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Mega DXpedition QSO per Day Records

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These tables list the Top Twenty Mega DXpeditions having made the highest number of QSOs per day (Total number of QSOs / days of operation), highest number of QSOs per day and operator (QSOs / (number of operators * days of operation)) and the highest number of Unique QSOs per day and operator. These lists can show the efficiency of a DXpedition as a result of good planning, preparation, operators and equipment.

QSOs per day and hour

Note: Beginning May 2017 we list only DXpeditions where we have the timestamp of the first and the last QSO. So we can determine the total number of operating days and hours exactly. We have the timestamps of 298 of all 414 Mega DXpeditions. Can you provide missing timestamps of Mega DXpeditions? Please check our Needed Page.

Another note: There is some caution needed with these figures. A tent-and-generator DXpedition needs a day or more to build the camp and another day for the teardown. K1N Navassa for example has logged 140,011 QSOs in 15 calender days (equals 9,334 Q/day) but only 58 QSOs on the first day of operation and 1,240 QSOs on the last day. If you subtract the first and the last day the Q/day rate would be 10,670. That means the actual rate is higher during full operation.

Callsign DXCC Entity Year OPs Days Hours QSOs Uniques Q/Day Q/Hour
TX5K Clipperton Island 2013 24 8 186 113,603 24,414 14,628 610
3D2CCC Conway Reef 2024 2 8 202 117,945 19,437 14,001 583
TX5S Clipperton Island 2024 16 8 203 113,774 23,856 13,467 561
3B7M (***) Agalega & St. Brandon Islands 2023 8 10 245 128,254 25,038 12,558 523
TN8K Republic of the Congo 2023 8 13 324 164,939 26,441 12,234 510
NH8S Swains Island 2012 18 9 216 105,391 25,844 11,711 488
1A0C (2023) Sov Military Order of Malta 2023 15 7 165 79,959 20,608 11,641 485
VP6DX Ducie Island 2008 13 16 393 183,584 38,754 11,214 467
FO0AAA Clipperton Island 2000 12 7 162 75,107 23,000 11,137 464
7O6T Yemen 2012 15 15 360 162,029 37,863 10,802 450
K1N Navassa Island 2015 15 14 324 140,011 35,609 10,364 432
9X5RU Rwanda 2023 6 16 389 167,325 40,959 10,314 430
1A0C (2012) Sov Military Order of Malta 2012 13 4 95 40,960 14,427 10,310 430
FT5ZM Amsterdam & St Paul Islands 2014 14 17 401 170,110 36,257 10,179 424
VP6D Ducie Island 2018 14 12 276 112,015 24,972 9,738 406
VP8SGI South Georgia Islands 2016 13 9 209 82,847 21,596 9,517 397
CB0ZA, ZEW, ZW (***) Juan Fernandez Islands 2024 7 11 264 104,342 n/a 9,489 395
A8OK Liberia 2024 6 13 311 122,337 22,440 9,455 394
TJ9MD Cameroon 2023 14 11 258 101,419 24,373 9,442 393
W8S Swains Island 2023 10 10 234 91,630 21,606 9,381 391
T31TT (***) Central Kiribati 2023 2 9 213 83,095 15,826 9,345 389
FT4JA Juan de Nova, Europa 2016 10 11 272 105,651 25,057 9,311 388
K4M Midway Island 2009 19 7 157 60,787 18,438 9,289 387
CY0S Sable Island 2023 8 9 219 84,486 21,146 9,269 386
K5D Desecheo Island 2009 22 13 306 115,590 32,362 9,076 378
A25R Botswana 2023 7 16 388 146,210 38,590 9,036 377
J28MD Djibouti 2022 15 10 250 91,303 22,493 8,774 366
A52A Bhutan 2000 15 10 228 82,087 25,039 8,629 360
PJ4C Bonaire 2012 26 10 235 84,492 22,519 8,629 360
ZL8X Kermadec Island 2010 14 17 418 148,570 31,068 8,539 356
KH1/KH7Z Baker Howland Islands 2018 14 8 196 68,980 18,106 8,447 352
HD8R Galapagos Islands 2021 15 13 314 110,368 25,990 8,428 351
K5K * Kingman Reef 2000 15 10 231 80,836 17,863 8,382 349
5X8C Uganda 2013 25 10 234 81,377 21,001 8,334 347
S9OK Sao Tome & Principe 2021 8 13 314 107,505 21,366 8,230 343
5J0R San Andres Island 2013 12 10 243 80,508 22,510 7,960 332
3B7C Agalega & St. Brandon Islands 2007 20 17 416 137,484 33,758 7,941 331
3G0YA Easter Island 2024 3 18 431 140,060 34,139 7,799 325
D68C Comoros 2001 26 22 525 168,695 43,673 7,717 322
TT8TT Chad 2012 6 9 223 71,803 20,703 7,714 321

The number of operating days and hours is the time span between the timestamp of the first QSO and the timestamp of the last QSO. 210 hours and 28 minutes are rounded down and displayed as 210 hours. 210 hours and 32 minutes are rounded up and displayed as 211 hours.

