Some fun on HF, 23rd December 2020

I was enjoying a bit of time on 15 metres using FT8 when I worked this special station from Belgium – OT6SAFE, encouraging amateurs to stay at home because of Covid 19. While the contact has not been confirmed on Log Book of the World I did receive a confirmation in the form of the certificate shown above.

The contact was made on 23rd December 2020 at 009:51 UTC.on the fourth line from the top of the LOTW excerpt.

I have been using Log Book of the World for many years and have uploaded about 7,000 contacts. Confirmations dribble in, often many years after the contacts were made.

Here is my current LOTW status for the DXCC: I need two more confirmations. I am waiting LOTW confirmations for Kalingrad and Sardia. I have worked Luxembourg, Pakistan and Crete and none of these stations confirm on LOTW. I have about 130 countries/entities confirmed, the balance with QSL cards. Eventually I might sort them all out and apply for a WIA award – But I enjoy working them more!

My digital station is an IC7300 dedicated for digital. I run 30 watts to a three element beam (20, 15 and 10 metres) and an OCF (off-centre fed dipole) for 80, 40 and 18 metres and a half-wave end fed for 30 metres.

2 thoughts on “Some fun on HF, 23rd December 2020

  1. Hi Paul
    I was hoping to get 100 countries/entities this year but I reckon I don’t have much of a chance tonight to pick up some confirmations. People will be celebrating, albeit, in a more subdued way.. Kalingrad and Sardinia are two I have worked where the station operator indicated that they use LOTW.
    73
    John D
    VK5BJE/VK5PF

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