Updating

I was playing around with my logging program tonight and updated the "QRP DXCC Tally" on my operating page.  The last entry I had put on there was the Isle of Man back in March of 2011.  I have worked about 15 new DXCC entities since then via QRP - bringing my total up to 125 worked with 5 Watts or less.

I am sure you guys could do way better than that!  I am just a dial twiddler and pretty much work DX when I come across it by chance, or during a DX contest.

If you're a dedicated DXer, who makes use of the PacketClusters and all that kind of thing, you could probably complete QRP DXCC and more in a calendar year.

But whether your an old fashioned dial turner like me; or use the latest and greatest technology to find DX, DXCC is very feasible using 5 Watts or less.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!
Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Updating”

  • Chris KQ2RP:

    There’s a lot to be said for being a ‘dial twiddler’ as a QRPer. Once the DX is on the cluster, everyone knows. I’ve had much of my success being ‘first in line’ — lots of listening for tuner-uppers, QRL? or CQ CQ… — Much better chance not having to battle it out. I changed my call in August 2011 after passing the extra (and returning from 25 year radio silence). I had no idea of my previous standing for DXCC so I started from scratch and hit the century mark in under 9 months. Mostly just 5W and a wire, with some portable ops in there too. The vigilant dial spinner can have a distinct advantage. I’ve come to pay attention to the clusters too, but did a lot of my damage by doing lots of listening.

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