This was my project for 2010: 5BDXCC using LotW and CW only. A few countries on 80m were still missing but a single band entry during CQWW CW brought the remaining entries. For the award I handed in excatly 500 countries 🙂
This was achieved with my Elecraft K2 and a 3el Yagi during CQ WPX and CQWW DX Contest in 2001.
WAS (Worked All States): Work all 50 US with your Elecraft K1 or K2. I used my K2 #1062 running at 100W most of the time. WY and AK were @ 5W in CW, HI in RTTY and the remaining States during ARRL DX CW Contest on 15m in 2002. I was the first non US/VE to achieve this award!
Are you still dreaming of winning a Contest? Spend one hour at the TRX, work 9 QSO’s and you win first place!
I have to admit I was also last …