Theoretically, it is certainly possible for the eastern United States and most of Europe. There are around 130 DXCCs within AO-7's footprint of approximately 7,900 km. DXCC was done a few times solely on LEO in the late 1970s and early 1980s with AO-6, AO-7, and the early RS satellites.
However, most of those have no satellite activity. I have worked 54 DXCCs myself, but only 24 of 50 in North America plus 22 in Europe, 6 in South America, and 2 in Africa.
The issue is getting activity in many of these other entities! If you know of anyone in or going to any of these places, please get them on the air!
See the following breakdown (just an estimate, there are likely small portions of other entities in the footprint as well)
North America (24) 4U CO FG FJ FM FP FS HH J3 J6 J7 J8 K KL KP1 KP2 KP4 PJ5 TG VE VP2M VP2V XE ZF
South America (6) 9Y FY HC HK PY YV
Africa (2) CT3 EA8
Europe (22) CT CU DL EA EI F G GI GJ GM GW I LA LX OH ON OY OZ PA SM SP TF
Not worked, but within footprint:
North America (26) 6Y 8P C6 CY0 CY9 FO0 HI HK0 HP HR KG4 KP5 OX PJ7 TI TI9 V2 V3 V4 VP2E VP5 VP9 XF4 YN YS YV0
Africa (14) 3V 3X 5A 5T 5U 6W 7X C5 CN D4 EA9 EL J5 S0
Oceania (1) KH6
Asia (1) UA9
Europe (19) C3 EA6 ES GD GU HB I JW JX LY OH0 OJ0 OK OM TK UA UA2 YL ZB
South America (12) 8R CE CP HC8 HK0 OA P4 PJ2 PJ4 PY0F PY0P PZ
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 3:51 PM, Rupert Hamblin [email protected] wrote:
I was interested to read the ARRL article on KO4MA receiving the DXCC award worked on satellites, which got me thinking. So here's my question...
Taking into account today's available / workable amateur satellites - is it possible for an operator based in the UK/Europe or US, to work 100 different countries via satellite..? (Obviously taking into account the station setup..)
Thanks for your feedback !
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