In what order to the dominoes fall from England?

I keep a little Excel file to keep track of countries I've worked for DXCC, and which the QSLs have come in for. At the minute, that's damn few as I haven't had a bureau delivery yet. In any case, it's interesting to see which countries are worked before which. I'm surprised I had to wait that long to work Bulgaria. Or Finland. Let alone Moldova. On the other hand there are a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle East which were relatively rare when I first came into ham radio which are now easy.

The impact of major DXpeditions intent on working even the weakest stations, especially around the CQWW Contest is clearly visible. As are the times when I improve my aerial system!

Note this table is for CW QSOs only. I currently have 3 entities worked on SSB but not CW - 5N, HV and DU.

I only need Zone 6 for CW Worked All Zones. Yes, you heard me right, Zone 6. I worked more Mexicans than I could count from the Caribbean as well. Still, not bad for 100 Watts and a Dipole at solar minimum with a full time job! I've listed the domino fall for CQ Zones in the right hand column.

G0RTN Countries and Zones Worked
PrefixCountryDate First WorkedQSL OK?ZoneNotes
1ZBGibraltar31-Aug-200414Crappy Long Wire from Balcony
2EASpain31-Aug-2004
3CT3Madeira1-Sep-200433
4OYFaroe Islands1-Sep-2004Yes
5DLGermany1-Sep-2004Yes
6HB9Switzerland1-Sep-2004
7IItaly1-Sep-200415
8OZDenmark1-Sep-2004
9CT1Portugal1-Sep-2004
10UA1European Russia4-Sep-200416
11WUnited States of America5-Sep-20045
12LANorway5-Sep-2004
13OMSlovakia5-Sep-2004
14FFrance5-Sep-2004
15GWWales5-Sep-2004
16GEngland5-Sep-2004Yes
17PANetherlands5-Sep-2004Yes
18UA9Asiatic Russia5-Sep-2004Yes17
19SPPoland5-Sep-2004
20LYLithuania5-Sep-2004
21EIRep. of Ireland10-Sep-2004
22URUkraine12-Sep-2004
23EA8Canary Islands12-Sep-2004
24HB0Liechtenstein12-Sep-2004
25PYBrazil12-Sep-2004Yes11
26YUSerbia and Montenegro12-Sep-2004
27S5Slovenia12-Sep-2004
12-Sep-20044
28IS0Sardinia6-Nov-2004
299ACroatia6-Nov-2004
30HAHungary6-Nov-2004
31OKCzech Republic6-Nov-2004
32YORomania6-Nov-200420
33Z3Macedonia6-Nov-2004
34YLLatvia7-Nov-2004
35T9Bosnia and Herzegovina7-Nov-2004
36ONBelgium7-Nov-2004
37YIIraq23-Nov-2004Yes21Dipole on roof
38SUEgypt23-Nov-2004Yes34
39V2Antigua and Barbuda24-Nov-2004Yes8
407XAlgeria24-Nov-2004Yes
41EA6Balearic Islands24-Nov-2004
425BCyprus24-Nov-2004
435UNiger24-Nov-2004Yes35
44LZBulgaria24-Nov-2004
45HKColombia25-Nov-2004Yes9
464JAzerbaijan26-Nov-2004Yes
47UNKazakhstan27-Nov-2004
48A4Oman27-Nov-2004Yes
49J7Dominica27-Nov-2004
50OEAustria27-Nov-2004
51EUBelarus27-Nov-2004
52P4Aruba27-Nov-2004Yes
53C3Andorra27-Nov-2004
54A6United Arab Emirates27-Nov-2004
55KP4Puerto Rico27-Nov-2004
56GJJersey27-Nov-2004
57OHFinland27-Nov-2004
58LXLuxembourg27-Nov-2004
59ESEstonia27-Nov-2004
60OH0Aland Islands27-Nov-2004
613VTunisia27-Nov-2004
62SMSweden27-Nov-2004
63GMScotland27-Nov-2004
64VECanada27-Nov-2004
65SV1Greece27-Nov-2004
664U1ITU Headquarters, Geneva27-Nov-2004
67CNMorocco27-Nov-2004
68LUArgentina27-Nov-200413
69CUAzores27-Nov-2004
70UA2Kaliningrad27-Nov-2004
71TATurkey27-Nov-2004Yes
72EYTajikistan27-Nov-2004Yes
73ZAAlbania27-Nov-2004
74PJ2Bonaire and Curucao27-Nov-2004Yes
27-Nov-200418
75KP2US Virgin Is28-Nov-2004Yes
769YTrinidad and Tobago28-Nov-2004
77VP5Turks and Caicos Is28-Nov-2004
78HC8Galapagos Is28-Nov-200410
79D4Cape Verde Islands28-Nov-2004Yes
804XIsrael28-Nov-2004
81EXKyrgyzstan28-Nov-2004
82ODLebanon28-Nov-2004Yes
83S9Sao Tome e Principe5-Dec-2004Yes36
84GINorthern Ireland4-Jan-2005Yes
85PJ5St. Marteen, St. Eustacius, Saba5-Jan-2005YesDipole moved into Inverted-V formation
864LGeorgia5-Jan-2005Yes
87TKCorsica6-Jan-2005
88COCuba6-Jan-2005
89J8St. Vincent7-Jan-2005Yes
90VKAustralia7-Jan-2005Yes30
91GDIsle of Man9-Jan-2005
92GUGuernsey9-Jan-2005
93YNNicaragua9-Jan-20057
94CXUruguay11-Jan-2005Yes
958PBarbados11-Jan-2005Yes
96UKUzbekistan11-Jan-2005Yes
979HMalta11-Jan-2005
98ZLNew Zealand12-Jan-2005Yes32
994SSri Lanka13-Jan-2005Yes22
100CE0YEaster Island14-Jan-2005Yes12
101VUIndia15-Jan-2005
102A2Botswana15-Jan-2005Yes38
103ERMoldova16-Jan-2005Yes
16-Jan-20052
104XUCambodia18-Jan-2005Yes26
1053AMonaco18-Jan-2005
106T7San Marino22-Jan-2005Yes
25-Jan-200529
1073B8Mauritius26-Jan-2005Yes39
Two weeks as A4/G0RTN
1089M6East Malaysia8-Feb-2005Yes28
109V3Belize9-Feb-2005Yes
110C6The Bahamas9-Feb-2005Yes
1113B9Rodriguez Island9-Feb-2005Yes
112ZSSouth Africa9-Feb-2005Yes
113ZC4British Bases on Cyprus9-Feb-2005Yes
114T5Somalia10-Feb-2005Yes37
115TFIceland12-Feb-2005Yes40
116HZSaudi Arabia13-Feb-2005Yes
117VRHong Kong14-Feb-2005Yes24
118BYChina16-Feb-2005Yes
16-Feb-200519
119A7Qatar9-Mar-2005
120TTChad10-Mar-2005Yes
121VP2VBritish Virgin Is10-Mar-2005Yes
122XTBurkina Faso10-Mar-2005
123FSSt. Martin10-Mar-2005Yes
124VP9Bermuda10-Mar-2005Yes
1257QMalawi12-Mar-2005
1269JZambia12-Mar-2005Yes
127Z2Zimbabwe12-Mar-2005
128JWSvalbard12-Mar-2005
129FYFrench Guiana12-Mar-2005
1309M2West Malaysia12-Mar-2005Yes
12-Mar-20053
131YVVenezuela12-Mar-2005
132VK9NNorfolk Island13-Mar-2005Yes
133HLSouth Korea16-Mar-2005Yes25
134V5Namibia16-Mar-2005
135Antarctica16-Mar-2005
1368QMaldives19-Mar-2005Yes
137JAJapan20-Mar-2005Yes
138YBIndonesia21-Mar-2005
139BVTaiwan21-Mar-2005
1408RGuyana21-Mar-2005
141FT_XKerguelen27-Mar-2005
142PZSuriname27-Mar-2005
143EA9Ceuta and Mellila28-Mar-2005
1449NNepal29-Mar-2005
145FMMartinique29-Mar-2005
146ZFCayman Is29-Mar-2005
147OXGreenland29-Mar-2005
148VP8/SSouth Shetland Islands4-Apr-2005
149XWLaos4-Apr-2005Yes
150TGGuatemala7-Apr-2005
151OJ0Market Reef10-May-2005
152V4St. Kitts and Nevis10-May-2005
153JTMongolia14-May-2005
154SV5Dodecanese Islands14-May-2005
1559GGhana27-May-2005Yes
156TICosta Rica28-May-2005
157TUIvory Coast28-May-2005
158SV9Crete28-May-2005
159EZTurkmenistan28-May-2005
160HCEcuador29-May-2005
161EKArmenia4-June-2005Yes
1629VSingapore12-June-2005
163ZD7St. Helena12-June-2005
164STSudan14-June-2005
165FPSt. Pierre et Miquelon14-June-2005
166CY9St. Paul Island14-June-2005
167FGGuadeloupe15-June-2005
168ZPParaguay15-June-2005
169YAAfghanistan21-June-2005
170J6St. Lucia24-June-2005
171J2Djibouti27-June-2005
1726WSenegal27-June-2005
1739KKuwait27-June-2005
1745HTanzania9-July-2005
175ETEthiopia9-July-2005
1765ZKenya15-July-2005
177R1MMalyj Vytoskyj Island15-July-2005
178C9Mozambique5-August-2005
179VP2EAnguilla13-August-2005
180CPBolivia17-August-2005
181FRReunion11-October-2005
182FRMayotte13-October-2005QRT for the satellite TV men
183TZMali26-November-2005CQWW from G3LET's - also 100W, no beam
184OAPeru26-November-2005
1856YJamaica26-November-2005
186ZD8Ascension Island28-November-2005
187HSThailand26-November-2005
188HIDominican Republic26-November-2005
189T8Palau26-November-200527
190VK9CCocos-Keeling Islands26-November-2005
191HPPanama26-November-2005
1925RMadagascar17-January-2006I'm back, with the new doublet
193TRGabon21-January-2006
194CE0ZJuan Fernandez Is21-January-2006

