I put a lot of QSOs into the logbook during February, the majority of these were data contacts made during a couple of RTTY and PSK contests and I had a lot of fun doing them. I’ve got fldigi configured how I like it and I’m feeling pretty competent using it during contests. It doesn’t have DXCluster integration and I can’t see that I can use the SCP database with it but apart from that, I’m enjoying it a lot.
One disappointment this month was that during a RTTY contest I was called by 9N1II (Nepal) which would have been a new DXCC for me but it turns out since that the Nepal Ministry of Information and Communication have stated that “the license 9N1II has not been issued to a foreigner or anyone else for that matter”. This is also confirmed at ClubLog. On the bombshell that 9N1II is a pirate, I’ve deleted him from my log.
On a more positive note, I qualified for two awards in February – Worked All States (WAS) and DXCC on 10m. WAS was done entirely via Logbook of The World and the 10m DXCC was done using a mixture of LoTW QSOs and physical QSL cards which I had to post off to a checker in the UK. Both of these awards have been applied for so I’m just waiting for the certificates to arrive.
QSOs made: 1405
DXCC entities worked: 82
New DXCC entities worked: 4
Total DXCC worked: 167
Total DXCC confirmed using LoTW: 126
Total DXCC confirmed using LoTW/QSL cards: 146