A bit sparse every day.
Nothing special in the way of DX.
SF5O is of course Sweden, ZB2TEN/B is of course a beacon on Gibraltar and CX2DK is a hound in Uruguay.
Don’t have a name for the hound but they say he has good ears for DX.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: SX60RAAG,SU9VB.
Spotters: TA1D/4, LU9MBY .
Tuesday DX: VK2IR, FK4QX.
Spotters: WA3GWK, IZ8STJ, VK2IR .
Wednesday DX: K6FRC/B, PJ2SM, W5WI, VK7FOLK, N2UHC/B, KM4GBM, NH6Y, N7ELL, AA9GL.
Spotters: KG5RJ, AA7UN, K7ULS, WA3GWK, W4SAJ, KW4BY, WB5CTS, VK2IR, WZ1V, PJ2CF, KE5WFD, CE8EIO, VK4CQ, AA5EY .
Thursday DX: SF5O, OH3BCX, EA3AQR, DU6/PE1NSQ.
Spotters: SM5EPO, W4SAJ, OH3NE, HS0ZIV, 9A1Z, F4GXX .
Friday DX: ZB2TEN/B, N5MOA.
Spotters: HP1ELV, XE2JS, G3ZCZ, KI6YAA, KE8KUY, KB3KTR .
Saturday DX: CX2DK, KC5SQD/B, KC4LGC, W5PR, RT6A, PY3EW, PU3JFP, N6SS, KJ4LEG, K8SIX, K5TXG/B, K5GJR/B, K5AB/B, FK4QX, DF7IW.
Spotters: PY3EW, WA3GWK, KE8KUY, XE2JS, KV5W, VK5WU, PY1LV, NM5H, KE4TWI, EA7ON, PU5LHF, PU2XYT, KG5SUZ, KB3KTR, HP1ELV .
Sunday DX: RT6A, N6SS, WA6APQ/B, UA4M, NC6R, N7ELL, KG5ELN, KF7TAL, PY3EW, KD6BZN.
Spotters: WR7X, XE2JS, N7WGH, KN4MKX, PY1LV, WB8VLC, WA3GWK, PY3EW, N6SPP, K7OOS, XE2JTS, WP4PRD, VK2IR, RA6AS, NC6R, KE8KUY, AG5GV .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ YB DX Contest
||0000Z-2359Z, Jan 12
|+ Old New Year Contest
||0500Z-0900Z, Jan 12
|+ UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest
||1200Z, Jan 12 to 1200Z, Jan 13
|+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
||1200Z, Jan 12 to 2400Z, Jan 13
|+ North American QSO Party, CW
||1800Z, Jan 12 to 0559Z, Jan 13
|+ DARC 10-Meter Contest
||0900Z-1059Z, Jan 13
|+ Midwinter Contest
||1000Z-1400Z, Jan 13
|+ Classic Exchange, CW
||1300Z, Jan 13 to 0700Z, Jan 14 and
1300Z, Jan 15 to 0700Z, Jan 16
|+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
||0100Z-0300Z, Jan 14
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Jan 16 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jan 16 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jan 17
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
- Dominican Republic: Jan 1-13, 2019 -- HI5 -- QSL via: DK1FY
Jan 1-13, 2019 -- Dominican Republic -- HI5 -- QSL: DK1FY -- Source: DK1FY (Dec 20, 2018) -- By DK1FY as HI5/DK1FY fm Lago Enriquillo, Galvan; 40-10m; CW SSB + digital; 100w; vertical
- Seychelles: Jan 5-Feb 2, 2019 -- S79AA -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 5-Feb 2, 2019 -- Seychelles -- S79AA -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Dec 13, 2017) -- By OE6MBG fm Baie Lazare and Anse Boileau; 160 80 40 20 15 10m, perhaps 6m; CW SSB; 400w; wires, verticals, perhaps a yagi for the high bands
- St. Kitts and Nevis: Jan 8-20, 2019 -- V47UR -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 8-20, 2019 -- St. Kitts and Nevis -- V47UR -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Nov 21, 2017) -- By W3UR N3OSH fm Calypso Bay (@V47JA); 160-6m; 100w; verticals; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via Club Log and W3UR (preferably via Buro)
- Sierra Leone: Jan 9-21, 2019 -- 9LY1JM -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 9-21, 2019 -- Sierra Leone -- 9LY1JM -- QSL: LotW -- Source: MM0NDX (Oct 30, 2018) -- By F4AJQ F1ULQ F2DX DL3GA F4DLM F5TVG ON4QX ON7RN fm Banana I (IOTA AF-037); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY PSK FT8; 4 stations; QSL also OK via F5GSJ and Club Log
- Galapagos: Jan 13-25, 2019 -- HC8GET -- QSL via: OE3GEA
Jan 13-25, 2019 -- Galapagos -- HC8GET -- QSL: OE3GEA -- Source: TDDX (Dec 24, 2018) -- By OE3GEA fm Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal Is; 30-10m; 100w; Outbacker, dipole; holiday style operation; QSL OK via Buro or direct