QSOs per day and operator

Note: Another aspect not to forget are the different types and skills of the DXpedition team members. There are very skilled operators who love to handle huge pileups. Others prefer to help with the construction of the station and antennas and to fix things to keep the pileup specialists going. Another statistic that is impossible to compare meaningfully.

Callsign DXCC Entity Year OPs Days Hours QSOs Uniques Q/Day Q/Hour Q/Day/OP
3D2CCC Conway Reef 2024 2 8 202 117,945 19,437 14,001 583 7,000
3D2CR (2021) (***) Conway Reef 2021 1 8 181 45,450 5,157 6,010 250 6,010
VU7A Lakshadweep Islands 2023 1 8 200 41,602 12,013 4,997 208 4,997
T31TT (***) Central Kiribati 2023 2 9 213 83,095 15,826 9,345 389 4,673
T22T (***) Tuvalu 2023 2 14 335 102,448 16,861 7,350 306 3,675
T32TT (***) Eastern Kiribati 2023 2 32 779 209,114 27,986 6,446 269 3,223
VU7W Lakshadweep Islands 2023 1 13 316 40,110 12,019 3,049 127 3,049
ZD9W Tristan da Cunha & Gough Islands 2023 1 23 557 70,112 17,102 3,021 126 3,021
ZD7Z Saint Helena 2024 1 18 426 47,638 15,091 2,685 112 2,685
VU4W Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2022 1 13 305 33,577 9,924 2,642 110 2,642
3G0YA Easter Island 2024 3 18 431 140,060 34,139 7,799 325 2,600
7O73T Yemen 2023 1 17 397 41,304 n/a 2,499 104 2,499
T33T (***) Banaba Island 2022 2 20 484 97,193 17,211 4,815 201 2,407
FT4GL Glorioso Island 2024 1 25 611 61,013 15,199 2,396 100 2,396
7O8AD, 7O8AE Yemen 2023 2 12 296 57,102 n/a 4,624 193 2,312
TX7W Austral Islands 2024 2 14 335 60,591 17,228 4,336 181 2,168
3D2CR (2019) Conway Reef 2019 2 8 196 33,828 7,734 4,134 172 2,067
T30UN (***) Western Kiribati 2023 3 21 514 123,597 21,433 5,766 240 1,922
5X3K Uganda 2023 4 8 190 60,190 14,634 7,585 316 1,896
TU5PCT Cote d'Ivoire 2022 3 8 184 42,256 11,616 5,500 229 1,833

Unique callsigns worked per day and operator

A note to the Unique callsigns worked per day and operator list: We have the number of unique QSOs available of only 318 of all 414 Mega DXpeditions. Very large (over 100k) Mega DXpeditions typically run low on unique callsigns to work. So, these tables show trends, but can not ever show a complete picture.

Callsign DXCC Entity Year OPs Days Hours QSOs Uniques Q/Day Q/Hour U/Day/OP
VU7A Lakshadweep Islands 2023 1 8 200 41,602 12,013 4,997 208 1,443
3D2CCC Conway Reef 2024 2 8 202 117,945 19,437 14,001 583 1,154
VU7W Lakshadweep Islands 2023 1 13 316 40,110 12,019 3,049 127 914
T31TT (***) Central Kiribati 2023 2 9 213 83,095 15,826 9,345 389 890
ZD7Z Saint Helena 2024 1 18 426 47,638 15,091 2,685 112 851
VU4W Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2022 1 13 305 33,577 9,924 2,642 110 781
ZD9W Tristan da Cunha & Gough Islands 2023 1 23 557 70,112 17,102 3,021 126 737
3D2CR (2021) (***) Conway Reef 2021 1 8 181 45,450 5,157 6,010 250 682
3G0YA Easter Island 2024 3 18 431 140,060 34,139 7,799 325 634
TX7W Austral Islands 2024 2 14 335 60,591 17,228 4,336 181 616
T22T (***) Tuvalu 2023 2 14 335 102,448 16,861 7,350 306 605
E6AF, E6CI Niue 2023 2 13 310 41,728 15,458 3,227 134 598
FT4GL Glorioso Island 2024 1 25 611 61,013 15,199 2,396 100 597
A52P, A52CI Bhutan 2024 2 17 413 57,967 19,894 3,368 140 578
E6AM Niue 2023 2 13 320 41,923 15,173 3,146 131 569
7Q5RU Malawi 2022 3 12 290 53,405 19,432 4,422 184 536
E51CIK, E51WEG South Cook Islands 2023 2 15 355 42,359 15,402 2,863 119 520
3C0L Annobon 2017 2 11 276 32,445 11,783 2,822 118 512
TU5PCT Cote d'Ivoire 2022 3 8 184 42,256 11,616 5,500 229 504
E44/HA1AG Palestine 1999 4 8 184 40,446 15,341 5,283 220 501

* deleted DXCC Entities

*** Above-average percentage of duplicate QSOs