What a weird week and I think it’s going to become even weirder. Friday, Saturday and Sunday conditions weren’t too bad at all.
The rest of the week was dominated by 9J2LA (Zambia) with TO7DL (Reunion) a close second. TZ4AM (Mali) did pop up on Friday.
On Saturday L1D (Argentina) [it is real a call] and FR4QT (another Reunion) on Sunday.
I worked a stack of Europeans mainly Spanish stations.
Oh joy, I have a confirmation of contact with S01WS ages ago on 10m SSB.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: 9J2LA, TO7DL.
Spotters: F4CXO, IZ8DFO, HB9EHP, EB7DX, DL7UFR .
Tuesday DX: TO7DL, 9J2LA, CE2SV, ZS6WAB/B, PY9NT.
Spotters: F4CXO, DL7UFR, EA6AJ, PY1FOG, PU4MHO, PU2RJO, PP5FMM, EA3TI, F6IRG, F5NTV, DL8JS, DL1RNT .
Wednesday DX: 9J2LA, TO7DL, ZD7FT, TZ4AM, TT8SN, VE7CUP/, PP7LP, 9K2HS.
Spotters: F4CXO, EA3TI, VE7CUP, S56P, IK3BNO, SP3HLM, IT9ZSB, DL7UFR, A65BR, 9K2HS, TZ4AM, PY1FOG, IU3BTY, IS0ZOD, IK2UCK .
Thursday DX: 9J2LA, TO7DL, TT8SN, VE7CUP/, PU8YEE, PU7RIO, PU2RPF, PR7RBA.
Spotters: VE7CUP, PY1LV, F4CXO, CX2AG, IK3BNO, DL7UFR, PY1FOG, PU4MHO, PU2RJO, BH3SCC, AA4JS .
Friday DX: TZ4AM, 9J2LA, TO7DL, ZD7FT, IK3BNO, VE7CUP/, FY5KE, CX8DS, XV1X, SM7DLK, LU5DF, CT7ACG, PP5ARF, KJ3P/B, IZ8NVV, IW0QOX, 9Z4Y, VP8LP, S51KK, OZ8R, OZ1LXL, LU6UBM, IZ5NFD, IU8CDL, IS0ANW, IK0WMJ, F5CUN, DL2KV, CE6TK, CA4PPC.
Spotters: OZ1MFP, IK3BNO, ZS6BJU, WA3GWK, IZ8NVV, PU1JDX, DL8BDU, 2E0XXO, WP3EF, VE7CUP, PY1FOG, HA9AL, YB7HE, PU2RDB, NN4X, 4S7KKG, 2E0CVN, W3LPL, TZ4AM, SV1VS, S58N, PU8PSF, PU2RJO, PU2OKE, OZ1JRL, LU3MAM, IZ0GIY, F5OGL, EA8RM, DL7UFR, 9J2LA .
Saturday DX: L1D, LU5DF, 9Z4Y, EA8RM, CA4PSH, PP5ARF, CX8DS, PU1AJN, LW4EF, LO7H, CE6CGX, PY4AZ, LU9DDJ, LU8QT, LQ3H, PU2XMY, PU1JSV, LU3VED, J69DS, PY8WW, PY2TTN, PY2MIG, PU1WTW, PQ8VA, NP3MR, LU6DOT, LU5HBP, CV7S, YY5AEP, WP4IRV, VE7CUP/, PY2WLM, PY1WE, PY1RI, PP5EI, PP2FRS, PP1WW, LU5UEA, LU2UG, FM8QR, EA8DHV, EA8DGO, CE5CGX, 9J2LA, 8P6ET.
Spotters: PY8WW, PY1LV, PY1FOG, PP2CS, PP1KV, LU8QT, PY1RI, PU2XMY, EA8RM, W4NDX, PY5WN, AA4XU, PY4AZ, PY2SHF, NO3K, KC4AAW, PY1GAM, K5FUV, ZV2F, PY2MIG, LU7DW, W3LPL, PY2CX, PP5TG, PP5FMM, 9Z4Y, VE7CUP, PY5YA, PY1FI, PU2VJI, PU2USK, PP1WW, MM0TFU, LW3EX, IS0ANY, G0FWX, F4CXO .
Sunday DX: FR4QT, TO7DL, 5T5PA, OD5TX, 5B60ALJ, SV2JAO, OD5VB, 9K2BS, VE7CUP/, ZD7MY, ZA/IW2JOP, LU8VLE, ZS6UB, Z81B, HZ1SK, 9K2HS, 5B4VL, YV1/PD1DL, TZ4AM, TA4SO, SV2RSS/B, SV2FQN/B, SV1AVT, RL5A, OD5OJ, IU5JJW, IT9ZSB, 9J2MYT, UA5C, SV9MBH, SV6DBG/B, SV2DCD, PZ5RA, IW9CTJ, HZ1TT, DJ3AK, DJ1AA, 5B60AIX, ZP4KFX, UA3D, TC18GL, SV2HQL/B, SV2HNE/B, PU2KNM, PU1MHA, LZ5DD, LU1DX, IW5EID, IQ1SP, IK3BNO, FM5AN, F8TRT, F5NBX, EA8DER, 9H1TT, 4Z5UY.
