After 55 hours trip (from door to the door) passing 7 time zones all dxpediton members joined their family members and pets. We are very tired but satisfied of the expedition results.
We made as much as 52 256 QSOs with 173 countries around the world with 33, 5% of unique calls.
Nearly 4 600 QSOs among them were with NA stations which were located in antipodal position for us.
We apologize SA & VK/ZL stations but this direction was shadowed from our location by high rocks.
Because of very high Solar Flux Index a lower bands were very noisy except few days only.
We expected much more from Top Band as well but unfortunately propagation was very, very poor and despite of our PA, good antenas and CQ ing on our gray line time daily we were successful to work with only one NA station making only 371 QSOs in total on TB . For the comparison we had 12 900 QSOs on 10m band.
We had tried 6m band as well but there was no answer on our CQ call and cluster spots. Nobody was able to receive our signals.
It was complete blackout on all bands 2 hour after our sun set for the following 5 to 6 hours what effected on our final score as well.
Anyhow we are quite happy with our results, it seems to be the all time expedition records form Christmas Island.
During nearest 3-4 weeks we will check all call correction requirements send to us on the address firstname.lastname@example.org against our original log and upload it again into clublog system in order to allow you make your OQRS in full.
By this time our QSL card should be ready as well so expect our QSL cards from Christmas Island under your Christmas tree.
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