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A statistical look at VK100WIA

Date : 10 / 08 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

An analysis of the online log shows that more than 20% of the contacts made so far were with stations outside Australia. David Park VK3JDA has made an analytical examination of the highly successfully special callsign VK100WIA. Some 2,000 DX contacts having already been made, and another ten weeks before the roster of WIA affiliated clubs ends, even more will be logged.

The initial hope of the WIA Centenary Committee that VK100WIA callsign will itself qualify for the DXCC, is now certain to be achieved. QSL cards are starting to arrive from overseas and many more will be received via the bureau.

About a third of the online log is for amateur stations who have made a single contact. Many of those making multiple contacts will be doing do with the intention of qualifying for the WIA Centenary Award. It appears that many have already qualified but are yet to make a claim. The top band used for the special callsign is 40m recording 4,500 contacts, 80m around 2,200, 20m 1,500 and 2m accounting for 1,300.

Thank you David VK3JDA for his statistical insight on the VK100WIA log.


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