So FT4 is about to be launched. This is a contest specific mode to be incorporated into WSJT-X as I understand it. About half the transmit and receive time of FT8. Bring it on!
Saturday, W2JPG, John, in Hawley PA, worked: KJ4LEG -11, N6OA -7, AA4V -8, KE4QVB -10, K4CVL -6, WD4CNO +2 using data. His comments were,
“Surprise! Saturday morning 4/20/19 around 10am, 10 meters opened up to the South (Florida, S.Carolina, Alabama.) Mostly weak signals though. Otherwise the band has been dead!”
Pretty much the same here in the UK.
N6SPP, Eric , says “Thnx Tony- We had few quick openings to our regular pipeline areas today- S.AM,5 land..Condx on 10 are starting to steadily improve here in the SFO region..I think we are seeing the beginning of the Spring/Summer Es Season..(I have a 10m detailed Info pdf on my QRZ page for those interested).. 73, Eric”.
Eric worked PY2VM and KG5YEJ on Sunday. Here is a link to Eric’s pdf. 10m pdf
Lots of AM (Spain) stations about but for me accolade of the week goes to LU9DCE (Argentina). Not only did he manage high popularity all week he managed to spot all his contacts. It all helps to show 10m is active and alive.
XT2MAX (Burkina Faso) had the potential to be top all week but his own words, “Due to circumstances beyond my control XT2MAX went QRT earlier than planned. Sorry for this. We are still in the country and enjoy the hospitality of the Burkinabè very much.”
Ah, tough one for a much needed area.
Most popular DX (two or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: XR201U, VE4ARM/B, AM70R, ZP6ARO, K5ARC/B, CX2DK, AM70C, WD5GLO/B, VP6D, RA1TAL, PU1UDS, N6SPP/B, N1LF/B, K8NDB, EA3AXV, DJ1AA, CE2RZJ, AM770URI, AM70URE/8, AM70S, AM70O.
Spotters: WE7L, DJ1AA, WA3GWK, HI6JRD, EB1BQB, RA1TAL, PY2ADX, MW6RDX, LY2BAW, K0CL, IW9CTJ, EB3TC, EB1DJ, EA8CSD, EA7HNE, EA5FX, EA3FUJ, EA1EJ, CX3DC .
Tuesday DX: AM70URE/8, AM70O, YY8HBO, SV2HNE/B, OE3XAC, AM70R, YU7NW, W4NML, RW3RN, PY2XRP, PU1JSV, N7BT, LU9DCE, IW3FZQ/B, HG3FMZ, HA7XL, HA7ME, HA7CH, EB3TC, EA8DFQ, EA7RKV, DL0IGI/B, AM70URE, AM70I, AM70C, AM70A.
Spotters: EB3TC, RW3RN, W1LIC, PU2MZI, MM0TFU, KI6PMD, EA8CSD, EA8BMG, SV2JAO, M0BKL, LU9DCE, F4CXO, EC5KY, EB1BQB, EA7KR, EA7DHT, EA5FX, EA1DF .
Wednesday DX: LU9DCE, V31MA, OM5CM, AM70E, AM70O, WP4L, PY5WW, PU1JDX, KG5YEJ, JK1JSB, F6BNX, DL1REM.
Spotters: LU9DCE, LZ1VDR, SV1EEX, PY1LV, W4LES, W0PE, VK3DUT, PU2NSY, PU2NBI, KC3OL, IZ5ILK, EA7DVY .
Thursday DX: AM70A, LU9DCE, AM70C, AM70D, AM70I, AM70N, AM70S, AM70F, EA1MX, 4Z5KU, EA1HRR, AM70URE/9, AM70R, EA5UI, EA2ASB, 5B4VL, HC2TEP, EC8AXS, EA8EE, EA7DT, CX7CO, AM70URE, W4YRL, SR5TDM, PY6BA, PY1SX, OE3XAC/B, LU5VV, IC8XIL, HC1E, F8NHF, EA8ZT, EA8YG, EA70A, EA3CAZ, EA2EZ/P, CS7AKZ, AM70L, AM70, AM370CV, A41ZZ, A0170YL, 5B4ALJ, 4Z5ML.
Spotters: LU9DCE, AM70A, LZ1VDR, EA5/EA4B, EA5/EA4, EA3OH, EA7ON, PY5OD, EA2BV, W4SAJ, PY1TV, PU2TES, G7PUV, EB5EEO, EA8DEQ, EA7JSA, EA5GOR, EA1IXQ, EA1DHB, 4Z5ML, PY1SX, PY1AX, PU4MHO, IT3CVK, F4IAA, EA7JOY, EA7JOU, EA4FET, SV1MO, SP5XMU, PY1NP, PP5FMM, IZ0MIO, G0LFF, EC8KB, EC8ADS, EC7ZT, EC7ZO, EB3TC, EA8YN, EA7KR, EA7ITL, EA5ITF, EA4ZK, EA4CT, EA2DVR, EA1WX, EA1WH, EA1EJ, EA1DKF, EA1DAX, CT1EHX .
