My firsts

Like many radio amateurs I also make connections on different bands and in different modes. So on every band and in every mode there will be a first QSO. For me it is nice to have all these firsts written down in a clear overview. With this overview I have a good idea about my progression in using different bands and modes.


All these first QSOs are listed in the table below with the date of the QSO and the call of the counter station.

Mode160M80M60M40M30M20M17M15M12M10M6M
DATAYO3FVR
2020-07-28
FT8PA9CC
2020-07-12
PE1GQE
2020-07-06
ON6MU
2020-09-03
DH0GBC
2020-06-18
LA1PHA
2021-04-23
R2AL
2020-05-15
T77C
2020-06-08
F5PBG
2020-07-12
LB8OH
2020-07-13
OH3FM
2020-06-22
EA4C
2020-07-12
JT65RK3DSW
2020-08-04
UT2GA
2020-10-30
JT9UA1AOS
2020-08-23
RK3DSW
2020-08-04
R2ABM
2020-08-22
MFSKPA7ZZ
2020-08-02
LZ2II
2020-06-18
R3DOM
2020-06-08
TR8CA
2020-08-05
PSK31F4HER
2020-07-17

The table on this page are generated by analysing my LoTW logbook, the ARRL’s LoTW combines sub-modes and displays them as MFSK or DATA. Sub-mode FT-4 is grouped together with other modes like e.g. Olivia and Contesta as MFSK and JS8 is grouped together with other data modes as DATA.


As seen in the table above, my very first logged QSO was with Vladimir R2AL on the 15th of May 2020 in FT8 on the 20 meter band. This QSO was confirmed with a QSL on the 19th of February 2021. And so European Russia became my first worked and eventually confirmed DXCC, Большое спасибо. 😉