|Not a bad week. Plenty of stations active. It was US Field Day at the weekend. I worked 60 stations in the King of Spain SSB contest. It was only 24 hours and 10m died Saturday afternoon. I did work the special call EF0F for extra points.
Best DX was probably S57DX (Slovenia), EA2LMI (Spain), 5T5PA (again) (Mauritania) and PI75ZUT (Dutch special).
Thursday David, G4EDR, worked: EA1AA +02. Friday OE8IMK -03, F1MWV -15, IK6CLX -09, EA3NP +16, S50XX -05 and Saturday, DO9BAU +17, YO8DHA +06, SP2GPU +01, CT2JMA +04, R2EC -13, LY2LO -15, SQ8W -19, F5JUS +12, F1MXE +05, SP1QXK -13, F5UJQ -3. Wednesday EA7D +01, ES6DO +06, 9A6NVI -04, DK9CG +12, LA3WAA -04, 4Z4DX -13, Al.
QSOs on FT8. Give FT4 a try now and then. Trouble is that there are so few stations on 10m FT4.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: RW1F, PI75ZUT, IU3BTY, UA9CUA, DL20LAGA, J69DS, S50O, S51DX, OY6BEC/B, KP3MM, IU2EFB, DB1BAN, WX3B, RY1NAA, RC1ZA, RA9AJ, IU1HGO, IK4GRO, SQ3M, R6LZ, PI4TIL, OM8SL, OE3XAC/B, LA5TEN/B, IW3FZQ/B, F5OUX, ED1YCA/B, DK0TEN/B, W4QK, UN7LZ, UA4WGS, UA1OMB, RA9SEA, RA9LY, RA9LAN, R8WF, R2RA, R1ZY, OH9TEN/B, OE2CRP, M3DDY, M0MJA, LA6TEN/B, K4ZO, J68HZ, IK7LMX/B, HC2PY, HB9OAB, HA6ZQ, GW7HDS/B, G0OVK, EA5KL, DS5USH, DG5BKM, BG0BBB, 4O4T.
Spotters: IV3JER, F4CXO, PA3AGN, EI7GL, WB4JPG, R9XM, MM0TFU, EA3GJO, WP4OH, PD1JN, G4CJC, EB5ISR, W0OGH, RT1Q, GM8LFB, G1EZF, PA4EN, GM4ULS, EA4BAS, CT1FMX, RA3RF, IU3BTY, WI4L, VA2YLB, UR5WCA, R6KD, HA6VH, F4EFA, EA7JUR, UA4APZ, UA1ZGK, R4ABT, ON3MAC, K7OOS, WA3GWK, RV4SAH, RU3DOK, R6LZ, ON6EF, NZ4X, N4TV, LZ3YG, JJ8XEO, G5TV, G3NGD, EA1YV, DE7WAB, DD0UM, AE2DX, 2E0CNL, UB9LDA, UA4CGR, UA1F, RW1F, RC8SC, R3SC, PC9DB, PA2PKZ, OM8SL, OE4JHW, N1DC, KF4WE, IK6XEJ, F1YJ, F1UMO, F1TZE, EA6AMM, EA5KL, DO1KRT, DL1TMA, 2E0PKH .
Tuesday DX: 5T5PA, S57DX, DM30RSV, IH9YMC, IZ6BXV, IS0DCR, DO1KRT, DL20LAGA, 9K2HS, 9A5O, RC1ZA, MI0YBH, IZ4VUS, GU3UOQ, F4GVB, 4U1A, SM3LXH, LY2PX, LA2T, G0AZE, EI8BLB, EA6OM, 7X2KV, 4X6HU, 2W0KPN, YU3AWA, SV9FBT, PU8WCB, OH1FOL, OE3XAC, MM0ZBH, MI0VKO, MI0ADX, LA8HGA, LA3WAA, J68HZ, IU3BTY, IK2YGZ, HB9CVQ, GJ0KYZ, G4XRR, F5RAG, EF7AT, EA6ACA, EA5H, EA5/LA2PC, EA3IEY, DL0IGI/B, DC5VU.
Spotters: EA5D, IU3BTY, F4INY, PD1JN, IV3IZU, IZ7HNO, PA3AGN, F4GVB, AA0CW, WI4L, UR5WCA, IZ3ZLG, EA3IEY, 2E0CNL, EB5ISR, DL7JV, DD0UM, YO3GSK, UA9AEI, SV2EVS, F5PLC, W7DXW, RT6C, PU8WCB, NS4P, IT9FJM, I8VJK, HB3XUB, HA8LNN, G1EZF, EA4GTJ, EA3AQR, EA3AGQ, DL6SRD, CD7CKU, W4KRN, SY2CWM, SV1AVE, SP9MRP, RT1Q, OH3DF, MM7SWC, IU8KRY, HB3YHH, GM8LFB, GM4ULS, GM0GMN, F4ILF, F1YJ, EA5TW, DO1KRT, DL6UAA, DL2RDT, DL1NCH, DL1HD, DG5FFF, 9A5O .