Friday DX: AM70N, LU9DCE, AM70I, XR201G, WP4L, AM70U, AM70P, AM70F, AM70A, EP4HR, AM70C, XR201U, WP4IRV, WA6APQ/B, VK4NWH, VK4CZ, PY3XX, PU2UAF, PU1MIL, NV7LV/B, NA2U, N6RVI/B, KV6Q/B, KR5G, KP4TOP, K8NDB/B, EA2EZ/P, EA2EZ, AM70URE/9, AM70O, AM70D, 9W6EZ.
Spotters: LU9DCE, WB8VLC, PY5OD, PY1TV, VK4NWH, PY1LV, PU4MHO, PY2CX, EA7FWM, EA3GP, EA1IXQ, YC6BTI, YB0EIN, W4SAJ, US3IW, PY3KN, PY1NP, PW8BR, PU2USK, PU2OXU, PU2KFQ, NN4X, KN4MKX, KE4CIR, KC3OL, EA7ITL, EA7ANC, EA5GOR, EA4YC, EA1XT, EA1BKO .
Saturday DX: AM70E, XT2MAX, LU9DCE, AM70S, CE4WJK, 9L1YXJ, AM70U, AM70I, AM770URI, AM70URE/9, AM70C, WX4D/B, OE1KRQ/P, EA8CTF, EA5IPM, AM70O, AM70F, YT1T, SV2JAO, PY2TMV, KG6DX, IK8IOO, FR4PJ, CA2BMW, AM70A, YB2VYY, YB0EIN, XE1DZ, WN2A/B, WB2YDS, WA6APQ/B, WA4FC/B, WA3RNC/B, W8YT/B, W8YT, W3APL/B, SV3PML, SV3DCX, SQ6RMA, SP9VEY, PY4KL, PY4BR, PY2HT, PU5MFI, PP1WW, OE6ATD, OE5RYM, OE3WMA, NN4NC, N1EEK, LU4HOQ, KJ3P/B, KF4JEY, KB3YZU, K1FE, IK4YAZ, HB3XPT, HA7XL, EC1AJL, EA8EE, EA4LG, EA3IAZ, EA3HWE, DK5AI, AA1TT, 5B4ALJ.
Spotters: WA3GWK, F4IAA, LU9DCE, EB3TC, W4LES, PU8WCB, EA5DIC, EA1ASG, SV2JAO, PY2TMV, PY2HT, PU2KQG, KC1BBU, K2WOP, W4AAW, PY2PAL, PY1TV, PW8BR, FR4PJ, EC5KY, EA7JTT, W1LIC, UT8NT, RO7F, PY4WAS, PY1ZV, PU2UAF, PT9FD, OE3XAU, OE3WMA, OE3KLU, LU6HWT, IK4YAZ, F5VKV, F4HZN, F4CXO, EC7AT, EA8CVZ, EA7KR, EA7JXZ, EA7HNE, EA7GT, EA7DVY, EA5FX, EA4ZK, EA4CWN, EA4BAS, EA3TB, EA1YO, DK1MAX, DJ4LK, AC7AV.
Sunday DX: LU9DCE, AM70D, CB3R, AM70C, PY5DF, LU7HN, LU3MAM, HC2AP, AA3B, YV5JLO, W4HG, W2ARP, V31MA, PZ5RA, PU2UAF, PT7BI, PR8DX, KP4WQ, HR5/F2JD, YV4BCD, XE1DZ, W4VP, W4SAJ, W3IL, W2PP, VP9NM, TI2LX, TG9ADM, R2AA, PY5AMF, PY2VM, PY2UDB, PY2FRQ, PU2RSG, PU2RGN, OA4/XQ3SA, NA9J, N7PGI, N7MDW, N7ELL, N7DZI, N7BLN, N6RVI/B, LZ1VDR, KT4ET, KR5LM, KI6PMD, KI5DQN, KI5BLU, KC3OL, K8NDB/B, HK3JJH, HC2AO, CX2AQ, CA2BMW, AM70O, AM70E, AE7OA, 5B4AMR.
Spotters: PY5OD, LU9DCE, KB4MRX, W2ARP, ZW8T, WB8VLC, PY2TMV, VK4CZ, UY7CA, KC4AAW, KC3OL, WW3A, LU1DA, JF1NUV, F4TTR, AE7OA, PY5ZW, PT9FD, XE2N, XE2B, W4PM, W4LES, W0PE, PY3DX, PY1TV, PY1ES, PU2UAF, PU2RSG, PT7ASR, N6SPP, GM1KNP, F2JD, EA7FDW, EA5FX, DG5TF, CX2CC, CT1BWU, AA3B .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
A couple of 10m only contests.