- Panama: Jan 13-31, 2019 -- H33J -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 13-31, 2019 -- Panama -- H33J -- QSL: LotW -- Source: HP3AK (Jan 4, 2019) -- By JN1RVS HP3AK HP3SS WA6YJW fm Volcan, Chiriqui (EJ88qs, @HP3AK); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; focus on 160m FT8, 1.908 MHz simplex FT8 for JA; QSL also OK via JA1HGY and Club Log
- Guadeloupe: Jan 14-31, 2019 -- FG -- QSL via: F6ITD
Jan 14-31, 2019 -- Guadeloupe -- FG -- QSL: F6ITD -- Source: TDDX (Dec 13, 2017) -- By F6ITD as FG/F6ITD fm Desirade I (IOTA NA-102); 80-6m; CW SSB + digital (incl FT8); 400w; dipoles; will use TO7D during contests; operation to continue until Mar 13
- Barbados: Jan 15-Feb 4, 2019 -- 8P9CA -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 15-Feb 4, 2019 -- Barbados -- 8P9CA -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Dec 26, 2017) -- By KB8YRX fm Christ Church; HF, mainly 20m; focus on FT8; 1kw; vertical, Buddipole; QSL also OK via KB8YRX
- Cayman Is: Jan 17-20, 2019 -- ZF2PG -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 17-20, 2019 -- Cayman Is -- ZF2PG -- QSL: LotW -- Source: AD1C (Nov 26, 2018) -- By K8PGJ fm Grand Cayman I (IOTA NA-016, EK99hh); 160-10m; QRV for NAQP SSB; QSL also OK via K8PGJ direct and eQSL
- Chatham I: Jan 17-29, 2019 -- ZL7 -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 17-29, 2019 -- Chatham I -- ZL7 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 425DXN (Dec 1, 2018) -- By JA0JHQ as ZL7/JA0JHQ fm IOTA OC-038; focus on 160m CW and 6m FT8; also 40-10m; CW FT8; QSL also OK via JA0JHQ direct
- Rwanda: Jan 18-Feb 14, 2019 -- 9X2AW -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 18-Feb 14, 2019 -- Rwanda -- 9X2AW -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Oct 31, 2018) -- By DF2WO fm Kigali; focus on 160 80 60m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; hexbeam, verticals; also WJ2O w/ his own call; QSL also OK via N2ZN
- Canada: Jan 22-29, 2019 -- VE2 -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 22-29, 2019 -- Canada -- VE2 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: VE3DZ (Jan 4, 2019) -- By VE3DZ as VE2IM and UT3UA using VE2/UT3UA; CQ Zone 2; focus on 160m for Japan, Far East, and Oceania; inv L, Beverages; QRV for CQ 160m Contest using VE2IM; see Web for more details
- Canada: Jan 22-29, 2019 -- VO2AC -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 22-29, 2019 -- Canada -- VO2AC -- QSL: LotW -- Source: VE3FU (Jan 6, 2019) -- By VE3FU VE9CB VO1HP; fm Point Amour Lighthouse (Labrador, CQ Zone 2); for CQ 160m CW; focus on low bands, esp. 160m outside contest as VO2AC VO2AAA VO1HP, respectively; QSL also OK via VE3FU
- Aruba: Jan 22-30, 2019 -- P4 -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 22-30, 2019 -- Aruba -- P4 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: DL4MM (Jan 1, 2019) -- By DL4MM as P4/DL4MM @P40L; focus on low bands for EU AS JA; CW SSB FT8; QRV as SO in CQ 160m CW Contest using P40AA; QSL also OK via DL4MM (DARC Buro or direct), LotW after 6 months
- Bonaire: Jan 22-30, 2019 -- PJ4P -- QSL via: LotW
Jan 22-30, 2019 -- Bonaire -- PJ4P -- QSL: LotW -- Source: MM0NDX (Jan 5, 2019) -- By DJ7JC DJ9RR DL8JJ; HF; CW SSB + digital, including FT8; QRV for CQ 160m CW Contest; QSL also OK via DJ5BWD and Club Log
Sun: No sunspots today.
Stoke drew against lowly Shrewsbury in the FA cup and promptly sacked manager Rowett. Success for the team has been thin on the ground. In fact in the league we’ve lost the last two matches. Brentford on Saturday, I’ll be there.
The Indian cricket team were robbed of a possible innings defeat of Australia by poor light and rain and it’s OZ’s summer too. I had a good first day at the SCG (Sydney) with my son. By the time you read this I’ll be back in the UK to cold weather.