ARRL DX Contest Day – March 5th, 2023

Today marked my first real attempt at doing a DX contest and actually logging the contacts. The goal of this contest was to make contacts with people outside the 48 contiguous United States. The 10 meter band was wide open today, so getting contacts was not terribly difficult. I spent about an hour on the contest and logged 7 solid “59” contacts. The farthest of them were Japan and Argentina. My rig was a Yaesu FT-891 powered at 50 watts connected to a SuperAntenna MP1 with a couple elevated radials as you’ll see in the YouTube video below.



10m8P5ABarbados28.353GK03EFSSBTom Georgens1040
10mJ68HZSaint Lucia28.37350FK93lxSSBWilliam1040
10mPV2KBrazil28.345GG56nhSSBLEONARDO ZUCON1320
10mLU8DPMArgentina28.63770GF03NGSSBMario Raul Andraca Rivera1403
10mNP4VMPuerto Rico28.493FK68xiSSBMiguel1411

NOTE: Yes, I know Puerto Rico is not a country but that’s how we log the contacts.