|+ 10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital
||0001Z, Apr 27 to 2359Z, Apr 28
|+ SP DX RTTY Contest
||1200Z, Apr 27 to 1200Z, Apr 28
|+ Helvetia Contest
||1300Z, Apr 27 to 1259Z, Apr 28
|+ Florida QSO Party
||1600Z, Apr 27 to 0159Z, Apr 28 and
1200Z-2159Z, Apr 28
|+ BARTG Sprint 75
||1700Z-2059Z, Apr 28
|+ QCX Challenge
||1300Z-1400Z, Apr 29 and
1900Z-2000Z, Apr 29 and
0300Z-0400Z, Apr 30
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, May 1 and
1900Z-2000Z, May 1 and
0300Z-0400Z, May 2
|+ AGCW QRP/QRP Party
||1300Z-1900Z, May 1
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1700Z-1800Z, May 2 (CW) and
1800Z-1900Z, May 2 (SSB) and
1900Z-2000Z, May 2 (FM) and
2000Z-2100Z, May 2 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, May 2
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Mar 18-Apr 25, 2019
QSL: Club Log
Source: SP9FIH (Mar 5, 2019)
Info: By SP9FIH fm IOTA OC-040 (AH50bx); 160-15m; FT8 (f/h); RTTY; SSB
Apr 7-26, 2019
DXCC: Burkina Faso
Source: TDDX (Oct 31, 2018)
Info: By DF2WO fm Ouagadougou; focus on 160 80 60m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; hexbeam, verticals; QSL also OK via DF2WO direct
Apr 7-27, 2019
Source: TDDX (Apr 8, 2019)
Info: By SM0HPL fm Kampala; 20-10m, perhaps 30m; FT8 JT65 CW; QSL also OK via Club Log or SM0HPL; spare time operation
Apr 11-27, 2019
Source: TDDX (Apr 16, 2019)
Info: By M0NPT fm Algiers; HF; digital modes, QRS CW + satellites
Apr 13-May 7, 2019
QSL: IZ4YGS Direct
Source: TDDX (Mar 18, 2019)
Info: By IZ4YGS fm IJ84sx; 160-20m; FT8 (mainly f/h); EU include 2USD w/ QSL request, others 3USD (no IRCs); QSL also OK via eQSL
Apr 17-25, 2019
DXCC: Burkina Faso
Source: DK1MAX (Dec 1, 2018)
Info: By DK1MAX; HF; CW FT8; QSL also OK via eQSL; Club Log uploads; no paper QSLs
Apr 20-28, 2019
QSL: ZS1CDG Direct
Source: 4L5A (Apr 22, 2019)
Info: By ZS1CDG; HF; SSB FT8; QSL: 15 Provence Close, Uitzicht, Kraaifontein, WC, 7570, South Africa.
Apr 21-28, 2019
DXCC: South Cook Is
Source: DXW.Net (Jan 28, 2019)
Info: By W6HB fm Rarotonga I (IOTA OC-013); @E51AND/E51JD; 160-10m; SSB; holiday style operation
Apr 21-May 3, 2019
DXCC: French Polynesia
Source: OPDX (Aug 27, 2018)
Info: By KE1B as FO/KE1B fm Bora Bora I (IOTA OC-067); mainly 20m; FT8; 10w; QSL also OK via KE1B (Buro or direct), Club Log (preferred), eQSL
Apr 25-May 1, 2019
QSL: OH1VR Direct
Source: TDDX (May 12, 2019)
Info: By OH1VR as SV9/OH1VRl 80-10; mainly CW, some SSB
Apr 27-May 1, 2019
DXCC: Isle of Man
Source: TDDX (May 3, 2019)
Info: By JR1NHD as MD0IUX, JF1OSL as MD0HWX, JH0CJH as MD0ITP; 40-10m; CW + digital
Apr 27-May 2, 2019
DXCC: Market Reef
Source: TDDX (Mar 19, 2019)
Info: By OH3WS; CW SSB; 60 30m CW included; spare time operation; wx permitting
Apr 27-May 4, 2019
Source: TDDX (Mar 8, 2019)
Info: By JL8AQH fm Hue; 40-17m, focus on 30m; CW; 100w; vertical array pointed at NA/EU; QSL also OK via Club Log or JL8AQH direct (no Buro cards)
Apr 27-May 8, 2019
Source: TDDX (Feb 26, 2019)
Info: By 9A2AA 9A7Y 9A2NA 9A8RA 9A3EME 9A3CJW 9A3MR; focus on low bands
Apr 28-May 4, 2019
QSL: JD1BMH Buro
Source: TDDX (Apr 1, 2019)
Info: By JG7PSJ fm Chichijima I (IOTA AS-031); 40-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via JG7PSJ direct
Apr 30-May 5, 2019
Source: TDDX (Feb 28, 2019)
Info: By ON6EF ON4JW ON6VJ ON3DMR ON4AFW ON7VM ON8WR ON1BN; SSB CW + digital; 100w; QSL OK via ON Buro or direct
May 1-1, 2019
Source: TDDX (Apr 1, 2019)
Info: By Medical Amateur Radio Council ops; 20 17m; CW SSB FT8; 16-21z; QSL also OK via AA4FL
May 2-2, 2019
Source: TDDX (Apr 1, 2019)
Info: By Medical Amateur Radio Council ops; 20 17m; CW SSB FT8; 16-19z; QSL also OK via AA4FL
May 2-5, 2019
Source: G0VJG (Dec 26, 2018)
Info: By G0VJG; 40-10m; SSB FT8; 300w; Hexbeam