What a dreadful week. Not even the weekend could rescue it as is usually the case by. Still, CQWW CW cometh and there will be activity. Mark my words!
The best of the last week: TX7T (Marquesas Is), ZZ7ZP (Brazil Special) and ZD7W (St Helena Is). There were others but not many.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: TX7T, WA2ZYU, PY4OY, FY5KE, WD4IBQ, PY1XS, NK7L. Spotters: PP5FMM, WA3GWK, WB8VLC, W1LIC, WB5CTS, PY4EP, VE3PV, KC3OL, KA8TBW, EI7GL .
Tuesday DX: ZS5PD, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6DN/B, ZS6C, TX7T, KP4LCO, CA3SOC.
Spotters: DB6LL, VE3PV, PP2CS, KC4AAW, G7PUV, F4CXO, F1BBI, IZ5ILK, EA4AGI .
Wednesday DX: TX7T, ZS6WAB/B, YO3JW, OR18RSX, OH6RM, J68GD, IZ8RVA/B, IQ0GV/B.
Spotters: F4CXO, W1LIC, IK6DTB, F1BBI, RA3UT, I1YTO, F4IAA, W5MJ, R9WG, OH6X, K5PI .
Thursday DX: ZS6WAB/B, XT2BR, N4DY.
Spotters: F4CXO, WA3GWK, F8ATS, 5T5PA .
Friday DX: ZZ7ZP, ZY2WDX, TX7T, VA3ZDX.
Spotters: WA3GWK, PY3EW, W1LIC, F4CXO, PU5LHF, BG8SRK, SV8PEX, PY2GTA, PU2RDB, K4UEE .
Saturday DX: TX7T, ZD7W, EA8DGO, EA8JK, PT2PV, PY6GOE, LU1DX, PA0RVG, HP1AVS, PY5TJ, PY2RPR, PY1XS, PU2PER, PP5AMP, OA4/EA7TN, IY5PIS
Spotters: PY3EW, YV5EVA, PY2ADX, LW9DYQ, PP5FMM, PY2EDY, PU2OXB, PY2CTF, K5PI, PU5LHF, PY2OKB, PU9OJZ, PU2TES, PD0RS, W3LPL, PY1RI, PU2SDX, PU1KAQ, PT2AZ, LU9DA .
Sunday DX: ZD7W, TX7T, LU2FDA, LU8DLW, WA4GEH/B, SK0CT/B, F5MYK/MM, CE4WJK, OE3XAC/B, F5MYK, EA8DGO, CE7VPQ, PU8WJB, PP6BVM, PP5VA, OZ1EVM, LU4DJB, LU2DAJ, DL0KAC, DL0KA.
Spotters: F4CXO, PU2OXB, KD4AMP, EA8TR, WA3GWK, GM8LFB, KC4AAW, 2E0XXO, PU2RDB, PY2SFA, KN4UQM, G7PUV, LW9DYQ, VK5WU, PY3EW, W3LPL, VK2FAD, VA7DX, SM6MUY, PY1AX, PU2TES, IK2SAV, DL5RBW, BG8SRK, PY2SBY, PY2RT, PY2CTF, PU2OIP, PU2NBI, PS7MNC, PP5SB, N1WRK, MM0TFU, G0JEI, F5MYK, F1BBI, DL6TS, DL4YR .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
And, “The Big One” is back! For those of you who are inclined then the premier CW contest is here again, CQWW CW. Not much else of course.
