Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by W7UUU, Dec 9, 2018.
One of the rarest of the rare!!
ATNO for me too - last night on 40m CW!
I too made it through on 40m CW. Not technically an ATNO for me as I worked SV2ASP/A on 20 CW, but I never got that QSO confirmed before the monk's passing.
So far my ATNOs for 2021 have been: Mozambique, North Cook Islands, Vanuatu, South Shetland Islands, Tajikistan, Uganda, UK Bases on Cyprus, and Eswatini. Currently sitting at 252 worked/230 confirmed via LOTW over the span of about 5 years of operating with 100w and wires.
Hoo Boy! Haven't seen an ATNO here at radio WG7X in quite a while! That might be due to a lack of better antennas or something; probably dedication!
Last time I looked, I was stuck at 293 worked and 250 or so confirmed. At this point, I'm down to some of the harder ones like central Africa, the Indian Ocean and SE Asia... It's fun tho, and the hunt continues! If it was easy it would not be fun?!
Sao Tome & Principe, S9OK and Guinea-Bissau J5t on 20m ssb. Also Rodriguez Island 3B9FR and Eswatini 3DA0RU on 12m FT8.
Not rare by any means I know - but still fun to get FOUR more ATNOs in the log today!!
Ceuta & Melilla, Balearic Island, Sardinia, and Algeria.
All using the "mode that shall not be mentioned" but hey - gotta use what they're using or you won't work them.
Not a fan that EA9ACD charges for LoTW uploads... grrr. But that's the way some folks roll.
The wording on his page is not clear.
I have him confirmed on 4 bands on LoTW with no payment of any sort.
That's good to know - will just wait and see what happens then. I just saw this on his QRZ page:
Looks more like poor editing.
Worked 3DA0RU on Friday, Oct. 15. My current setup is 5 watts to a short, low, end-fed wire.
It's not really an ATNO, because I worked it once before in 1989. Definitely feels new, though .