 47 confirmed states (still need Alaska, Hawaii and Montana), and 26 confirmed countries.
Due to the impending snow storm, tonight’s meeting has been canceled.
We will be having our regular NCRC meeting at KVH this coming Monday at 7 PM.
In addition to our usual business items, the will be a discussion on the very successful Winter Field Day activation at the end of January, as well as voting on a new member applicant (Alan, KB1DJ). After the regular meeting an excellent video on the K1N Navassa Island DXpedition will be shown.
Please don’t forget that dues are due. At this point 51 of 84 members have paid. You can check the member roster to see if you have paid — look on the 2016 column on the right — if you see “2016” by your name, then you’ve paid your dues, otherwise we don’t have a record that you’ve paid. Please contact Ted, W1GRI, if you have any dues questions. And you can pay online by clicking on the “Pay Dues or Donate” tab.
Hope to see you Monday night!