I’ve been software smoothing, i.e. sorting out the wrinkles in a spotting programme. I did chase a Vietnamese station for 2 hours but he didn’t work any UK stations that I could see.
Most popular A82X and Z (Liberia), TT8SN (Chad), and 5T5PA (Mauritania) again. But there was plenty more DX about.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: A82X, A82Z, ZK3A, EA7BUU, CA3SOC, PY5JO, PT7AV, AB4EJ.
Spotters: IK2HKT, CA3SOC, PP5FMM, PY3EW, PU6BVL, KN4IQE, PY2GTA, NR1DX, CQ0ODX, IK2UCK, YB1UUN, KN4CFD, IK8GJR, 4X1RU .
Tuesday DX: A82X, A82Z, ZK3A, ZS6WAB/B, CE4WJK, ZS6DN/B, SV6DBG/B, SV2HQL/B, J88HF, 4X6TU/B, IZ8RVA/B, HC2TEP, F5OUX, CE7VPQ, 9Z4Y, 7X2BK.
Spotters: F4CXO, IK2HKT, EA1YV, NP4RA, F1BBI, KW4BY, EA5RW, S56P, PY2TMV, F4IAA, PY4EP, K6VHF, HA9RT, F5LRL, EA3AKA, EA1MX, 4X1RU .
Wednesday DX: A82X, ZD7BG, CX3AT, 5R8UI, A82Z, CA6GPH, PY5QW, FK8HA, CX1MR, ZS6WAB/B, TI5GAX, PY2FZ, PU2XYT, PU2WDX, YV1SW, HI7MC, EA5IKJ, CX3AL, CE7VPQ.
Spotters: F4CXO, PY2PAL, IK2HKT, PU2XYT, IU8JPG, EA5IXO, S55G, IZ0SPA, F8DGY, F4BWJ, K1HTV, IK2TCV, F4HYJ/P, WB7PMP, W1LIC, VK4CQ, PY1AX, IZ4OSH, HA8BE, G7PUV, YO2LLL, WA3KYC, PY7XC, LU4HK, IZ1ZJS, 9A7JCY .
Thursday DX: A82X, 5R8UI, ZS6WAB/B, A82Z, ZP4KFX, SV2HQL/B, N5MT, YY8HBO, PU2ODR, KH6AQ, KE8KUY, IZ8RVA/B, FY5KE.
Spotters: F4CXO, W1LIC, IK2HKT, N4SVC, F4GXX, W2PSK, PU6BVL, VA3WV, PU2YBW, MM0TFU, IZ1MHY, DF9TF, YO3IPR, NM5H, K4KZY, F4IAA
Friday DX: TT8SN, CA3SOC, CE7VPQ, A82X, ZS6WAB/B, EA8BWW, AA1JD, 5B4AIF, SV6DBG/B, SV2RSS/B, SV2HQL/B, PY5DD, PY2SBY, PU9OJZ, NP4RA, LU8YE, LU7DXQ, LU5CQC, D44TWO, CX8DS, CE3TL, 4X6TU/B.
Spotters: F4CXO, WZ1V, PY2PAL, OZ1MFP, PU8MGB, WP4O, PP5SB, F1BBI, AG4ZL, PU5LHF, PU2YBW, G0JEI, CA3SOC, 2E0XXO, PY3EW, PY2FZ, PU2OXU, KN4CFD, F5LRL, EA4SV, CT7APD .
Saturday DX: 5T5PA, CE7VPQ, PU9OJZ, PU2WDX, OY6BEC/B, ZB2TEN/B, YO2X/B, WA3AAN, EA8BWW, PZ5RA, PV8DX, PP1KV, MM0TFU, JJ1RDX, CE4WJK.
Spotters: F4CXO, MM0TFU, PY2ADX, PU9OJZ, PU5LHF, PP5SB, NH6Y, VK4UH, PY1RI, PU1KAQ, NP2Q, EA5AEL .
Sunday DX: TT8SN, 9G2HO, PU5ABB, SV6DBG/B, SV2HQL/B, LU9DDJ, LU1DX, HI8JSG, ZS6WAB/B, YS1RR, WA3AAN, RL9F, R3WA, PY2JY, PU2DLJ, PA60HAL, NH2DX, LU4JHF, EA5DNO, CE7VPQ, CE4WJK, 5T5PA.
