Dave Hockaday WB4IUY, Youngsville NC USA FM05

DX/Country Hunting

DXCC Mixed

I finally got off my butt, and started doing something about all these QSL's I've collected since 1974. I have a load of paper that I've got to get to an ARRL person for verification. This DXCC Mixed is via my LOTW credits. I have about a 12% return rate via LOTW. Not bad, considering that no postage stamps were killed in this event :-)

ARRL DXCC Mixed

ARRL Diamond DXCC 2012

This is the ARRL's Diamond DXCC Award issued for working at least 100 countries during 2012 that represented those entities that were on the first DXCC list announced by the ARRL in the September 1937 issue. Mine has an endorsemebt of 125 for working 125 entities in 2012.

ARRL Diamond DXCC 2012

ARRL DXCC Standings

There are loads of variations on how you can submit for a DXCC award... multi-band, single band, lots of different modes, etc. I decided to simplify how I could display this, and did a screen capture of my ARRL DXCC standings. I'll update this from time to time. Click the image to the right to see the latest screen capture...

ARRL DXCC Standings

eDX - eQSL

This is the basic eDX award via eQSL.cc . This can be awarded for as little as 25 countries confirmed via eQSL. This was awarded for 78 countries confirmed via eQSL at that time. I'm almost up to 100 via eQSL at the time of this writing. I have about a 10.5% return rate via eQSL.

eDX Award

eDX100 - eQSL

This is the eDX100 award via eQSL.cc . This is initially awarded for 100 countries confirmed via eQSL. It can be upgraded in increments of 25 countries thereafter. This is currently endorsed to 152 countries.

eDX100 Award

eDX_CW - eQSL

This is the eDX100-CW award via eQSL.cc . This is initially awarded for 100 countries confirmed via eQSL in the CW mode. It can be upgraded in increments of 25 countries thereafter. This is currently endorsed to 101 countries.

eDX CW Award

eDX_SSB - eQSL

This is the eDX100-SSB award via eQSL.cc . This is initially awarded for 100 countries confirmed via eQSL in the SSB mode. It can be upgraded in increments of 25 countries thereafter. This is currently endorsed to 126 countries.

eDX SSB Award

eDX_20M - eQSL

This is the eDX100-20M award via eQSL.cc . This is initially awarded for 100 countries confirmed via eQSL specifically on the 20M band. It can be upgraded in increments of 25 countries thereafter. This is currently endorsed to 125 countries.

eDX 20M Award

eDX_EUROPE - eQSL

This is the eDX-Europe award via eQSL.cc . This is awarded for making contact with a minimum of 50 countries in Europe, all confirmed via eQSL. It can be upgraded in increments of 5 countries thereafter. This is currently endorsed to 54 countries.

eDX EU Award

DX-Club 200 - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working 200 countries. This award can be obtained for working 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, and 200 countries.

HRN DC-Club 200

DX Club 100 - QRZ.com

QRZ has a number of awards. This is for working 100 or more countries. This was endorsed on 1/17/2015 for 20 meters mixed modes and Mixed Band Phone. Additional endorsements were added on 11/22/2015. Click the image to the right to see the most recent updates.

QRZ DX Club 100

Prefix Hunting

ePFX300/353 - eQSL

This is the Prefix award via eQSL.cc . The basic award is for 300 different prefixes confirmed via eQSL. This was awarded for 353 confirmed via eQSL at that time.

ePFX300

ePFX300/803 - eQSL

This is the Prefix award via eQSL.cc . This was endorsed on 11/22/2015 for 803 confirmed prefixes via eQSL at that time.

ePFX300-785

1000 Prefix WPX - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working 1000 Callsigns with different prefixes from around the world.

1000 WPX

Continent Hunting

World Continents - QRZ.com

QRZ has a number of awards. This is for working all Continents. This was endorsed on 1/17/2015 for 40m CW, 20m CW, 20m Digital, 10m Digital, 40m mixed, 20m mixed, 15m mixed, 10m mixed, 40m phone, 20m phone, 15m phone, 10m phone. Additional endorsements were added on 11/22/2015. Click the image to the right to see the most recent updates.

QRZ World Continents

10M WAC - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working all continents on 10m, mixed.

10m WAC

15M WAC - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working all continents on 15m, mixed, and has the Antarctic bonus for working an Antarctic station.

