Belarus is another country I do not know much about – besides where it is on a map.
|EU||ITU Zone: 29||CQ Zone: 16|
Added to the DXCC List: on the original 1937 list. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarus
Rareness Factor: not rare
Current Clublog Most Wanted (as of this writing): #306
DXpeditions: I do not remember a DXpedition to Belarus
Its interesting to know that on the Short Path, EU might have been worked. I doubt I was beaming on the Long Path – because I was such a new DXer, I didn’t even know what the long path was. I do remember the second peak of Cycle 23 very well – it sure was a good cycle and a very good one to start DXing in.
DXCC Entity “Vital Stats”
The QSO was made during West Coast evening during the vernal equinox, and the solar conditions were close to the second peak of Cycle 23:
|Cycle23||Start 1996-08||Number 11.2||Peak 2001-11||Number 180.3||Years to Rise 5.3||Years to Fall 7||Cycle Length 12.3|
Important DXCC Resources
- ARRL DXCC Standings – http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings
- LOTW – https://lotw.arrl.org/cgi-bin/lotw_page_auth/default
- Clublog – https://clublog.org/index.php
- The History of the DXCC by (me) – History of the DXCC
BTW – I think the best DXCC List is either found at Clublog or in LOTW. The ARRL DXCC Desk and other parts of its web site regarding DXCC almost look abandoned. Luckily, LOTW and their standings lists look well kept, supported and looked after.
The most interesting thing about Belarus is that I know nothing besides where it is geographically speaking. I have heard of Minsk – but back when it was part of the USSR