With the arrival of our 100th contact confirmation, from a CW contact with FY5KE (French Guiana), W1SYE has earned our first DXCC.
As you can probably guess, DXCC is fairly easy to obtain, after all Willy, W1LY, and Bob, WB4SON, started working on it 72 days ago. But this is the easiest aspect of DXCC — Mixed (any mode on any band). Stations can apply for different modes (CW, Voice, Digital, Satellite), and different bands. There are additional awards for completing DXCC on 5-bands (80/40/20/15/10), as well as 1,000 or more confirmed contacts with different countries on different bands. The ultimate award is obtaining the DXCC Honor Roll, which requires confirmations from 331 or more DX entities.
Bottom line, the club can continue to work on DXCC for many years to come. For those that might be interested, a breakdown of the contacts by mode and band is shown below:
Congratulations to W1SYE for earning DXCC after 71 years!