HK0NA has the record for a tent and generator operation. The award they received at Dayton was presented by the South West Ohio DX Association for 2011/2012. I don't know how their start/end dates are configured.
Originally Posted by WW3QB
This seems to be a step in the right direction, referring to the "unique callsigns worked." How many times have we been sitting trying to work the DX for the first time when we read on the clusters, "thanks so and so for the 5th band." Hey, great for those guys that want to buy themselves the DX and can afford the biggest and the best and fill the air with aluminum, but working "unique" callsigns by the DX-pedition seems to recognize this situation and are somewhat rewarded for doing so.
Originally Posted by AA6YQ
A KP1 operation could rack up big numbers. I'm not sure how many QSOs K5D made from nearby KP5, but 12 and 10 Meters weren't viable at the time. 15 Meters was iffy at the time.
Neither is spending your time putting down someone else enjoyment.
Dude. Sitting in the basement drinking beer and werkin' sum Deeee-X is NOT a "SPORT".
Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman.
The trick is to get them all together at the same time.
I have nothing against DXing, DXpeditions, NETS or contesting, having lived oversease I have been the target of DX pile-ups and I love to contest a few times a year. I have also done my share of phone patch nets, however with regard to KH2D's comments about Lids, Kids and Space Cadets QRMing each other, he is dead on with his comments. I have always worked hard to operate without QRMing others and one must admit it does happen without intention at times. On the flip side of that I have no love for the hams that think they own the airwaves. For example sitting on a so call'd DX window waiting for a Rare DX Ham to show-up maybe, hopefully, and then complaining about QRM with the use of vulger language and absolute hate is nothing to be proud of and it only shows how insane you are. In my case a simple please QSY will do, I don't own the airwaves (and I know it) and I am happy to yeild to others activities. Just the same all you net ops out there must keep in mind there is just no way for every HAM to know your net has operated on frequency X for the last 20 years and that the FCC has issued you this frequency because they didn't! You should have a secondary frequency and practice using it incase someone else is on the air thats how real communications work, primary and secondary frequencies. Or you ask nicely for the ham to QSY but they have no obligation to do so. Thats my rant and I am sticking to it. 73's Troy KB9AZZ
Glad to help
I'm one of the contributors to the Cass Award fund, along with AA6YQ, K1ZZ, G7VJR and others. If you check Clublog, you'll see that I worked T32C on 27 band/mode slots, so I don't see anything wrong with slot-chasing either.
T32C had so many stations and operators, and they were active for so long, that they literally could make (almost) everyone happy. If you needed it for a new one, and tried, you almost certainly worked it.
That said, I'd like to see some of the smaller DXpeditions have more of an incentive to try for uniques: Pacific operations might listen more for Europe, central Asian operations might listen more for western North America, etc. Sure, that would probably result in lower overall QSO totals than concentrating on areas with more favorable propagation where fewer DXers reallly need them, but why not? I didn't really need that 28th slot anyway.
73, Ray W2RS