I've just been looking at the following statement under the logbook section Most Countries Worked [TABLE="class: mr1, width: 220"] [TR="class: rank2 118538"] [TD="class: borl ltm"]#1[/TD] [TD="bgcolor: #eee, align: center"][/TD] [TD="class: lde"]CT1APE[/TD] [TD="class: ltm"]338[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] How can someone have worked 338 country's if Google says there are somewhere between 193 and 225 country's some not recognised through overthrows presumably, but as a good figure my working and COUNTRY FLAG RECOGNITION CHART suggests There are 196 countries in the world today. Read more: How Many Countries? http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0932875.html#ixzz3Vooizj4I so how do you get an award listing 338 !!! I have just started using qrz as a logbook and have clocked up over 30 in 4 weeks from 70 contacts.. not too bad for 100w and a bunch of vertical antennas. My target would be to work every flag, so that's 196 or add a few more if you include new countrys, independants like Taiwan etc surely if it is a recognised country it will have a national flag... now if you include islands like isle of man and isle of white etc but they are NOT Country's, the isle of white has a flag since 2009 but it's a COUNTY not a COUNTRY so just what is going on... So if I design my own flag and tie it to my floating island on my lake...and Yes i do have a floating island on my lake it's the grey square visible on google earth and every new picture shows it in a new place..so will that count as a new country if I claim it as mine....which it is, and within my land, which it is.???