I'm sorry to announce that I decided to end my activity on the 160m band after 60 years of being QRV there on.
The minor reason for this is that I'm missing only 4 DXCC countries and it is P5,KH1,KH5 and KH8S on that band which very likely won't be active in the near future and due to my age….. But the main reason, however, is the change of the attitude of the ham community to the DXing in the recent years. The technology advance, especially the internet, allows access to remote controlled stations placed near the DX expedition position. This completely ruins and degrades DXing as such in particular on low bands. In my days we had to build better equipment and antennas to make a QSO with DX expeditions. Nowadays it's just a matter of money and internet connection. I don't care if someone enjoys this way of making QSOs, but I never will follow this practice.
For now I decided to stay only on the 60m band on which no remote controlled stations exist, yet ?


The development of the last few days / March 2020 / when the DXCC Committee unduly excluded me from the ARRL / read section QUO VADIS DXCC on this my sites / I decided to place my DXCC 160m score here. The stations placed behind me in the 160m DXCC Standings may have managed to kick me out from position # 1. But my 160m DXCC score 348 countries, validated ARRL, remains unquestionable. 



The final DXCC 160m score: 348 all the time / 336 current

 I am still missing: P5,KH1,KH5,KH8S

It's worth continuing in the DXing on 160m band ?????


Everyone here down can verify that already in 2009 I was in first place in the DXCC 160m standings.This means that there has been no fraud on my part and my position in the first place in 2019 ten years later is only a confirmation of my development. It simply proves the bias of the DXCC commission and its decision of my exclusion from the DXCC competition was purely purposeful.



QSO with W8S { Swains Isle } on 160m FT8

All can se in the image above which is print screen of my connection to W8S that qso was therefore validated, But to my misfortune operator FT8 mode Ronald PA3EWP did not write it in the log .I claimed the QSO and documented the print screen, and yet Ronald refused to entger the QSO in the log.The QSO with Swains Isle would be one of last DXCC countries which I could work on 160m band. I was prepared very well I hope. RXing 4×300m long Beverages phased together and TXing 4SQR plus legal power out. As the saying goes : The worst is colliding with a moron

My lesson with this situation is : send no money to support such a poor expedition team



DXCC 160m standings in 2009