A poor year of operating for M0OXO?…..


Well, I can’t say I am suprised at this years totals. I knew that 3 months of air during the summer would play a big part in my totals and then again a further 4 weeks period of air in December definately hurt me 😉 so here they are below. CW however was my target this year and I did make a promise that I would increase CW activity in 2011 and that can be seen as true, CW taking a 16% increase to last year and SSB activity less. Lets hope 2012 can be a better year and once more CW activity is the way forward for me.

Year Number of DXCCs Number of QSOs QSOs as Percent
2011 191 1640 CW: 20.98%
Phone: 34.51%
Data: 44.51%

2010 204 6473 CW: 8.54%
Phone: 18.83%
Data: 72.62%


2009 205 5037 CW: 11.65%
Phone: 28.95%
Data: 59.40%

2011 didn’t bring me too many more ”new ones” (just 6 all time new) but there were some nice bits out there this year and with the increased band activity this last few months, this has enabled me to start (for the first time really) chasing new slots. This graph shows quite a big influx in new slots which have in the main have been over 70 new slots on CW alone, amazing!

DXCC Slots

So, what for 2012?
Well my mission (should I choose to accept it!) is to progress with CW, thats my main target. I shall chase as many new slots as much as possible but will however take the odd break again during the year. It’s good to have a few weeks off and do other things (that the xyl nags about) but certainly not as much time off air as 2011!

I need to look at the DXCC’s still wanted (full list at the bottom of this page) but to be fair, until new Dxpeditions appear, many of these will be on the list for many years to come.

Qsl Managing plays a big part in my side of the hobby and that will continue. I have plans to keep the OQRS system as up to date as possible and with Tim M0URX we are activly working on ways to improve and make the system more efficient.

So to all of you with whom our paths have crossed this year, Seasons Greetings to you and you families. Have a very merry Christmas and let’s hope 2012 is a good year for all of us.

73 de Charles

Needed DXCCs
Entity Most-wanted Rank
NAVASSA I. #1
NORTH KOREA #2
HEARD I. #3
SOUTH SANDWICH #4
BOUVET #5
YEMEN #6
AMSTERDAM & ST. PAUL #7
KINGMAN REEF #8
MALPELO I. #9
CROZET #10
AUCKLAND & CAMPBELL #11
TROMELIN #12
JUAN DE NOVA & EUROPA #13
PALMYRA & JARVIS IS. #14
SOUTH GEORGIA #15
MACQUARIE I. #16
WAKE I. #17
BAKER & HOWLAND IS. #18
ST. PETER & ST. PAUL #19
JOHNSTON I. #20
SAN FELIX I. #21
PRATAS ISLAND #22
KURE I. #23
SCARBOROUGH REEF #24
ERITREA #25
KERGUELEN #27
MYANMAR #28
THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN #29
BANABA #30
MELLISH REEF #31
SWAINS ISLAND #32
COCOS I. #35
PITCAIRN I. #36
NORTH COOK IS. #40
CHESTERFIELD IS. #41
TEMOTU #43
NAURU #51
COMOROS #59

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