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Yearly Stats

2015 was again a good year for DX. I worked some DX each and every day in 2015 continuing my DX streak that started on March 1, 2013. I believe that says in a nutshell just how good conditions have been the past couple years. Unfortunately if everything works out as expected, and it has for a good many years now, the Sun should become less and less active over the next few years and conditions will follow suit and decline as well, especially on the higher bands above 20 meters or so.

The more years I add to this table, the more a graph of its values resembles a graph of the sunspot cycle, especially the figures dealing with DX on the higher bands - 20 meters and above. Asian and European QSO's most of all. However it also naturally depends on the amount of on-air time I put in each year. Because of the various NAQCC on-air events, I was a bit more active in 2005-2014. Then after I retired as NAQCC VP in 2014, my available on-air time increased even more. However other interests that were dormant during the NAQCC years surfaced and I didn't use as much of the available on-air time. Even with the amount of activity not factored in though, I think the DX stats portray the cycle quite well.

Category201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995
Cntrys Worked118131130121120686957687690991021271261491371231016798
10 M Cntrys53857343670030012315791909787681132
12 M Cntrys204226222700000049828504123511
15 M Cntrys809093797837103193160777310283908577674352
17 M Cntrys536362354051001389101155403119623
20 M Cntrys92100959389295144586569665686779210199603651
Tot QSO's197528373624273125731218156120022158190523412112220439623386416856154553389839414777
Test QSO's11461812254518291579687112615401688138019181701177234892815333247193854321632093476
Non-Test QSO's829102510799029945314354624705254234114324735718368966996827321301
6 M QSO's11120200230000000000000
10 M QSO's14358144111726400910021135294980108311129385296549138
12 M QSO's2665352435000000491432715730647
15 M QSO's3944896674172695332774162241389384938630904848631429179416
17 M QSO's101144144556651032381324238563482625103
20 M QSO's539802110372643963164340346367470399420100962592414661408635474687
DX QSO's148619142211114993913819513525927845069968919811874227120871389529233444
Days DX Wkd365365331146198344143364543647011315230120816812476129
AF QSO's5967664449597239122331352556472415818
AS QSO's38495840281140204256437957747852
EU QSO's95413591572829514819251791362413904391606156517511592101924230152
OC QSO's2134311229381431341623372818338
SA QSO's11613015889110131024423662966893739611572764770
Pfx's Worked686846923753696269350368398402520531531841779922965818614515663