The most popular DX was undoubtedly mounted by the Italian DXpedition Team, A82X for CW + SSB and A82Z for Digital, both Liberia. The other most sought after DX was ZK3A, Tokelau Is.
Me, I’ve spent a fair bit of time getting to grips with DXLab suite of programs. It’s good but a lot to learn. I have been using Ham Radio Deluxe but something seems awry with the support site.
Wednesday Bill, KC8GTR, worked: CE7VPQ 4/4, CA4PSH 4/4, and PS36OKT 4/4SSB. He says, “I was using a new home brew 4 ele yagi at 43 feet with TS-590sg rig . 1'st , 2'nd and 3'rd contacts in that order!” That is some achievement, home built. Bill send us some pictures. Was it a kit or a plan from a magazine? Now a home brew Linear Amp?
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: ZS6WAB/B, A35JT, 3B8CW, ZS6LKF, UT9LI, RV4SAH, G3PXT, 9K2HM, ZS6EB, YB0DJ, PY5QW, EA9ACD, CA3SOC.
Spotters: KM6YLK, TA2TR, F4CXO, EB3TC, SP8ALT, YC9CT, UR2680SWL/P, UR2680SWL/, PY4EP, KA1W, F1BBI, YB0DJ, I1YTO .
Tuesday DX: A82X, A82Z, 5T5PA, FY5KE, VP8LP, PY2HP, ZK3A, OC19IARU, CE3TL, 3B8CW, PU8YAB, CA3SOC, YV5IUA, W4GOG, ED5YAU/B, ED4YAK/B, CE4WJK, 8P6ET, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6WAB, PY2CP, PU8WCB, LW2EIY, 9M2TO.
Spotters: F4CXO, WB7PMP, LW3EX, IK2HKT, PY2OKB, LZ1KU, LU1HVK, KM8AM, K4VBM, EB5RR, EA7JUR, DL4MFF, NP4RA, EA5GJ, DO1KRT, 9K2NO, PY5OD, F1DSZ, EA6AJ, WY5I, WA8KLH, W4NDX, W4CWL, PU2KRC, N4WW, KB1AWM, F1BBI, EA8DSB, AA5EY .
Wednesday DX: A82X, A82Z, FY5KE, 9G2HO, SV6DBG/B, 3B8CW, ZD7MY, VP8LP, SV2HNE/B, LU5DT, ZS6WAB/B, SV2RSS/B, SV2HQL/B, PU8WCB, IZ8RVA/B, S51DD, PU8WKM, HS1NGR, HC2AO.
Spotters: F4CXO, KC4AAW, UR5FLN, SV1IZR, PU8WCB, IK2HKT, 9Z4Y, PY4EP, MM0TFU, F1BBI, SM6YNO, PY3EW, PU5LHF, PA/NL8992, NN4X, EB5RR, DO1KRT, CT7APD, 2E0XXO .
Thursday DX: A82X, A82Z, SM6YNO, PS7JBV.
Spotters: SM5EPO, PY3EW, IK2HKT, OH2MZA, KW4BY, F4CXO, OG55W .
Friday DX: A82X, A82Z, ZK3A, CE7VPQ, LU1DX, CX8DS, CA4PSH, K6HGF, CE4WJK, 3D2AG, WB6IZG, LU1JHD, KE8KUY, KD5AAP, HP1RCP/B.
Spotters: PY2PAL, LU1HVK, IK2HKT, PY2OKB, WP4O, PP5FMM, WK0DX, MM0TFU, KD0AA, 9Z4Y, WB7PMP, PY1FOG, PU6BVL, KC7ZON, K5RWD, WS5ADV, IK4UXA .
Saturday DX: A82X, 5T5PA, A82Z, CE4WJK, CX2DK, CE7VPQ, ZD7FT, LU5FC, 9Z4Y, PY2TMV, PS36OKT, EA8DEG, SV2RSS/B, OY6BEC/B, LU1DX, IZ8RVA/B, W4O, PY3EW, PP5NS, LZ2XF, LW1EUD.
Spotters: F4CXO, OZ1MFP, IK2HKT, EA3AQR, WB7PMP, PY2OKB, PY2ADX, IZ8NVV, UR5FLN, PY2TMV, PU8MGB, KF5RM, EA4ADM, PY2EDY, F1BBI, PD1AHM, IT9NAN, EA6EE, EA4AQQ, CT7APD, CT7AKW, PY3EW, PX2A, PU2RDB, PA/NL8992, N6RH, LY2BAW, F5SIH, F4AZF, EA7AAF, EA3GZA, CT1BLE, 9Z4Y .
