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DX Streak #1

At the time, I wasn't even aware I was working on a streak. Sometime later, perhaps when I was starting DX Streak #2, I needed to know what was the longest DX streak I had up until that time. I recalled working DX on 8-10 or a few more days, but I didn't recall when. So I had to filter my log on DX QSOs. That was easy to do with my Microsoft Access log. Then after some searching, I found this little 17 day streak.

It started on January 16, 1995 when I worked TG9YV on 15M. That was just a couple years after I returned to the air following a few years layoff. I still didn't know all that much about DX, especially how easy it could be to work DX. Although looking back now, perhaps it wasn't all that easy as that was when we were heading into a sunspot minimum. Checking my Excel spreadsheet of Solar Flux and A indices that goes back to 1969, I see an average SF of 89 and an average A index of 10 for that 17 day period which was not all that bad for DX. Probably had I tried harder and known more about DX, it could have gone on longer. Maybe not.

I mention it because it contrasts nicely with later DX streaks I had after I learned more about working DX and had more confidence in the ability to do so with QRP.

Let's take a look at some stats from the streak:
Total QSOs: 30    

QSOs by UTC hour:
00   -   4
02   -   5
03   -   2
04   -   2
10   -   1
15   -   3
16   -   1
17   -   3
18   -   2
19   -   1
21   -   4
23   -   2

QSOs by band:
80   -   1
40   -  14
30   -   2
20   -   5
17   -   4
15   -   4

QSOs by continent:
EU   -   3
NA   -  23
OC   -   1
SA   -   3

Countries worked: 22
8P C6 CM F FG FS HH HI HK0-S HP J3 KH6 LU ON PJ9 PZ TG VP2E VP2V VP5 XE ZF

QSOs by CQ zone:
 6   -   2
 7   -   3
 8   -  18
 9   -   2
13   -   1
14   -   3
31   -   1

Most QSOs in a day: 4 on 1/21/1995