A very poor week, even the contest, a big one (CQ WW CW) didn’t manage to get 10m fired up till Sunday.
9A1A (Croatia) contest station was very active at the weekend. Just look at their QRZ.com page. Also in there was M6T (England), 4M1K (Venezuela) and TK0C (Corsica). There were a few others of course.
I migrated to other bands to test out WSJT 2 rc-5. Looks OK, works fine with my IC-7600. Change over time is approaching when folks will have to change to the new version because their old versions will not work. (Well, really old ones will but without any of the new capabilities and few stations to contact)
John, W2JPG , just missed last week’s report. So here it is. Data mode: (FT8 I guess) VP9MN -3, XE1J -2, KZ9V -15, K4WPC -4, PU1VBR -13, VO1NE -4, W0ZD 1, W9FL -20.
“From 11/12 TO 11/17 I contacted these stations listed above. Then 10 meters went dead!!! No contacts since then.”
Even so John, interesting stuff.
A reminder to any would-be contributors, please try to get reports to me on or before 12:00 UTC on Wednesday.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: YV5MBI, CA3JBD, J66CD.
Spotters: HP1ELV, PY5OD, KM9I, CE2RZJ, PY2PAL, PP5AMP .
Tuesday DX: EA8/UF1F, FR4QT, ZF2MJ, LA5TEN/B, CA6CGX, 6W1RW, YL2LW, XV9D, SK0CT/B, IZ8RVA/B, G0OYQ, F1RAD, EW6FL, EP6RRC.
Spotters: F4CXO, LU8DPM, 9Z4Y, RA5A, N6EIO, F4GXX, DL7JV .
Wednesday DX: IS0DCR, EA8/UA5C, ED5YAU/B, EC1AJL, EA9ACE, OE3XAC/B, F1UMO, ED1YCA/B, ZS6WB, XT2AW, LU5VV, FR4OO, CS7AOL.
Spotters: F4CXO, F1UMO, OE3FVU, F4GXX, DD0UM, VK2LPF, F1NQP, DG2JO
Thursday DX: PP2CC, ZF2MJ, WA6APQ/B, R3THA, KE8KUY, K4WLG.
Spotters: WR7X, KA1JY, KV5W, PY2KC, PY2XIZ, PU2WSQ .
Friday DX: YV5AJ, WA6APQ/B, SK7GH/B, PY2NGN, LA5TEN/B, D41CV, ZS6BUN, PU2SGT, PU2PZE, K6FRC/B, K0TPP, CE7SOY.
Spotters: F1BBI, F4CXO, WB8VLC, PY5OD, F4GXX, K0LBY, CT1DDW, PY2KC
Saturday DX: LZ9W, 9A1A, V51YJ, M6T, LZ8R, D41CV, 4M1K, W3LPL, OK6W, E2A, PY0F, LN8W, DF0HQ, YT7Z, YT5A, PP5JN, PJ2T, LZ2HR, HG7T, CA6CGX, ZM4T, YR100R, VK4SN, UA6AK, LU7HN, K1TTT, IT9EYA, DR4A, CN3A, B4T, 9L1YXJ, 4U1A, 3D2AG.
Spotters: OM7M, LY5W, LZ5R, JA3YBK, YV5AM, PY5EG, LZ2HR, K1TTT, DK8ZZ, DJ1AA, PU2TBK, P40W, G4PVM, CT4NH, ZL3PAH, VK3EW, UR7GO, LZ8R, LZ1IA, LU7HF, KQ4PK, IT9EYA, IB9T, DF2RG, DF2AJ .
