There are at the time list of DXCC Entities.
DX-QSO's are reachable also with a QRP station.
That show the
But there are also stages on the way to the DXers heaven.
For the well-known 5-band DXCC-award (5BDXCC) of the ARRL are necessary on the 5 shortwave amateur radio bands 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m always 100 confirmed QSO's.
At the time I need of the necessary 500 QSO's only