Pretty much all I’ve done this month is work data modes using my special Olympic callsign of GO6NHU. I’ve used my normal callsign just a handful of times, mainly for picking up the five new DXCC entities (Comoros, Guyana, Micronesia, Liberia and Zambia) and for a few more unusual stations such as RI1ANF on South Shetland and Bob, VP8LP on the Falkland Islands. The special prefix only has a few more days to go and then I’ll be back to normal.
My DXCC count is a little low this month but I’ve not really been looking to work big numbers of countries, just get as many QSOs as possible into my log with the GO callsign, all by calling CQ. I have a goal that I’d like to reach and I’m on target for that.
I’ve spent some time this month going through and catching up on outgoing QSL cards. I now have either QSL cards or OQRS requests outstanding for every entity I’ve worked but don’t yet have confirmed so with luck my confirmed count will start going up a bit quicker than it has over the last few months. I’ve been a bit lax about sending out cards recently so it’s good to have caught up. I like QSLing, I like getting envelopes of cards from the bureau and it’s even nicer to receive cards back from stations that I’ve sent to directly.
QSOs made: 928 (902 using GO6NHU, 26 using G6NHU)
DXCC entities worked: 84
New DXCC entities worked: 5
Total DXCC worked: 214
Total DXCC confirmed using LoTW: 177
Total DXCC confirmed using LoTW/QSL cards: 189