It’s not very much fun reporting on the state of Ten Metres at the moment. Friday and Sunday were the best days but better than what? I did work some Europeans on 10m and managed to get into the spotters list for Monday and Friday. But I also went on a few other bands.
Best of the DX probably 3D2DJ (Fiji), ZD7FT (St Helena), 3B8CW (Mauritius) and C5SP (Gambia).
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: SK0CT/B
Spotters: WB8VLC, MM0TFU, PU2RJO, G4CJC, DK1RS .
Tuesday DX: NT0Y, ZS6WAB/B, PU2RJO, PY3EW, N4DJ, KH0/KC0W.
Spotters: PY3EW, WA3GWK, F4CXO, W1LIC, PU5LHF, PP5JR, PY2ADX .
Wednesday DX: 3D2DJ, H44DA, SR5TDM/B, PU2RTO, IK2TTJ.
Spotters: F4CXO, WP3EF, VK2FSAV, US7VF, VK6WX, VK5PAS, VK4YKI, VK2WP, PU9OJZ, I5KAP .
Thursday DX: UT2IY, OH6QU, US7VF, UR5FLN, SV6DBG/B, SM6YNO, SM5EPO, OH6DX.
Spotters: LY3BJC, SM5EPO, IZ3QAQ, F4CXO, OH6QU, PY3EW, OH2LZC, DL7JV, DC9JVN, RV4SAH, PU2RJO, PA0O .
Friday DX: ZD7FT, C5SP, 3B8CW, F5NBX, LZ4TX, FR4OO, OE3XAC/B, IZ6BXV, IZ0CRQ, ZS5PD, IZ8OFO, IW9HRH, IK7LMX/B, I5KAP, HA5BHA/B, GM7TUD, ZS6WAB/B, SV2HQL/B, RA6MQ, PU8WCB, PA7EY, IZ0ZIP, IZ0LFS, IU5JHK, IK2YXH, IK2TTJ, EA3TI, DG1RUG, 4O4T.
Spotters: F4CXO, OZ1MFP, OH7TE, DL1ARS, EA3GJO, RA7M, F1BBI, UA6MF, KC3OL, IZ7HNO, IQ5SK, DL4CH, 2E0XXO, PU2RDB, OE1HHB, NL7FJ/1, IZ8GCP, G4CJC, DJ9KH .
Saturday DX: IK2YXH, PW8BR, PW8RB, PU8WCB.
Spotters: PY3EW, PU5LHF, PU2OXB, VK2FSAV, PY1LV, PU2RDB, I2YKR, VK5/EI2IP .
Sunday DX: WB0BIN/B, LZ4TX, K0WKT/B, IK7LMX/B, HI8CJ, KD4AOZ/B, WB4EHG, WB2SHZ, SK0CT/B, OE3XAC/B, F5OUX/M, CX2ACB, 3D2DJ, WA2HMM, PY7BR, PY5YA, OY6BEC/B, K0JU, F5OUX, AK1P.
Spotters: F4CXO, AK1MD, WA3GWK, N4LAZ, KC4AAW, VE3FGU, WW3A, MM0TFU, WB7PMP, PY3EW, R7YY, AA0CW, W1LIC, PU5LHF, OZ3GBO, LU1MPK, DB2OM, W9II, VK2FSAV, PU2RJO, IZ7QHX, F8TMQ .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ YB DX Contest
||0000Z-2359Z, Jan 11
|+ Old New Year Contest
||0500Z-0900Z, Jan 11
|+ UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest
||1200Z, Jan 11 to 1200Z, Jan 12
|+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
||1200Z, Jan 11 to 2400Z, Jan 12
|+ North American QSO Party, CW
||1800Z, Jan 11 to 0559Z, Jan 12
|+ DARC 10-Meter Contest
||0900Z-1059Z, Jan 12
|+ Midwinter Contest
||1000Z-1400Z, Jan 12
|+ Classic Exchange, CW
||1400Z, Jan 12 to 0800Z, Jan 13 and
1400Z, Jan 14 to 0800Z, Jan 15
|+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
||0100Z-0300Z, Jan 13
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Jan 15 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jan 15 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jan 16
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews.
