During this busy Field Day weekend, I received an email from Alex XE1MEX reporting that he has achieved DXCC via Satellite. This is quite an accomplishment since he made most (or all?) of the contacts via LEO satellites. It turns out that I have worked XE1MEX several times on the FM birds from home and from PJ4 (Bonaire) and HR3 (Honduras). Although I have not been on the OSCAR satellites lately, a few years ago it was a major focus of my ham radio activity…resulting in VUCC on Satellite. I made it a point to activate rare grids and countries whenever I could and it was tons of fun!
It is great to hear that Alex achieved his goal of DXCC. I really appreciate that he took the time to thank the hams that helped him get it done by activating the various countries. It brings back memories for me…maybe I should dust off that Arrow II antenna and go find an island to activate!
73, Bob K0NR
Today, I am celebrating the submission of my application for my DXCC Satellite award !.All of you made a great contribution to make my dream came true and I really appreciate your support to achieve one of my important goals as amateur satellite DX operator.
All of you were operating out of your home when we had our satellite contact. On most of the cases, I did not get any other contact with those DXCC entities afterwards; therefore without your cooperation I would be still far away of achieving my long awaited goal (almost 10 years working/confirming):
Ramón, XE1KK> HC8/XE1KK, KP2/W1RSV, PJ7/VE7RKK (and others…!)Drew, KO4MA> FS/KO4MA, KG4MA, VP2EAGAllen, N5AFV> VP2V/N5AFV, J79AFM (and others…!)Bob, K0NR> PJ4/K0NR, HR3/KB0CYNeil, VA7DX> 3DA0WC, 7P8NKYoshi, JF6BCC> T88IY, KH2GRVladi, LZ3XV> 5N0EVRRafael, XE1GRR> XF4DLDave, W2VV> VP5/W2VVWayne, W9AE> FG/W9AEJerry, K5OE> 9Y/K5OENeil, W6FOG> W6FOG/6Y5Nori, JE1PLR> A22BPBill, N2COP> N2COP/C6AFrancisco, CT1EAT> CT3/CT1EATGeorge, DU1KIR> DU1/GM4COKRolf, DK2ZF> EA6/DK2ZFWayne, N5WD> V31WDJohn, N8QGC> N8QGC/VP9Jean, F6CBC> FM/F6CBCMy appreciation too for the satellite operators of the DX-peditions:GB4FUN, VP6DIA, TZ6RD, 5K0Z and K5D
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU AND BEST 73 !!Alex, XE1MEX