DXpedition diary #5 - The last days and some statistics

Friday, March 24

Yesterday and day before K index was high and propagation was worse than other days. QSO rate went down and noise level increased. We continued to work with the previous schedule, paying attention also to 160 and 80m bands.

Today we had already 2nd power outage. QSO number with S21ZEE passed 20 000. We bought tickets for the bus to Dhaka for Tuesday morning. 2 full days remaining.

Sunday, March 26

In the morning of the last day Dmitry/UT7UJ managed to work W8LRL on top-band, this is our only QSO with North America on 160m. Long distance QSOs on 160 and 80m bands would not be possible without beverage antennas.

Few days ago we identified light fixture which was causing constant noise on all bands.

At 23:59 local time (17:59 GMT) our license expires.

Monday, March 27

In total with both callsigns we put about 51 892 QSOs in the log, which includes 14 374 unique callsigns from 139 different DXCCs, all 40 WAZ zones and also 8548 dupes, when considering both DX-pedition callsigns as one. To put it into perspective, considering average daily QSO rate the team spent around 2 days out of the total 12 days to log dupes. Two "slot dupe leaders" have even 7 QSOs on single band/mode slot. "Total dupe leader" made 21 duplicated QSOs counting all slots of both callsigns.

Today we are taking down antennas, packing and will have farewell dinner in Cinderella hotel, which was our home for the last 2 weeks.

Tuesday morning 7:30 AM we will take the bus to Dhaka. The trip is 400 km long with two ferries included. The ride on Bangladesh roads is quite memorable even as passenger of big inter-city bus. Good that I don't have to drive. In the evening after 19:00 we should arrive to Dhaka, but due to the observed traffic jams in the capital we will go straight to the airport and wait for our flight to Istanbul 6 AM Wednesday morning.

Some more statistics and photos can be found below.

DXCC Top 40 by QSO total:
(excluding dupes)
				Dupe/
#	DXCC		QSOs	Non_dupe

1	JAPAN		11069	24%
2	EUROPEAN RUSSIA	5062	24%
3	ITALY		3158	19%
4	UKRAINE		2658	24%
5	GERMANY		2647	13%
6	ASIATIC RUSSIA	1877	23%
7	POLAND		1865	17%
8	UNITED STATES	1772	6%
9	SPAIN		954	17%
10	FRANCE		900	17%
11	CZECH REPUBLIC	874	20%
12	FINLAND		691	10%
13	ENGLAND		479	11%
14	CHINA		455	23%
15	SWEDEN		447	10%
16	HUNGARY		438	17%
17	GREECE		434	22%
18	ROMANIA		381	19%
19	SLOVENIA	369	26%
20	KAZAKHSTAN	351	26%
21	BELGIUM		338	14%
22	NETHERLANDS	332	13%
23	AUSTRIA		321	15%
24	CROATIA		302	18%
25	SLOVAK REPUBLIC	295	27%
26	SOUTH KOREA	285	26%
27	NORWAY		283	15%
28	BULGARIA	273	22%
29	SWITZERLAND	273	13%
30	SERBIA		271	21%
31	LATVIA		226	9%
32	DENMARK		215	8%
33	BELARUS		213	16%
34	ISRAEL		174	21%
35	THAILAND	164	27%
36	LITHUANIA	159	16%
37	INDIA		154	19%
38	AUSTRALIA	120	10%
39	CANADA		120	12%
40	BRAZIL		116	19%
QSOs by WAZ zones:
(excluding dupes)

Zone	QSOs

1	10
2	2
3	540
4	751
5	599
6	4
7	2
8	46
9	46
10	2
11	121
12	3
13	61
14	7275
15	9213
16	7918
17	1244
18	861
19	242
20	1398
21	126
22	158
23	38
24	562
25	11354
26	183
27	121
28	117
29	17
30	103
31	23
32	25
33	97
34	3
35	1
36	4
37	1
38	56
39	7
40	7
QSO total by band:
160M	901
80M	3398
40M	9553
30M	5805
20M	8950
17M	9744
15M	9856
12M	2362
10M	1323
QSO total by mode:
CW	38415
SSB	8761
RTTY	4716
QSO total by days:
20170314	1088
20170315	3794
20170316	3906
20170317	4859
20170318	4538
20170319	4660
20170320	4900
20170321	5925
20170322	4855
20170323	3547
20170324	3755
20170325	3191
20170326	2874
Multiband QSOs:
Bands	Calls	%
1	6825	47.48%
2	2525	17.57%
3	1566	10.89%
4	1105	7.69%
5	916	6.37%
6	699	4.86%
7	397	2.76%
8	262	1.82%
9	79	0.55%
	Mixed	Phone	CW	RTTY	160M	80M	40M	30M	20M	17M	15M	12M	10M
DXCCs
Worked	139	103	130	76	55	88	109	101	106	103	99	49	19 


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