Sunday DX: A82X, ZK3A, EA9ACD, CE7VPQ, 5T5PA, EA8DO, KL7SB, PU8WCB, KX6OI, PS36OKT, N6O, CE4WJK, XQ3SK, XE1CQ, PY4DX, EA8BWW, 3D2AG, ZS6WAB/B, ZD7MY, YV5DRN, PY5ZHP, LU1MPK, J88HF, HK1MW, DU30R, A82Z, 4X4MF, S01WS, PY7ZZ, PY1SX, PU9DCB, PP1WW, JA7OWD, HK4GSO, CE1PTT.
Spotters: KC4AAW, F4CXO, PY4EP, PY3EW, IK2HKT, W3LPL, PY5OD, PY2TMV, WB8VLC, TA2K, PU2RDB, IV3BVK, PU5LHF, PP5FMM, JA7OWD, CA3SOC, RW3RN, PY2ADX, PU6BVL, PU1KAQ, PP5SB, N2DXT, G4ELJ, G1EZF, EA7HG, EA5IXO, CT1PT, 2E0XXO, RV0APH, PY5XH, PY4LH, PY4JW, PY2CPS, PY1NP, PA3DJY, JH8XVH, IK0OPS .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint
||0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10
|+ QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party
||0000Z-2359Z, Oct 12
|+ Makrothen RTTY Contest
||0000Z-0800Z, Oct 12 and
1600Z-2400Z, Oct 12 and
0800Z-1600Z, Oct 13
|+ Nevada QSO Party
||0300Z, Oct 12 to 2100Z, Oct 13
|+ Oceania DX Contest, CW
||0800Z, Oct 12 to 0800Z, Oct 13
|+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB
||1200Z, Oct 12 to 1200Z, Oct 13
|+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
||1200Z, Oct 12 to 2400Z, Oct 13
|+ Arizona QSO Party
||1600Z, Oct 12 to 0600Z, Oct 13 and
1400Z to 2400Z, Oct 13
|+ Pennsylvania QSO Party
||1600Z, Oct 12 to 0500Z, Oct 13 and
1300Z-2200Z, Oct 13
|+ FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint
||1700Z-2100Z, Oct 12
|+ South Dakota QSO Party
||1800Z, Oct 12 to 1800Z, Oct 13
|+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
||0000Z-0200Z, Oct 14
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 16 and
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 16 and
0300Z-0400Z, Oct 17
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Aug 21-Oct 14, 2019
Source: TDDX (Sep 6, 2019)
Info: By F5MAW fm N'Djamena; 20 15m, check 14.180 and 21.180Mhz plus or minus; SSB; 100w; Skyloop; spare time operation
Sep 20-Oct 10, 2019
Source: TDDX (Sep 20, 2019)
Info: By DL3DRN as SV5/DL3DRN fm Kolymbia; HF; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via DARC Buro or direct
CQ WW DX Contest, RTTY (Sep 28-29, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Sep 30-Oct 11, 2019
Source: I2YSB (Apr 17, 2019)
Info: By Italian Dxpedition Team ops; 160-10m; CW SSB + digital (A82Z on digital)
Oct 1-19, 2019
QSL: HA5AO Direct
Source: 4L5A (Mar 25, 2019)
Info: By HA5AO; 80-10m, focus on high bands; mainly CW FT8; spare time operation; OQRS available on Web page
Oct 1-11, 2019
DXCC: Canary Is
Source: TDDX (Sep 26, 2019)
Info: By DL4FO as EA8/DL4FO fm La Gomera I; HF; mainly CW; 5w; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
Oct 1-Dec 15, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Sep 20, 2019)
Info: By F8EN; HF; CW; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct
Oct 2-10, 2019
Source: TDDX (Oct 4, 2019)
Info: By DL7UCX as ZA/DL7UCX; 160-10m; CW; 1kw; double Windom, vertical; QSL also OK via DL7UCX (DARC Buro or direct); logs to be uploaded to Club Log
Oct 2-13, 2019
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: OPDX (May 13, 2019)
Info: By DF2WO fm Praia, Santiago I (IOTA AF-005); 160-10m; FT8 PSK31 JT65 RTTY + some QRS CW; Hex beam, dipole; holiday style operation
Oct 2-14, 2019
DXCC: St Pierre & Miquelon
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 22, 2019)
Info: By DK1BT DL4WK DL6SAK DL7DF DL7UFR SP3CYY SP3DOI fm NA-032 (GN16ws); 160-10m; CW SSB + digital; 3 stations; QSL also OK via DL7DF (DARC Buro or direct)
Oct 3-10, 2019
Source: KD7WPJ (May 30, 2019)
