100 DX entities confirmed via LotW (118 worked)

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The Logbook of the World is sure gaining popularity! More than 53% of the QSO I had submitted to LotW had been confirmed (QSL-ed)! This is every second QSO, and a so much better ratio compared to 25-30% confirmation rate on average it was, when I started uploading my logs to LotW three years ago. I also start getting LotW QSLs for QSO dated 2011-2012 now meaning many people start uploading their old logs.

According to the logs, I worked almost 100 DXCC in about a first year I got somewhat active on HF with my 31′ long-wire antenna and 5 watts or sometime 100 watts of power, after getting a license. Confirming these took so much longer though.

Some entities just don’t have too many ham operators there (like Greenland for example), and some countries don’t have reliable access to Internet either (like Cuba). Sending a QSL-card directly to a rare DXCC entity may cost up to $10 considering the cost of postage, cards, and a small contribution. And the answer is not guaranteed.

Confirming 100 contacts by direct QSL-requests is costly so normally you use a QSL bureau or (even better!) an instant electronic confirmation system such as the Logbook of the World (LotW).

As of today, I had 118 DXCC entities contacted, out of which 98 were confirmed via LotW and 6 more by QSL cards (direct), while I was waiting for a QSL card or LotW confirmation from the remaining ones.

Today, two more appeared confirmed on LotW so I could finally submit an application for a basic (mixed) DXCC award via LotW completely without needing to mail / check any QSL cards. Which I just did:

DXCC Application for VA3PAW, Paul Shiryaev
LoTW Application # 98851
Status Sent
Timestamp 2014-12-04 21:17:53
Name Paul Shiryaev
Call Sign VA3PAW
ARRL Member Look up
Diamond Club/Maxim no
# LoTW QSO Credits Sent 100
# Paper QSO Credits Sent 0
Payment By Credit Card
Applying for Mixed

FEES
Application Fee 10.00
LoTW Payment Credit Fee 12.00
Certificates Fee 27.00
Credit Slip Fee 2.00
-------
Total 51.00

For historical purposes, here is the list of the first 100 of confirmed (via LotW only!) DX entities in historical order along with a date of a first confirmed QSO:

2011-09-23 IZ4BBF – ITALY – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2011-10-02 NU6T – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-01-21 VE3CX – CANADA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-01-22 PJ2/K8ND – CURACAO – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-02-11 PI4DX – NETHERLANDS – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 WP3A – PUERTO RICO – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 EF8R – CANARY ISLANDS – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 KH6LC – HAWAII – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 LS1D – ARGENTINA – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 DL1QQ – FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 PW7T – BRAZIL – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 YW4D – VENEZUELA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 VP9I – BERMUDA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 P40L – ARUBA – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 XE2X – MEXICO – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 HK1T – COLOMBIA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 F6KHM – FRANCE – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-03 EI7M – IRELAND – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-04 VP2EC – ANGUILLA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 CR3A – MADEIRA ISLANDS – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 UT7U – UKRAINE – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-03 8P5A – BARBADOS – 40M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-04-01 RL3AW – EUROPEAN RUSSIA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 JH4UYB – JAPAN – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-04-01 EA2KC – SPAIN – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 G5O – ENGLAND – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-04-11 2M0ONW – SCOTLAND – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-04-08 SQ7FPD – POLAND – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-04-11 SV2JAO – GREECE – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-05-06 E77DX – BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-02-25 HI3TEJ – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-05-06 LZ9W – BULGARIA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 OT5A – BELGIUM – 40M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-01-19 PJ4C – BONAIRE – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-06-02 9A2UZ – CROATIA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-10 PJ7PT – SINT MAARTEN – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-07-05 OK1CF – CZECH REPUBLIC – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-07-14 S52WW – SLOVENIA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-07-27 KP2/N4BFR – US VIRGIN ISLANDS – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-08-26 YO3CZW – ROMANIA – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-09-21 CU7MD – AZORES – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-03-24 YT2T – SERBIA – 15M PHONE (PHONE)
2012-10-28 GI4SJQ – NORTHERN IRELAND – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 LA6YEA – NORWAY – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-07-28 SB6A – SWEDEN – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 WL7E – ALASKA – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 HG7T – HUNGARY – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 LX7I – LUXEMBOURG – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 6Y9X – JAMAICA – 40M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 D4C – CAPE VERDE – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 ZM4T – NEW ZEALAND – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 VP5DX – TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-13 9Y4D – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 CW5W – URUGUAY – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 OH0Z – ALAND ISLAND – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 RW0A – ASIATIC RUSSIA – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-20 ER4DX – MOLDOVA – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 V26B – ANTIGUA & BARBUDA – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-12-09 CR6K – PORTUGAL – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 VP2MDG – MONTSERRAT – 15M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-12-16 ZS3D – REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-28 TO9R – MARTINIQUE – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-27 OE6Z – AUSTRIA – 15M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2012-10-06 VK4UC – AUSTRALIA – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-23 FS/LY2IJ – SAINT MARTIN – 10M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-31 GW4BLE – WALES – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-31 YL2SM – LATVIA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-31 ES9C – ESTONIA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-02 HB9CXZ – SWITZERLAND – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-07-14 4O3A – MONTENEGRO – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-07-28 GJ6YB – JERSEY – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-07 TX5K – CLIPPERTON ISLAND – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-10-26 CN2AA – MOROCCO – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-10-26 ED9Z – CEUTA & MELILLA – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2013-03-31 OM2VL – SLOVAK REPUBLIC – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-02-16 6W/G3TXF – SENEGAL – 10M CW (CW) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-02-16 OH2XX – FINLAND – 10M CW (CW) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-02-15 ZF2LC – CAYMAN ISLANDS – 10M CW (CW) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-02-15 FY5KE – FRENCH GUIANA – 20M CW (CW) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-02-28 W1AW/KG4 – GUANTANAMO BAY – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-03-02 C6ANA – BAHAMAS – 15M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-03-29 TX6G – AUSTRAL ISLAND – 15M CW (CW) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2013-07-28 HC2AO – ECUADOR – 20M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-04-27 V44KAI – SAINT KITTS & NEVIS – 15M CW (CW) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-03-15 UA2FL – KALININGRAD – 15M CW (CW) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2013-04-12 9K2GS – KUWAIT – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-02-15 TI5W – COSTA RICA – 40M CW (CW) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-08-15 OZ1DSD – DENMARK – 40M JT65 (DATA) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-08-18 LY2PAD – LITHUANIA – 40M JT65 (DATA) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-08-11  FG5FU – GUADELOUPE – 40M JT65 (DATA) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-09-11 TA1CM – TURKEY – 40M SSB (PHONE) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-09-09 ZP5YW – PARAGUAY – 20M JT9 (DATA) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2012-10-28 KG6DX – GUAM – 10M PHONE (PHONE) [DXCC-10,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-PH]
2014-09-20 CE4SFG – CHILE – 20M JT65 (DATA) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-09-21 TF5B – ICELAND – 17M RTTY (DATA) [DXCC-17,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-09-13 EA6NB – BALEARIC ISLAND – 40M CW (CW) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-09-21 PZ5AA – SURINAME – 40M CW (CW) [DXCC-40,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-10-24 V51FH – NAMIBIA – 20M JT65 (DATA) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-M,DXCC-RTTY]
2014-11-30 4L8A – GEORGIA – 20M CW (CW) [DXCC-20,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]
2014-11-30 3B8MU – MAURITIUS ISLAND – 15M CW (CW) [DXCC-15,DXCC-CHAL,DXCC-CW,DXCC-M]

