I received a Logbook of the World confirmation last night from Suriname, which marks my 50th DXCC country confirmed. I have more than 80 unconfirmed in my log. I thought I would be farther along in the DXCC effort by this point, but I took a detour from DXing to pursue Worked All States, and now the WAS Triple Play, and I’ve actually enjoyed that effort quite a bit.
I’m a little disappointed my Hawaiian contacts from last weekend have not been confirmed yet, and my sole CW contact from the Kansas QSO Party apparently doesn’t use LOTW. I don’t understand how an American amateur station that operates as part of a major QSO party, isn’t using Logbook of the World, but it’s their choice.
I sent out my first batch of QSL cards this week, responding to cards I received more than a year ago in some cases. I also sent some cards out to some memorable stations, including my first CW contacts.