The contest did of course liven things up on Thursday through to Sunday. Conditions for me weren’t too great it has to be said. But I did manage 5K0K but not in the contest and not on 10m. Worked ZD8SC on 10m at 18:00 when the band seemed dead.
Really sought after were 5T5PA (Mauritania), 5K0K (San Andres and Providencia), D68CCC (Comoros), D4C (Cape Verde)and VP6R (Pitcairn Is).
Ian, MM0IMC , says, “Loads of FT8 on 10m, Saturday morning. I wonder if this was due to the huge amount of SSB contesters on at the same time?” Absolutely!
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: 5T5PA, 5K0K, P4/PA7DA, F5MYK/MM, ED5YAU/B, D41CV, W4JSI, TG9ANF, KH0/KC0W, K6XJ, HC2TEP, FY5HB, ED4YAK/B, CP6UA, CE6TK, CA3SJM.
Spotters: PP5FMM, PP5TG, PY2TMV, KC3OL, PY2EDY, CT1ILT, F5LRL, WS2E, PY4EP, IZ5ILK, F4CXO, F1BBI, CT1FMX, HL5ZKJ .
Tuesday DX: 5K0K, 5T5PA, VP6R, KH7XS, 5H3MB, D41CV, JS6UEA, EA8DIG, EA8DEG, CE2SV, WP4IRV, PY3EW, KH0/KC0W, D4Z, CE2LE, V47NT, V26OC, PQ2SI, LU4DPL, CE3LI.
Spotters: PY3EW, PP5TG, KN2T, PU5LHF, DJ4EL, PU4MHO, LU4DPL, KC4AAW, K1YOW, W2PJ, PY2CTF, PU2NBI, N1RR, KN4CFD, PU5RTM, PU5IKE, PU2POP, OK1GK, NU1O, K4PI, JJ1HST .
Wednesday DX: VP6R, 5K0K, ED5YAU/B, ED4YAK/B, D68CCC, KP2/K3CT.
Spotters: F4CXO, KE5EE, K6YYL, WA6MHZ, W5TSB, W1JHU, W0PV, PY3EW, PJ4DX, OK1BOA .
Thursday DX: 5K0K, VP6R, D68CCC, CE2SV, ZD7DL, KH7XS, FO5QB, PU2WDX, EA8DEG, EA8/RG6G, CE4WJK, KH6/NA2U, D4Z, CA3SOC, PY2MMO, CX7BBR, CE2BMW, XE2TT, W6JZ, TG9AKH, PY2ZZ, PY2WDX, PY2NF, LU8DY, LU1HW, KP2/K3CT, JS6UEA, EA8YV, CA4PSH, WH6HI, PY2TMV, PU1JDX, PS36OKT, PD1AHM/B, P40W, N0UMP, N0SRZ, LU9FVS, JL1TZQ, JF0EHX, FM/JF2QNM.
Spotters: PP5FMM, W7AII, WA3GWK, KE8KUY, G4FKA, PY5OD, KC4AAW, F8TMQ, F5JQF, F1BBI, N0UMF, EA3AQR, D68CCC, PY3EW, AK9B, XQ6CF, XE2JS, PY2OKB, PU5LHF, PP5TG, N0JK, K7STO, K3EEI, IK4PLW, DJ4EL, WA6MHZ, W3LPL, SQ9LPO, OK1ASG, NG7M, N7TY, N5TM, N4QK, KW4BY, KM4SII, K4CVL, IZ8FFA, IZ1ZJS, I2YBC, EA8DER .
Friday DX: VP6R, D68CCC, 5K0K, A71A, 5T5PA, KH6/NA2U, ZS5PD, 5B4AJC, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6AYE, PJ4K, EA8DEG, CX7SS, TI7/KL9A, LW2DOD, KH6AQ, JI1JST, IZ1EPM/B, EA8/IK1HJS, CE2SV, 3B8CW, ZZ3ZZ, ZS6BJU, ZP6ARO, YO2LGK, VK9NC, OR8NT, M7SKY, LZ3ND, KQ4AV, KP2BH, HZ1LG, EA5SM, E77A, 4X4FR.
Spotters: PP5FMM, F4CXO, F1NQP, PY5OD, G4CJC, PY2PAL, ZS6AYE, K6VHF, LU9FVS, KD7WPJ, K5HK, R3ZF, PA/NL8992, HA7SBQ, EA5IPM, YO8WW, XE2JS, WR0T, MM0TFU, LU4DPL, JH3KCW, F8CRS, EA3AQR, DK9IP .
(Minimum of 10 contacts needed for the contest weekend.)
Saturday DX: VP6R, D4C, FY5KE, ZW5B, V55A, CN3A, EF8R, E77A, CV7S, 8P5A, PZ5K, PQ5B, LU7HN, FR4QT, 6W1RY, PS2T, D68CCC, CE2BMW, PJ4K, ZV5B, YT5A, KH7XS, EA8TX, LS2D, CA4PSH, LU1DX, M6T, LW2DOD, PY2TMV, PU2UAF, PT5J, EA8DED, CB1H, PY5IN, PJ2T, LZ9W, CE2LE, A73A, CE7VPQ, CE2SV, V26B, TI1T, IZ8DFO, W3LPL, SV9GPV, PP1WW, LU9MAB, HP3AK, CE3TL, 9K2HN, 7X2VFK, YV6KP, PY5BH, P33W, OT5A, IB9T, HZ1TT, EA8DEG, DF0HQ, CR3DX, 9G2HO, 7Z1SJ, 3G1D.
