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Monday, February 16, 2015

K1N is QRT ... Game Over !!

One of the most significant DXpeditions of our days has gone QRT on 15th Feb. 2015 at 1130z.

K1N activated from Navassa Island, world's No.1 most wanted DXCC entity (that is, until recently!), has succeeded, to my humble opinion, in reaching the initial target set.

Over 138k QSOs made, with 35702 unique and happy radio operators in the log!

They worked stations from 187 different DXCC entities!

An ATNO for many, including myself!

From my part of the world, it was a pain in the neck trying to break the pileups. Especially when I had to battle with EU & NA walls at the same time. Bare in mind that Rhodes is at the southeasternmost point of EU, we are closer to Asia than any other EU station.

K1N signals were particularly strong here on 15, 20, 30 and 40 meters, with some high outbursts on 12 and 80 meters on specific days, as per propagation factors.

Managed to get them 8 times, on 5 bands and 3 modes, more than enough for me!

Navassa is unlikely to get activated again for at least another 10-12 years, as the K1N Team have announced, so it was a big pleasure working them this time.

Congratulations to everybody involved in this DXpedition, it led to a success !!

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