I have been working on a number of operating awards with the goals of both improving my operating skills and verifying the performance of our station against our original design goals. I am happy to say that I’ve achieved my first major goal in this area by completing a DXCC Challenge Award. This award requires working and confirming at least 1,000 DXCC band-enties on any of the Amateur bands, 160 through 6 meters (except 60 meters). This award is a good one to confirm the performance of our station across all of the HF Bands. It took me about 1 year after finishing our new station and starting to work towards this award to complete it. I hope some day to achieve the 1,500 and other endorsements for this award.
– Fred (AB1OC)