The additional DXCC entities I have confirmed using QSL cards (direct) are:

  1. Cuba
  2. Greenland
  3. Macedonia
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Nicaragua
  6. Western Sahara

The DXCC entities / QSO worked and still pending confirmation (QSL card or LotW) are:

  1. 2014-10-31 RI1ANT – ANTARCTICA – 20M CW
  2. 2014-03-28 EW7LO – BELARUS – 40M CW
    2013-03-31 EU1A – BELARUS – 40M PHONE
  3. 2014-10-25 TK9R – CORSICA – 40M PHONE
  4. 2014-11-30 P33W – CRETE – 15M CW
  5. 2014-02-08 J38XX – GRENADA – 20M CW
  6. 2013-03-31 TG0AA – GUATEMALA – 20M PHONE
    2014-09-13 TG9ANF – GUATEMALA – 20M PHONE
  7. 2013-07-14 HQ2W – HONDURAS – 20M PHONE
    2014-11-29 HR2J  – HONDURAS – 20M CW
  8. 2014-11-20 4Z1IG – ISRAEL – 40M JT65
  9. 2012-07-27 FP/VE3DX – SAINT PIERRE – 40M PHONE
  10. 2012-07-28 A61ZX – UAE – 20M PHONE
  11. 2014-11-21 J6/DL7VOG – SAINT LUCIA – 40M CW
  12. 2012-12-16 J79WTA – DOMINICA – 40M PHONE

Okay, so now 222 more entities to go (out of 340)!

LotW Account Status

DXCC
Award
New LoTW QSLs LoTW QSLs in Process DXCC Credits Awarded Total
(All)
Total
(Current)
Mixed 0 100 0 100 100
CW 40 12 0 52 52
Phone 2 81 0 83 83
Digital 30 7 0 37 37
80M 4 0 0 4 4
40M 39 26 0 65 65
30M 8 0 0 8 8
20M 34 25 0 59 59
17M 6 1 0 7 7
15M 31 35 0 66 66
12M 1 0 0 1 1
10M 29 13 0 42 42
Challenge 152 100 0 252

* = Award has been issued

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About va3paw
Ham radio enthusiast, software developer

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