Friday, December 29, 2017
New Milestone For 80m Band - Reaching 150
2017 has been a banner year for the low bands - with the emphasis on my operating having been exclusively 80m and 160m for the past year. It has taken me 4 years to reach DXCC on 80m and another 3 years to get to 150 DXCC. To be fair, however, much of that time was spent in other pursuits - which extended the elapsed time. For example - all of 2016 was focused on QRP DX Marathon. In 2015, 1 took advantage of the sunspot cycle to go after DX in the high bands. It would have taken much longer had I not been focused in the low bands in 2017. The slope of the curves will certainly be shallower in 2018 - but it is nice to end the year with a couple of bangs -DXCC on 160m and 150 DXCC on 80m.