Sunday DX: 9A1A, M6T, TK0C, LZ9W, 4M1K, E2A, CN3A, LU1DZ, V51YJ, UN4L, RT6A, PJ2T, K3LR, ZF1A, W3LPL, OK6W, DF0HQ, D41CV, CO8RH, CE3WW, AH2R, 6V7A, YV4ABR, SN7Q, OH5Z, N6WM, LU7HN, K0RF, HH2AA, VK4JU, V6A, UA4S, UA2FZ, RT9S, RT1O, NR5M, LZ8R, LY2W, LN8W, HA3LN, GM2V, EU1WW, ES9C, EF8R, EC2DX, CX7CO, CR3DX, CA2AGH, 9H6A, ZM4T, YU1EA, VP2V/WJ2O, VK4KW, VK3NXT, UZ2M, PY2EX, PS2T, PP5JN, PJ4Q, P33W, OH8WR, OH0T, OG60F, OA4SS, NP2P, LZ5R, LZ2HR, LU9DDJ, KH7M, K8AZ, K1TTT, HC5M, HB9CA, DX3H, DR4A, 9Z4Y, 9M6NA.
Spotters: PY5EG, JA3YBK, PY1JN, RL3A, R6CW, LZ5VK, ZM4T, VK8HW, LZ5R, UT7QF, CR3X, PY3FJ, HG6N, E72U, VE3EJ, TK0C, RN7A, PP1CZ, K8ND, JA7OWD, IR4X, IB9T, RG4D, PE1HWO, N5XJ, A61M, UZ1WW, RT6C, LZ8R, JF1NUV, HL1VAU, DK6WL, 2E0CVN, UA4M, S54O, PY2EX, PY1JR, PT4B, PT2AW, OK1ITK, NP2KW, N4WW, LZ2HR, K1TTT, HS0ZLW, G4PVM, DJ2MX, WB2TQE, UT5C, S53BB, RT1O, OM7M, K3LR, IK8BIZ, G3YSX, DJ2TX, CA2AGH, BG7OAJ .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
Interesting, an FT8 only contest. Can’t wait! No really!
|+ YARC QSO Party
||1400Z, Dec 1 to 0259Z, Dec 2
|+ TOPS Activity Contest
||1600Z, Dec 1 to 1559Z, Dec 2
|+ FT8 Roundup
||1800Z, Dec 1 to 2359Z, Dec 2
|+ EPC Ukraine DX Contest
||2000Z, Dec 1 to 1959Z, Dec 2
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||0200Z-0400Z, Dec 4
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Dec 5 and
1900Z-2000Z, Dec 5 and
0300Z-0400Z, Dec 6
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1800Z-1900Z, Dec 6 (CW) and
1900Z-2000Z, Dec 6 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Dec 6 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Dec 6 (Dig)
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
- Sri Lanka: Nov 1-30, 2018 -- 4S7KKG -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 1-30, 2018 -- Sri Lanka -- 4S7KKG -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 425DXN (Oct 19, 2018) -- By DC0KK fm IOTA AS-003; mainly CW and digital; QSL also OK via Club Log; operation to continue until Apr 1, 2019
- Madagascar: Nov 5-30, 2018 -- 5R8IC -- QSL via: Club Log
Nov 5-30, 2018 -- Madagascar -- 5R8IC -- QSL: Club Log -- Source: TDDX (Oct 15, 2018) -- By F6ICX fm Sainte-Marie I (IOTA AF-090); mainly CW, perhaps RTTY BPSK SSB; 100w; Hexbeam, wires; QSL OK via F6ICX direct; holiday style operation to continue until Feb2019
- Aruba: Nov 17-29, 2018 -- P4 -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 17-29, 2018 -- Aruba -- P4 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 425DXN (Nov 10, 2018) -- By PH2M as P4/PH2M fm IOTA SA-036; 80-10m; SSB FT8; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via PH2M (Buro or direct)
- Sint Maarten: Nov 17-Dec 8, 2018 -- PJ7AA -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 17-Dec 8, 2018 -- Sint Maarten -- PJ7AA -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Aug 18, 2017) -- By AA9A; 80-10m, incl 60; CW SSB + digital; Buddipole; QSL also OK via AA9A
- Vietnam: Nov 18-Dec 2, 2018 -- XV9D -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 18-Dec 2, 2018 -- Vietnam -- XV9D -- QSL: LotW -- Source: RM2D (Oct 1, 2018) -- By RM9D; 40-10m, perhaps 80m; QSL also OK via EA5GL