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Dec 27, 2019-Jan 17, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Dec 21, 2019)
Info: By SP3PS; HF, mainly 20m; SSB FT8 FT4; QSL also OK via SP3PS and eQSL
Dec 31, 2019-Jan 9, 2020
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: TDDX (Jan 1, 2020)
Info: By TF3EO fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086); mainly CW, some SSB
Jan 1-15, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jan 1, 2020)
Info: By VK4MAP fm Vitu Levi I (IOTA OC-016); 80 40 20 15 10m; SSB; 100w; 4 ele Moxon + G5RV
Jan 3-23, 2020
Source: OPDX (Dec 23, 2019)
Info: By RX3AMY fm Mahibadhoo and Maafushi Is (IOTA AS-013); mainly 40 20m; SSB, perhaps CW; dipoles; holiday style operation
Jan 5-11, 2020
DXCC: St Lucia
Source: 4L5A (Dec 14, 2019)
Info: By AI6LY as J6/AI6LY fm IOTA NA-108; HF; SSB + digital
Jan 5-11, 2020
DXCC: St Kitts & Nevis
Source: TDDX (Dec 13, 2019)
Info: By WB4M as V4/WB4M; HF; all modes; QSL also OK via WB4M direct
Jan 6-14, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Nov 30, 2019)
Info: By R7AL RA1ZZ RW9JZ R5EC fm nr Jericho (KM71fm); 160-10m; CW SSB FT8 (f/h); QSL also OK via R7AL (B/d)
Jan 7-13, 2020
Source: TDDX (Nov 12, 2019)
Info: By JH6WDG; 160-10m; CW SSB FT8; 1kw; yagis, dipoles; QSL also OK via JH6WDG, logs uploaded to Club Log
Jan 7-14, 2020
DXCC: Turks & Caicos
Source: TDDX (Jan 2, 2020)
Info: By KM3T as VP5/KM3T; 160-10m; mainly CW, some FT8; holiday style operation; QRV for NAQP CW Contst
Jan 9-14, 2020
Source: TDDX (Dec 6, 2019)
Info: By WB9EAO as WB9EAO/VP9 fm Hamilton; @VP9GE; 160-10m; CW SSB; 100w; QSL also OK via WB9EAO direct
Jan 9-15, 2020
Source: WV2B (Sep 17, 2019)
Info: By WV2B; SSB CW; holiday style operation
Jan 11-19, 2020
DXCC: Cayman Is
Source: TDDX (Oct 1, 2019)
Info: By K8PGJ; @ZF1A; 160-40m outside NAQP; SSB; 100w; QRV for NAQP SSB; QSL also OK via ZF2PG
Jan 12-31, 2020
DXCC: Norfolk I
Source: SP9FIH (Jun 26, 2019)
Info: By SP9FIH; 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; operation to continue until Apr 12
Jan 15-23, 2020
QSL: Home Call
Source: DXW.Net (Dec 3, 2019)
Info: By JI3DNN as T88CZ, JH3LSS as T88DK, JA3HJI as T88DN, JA3IVU as T88ED, JA3ARJ as T88EF, JA3AVO as T88MB; 160-10m; all modes
Sun: A sunspot is emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere. Its magnetic polarity identifies it as a probable member of new Solar Cycle 25. This is the second Solar Cycle 25 sunspot we've seen this month, continuing a trend of low but intensifying Cycle 25 activity. The next solar cycle is coming, after all. (spaceweather.com)
Stoke lost 1 – 0 away to Brentford in the FA Cup. A poor/boring match with both sides fairly equal. But they scored the goal so they win. Ha! Now we can concentrate on the Championship and staying in it. Millwall on Saturday at Stoke, I’ll be there.