Digital mode operators are invited to participate in the 2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey. Previously known as the “RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey,” the name has been changed to reflect current trends and to be more in line with the Digital DXCC award. Several entities at the top of the last list, compiled in 2011, have been active recently. More than 350 digital mode operators took part in the 2011 survey.
Participants should read the “How to use the 2016 Digital Mode DX Most Wanted Survey” at the top of the survey web page. The survey will be open for input for 2 weeks, closing at 2359 UTC on Friday, May 13. The survey team of Don Hill, AA5AU; Ed Muns, W0YK, and Larry Gauthier, K8UT, said they hope to have the results available prior to Dayton Hamvention®.
“It’s very important that every digital operator take part in the survey in order to achieve the most accurate results possible,” they said in announcing the survey. “These surveys help DXpedition planners and are of interest to all digital operators.”
A new “Resume Later” feature was added to the 2016 survey. This lets participants work on the survey, take a break, and pick it back up it later, so it’s not necessary to complete the survey at a single sitting. Clicking the “Resume Later” button — below the DXCC entities list — takes the participant to a page that asks for name, password, and e-mail address. An e-mail will be sent providing a link that takes you back to the survey you were working on — or you can resume the survey by using your password.