Up to the end of December 2014 G3TXF had made an all-time total of : 742,400 QSOs.
* 338,200 [45.6%] QSOs with the home call G3TXF since it was first issued in Feb 1965.
* 404,200 [54.4%] QSOs with various overseas calls.
|The past sixteen years in review:
2014 the year started with the FOC Marathon from EA8/G3TXF in February followed by the ARRL CW Contest from Senegal as 6W/G3TXF. BERU was operated for the second year in succession as ZF2XF from Cayman. Also in March G3TXF participated in the six-man TX6G operation from the Australes. In July G3TXF joined with Ian G3WVG to make an entry in the IOTA Contest from Grímsey island off Iceland as TF/G3TXF. In September G3TXF sailed to Tristan da Cunha and made 25,700 CW QSOs operating as ZD9XF. 2014 was another record year both for QSOs made on DX-peditions (47,300) and for the overall total number of QSOs made in the year (55,000).
2013 the year started with BERU (Commonwealth Contest) from ZF2XF, soon followed by participation in the multi-op XR0YG DX-pedition (with G3ZAY, G4IRN and G7VJR) from Easter Island. As part of the FOC 75th Anniversary celebrations small operations were made from Jersey GH4FOC (with G3SXW) and Wales (GC4FOC/p). Later in the year operations were also made from PJ2, PJ4 (SAC Contest) and PJ7.
2012 the five-op 56,000 QSO VP6T operation from Pitcairn started a busy year. This was followed by a second visit to St Helena ZD7XF in March, including BERU. In April G3TXF took part in the Malaysian-Japanese 9M0L operation from Spratly. In July G3TXF was part of the OJ0R Market-Reef IOTA Contest activity (with G3XTT, SM0T and SM0W). In September there was the large multi-national "re-launch of Amateur Radio operation in Kosovo" activity Z60K, and in October an operation (with G7VJR) from Corvo (CU9AO) as part of the Azores activity weekend. 2012 was a record year for the number of QSOs made (49,800) with 14,200 QSOs as G3TXF at home and 35,600 QSOs from overseas.
2011 started with a BERU trip to Montserrat VP2M in March followed in June by an operation as ZD7XF from St Helena. These were interspersed with short trips to both OE5 and EA9 Melilla. 2011 was a record year with a total of 39,300 QSOs (20,300 QSOs as G3TXF at home and 19,000 QSOs from overseas).
2010 was another relatively quiet year with just one major trip (as part of the four-op TX4T operation from Tahiti in February) and a small trip to SV5 and SV9 with G3SXW in October.
2009 started with two short trips in quick succession. First in February to Mayreau (St Vincent) as J88XF, followed a month later by a BERU operation as 6Y8XF from Jamaica. A three-stop Pacific whirl-wind tour was made with Dennis F5VHY (G3MXJ) to FK, YJ and VK9N in late March. The remainder of 2009 was quiet on the DX-ped front, however 15,400 QSOs were made as G3TXF from home. A record year for G3TXF QSOs from home!
2008 started with a trip to the recently new DXCC entity FJ. In February took part in the Kosovo YU8/OH2R operation. In March a solo trip to VP5 for BERU. Two trips in April: one to OE5 and then part of the five-op UK team at YK9G. August saw a brief operation from T7. November two trips to OX, one with G3WVG.
2007 was a busy year, starting off with solo trips to 3B9 and V25, followed by operations from FY, OY and as a guest-op at 1A0KM, all with G3SXW. August saw a brief solo trip for WAE-CW to PJ2. And then in November a trip to JW, again with G3SXW.
There were two short trips in early 2006 : a day-trip to ZB2 and a second visit to FH. In summer 2006 a short trip to the 4O3T operation in Montenegro. In September a trip was made with G3SXW to FP.
2005 started off with a short trip to CU7 in April. In October a trans-Pacific trip was made with G3SXW to Nauru C21. However overall 2005 was a relatively low-activity year with just 18,900 QSOs in the log.
2004 started off with short trips to CU4, OE9 and VP9 in quick succession, followed by a major trip with G3SXW to Cameroon (TJ3G) in April, and then, again with G3SXW, to P29 in October.
During 2003 there were two major overseas trips: VP2E + FS/p in March and KH2 + V6 (with G3SXW) in September. There was also a small trip to OE9 in August.
2002, on the other hand, was a quiet year with no overseas trips, but over 15,300 QSOs were made as G3TXF from home.
During 2001 there were trips to VK9C (with G3MXJ and G3SXW) and ZL7 (with G3SXW), plus a jaunt up to Shetland for CQWW CW as part of MZ5A (with G3WVG), bringing the overseas QSO total in the year to just over 20,600.
However in 2000 things went beserk when trips were made to S79, FH, FW, (all with G3SXW) FM and J3G (with G3TBK and G3WVG) resulting in nearly 33,000 overseas QSOs.