иконографияКартиниOn 07/09/11 I reached a major milestone in my ham radio career. On that day I received word that my latest submission to the ARRL DXCC program had been accepted. This application was my final step in receiving 5-Band DXCC (5BDXCC) which means I have contacted, and confirmed via QSL cards, 100 or more countries on five different amateur radio frequency bands.
This is the culmination of an effort I started over 30 years ago and something I am very proud of. As of the above date I have the following totals: 103 countries on 80 meters, 109 on 40m, 167 on 20m, 164 on 15m and 118 on 10m. Here is the 5BDXCC certificate I received today.
In addition to the 5BDXCC I also received endorsements on my CW (Morse code) and Mixed (CW+Voice) DXCC totals which brings me to 325 and 329 countries respectively. Currently the DXCC program recognizes 341 ‘countries’ and when I have worked all but 9 of them I will be eligible for the DXCC Honor Roll !
In addition to the certificate shown above, the ARRL offers an optional plaque for this award. I ordered one and it arrived a couple of days ago. It really looks great.