Spotters: F4CXO, CA3SOC, F1BBI, AA3B, PY2PAL, F4GXX, PY5OD, KC4AAW, JP1GUW, F8DGY, R3WA, PY2ADX, KM6YLK, KC4LZN, JA6WFM, EA5IXO .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ JARTS WW RTTY Contest
||0000Z, Oct 19 to 2400Z, Oct 20
|+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW
||0001Z, Oct 19 to 2359Z, Oct 20
|+ New York QSO Party
||1400Z, Oct 19 to 0200Z, Oct 20
|+ Worked All Germany Contest
||1500Z, Oct 19 to 1459Z, Oct 20
|+ Feld Hell Sprint
||2000Z-2359Z, Oct 19
|+ Illinois QSO Party
||1700Z, Oct 20 to 0100Z, Oct 21
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
||0100Z-0300Z, Oct 21
|+ ARRL School Club Roundup
||1300Z, Oct 21 to 2359Z, Oct 25
|+ Telephone Pioneers QSO Party
||1800Z-1900Z, Oct 21 (Digital Only) and
1900Z, Oct 21 to 0300Z, Oct 22 (All Modes)
|+ SKCC Sprint
||0000Z-0200Z, Oct 23
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 23 and
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 23 and
0300Z-0400Z, Oct 24
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
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-Dec 15, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Sep 20, 2019)
Info: By F8EN; HF; CW; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct
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 7-23, 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 11-18, 2019
QSL: Club Log OQRS
Source: 4L5A (Oct 12, 2019)
Info: By K6VHF fm Apia (IOTA OC-097); @5W1SA; HF; mainly CW FT8; QSL also OK via K6VHF direct; end date not specified
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
Oct 11-Nov 11, 2019
DXCC: Ascension I
Source: TDDX (Oct 15, 2019)
Info: By WB4GHY; 80-10m; SSB FT8 FT4; 100w; spare time operation; QSL OK via WB4GHY direct (w/ SASE)
Oct 18-22, 2019
Source: DL2JRM (Jul 4, 2019)
Info: By DL2JRM; HF; QRV for WAG Contest; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
Oct 18-26, 2019
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 24, 2019)
Info: By DK8KW fm Hanoi; HF; mainly CW, perhaps SSB; QRP; vertical
Oct 18-29, 2019
QSL: Home Call
Source: SP9FIH (Sep 29, 2019)
Info: By SP6CIK as S79CI and SP9FIH as S79W; 160-10m; SSB CW RTTY FT8
Oct 18-Nov 1, 2019
DXCC: Pitcairn I
Source: OPDX (Dec 17, 2018)
Info: By AA7A EY8MM JR4OZR K0IR K0PC K9CT K9NW N4GRN N6HC W0GJ W0VTT W6IZT W8HC WB9Z SM5ADQ; all bands, incl 60m; all modes; 8 stations planned each 1kw; yagis and verticals
Oct 19-26, 2019
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 11, 2019)
Info: By 5T5PA 5T2KW; focus on 160 80 60 40m; SSB FT8 CW; verticals, delta loops; QSL OK via Club Log OQRS; daily uploads to Club Log
Oct 19-31, 2019
DXCC: Lakshadweep Is
Source: 4L5A (Apr 16, 2019)
Info: By M0KRI VU2OB VU3XTG fm IOTA AS-011; 80-6m; SSB CW FT8; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS, M0KRI direct: Shabu Ramakrishnan, 125 Falconwood Rd, Surrey, CR0 9BF, England
Oct 21-24, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Oct 13, 2019)
Info: By HL5BHH fm Koror I (IOTA AS-009); HF
Oct 21-Nov 2, 2019
Source: MDXC (Jun 9, 2019)
Info: By IZ8CCW I2VGW + internationa team; focus on low bands + WARC; focus on digital; 5 stations QRV 24 hrs/day
Oct 23-Nov 1, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Jul 6, 2019)
Info: By JJ1DQR fm Da Nang; HF
CQ WW DX Contest, SSB (Oct 26-27, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Sun: 13 days of no sunspots! But nn Oct. 14th, something exploded on the sun. Coronagraphs onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) saw a cloud of debris (a CME) billowing over the edge of the solar disk. (spaceweather.com)
Stoke play Fulham at Stoke on Saturday. I’ll be there. We need to carry on the way we did against Swansea. England beat Bulgaria 0 – 6. The fallout from the match is rattling on and on.