Spotters: KB5KYX, DJ1AA, DK9IP, HH2AA, XU7AMO, PY5XH, K1KI, IV3SKB, W4NC, W3LPL, XE2B, N4WW, F4CXO, WB7PMP, VE3EJ, N4RJ, N5RP, EA4TV, CE7VPQ, WX3B, W2YR, RL3A, YV4DHS, WJ2D, G4PVM, DL5GAC, AI8F, 9A3CX, PY2SHF, YT4T, PU2YYD, NY6DX, N3RS, EA5XA, W4GOK, YU1LA, VE3JM, PU1KAQ, KD4BWM, DM4X, DL7ON, AA3B .
Sunday DX: D68CCC, D4C, CV7S, CN3A, VP6R, V55A, EF8R, SV9GPV, ZW5B, PJ4K, FR4QT, P33W, FY5KE, LU7HN, E77A, LU1DX, PT5J, CA4PSH, CE2BMW, 6W1PZ, LS2D, 6W1RY, EC2DX, CE7VPQ, CE2SV, 3V8SS, PQ5B, ZV5B, A73A, 5K0K, M6T, LU2DX, EE5T, EA8TX, V26B, II9P, CR6K, ED1R, 9Z4Y, LZ9W, LW2DOD, IW0HBY, ED9E, YV6KP, W5PR, PJ2T, EA2DMH, YT5A, PZ5K, OA4SS, LU8YE, IT9ACN, YU1EA, CX9AU, C37NL, 8P5A, W3LPL, KH6J, IB9T, EA5KL, CR3DX, 4M6R, TI7W, PY0F, IZ8DFO, HP3AK, CB8E, PV2B, PU5WMA, OT5A, MD4K, LU9MAB, IR7T, IG9/LZ2SX, IB9A, EF5Y, DR1A, CR5T, YO3JW, S01WS, PR4T, LW3EK, LV4V, HC5UDT, EF1W, EE3A, ED1B, EA5KV, E7DX, CT1BOL, CR2L, 4U1A.
Spotters: PA1CC, WB7PMP, DH8BQA, SM5YRA, PU8MGB, DK9IP, RL3A, F4CXO, UZ1WW, SP8ARY, DQ4W, OK1BPN, OM5CD, CE7VPQ, LZ4UX, LZ1KFM, CE2SV, W6RW, PD38EU, LX7I, HL1VAU, DF7ZS, WJ2D, EA5XA, DO5NU, LX1DKE, K1TTT, M6ETL, M3P, NY6DX, IK2BGT, DR1A, 2E0CNL, WB0RUR, IV3SKB, OK2EW, DD5XX, SA6BET, PY5XH, LZ2ZY, K1KI, WB4EHG, PU1KAQ, ON6LR, LZ5R, KG4W, HH2AA, HA5KZO/P, F6FVY, EI7HBB, DK8ZZ, SV1EML, PC9F, P40W, LY1R, DG3FK, OE1TKW, K3LR, FY5KE, F5MUX, F5KSE, DK1IP, 9A5M, XE2B, W4EE, UX0FF, RC7C, PY2SHF, PU2XMY, K2AX, K1RV, IZ4FVW, DK5TX, ZM4T, PT7WM, NW3Y, K9IMM, G4PVM, EA3OW, DF2RG, VE3EJ, OE2LCM, I5IIL, F4TXU, DL4MFF, DC2VE, 9K2HN, 2E0CVN.
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ IPARC Contest, CW
||0600Z-1000Z, Nov 2 and
1400Z-1800Z, Nov 2
|+ Ukrainian DX Contest
||1200Z, Nov 2 to 1200Z, Nov 3
|+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW
||2100Z, Nov 2 to 0300Z, Nov 4
|+ IPARC Contest, SSB
||0600Z-1000Z, Nov 3 and
1400Z-1800Z, Nov 3
|+ EANET Sprint
||0800Z-1200Z, Nov 3
|+ High Speed Club CW Contest
||0900Z-1100Z, Nov 3 and
1500Z-1700Z, Nov 3
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||0200Z-0400Z, Nov 5
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Nov 6 and
1900Z-2000Z, Nov 6 and
0300Z-0400Z, Nov 7
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1800Z-1900Z, Nov 7 (CW) and
1900Z-2000Z, Nov 7 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Nov 7 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Nov 7 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||2000Z-2200Z, Nov 7
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 8-Nov 4, 2019
DXCC: Norfolk I
Source: DXW.Net (May 29, 2019)
Info: By SP5EAQ SP7VC SP5ES as VK9NC VK9NE VK9NG 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 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-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 19-31, 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-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 2, 2019
Source: TDDX (Oct 29, 2019)
Info: By F1JKJ fm Poggiale; 40m; FT8; 50w; vertical; QSL also OK via F1JKJ and Club Log OQRS
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: Spotless now for 27 days.
Stoke lost to Millwall 2 – 0. Next we play West Brom on Monday evening at Stoke. Hmm? I’ll not be there, can’t easily get back after the match. And it’s on Sky, that’s why it’s moved from Saturday.
And now it’s England for Rugby World Cup Champions! Just a tad early at 9 in the morning to be drinking Guinness!