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Around the World in October DX Challenge

November 01, 2020 By: Chris G3YHF Category: Club, Fun, News

Afghanistan (T6AA – see right), Madagascar (5R8AL ) and Trinidad were amongst the countries contacted by Wythall Radio Club members in their October DX Challenge.

The aim was to have two-way contacts with other radio amateurs in as many different countries as possible on the 20 and 40 meter short wave bands.

With 85 countries worked on 20 meters and 76 on 40 meters, Club members had lots of fun talking to people in other parts of the world.  They used digital, voice and Morse Code transmisions at all times of the day and night.

Here’s a list of countries we contacted.

And below you can see the way the contacts built up…  John 2E0XET (photo left) contacted the most countries, although he was using low power (50 watts or less from his KX3 and small power amplifier) to a simple wire antenna (a doublet) and Morse Code only.  Nice one, John!

Finally, the overall result….

Callsign 20m 40m Grand total
2E0XET 41 17 58
2E0YZW 20 24 44
G0EYO 2 7 9
G0MTN 8 17 25
G3YHF 6 0 6
M0LQY 8 11 19
Grand Total 85 76 161

November’s Challenge is on 160, 80 and 40 meters.