IV3PRK Pierluigi "Luis" Mansutti (ex HC1PF)

  160 meters Band: DXing on the Edge


“A QSL is the final courtesy of a QSO” (from the ARRL Radio Amateur’s Operating Manual).

LOTW is a wonderful tool but, after getting so easily a DXCC upgrade, I like also to have in my hands the paper QSL to recall that tough  topband QSO.

Due to the lack of band activity of this summer I went through my QSL boxes and scanned all those of DX interest. As a result it could be nice to see a sort of  160m. DXpedition story.

All the QSLs are ordered by DXCC country within each WAZ zone (here on the left) with a note on the month/year date of the QSO. Amazing to see how many DX have been worked in the summer months of the old years!

Most of the QSLs are some years old because they came via the Bureau. Of course, after getting a new-one confirm, all the cards are sent via Bureau with a slow and low return ratio....