+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW
0000Z, Nov 23 to 2400Z, Nov 24
+ QCX Challenge
1300Z-1400Z, Nov 25 and
1900Z-2000Z, Nov 25 and
0300Z-0400Z, Nov 26
+ SKCC Sprint
0000Z-0200Z, Nov 27
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Nov 27 and
1900Z-2000Z, Nov 27 and
0300Z-0400Z, Nov 28
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 10, 2019-Oct 22, 2020
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: TDDX (Oct 7, 2019)
Info: By OK7JR fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086); HF
Nov 4-20, 2019
Source: DXW.Net (May 12, 2019)
Info: By DF2WO fm Kigali; HF; CW SSB RTTY FT8; hexbeam, verticals
Nov 10-30, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Oct 15, 2019)
Info: By EA5RM; 40-10m; SSB + digital; spare time operation
Nov 10-30, 2019
Source: OPDX (Sep 2, 2019)
Info: By ZL1BQD fm IOTA AS-013; 80-10m; CW SSB FT8; to continue until 30 Dec; Note: Reissued call sign used by M0DXR in 2008
Nov 12-20, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Oct 29, 2019)
Info: By SQ7RAI as C5/SQ7RAI; 20-6m; SSB FT8; QSL also OK via SQ7RAI, eQSL
Nov 12-Dec 25, 2019
QSL: Home Call
Source: TDDX (Sep 20, 2019)
Info: By JA8VE as 5R8VX and JA8VE as 5R8KU; SSB CW + digital (incl FT8 FT4); 500w; vertical, Hexbeam
Nov 12-29, 2019
DXCC: Cocos Keeling
Source: 4L5A (Mar 13, 2019)
Info: By GM3WOJ GM4YXI fm IOTA OC-003; 160-10m, focus on low bands; CW SSB FT8; QSL also OK via Club Log and N3SL; QRV for CQWW DX CW
Nov 12-Dec 31, 2019
QSL: SM6NT Buro
Source: TDDX (Oct 2, 2019)
Info: By SM6NT fm Hua Hin (NK92xm); 40-10m; mainly CW; 100w; Force 12, GP, R8, Alpha Delta multi-band; to continue until Apr 2020
Nov 14-20, 2019
QSL: Club Log OQRS
Source: DXW.Net (Apr 3, 2019)
Info: By RZ3FW R4WAA fm Efate I (IOTA OC-035); 160-17m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; QSL also OK RZ3FW direct
Nov 14-26, 2019
QSL: M0URX OQRS
Source: 4L5A (Oct 21, 2019)
Info: By K1ZW as H40KT and N7QT as H40TT fm Pigeon I (IOTA OC-065); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY FT8
Nov 16-23, 2019
DXCC: Christmas I
Source: DXW.Net (Nov 18, 2019)
Info: By JO1AEC as VK9X/JO1AEC; 80 40 20 15 10m; CW JT65; QSL also OK via eQSL
Nov 16-28, 2019
Source: K2BB (Oct 9, 2019)
Info: By K2BB RT5D US7UX UT7UV UU0JR fm Zanzibar I (IOTA AF-032); all HF bands; CW SSB + digital; EME using 5H3EME on 6, 2m; QRV for ARRL EME Contest and CQ WW DX CW Contest
Nov 16-30, 2019
DXCC: Saba & St Eustatius
Source: SP6EQZ (Oct 31, 2019)
Info: By SP6EQZ as PJ5/SP6EQZ and SP6IXF as PJ5/SP6IXF fm St Eustatius I (IOTA NA-145); 160-10m; CW SSB + digital; QSL OK via home_call (B/d)
Nov 17-30, 2019
Source: SM6LRR (Jan 14, 2019)
Info: By By RM2D; focus on 40-17m; main goal is to provide ATNOs and new band points on low bands; QRV for CQWW DX CW; QSL also OK via EA5GL direct
Nov 18-Dec 6, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Nov 20, 2019)
Info: By DK2WV; 40-6m; SSB FT8 CW
Nov 21-27, 2019
DXCC: Lord Howe I
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 30, 2019)
Info: By DF8AN; 160-6m; CW SSB FT8 + other digital; QSL OK via Buro or direct
Nov 21-27, 2019
Source: TDDX (Sep 11, 2019)
Info: By JH1OLB fm Koror I (IOTA OC-009); 160-6m; SSB CW RTTY PSK31 SSTV JT65A; QSL also OK via JH1OLB (Buro or direct)
Nov 22-28, 2019
Source: KT8X (Sep 27, 2019)
Info: By KT8X as TG/KT8X; CW FT8 RTTY; spare time operation; may be QRV for CQWW DX CW
CQ WW DX Contest, CW (Nov 23-24, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Nov 23-27, 2019
DXCC: Wallis & Futuna
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 12, 2019)
Info: By JA0JHQ as FW/M0JHQ fm Wallis I; 160-10m; CW FT8; possibly w/ special call sign; QSL also OK via JA0JHQ direct
Nov 24-Dec 31, 2019
Source: JA0RQV (Oct 23, 2019)
Info: By JA0RQV fm Tongatapu I (IOTA OC-049); 160-10m; CW SSB FT8; perhaps also fm outer islands; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS, JA0RQV Buro; to continue until mid-November 2020
Nov 26-Dec 28, 2019
Source: IZ4YGS (Oct 7, 2019)
Info: By IZ4YGS; 160-20m + satellite; mainly FT8 Fox/Hound, SSB; 100w; QSL also OK via IZ4YGS direct, eQSL
Nov 28-Dec 13, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Nov 5, 2019)
Info: By SA6PIS fm Bakau; HF
Sun: No spots for 7 days now. But, get ready for a meteor outburst--maybe. On Nov. 21-22, Earth will pass by a stream of dusty debris from an unknown comet. Forecasters Esko Lyytinen (Finnish Fireball Network) and Peter Jenniskens (NASA/Ames) believe this could cause an outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteors. (spaceweather.com)
Stoke play Wigan this weekend after the International break, I’ll be there. Our new manager, Michael O’Neill, will also be in charge of Northern Ireland till the Euro playoffs next March. And Spurs sack Pochettino, wow! And appoint Mourinho, double wow!!