15m WAC

20M WAC - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working all continents on 20m, mixed, and has the Antarctic bonus for working an Antarctic station.

20m WAC

WAC - Mixed

IARU Worked All Continents, Mixed Mode. This is another award through the IARU, and is easy to qualify for.

220 Duplexers

State Hunting

ARRL WAS Standings

There are loads of variations on how you can submit for a WAS award... multi-band, single band, lots of different modes, etc. I decided to simplify how I could display this, and did a screen capture of my ARRL WAS standings. I'll update this from time to time. Click the image to the right to see the latest screen capture...

ARRL WAS Standings

USA 50 - QRZ.com

QRZ has a number of awards. This is for working all 50 states. This was endorsed on 1/17/2015 for working all 50 states on mixed modes and bands. Additional endorsements were added on 11/22/2015. Click the image to the right to see the most recent updates.

QRZ DX Club 100

eWAS_MIXED - eQSL

This is the eWAS-MIXED award via eQSL.cc . This is awarded for making contact with all 50 states in the USA via any combination of mixed modes, all confirmed via eQSL.

eWAS MIXED Award

eWAS_SSB - eQSL

This is the eWAS-SSB award via eQSL.cc . This is awarded for making contact with all 50 states in the USA via SSB mode, all confirmed via eQSL.

eWAS SSB Award

10M WAS - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working all US States on 10m, mixed.

10m WAS

Province Hunting

eCanada - eQSL.cc

This is for working all Canadian Provinces. This was endorsed on 1/19/2015 for working the 10 primary provinces in their awards program.

eQSL eCanada

Worked All Provinces - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working all Canadian Provinces.

Worked All Provinces

Grid Square Hunting

ARRL VUCC Standings

There are loads of bands you can submit for a VUCC award on. I decided to simplify how I could display this, and did a screen capture of my ARRL VUCC standings. I'll update this from time to time. Click the image to the right to see the latest screen capture...

ARRL VUCC Standings

Grid Squared - QRZ.com

QRZ has a number of awards. This is for working 100 or grid squares. This was endorsed on 1/17/2015 for 5 Band Mixed (160m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10M), mixed CW, 40m digital, 20m digital, 40m phone, 20m phone, 15m phone, and 10m phone. Additional endorsements were added on 11/22/2015. Click the image to the right to see the most recent updates.

QRZ Grid Squared

Maidenhead Grid Squares 800 - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working an amateur station in each of 800 different grid squares, worldwide. This is available in increments of 100.

Worked All Grids

Misc Awards

HRN Members Worked - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. At the time I received this award, HRN has about 5300 members. This award is for working 50 members of the Ham Radio Nation site. They have a cool utility that allows you to upload your log, and it'll do an automatic check for you to see how many members you have worked.

Worked All Provinces

Triple Suffix - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working 9 stations with a triple suffix as in AAA, BBB, etc. It is available for 9, 18, and 26 contacts. A maximum of 26 can be utilized (1 for each letter of the alphabet).

Worked All Provinces

Worked Same Name - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working 50 other hams with the same first name as myself. I think I'm up to about 57, at this time.

Worked All Provinces

Butterfly 25 - Ham Radio Nation

Ham Radio Nation has a number of awards. This is for working 25 Female Stations from around the world. I'm up to about 45, so I'll be able to go for the Butterfly 50 soon!

Butterfly 25

1000 Miles Per Watt

This was for a contact between AA0JY & WB4IUY on RTTY at 100 milliwatts on 20 meters. This was equivilent to a contact at 9620 miles on 1 watt.

New HF Amp Project

Great Lakes Awards - 10 Meters

Repeater under construction

Event Awards

ARRL 2011 DX Contest, Phone

I picked this award up in the ARRL International DX Phone Contest in 2011 for 1st place in Single Operator, 10 meters, in NC.

eDX Award

IARU - 1994 1st Place in NC, Single Op Mixed

This was for the IARU World Championship Contest in 1994. I ran single op from my home station and took 1st place in NC.

IARU

VHF/UHF - Multi Op

This was from the ARRL UHF contest in 1994. This was a multi-op effort by several members of TEARA. Our team took 1st place in the Roanoke Division, and had a BLAST in doing so.

New HF Amp Project

Nebraska QSO Party - 1st Place NC

This was from the Nebraska QSO Party in 1997. I worked by myself from the home station, and took 1st place in NC.

Homebrew Repeater Controller


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