This week I did a LOTW update and ordered the 12 dxcc award.
I've now 7B-DXCC and DXCC-300
Only on 30m there is a huge amount of work to do (before switching to topband - requiring a receiving system).
Last night I finally started to collect new countries. Within a few hours, 9 new countries were added (3A, OZ, OH0, LU, F, IS0, UA9,SV, SP).
My home-made vertical dipole accepting around 700W does a good job.
Strange feeling... in my current - only 32 cfd dxcc - list I've VK0IR, ZL, ZD7, 3B7,...
This is due to my Butternut vertical that was used in the early years 1995-2000.
Even without radial system and only 100W it was possible to contact DXpeditions.
WARC bands were not that occupied and most multi-band antennas covered only 10-15-20m.
Those rules are changed now... also in QSL-world : only few hours later, 3 countries are allready confirmed via lotw.