A dismal week lifted only partly by Saturday and Sunday.
Most sought after DX 5T5PA (Mauritania), T88UW (Palau), FY5KE (French Guiana) , 5K0K (San Andres), T30GC (Kiribati) and more, well just a couple more.
HRD support forum is now up and running again, I’m glad to say. I think a new version is due back from the beta testers so I’m looking out for that.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: 5T5PA, T88UW, FY5KE, EA8BWW, TG9ADQ, EA8DEG.
Tuesday DX: FY5KE, EA8BWW, 5T5PA, 3B8CW, ZS6WAB/B, RL9F, LU5HA, LU4AA/B, VU2NIL, GM4FVM, CE4WJK, 5R8UI.
Spotters: F4CXO, F1BBI, EA6XQ, GM4FVM, 2E0XXO, PA/NL8992, MM0TFU .
Wednesday DX: FY5KE, HI8AT, PU2WDX, LU1JHD, CX7CO, PY3EW, PY2MMO, PU3ELH, CX8TC, W2GSB, F5OUX, CE7VPQ, CA4PSH.
Spotters: PY3EW, WW3A, PP5FMM, KA1W, W2HCB, KN4CFD, CT7AGZ, NP2Q, DO1TLR, AA5EY, PY4EP, PU5LHF, PU3KNG, PU3ELH, F8ASG, F4HXJ, F1BBI .
Thursday DX: CX8DS, CA4COQ, TI5/N3KS, PY2TMV, CT1ILT, HI8AT, FY5KE, CE7VPQ, CE2LE, 4V1WWV, ZS6WAB/B, PY5AMF, JS6UEA, CE6CJB.
Spotters: PY4EP, KC4AAW, PU5LHF, F4CXO, CA3SOC, PY1RCH, PP5FMM, NR1DX, WB8BZK, N8CWU, LW3EX, KC3OL, F1BBI, DJ4EL, CT1ILT .
Friday DX: T30GC, PJ2/DL8OBQ, EA8JK, PY3EW, CX2CC, CE4SES, CE2SV, PY2TMV, K0JU, 3B8CW, YV1SW, W5K, PY2MMO, AG2J.
Spotters: PY3EW, PP5FMM, WB8BZK, KC4AAW, K6YYL, F4CXO, NE8P, WA3GWK, W7DXW, PY2ADX, PT9IR, K7OOS, W5GCX, PU3ELH, N4YDU, KN4CFD, KM4SII, K4TTZ, K1YOW, EA7AAF, BG8SRK .
Saturday DX: 5K0K, CE7VPQ, 5R8UI, PY3EW, 5H3MB, VP6R, PY3ZZ, PY2BN, CT8/DG0OHD, YV5ZV, LU9DDJ, LU5FC, EA1RCI, CE3LI, 9Z4Y, N9AKR, HP1ELV, CX8DS, CA2NRD, 5J500D, 4X6TU/B, ZV4SL, ZS6WN, PY3UEB, PT7BI, FR5CB, F6GOX, F5OUX, CX7SS, CT1EMH, CR3W, AE7KI, 9A5O, 5KOK, 4U73B.
Spotters: PY3EW, F4CXO, ZS6WN, WB7PMP, PP5TG, PY2TMV, PP5FMM, KE0NXV, F6GOX, HP1ELV, WB8VLC, 2E0XXO, UR5FLN, PY2ADX, LW3EX, KW4BY, KE8KUY, F4DJK, N3TU, OE7FMH, NP2Q, KN4UQM, KC4AAW, K7ULS, K1FE, EA4DAU, CA6GPH, AC4G, VK4CZ, PY2PAL, PT7ASR, PR7MB, KB5KYX, K2IW, G4ELJ, EA1ASG, CX4DI, 9Z4Y .
Sunday DX: 5T5PA, CR3W, ZS6WAB/B, CR2Y, CT9ABO, VP6R, VP2ETE, OH1F, KP3MM, EA8BWW, CT3KN, LZ5R, FY5KE, CE7VPQ, PP1WW, KW7DSP/M, JS6UEA, EW6W, EA8CVZ, CE3LI, ZS6DN/B, YB3IZK, W7HD, VK8NSB, UT4U, PT7APM, HA3FOK/MM, DM5RC, DL5L, DL2SAX, DK4QT, CE2SV, CE2LR, 9J2BO, 9H9XX, 5R8UI, 4X1VF, 3D2AG.
Spotters: DH8BQA, F4CXO, WB2NFL, WB8VLC, DK9IP, MM0TFU, PY2TMV, N4ZCG, DL9YAJ, CR3W, PY5OD, PY2CTF, PY2CPS, PU3ELH, KP3DM, PY2ADX, PU2MZI, KN4CFD, EA4AGI, DL7ON, DL5JQ, W1LIC, LU1MPK, DJ4EL, DG1RUG, ZS6WN, YC3TKH, PP1WW, KE8KUY, EA8DED, DL5DSB, DL2MM, DF2RG, DF2AJ .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|There is only one contest this weekend and it’s the BIG one, CQWW DX SSB
|+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB
||0000Z, Oct 26 to 2359Z, Oct 27
|+ QCX Challenge
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 28 and
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 28 and
0300Z-0400Z, Oct 29
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 30 and
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 30 and
0300Z-0400Z, Oct 31
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-Dec 15, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Sep 20, 2019)
Info: By F8EN; HF; CW; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct
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, 2019-Oct 22, 2020
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: TDDX (Oct 7, 2019)
Info: By OK7JR fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086); HF
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 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 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 18-Nov 4, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Oct 22, 2019)
Info: By DL9HAL as FH/DL9HAL fm IOTA AF-027; 80-10m; CW FT8; QSL also OK via DL9HAL direct
Oct 18-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 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
Oct 25-30, 2019
DXCC: French Polynesia
Source: 4L5A (Oct 20, 2019)
Info: By F6BCW fm Huahine I (IOTA OC-067); 80-10m; CW
CQ WW DX Contest, SSB (Oct 26-27, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Oct 27-Nov 9, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Oct 20, 2019)
Info: By NE8G as HC1MD/2 fm Hill Lighthouse (ARLHS ECU-017), Ballenita; 40-6m; CW SSB FT8; 100w; vertical; QSL via K8LJG
Sun: No spots, nearly three weeks now. But the Orionid meteor shower is peaking about now as specks of dust from Halley's Comet slam into Earth's atmosphere at 148,000 mph.
The best time to look for Orionids is during the hours before local sunrise when the constellation Orion is high in the sky. Other showers may produce more shooting stars, but the Orionids are second to none in beauty. They strike Earth's atmosphere traveling 66 km/s (148,000 mph). Only the Leonids of November are faster at 72 km/s. Orionids often leave glowing "trains" (incandescent bits of debris in the wake of the meteor) that last for minutes.
Stoke beat Fulham 2 – 0 for our first home win and a second win on the trot for the first time in a year. Millwall this Saturday, I’ll be there.
Of course the Rugby will be on too but before Stoke beat Millwall.
And there’s the F1 GP in Mexico, after Stoke beat Millwall.