- Gambia: Nov 18-Dec 31, 2018 -- C5YK -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 18-Dec 31, 2018 -- Gambia -- C5YK -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Nov 22, 2018) -- By ON7YK fm Bijilo; 60 40 20 17 15 12 10m; FT8 JT65 JT9 RTTY SSB CW; 1kw; Spiderbeam + dipoles; operation to continue until Mar 9, 2019; see qrz.com for full QSL details
- Burkina Fao: Nov 20-30, 2018 -- XT2AW -- QSL via: M0OXO
Nov 20-30, 2018 -- Burkina Fao -- XT2AW -- QSL: M0OXO -- Source: TDDX (Nov 16, 2017) -- By DF2WO fm Ouagadougou; focus on 160-60m
- Papua New Guinea: Nov 20-Dec 4, 2018 -- P29RR -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 20-Dec 4, 2018 -- Papua New Guinea -- P29RR -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Nov 14, 2018) -- By ZL1BQD fm Lae I (IOTA OC-034, QI33ag); 160 80m; focus on FT8; QRV for CQWW DX CW
- Virgin Is: Nov 21-Dec 1, 2018 -- KP2 -- QSL via: N0UK
Nov 21-Dec 1, 2018 -- Virgin Is -- KP2 -- QSL: N0UK -- Source: TDDX (Nov 21, 2018) -- By N0UK as N0UK/KP2 fm St John
- Minami Torishima: Nov 21-Dec 31, 2018 -- JD1 -- QSL via: JA8CJY
Nov 21-Dec 31, 2018 -- Minami Torishima -- JD1 -- QSL: JA8CJY -- Source: TDDX (Sep 18, 2018) -- By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm Marcus I; 20 17m; CW RTTY Satellite; 50w; HB9CV; spare time operation; end date may be earlier
- Sri Lanka: Nov 22-Dec 6, 2018 -- 4S7DLG -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 22-Dec 6, 2018 -- Sri Lanka -- 4S7DLG -- QSL: LotW -- Source: DK8ZZ (Nov 15, 2018) -- By DK7TF DH6ICE fm Hikaduwa (IOTA AS-003); mainly SSB FT8; QSL also OK via DK8ZZ (DARC Buro or direct)
- Ogasawara: Nov 22-Dec 7, 2018 -- JD1 -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 22-Dec 7, 2018 -- Ogasawara -- JD1 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 4L5A (Oct 22, 2018) -- By JH1HHC as JD1BPH and JI1CRM as JI1CRM/JD1 fm Komagari, Chichijima I (IOTA AS-031); 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; QSL also OK via JH1HHC and JI1CRM respectively
- Solomon Is: Nov 22-Dec 10, 2018 -- H44SHD -- QSL via: HB9SHD Direct
Nov 22-Dec 10, 2018 -- Solomon Is -- H44SHD -- QSL: HB9SHD Direct -- Source: TDDX (Sep 18, 2018) -- By HB9SHD fm Uepi I (IOTA OC-149); 160-10m; SSB + digital, perhaps slow CW; end date unclear; QSL also OK via Club Log
- Cambodia: Nov 22-Dec 14, 2018 -- XU7AKB -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 22-Dec 14, 2018 -- Cambodia -- XU7AKB -- QSL: LotW -- Source: OPDX (Nov 19, 2018) -- By HB9FXL; 40-10m; SSB; 100w; vertical, Hexbeam; QSL also OK via Club Log and HB9FXL (HB9 Buro or direct)
- Mozambique: Nov 24-Dec 1, 2018 -- C91HP -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 24-Dec 1, 2018 -- Mozambique -- C91HP -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 4L5A (Oct 24, 2018) -- By SM0HPL fm Maputo; 30 20 17 15 10m; CW + digital (incl FT8); QRP; vertical; spare time operation; QSL also OK via SM0HPL and Club Log
Sun: No spots today or yesterday. But NASA have landed on Mars, again. No mishaps as far as I know.
Stoke drew 2 – 2 against QPR. We had 2 goals disallowed. Reading away this Saturday, I have a ticket.
And England beat Sri Lanka in the final Test to make it a clean sweep. Very enjoyable to watch.