Photo by Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD
SWODXA, the Southwest Ohio DX Association held their annual DX Dinner, which is an associated event, coinciding with Dayton Hamvention.
At the dinner, NC1L, Bill Moore (SK) was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame as was Jerry, WB9Z.
Then the big announcement was made and the VK0EK Team was very happy and want to thank SWODXA and all of our sponsors, and the entire DX Community for helping make VK0EK Happen!
I’m so surprised – almost shocked – that VK0EK is on the cover of the 2016 DXCC Yearbook. We were the cover award winners for the ARRL Yearly DX Issue of QST (my childhood dream magazine), and took over DX Magazine’s January / February issue – including the cover of Carl’s fabulous magazine – I honestly don’t know what is left or what to expect.
What an honor – and man am I happy.
When I asked an NCDXF Board Member what he thought the biggest measure of success was for a DXpedition, he said “A significant achievement is for a DXpedition to work Uniques in the 20 – something percentile range”. I am also very glad to see that the drop in the position on the Most Wanted List – curated by Clublog, (the de-facto standard) is now 25, which is 20 positions lower than a year ago. That is something that I hoped to see – to drop to #25 or lower.
A hearty congratulations to the VK0EK Team!
[UPDATE: glad I caught that screen snap of hitting #25. With the deletion of Kure and Midway changes the list – but relatively speaking – the team still dropped down the list that was in place at the time they were on the air – which is what matters]
Mike, KJ4Z, the brains behind the VK0LD operation, which was the first remote operation from a Top 10 DX Entity, is sending QSL’s out to the lucky 43 who managed to make a QSO with that special event callsign.
Here is a sample of that QSL / Letter:
Please check with Mike – and request yours today!