ZL1ZLD New Year 2014 DX marathon

On the night of 31 December 2013 – 1 January 2014, ZL1ZLD at Musick Point rang in the new year with an incredible session of non-stop DX. What made this even more impressive was that all the contacts were made by one operator.

By the time the rig was shut down after a long night, the log book showed 521 contacts in 68 DXCC entities.

(DX Century Club entities are based on countries, but with additions such as Alaska and Hawaii.)

Franc ZL1SLO

Franc ZL1SLO

Rick ZL1WOT

Rick ZL1WOT

Franc ZL1SLO was the operator, and Rick ZL1WOT assisted.

Operation was on 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB using the 1000-watt Icom IC-7700 station and tri-band yagi antenna.

The DXCC Entities contacted in a single on-air session at ZL1ZLD

The DXCC Entities contacted in a single on-air session at ZL1ZLD. Map: Ann ZL1BFB

Here are the entities contacted:

  1. Alaska
  2. Algeria
  3. Andeman & Nicobar Islands
  4. Argentina
  5. Asiatic Russia
  6. Australia
  7. Austria
  8. Balearic Islands
  9. Belgium
  10. Bosnia-Herzogovinia
  11. Brazil
  12. Bulgaria
  13. Canada
  14. Canary Islands
  15. Chile
  16. China
  17. Cook Islands
  18. Crete
  19. Croatia
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Denmark
  22. Eastern Malaysia
  23. England
  24. Estonia
  25. European Russia
  26. Federal Republic of Germany
  27. Finland
  28. France
  29. French Polynesia
  30. Greece
  31. Hawaii
  32. Hong Kong
  33. India
  34. Indonesia
  35. Italy
  36. Japan
  37. Korea
  38. Liechtenstein
  39. Lithuania
  40. Luxembourg
  41. Macedonia
  42. Madeira Islands
  43. Malta
  44. Mexico
  45. Morocco
  46. Netherlands
  47. New Caledonia
  48. New Zealand
  49. Oman
  50. Poland
  51. Portugal
  52. Romania
  53. San Marino
  54. Sardinia
  55. Saudi Arabia
  56. Serbia
  57. Slovak Republic
  58. Slovenia
  59. South Africa
  60. Spain
  61. Sweden
  62. Switzerland
  63. Taiwan
  64. Thailand
  65. Ukraine
  66. USA
  67. Venezuela
  68. Wales

Recording of ZL1ZLD on New Year’s Eve