Tag Archive for QSLs

9Q6AL now counts for DXCC

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The ARRL has finally approved 9Q6AL (Congo) for DXCC. Lots of DXers over the past year have worked Otto DK3MO and received his card along with a bit of a let-down: his QRZ.com page still mentions that 9Q6AL “Currently does not count for DXCC - No Documentation Received” but he’ll probably be updating that soon as…

Unsolicited rare QSL: VK9XM

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Every now and then an envelope from the bureau contains a pearl – an unexpected card from a rare entity for a contact that I hadn’t gotten around to QSLing yet. An LoTW confirmation usually is enough to prevent me from sending a paper QSL. Such was the case with VK9XM for a contact I’ll…

Armenia – finally!

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It only took 35 years but I finally worked Armenia – a country not rare enough to justify a DXpedition but rare enough to elude me for-itseemslike-ever. OM Karen is a conscientious QSLer. He was away from home so he emailed me to acknowledge receipt of my PayPal’ed $2 and said he would send out his QSL…

Back from KH6

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After a longer than planned vacation to Hawaii I’m back at the key in the CQ-WPX Contest. Did I miss having a radio in Hawaii? Not for one second. Didn’t even take a camera other than the one in my smart phone (dang happy with it too). I spent a lot of time there (Navy) in…