195KG4Guantanamo Bay22-January-2006

196VQ9Chagos Archipelago22-January-2006

197S7Seychelles23-January-2006

1985TMauritania24-January-2006

199YKSyria30-January-2006

2003YPeter I Island13-February-2006
201C5The Gambia15-February-2006
202PY0TTrinidade and Martin Vaz16-February-2006
203VP2MMontserrat17-February-2006
204HRHonduras9-March-2006
205HHHaiti24-March-2006
206TYBenin25-March-2006
2073DASwaziland2-April-2006
208J5Guinea Bissau4-April-2006
209S0Western Sahara11-April-2006
210YU6Montenegro15-July-2006
211CEChile16-July-2006
2123XGuinea5-October-2006
213KH6Hawai'i9-October-200631
214D2Angola19-October-2006
215KL7Alaska20-October-20061
216A9Bahrain24-October-2006
217J3Grenada14-November-2006
2185ALibya18-November-2006
219D6Comoros26-March-2007
220R1FFranz Jozef Land30-March-2007
221KH2Guam31-March-2007
221APPakistan1-April-2007
222V8Brunei1-April-2007

Just XE to go for Worked All Zones, and there really aren't many regularly activated countries outside the Pacific after that (the Falklands, El Salvador, stuff like that - certainly no easy ones closer than French Polynesia).

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