Spotters: HA9AL, UR5HVR, F4CXO, IZ8NVV, TA2K, LZ2TWY, PU1JDX, OE3FVU, IU3BTY, 9K2HS, VE7CUP, SP6CVB, DL7UFR, DJ1AA, SQ2HL, SM6YNO, OK7PK, DL8BDU, DL3GD, A65BR, TZ4AM, SQ3GJ, PY4EP, PY2ADX, M0BKL, LU1MPK, KE8KUY, IZ5IMD, IZ5ILK, IW9CTJ, HA8LOX, F8TMQ, EB5EEO, DL4MFF, 9Z4Y, R1DX, PU2USK, PU2RJO, OE3DXA, JA1NEZ, JA1JXT, IZ1ZCT, IZ1UKJ, IZ0LNP, IZ0GIY, IV3TMT, IV3GNE, IU5HJU, G4CJC, EA8DER, EA3BLL, CT7APD, CA3SOC .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
Not a lot of contests of any weight this week. However in the light of the almost global cancellation of sporting fixtures the following may attract huge interest. I’m not sure that all the betting that goes on in sport will transfer to all of these contests!
|+ BARTG HF RTTY Contest
||0200Z, Mar 21 to 0200Z, Mar 23
|+ Russian DX Contest
||1200Z, Mar 21 to 1200Z, Mar 22
|+ Virginia QSO Party
||1400Z, Mar 21 to 0400Z, Mar 22 and
1200Z-2400Z, Mar 22
|+ Feld Hell Sprint
||2000Z-2159Z, Mar 21
|+ SKCC Sprint
||0000Z-0200Z, Mar 25
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Mar 25 and
1900Z-2000Z, Mar 25 and
0300Z-0400Z, Mar 26
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Sun: Seven days worth of zero spots so far.
|Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Feb 16-Mar 27, 2020
QSL: ON4AVT Buro
Source: TDDX (Feb 17, 2020)
Info: By ON4AVT as 6W7/ON4AVT; mainly 60 40 20 10m; FT8/FT4, some CW SSB; 100w; wire
Feb 16-Mar 27, 2020
QSL: ON4AVT Buro
Source: TDDX (Jan 13, 2020)
Info: By ON4AVT as 6W7/ON4AVT fm Ourang Mbour (IK14mi); 60 40 20 10m; mainly FT8 FT4, some SSB
Feb 24-Mar 21, 2020
Source: TDDX (Nov 18, 2019)
Info: By NK8O as 5H3DX and N8AX as 5H3AX fm Zinga; 40-10m; CW PSK31 FT8, perhaps SSB; 100w; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via NK8O direct
Feb 28-Mar 25, 2020
Source: TDDX (Feb 27, 2020)
Info: By EP3CQ fm Mogadishu; 160-6m; SSB CW FT8; 100w; vertical; QSL details @qrz.com
Feb 29-Mar 28, 2020
DXCC: Sint Maarten
Source: 425DXN (Feb 14, 2020)
Info: By AA9A; 80-10m; CW FT8 SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS and AA9A direct
Mar 4-22, 2020
Source: TDDX (Feb 26, 2020)
Info: By DF2WO fm Kigali (KI48xe)2400m ASL; HF, incl 160m; FT8 SSB CW; 100w; hex beam; QSL OK via M0OXO OQRS
Mar 6-Apr 1, 2020
Source: TDDX (Feb 25, 2020)
Info: By DL3KWR as CT9/DL3KWR and DL3KWF as CT9/DL3KWF; HF; QSL also OK via home_call or eQSL
ARRL International DX Contest, Phone (Mar 7-8, 2020) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Mar 8-Apr 9, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jan 6, 2020)
Info: By By G3RWL; 80-10m; CW; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS (preferred) or G3RWL direct
Mar 9-29, 2020
Source: TDDX (Mar 9, 2020)
Info: By By G7EQM; 20m; SSB FT8; holiday style operation
Mar 10-18, 2020
DXCC: Rodrigues I
QSL: Club Log OQRS
Source: TDDX (Dec 16, 2019)
Info: By F8AAN 80-15m; 100w; mainly nighttime; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via F8AAN direct
Mar 10-31, 2020
Source: TDDX (Feb 25, 2020)
Info: By HB9DXB fm Nha Trang (OK42og); 20m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via HB9DXB CBA w/ 2USD; end date unclear
Mar 12-21, 2020
Source: F6BGC (Feb 11, 2020)
Info: By F6BGC fm Veligandu I (IOTA AS-013, MJ64mh); HF; SSB CW + digital; 100w; vertical; holiay style operation; QSL also OK via F6BGC direct
Mar 14-20, 2020
DXCC: Antigua & Barbuda
Source: 4L5A (Mar 12, 2020)
Info: By ND4DX fm Mamora Bay, Antigua I (IOTA NA-100); 40-10m; mainly SSB, some CW; QSL via ND4DX
Mar 14-28, 2020
Source: TDDX (Mar 4, 2020)
Info: By KI4SVM as V5/KI4SVM; 40 20m; CW SSB; holiay style operation; QSL via KI4SVM direct or eQSL
Mar 25-30, 2020
DXCC: Cayman Is
Source: TDDX (Feb 6, 2020)
Info: By K8PGJ fm Grand Cayman; @ZF1A; 160-10m; SSB; QSL also OK via K8PGJ
Mar 25-Apr 6, 2020
Source: 4L5A (Mar 13, 2020)
Info: By R7AL as CP6/R7AL RW9JZ RK8A RZ3K likewise fm Santa Cruz de la Sierra (FH82ig); 160-10m, focus on 160 80m; CW SSB FT8; QSL via Club Log OQRS
CQ WPX Contest, SSB (Mar 28-29, 2020) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Well, no footy to report on. I had a ticket for the Reading match but now the whole shooting match is suspended, initially until 3 rd April. I can’t see the season resuming till later in the year, if at all.