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Using the excellent Club Log* as a guide, but removing modes / bands option — which DXCC entity / entities do you still need?

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1) This poll is mostly for fun and readership integration – for example, we know some ops have P5 on CW, SSB or RTTY so your final vote(s) may differ from the assumed normal.

2) You may also add your own answer – please use this option sensibly and within ham spirit. (for example, you may still need YK – Syria).

3) KH1 – Baker likely to change position due to current activity.

4) Comments very welcome – ideally constructive ones.

5) This is a new poll format and it may go wrong  – patience if it does! 🙂

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*(most wanted DXCC list updated June 28)

9 COMMENTS

  1. Viet-Nam ! ranked no 174 +-at club log ,never get any DXCC qso since this country welcomed ham radio ! I dont want to start a running gag ,but 🙄

  2. There is no D1 (East Ukraine) DXCC. Eastern part of Ukraine and Crimea is illegally occupied by Putin’s Russia.

  3. What about Kermadec?

    I’ve been a ham for 58 years and for some reason have never heard this one on the air!

  4. Not sure of the value of this particular poll – the top 20 countries are top for a reason and I would tick just about every box on this list. Most of these entities would also require big budget dxpeditions and would be on the radar of all the major dx groups. Being at the bottom of the cycle, I am also not sure if we want these big budget entities activated right now any way.

    That said, I actually think there are plenty of entities outside the top 20 that are much wanted and are within the reach of even the smallest low budget dxpedition team. That is of course “much wanted” on the low bands in particular.

    EU countries such as 3A, 4u1itu, c31, zb2 etc are still much needed on 80 and 160M outside EU. Of course finding space in these entities for decent low band antennas is a challenge but is it any more challenging than lugging a load of gear to a faraway African country that has been active ten times in the last 10 years. Even nearby countries such as 3v and 7x are rare outside EU on the lowbands.

    I am guessing the reason these entities are not activated in this way is because of the infatuation with big qso totals and also because working the low bands is hard work.

    Although I have never worked EME in my life I admire the dxpeditioning of w7gj who goes to semi rare DX entities to work 6 metre eme knowing that he will be lucky to make a few hundred qsos. Lance is about qso quality not qso quantity and I really wish there were more dxpeditioners like this. I really wonder what satisfaction is gleaned from activating a semi rare entity and sitting on 20 and 40 metres and working guys who have already worked that entity a dozen times before. Sure, there is the pleasure of being with other radio buddies, visiting a warm and exotic location and drinking a few beers, but I would of thought providing a new one to those passionately chasing it would be the biggest pay-off.

    Of course the opportunities are not just close by to EU. In the Carribean area there are otherwise common entities that are quite rare on the lowbands, I have been active on topband for over 20 years and I have never heard 8R, TG, VP2V and also CP in South America.

    You will not make big qso totals from these entities but you could easily make a few thousand qsos on the lowbands and many of these qsos would be giving out new band countries to guys who are just as passionate about this as working an ATNO. I worked every entity about 20 years ago and if this was my only passion and interest I would have given up on dxing when I worked P5 back around 2000.

    LY2IJ and UA4CC have been doing these types of dxpeditions in recent years with great success and can also combine a holiday with their XYLs whilst providing new ones to enthusiastic low banders.

    Just something for potential dxpeditioners to think about.

    Cheers
    Paul – vk4ma

  5. GARY T (K6RNK)
    THERE ARE (2) ISLANDS THAT OUR RARELY ON THAT COULD BE GOOD FOR A LARGE DX PEDITION TO THINK ABOUT GETTING A BIG GROUP TOGETHER AND GOING. 1. TRISTAN da CUNHA (ZD9) LOCATED IN THE SOUTH
    ATLANTIC OCEAN & FAROE ISLANDS (OY) . THESE ISLANDS ARE PRETTY RARE!!!

  6. Only allows one choice. I need for for #1 HR: Crozet, Pratas, San Felix and DPRK. Any one of them will do nicely.

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