Info: By KD7WPJ fm Efate I (IOTA OC-035); 40-6m; CW SSB FT8; QSL FT8 contacts via LoTW
Oct 3-13, 2019
Source: TDDX (Sep 12, 2019)
Info: By DL2SBY as 5B/DL2SBY fm Ayia Napa; 80-6m; SSB CW + digital; 400w; inverted vee; QSL also OK via DL2SBY direct; logs will be uploaded to Club Log
Oct 4-13, 2019
DXCC: Br Virgin Is
Source: 4L5A (Aug 15, 2019)
Info: By K5WE as VP2VEM and N5AQ as VP2V/N5AQ fm Tortola I (IOTA NA-023); 160-10m; mainly CW, some RTTY FT8 FT4 SSB; 400w; Hexbeam, CrankIR vertical, dipoles; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS
Oct 5-12, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Aug 28, 2019)
Info: By NN5E; HF; QSL also OK via NN5E
Oct 5-12, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Aug 11, 2019)
Info: By NT5V; HF; QSL also OK via NT5V
Oct 5-12, 2019
DXCC: Market Reef
Source: 4L5A (Aug 21, 2019)
Info: By OH3WS fm IOTA EU-053; 80-30m; CW SSB; also using OJ0/OH3WS and OJ0/OG3A
Oct 6-12, 2019
Source: TDDX (Oct 6, 2019)
Info: By JH1NBN fm Yangon; 15-6m; SSB FT8; spare time operation
Oct 6-20, 2019
QSL: Club Log OQRS
Source: 4L5A (Oct 2, 2019)
Info: By IK1MYT fm Lusaka (KH44do); 40 10 15 10m; SSB; QSL also OK via IK1MYT Buro; end date not specified
Oct 6-23, 2019
Source: IZ4YGS (Oct 7, 2019)
Info: By IZ4YGS; 160-20m; mainly FT8 Fox/Hound, SSB; 100w; QSL also OK via IZ4YGS direct, eQSL
Oct 7-11, 2019
Source: TDDX (Jun 10, 2019)
Info: By NK0S as TBD (V31HH requested); 20m, perhaps 17m; SSB; holiday style operation
Oct 7-23, 2019
DXCC: West Kiribati
Source: 425DXN (May 10, 2019)
Info: By LZ1GC OK2WM LZ3NY fm Tarawa I (IOTA OC-017); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via Club Log (preferred) or LZ1GC (Buro or direct)
Oct 8-Nov 4, 2019
DXCC: Norfolk I
Source: DXW.Net (May 29, 2019)
Info: By SP5EAQ SP7VC SP5ES as TBA fm IOTA OC-005; HF; CW SSB + digital; QSL also OK via SP7VC (Buro or direct)
Oct 10-16, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Oct 5, 2019)
Info: By JH7IPR fm Koror I (IOTA OC-009); FT8 CW, perhas SSB; QSL also OK via JH7IPR (JARL Buro or direct) and Club Log OQRS
Oct 10, 2019-Oct 22, 2020
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: TDDX (Oct 7, 2019)
Info: By OK7JR fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086); HF
Oct 12-15, 2019
QSL: W9HT Direct
Source: 4L5A (Aug 14, 2019)
Info: By W9HT as W9HT/VP9; HF + 6m; SSB CW FT8
Oct 14-29, 2019
Source: TDDX (Oct 1, 2019)
Info: By F1DUZ fm St. Anne (FK98hf); @FG4KH; HF, 2m tropo or TEP; mainly SSB, some FT8; 500w; QSL also OK via F1DUZ
Oct 15-30, 2019
DXCC: San Andres & Providencia
Source: 4L5A (Aug 25, 2019)
Info: By HK3CW OK1BOA OK1FCJ OK1CRM OK1GK OK2ZA OK2ZC OK2ZI OK6DJ fm San Andres I (IOTA NA-033); 160-10m; CW SSB FT8; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS and OK6DJ
Oct 15-Nov 3, 2019
Source: TDDX (Jun 10, 2019)
Info: By DJ7RJ as FH/DJ7RJ; focus on low bands; CW SSB; inverted L
Oct 16-22, 2019
DXCC: St Kitts & Nevis
Source: W5JON (Sep 29, 2019)
Info: By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB FT8; yagi on 6m, verticals, dipole; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
Oct 17-31, 2019
QSL: PA7DA Buro
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 4, 2019)
Info: By PA7DA as P4/PA7DA fm IOTA SA-036; 40 20 10m; FT8 SSB CW
Sun: No sunspots for 7 days.
An international break for footy this week. All quiet at Stoke after our first win of the season beating Swansea 1 – 2 at Swansea. We were 1 – 0 down inside a minute so quite a fight back