Is it just me – or does it seem like we are past the “heyday” of DXing?
It must have been that 2016 was quite the incredible year – there were 5 Top 10 DXCC activations. That felt like the “grand finale” of a fireworks show. Since then, the number of activations – especially rare or ultra rare seem down in number.
One thing that does seem likely – is that the “run of the mill’ activity in the CW DX portions of the bands seem to be on the wane. The FT8 frequencies are always humming like a bee hive. So it could be that MY idea of DX-ing is CW.
But we have had several mega DXpedition leaders “retire” and some go SK. Then there has been the costly run up and ultimate failure to activate Bouvet – by 2 different teams.
To me, it seems like “attrition” is the operative word when it comes to DXing and DXpeditions.