Wednesday DX: PI75ZUT, ZB2BU, 5T5PA, SV6JHA, G0FWX, DL20LAGA, LZ1ND, HB9HLM, EA6OM, 9Z4FE, OV1CDX, IT9CLX, HA6ZQ, MM0TFU, SV6DBG/B, OD5OJ, TK4LS, OY1OF, ON4GI, OM3TWM, OE3XAS, GS8VL, F/ON4LO/P, EA1NL, DH1KJ, WA5FWC, VA3FF, S51DX, LY2J, K5TLL/B, K1DJ, IZ6BXV, IU1HJF, IT9BLB, HA1RB, GM8OFQ, GJ0KYZ, F5NBX, F1DXT, EI7HBB, EF7AT, EA5IGO, EA1Z, DF1WR/P, CE7VPQ, 9Z4Y, 2W0HYW.
Spotters: KC4EOG, F4CXO, PD1JN, IU3BTY, VA3ROC, DO1BWO, DL7JV, IU2MCH, DG1KPC, UR5WCA, PU1JDX, CD7CKU, OK7PK, IW1DQS, EB5ISR, YT2KMD, PY3EW, PA3GND, HA6ZQ, EA2Z, WI4L, PC2F, OM7ASP, MM0TFU, EC5KY, EC1CZL, EA7JUR, EA3AQR, SY2CWM, PA2PKZ, IZ7HNO, 9K2HS, 2E0PKH, WB4JPG, SV1NZR, SP6EFY, SP2DDV, OE4JHW, M6UIT, IZ3ZLG, IZ0LNP, I8VJK, GM8LFB, G4AFU, G0GQP, F4HWS, EA4GTJ, DL1NCH, DG9OBI, 2E0JFY, 2E0CNL, YO3GSK, WP4OH, PD3KWS, PD1PDT, PD0NHM, ON6GO, ON5WO, M3DDY, M0LUX, M0BSV, LW3EX, KF4WE, HA9AL, F1TZE, EI7HBB, EB1ALL, EA3IDY, DL2RDT, DB6LY .
Thursday DX: K5TLL/B, EA8NF.
Spotters: KC4EOG, AC2PB, F4CXO, MM0TFU, W4KRN, KF4WE, VE3EEI, RU9W, ZL3IO, WI4L, VA3EBM, RT6C, EA7JUR .
Friday DX: RN1KA, RD7D, 4U1A, RA1QD, OD5OJ, LY100LY, UA9CUA, RZ4AG, RM1O, RA9DZ, RU9CZ, KC4TVZ, 4X1TI, RW4WA, RC1ZA, RA3RPW, R3FO, R2AKN, 5T5PA, 4J75DJ, RW1AM, RM3U, R9XM, R100RT, OZ7IGY, UT7DX, UT1AN, RO2X, RL9L, RK9LWA, RK3ER, R9UBE, R9OO/9, R7NO, R4HEP, R3MBD, R2RA, R1NO, OH2B/B, LA8HGA, HZ1TT, A75GE.
Spotters: F4CXO, R9XM, OE3FVU, K4LG, SV1NJA, UA4APZ, R2DFO, IU3BTY, YT1T, YO9CWY, RU9W, RT4M, TA1NCT, R1NU, YO3GSK, WA3GWK, RM9RZ, RA0UF, AA4XU, W7DXW, UR9MB, UG4A, UA4NAL, UA4CGR, UA1OMZ, SV1ACL, SM5YRA, RX9WT, RW6HEG, RM8G, RA9DZ, R6JY, K7OOS, IK5OVW, GM8LFB, CT2FEY, YT2KMD, WI4L, VA7JY, UT4UF, UR3EL, UA9R, UA9FBC, SP6EFY, SP4JFR, RX9WB, RV9WP, RU9CZ, RG3Z, RA3RPW, R8CCM, R3MBD, PU2KNM, OZ1LCG, LA4YGA, K9RSY, JJ8XEO, HA0LZ, G1EZF, ES2HV, EC5KY
Change to 4 reported contacts needed for the contest weekend
Saturday DX: EA2LMI, J69DS, 4O9KOM, SQ2HL, 9A5Y, EB1A, EA6SX, RC1ZA, EA4AA, S57DX, OY1CT, N4OX, MM1E, K5TLL/B, IZ6BXV, HA4A, EE5O, DF70DARC, US5D, MM3T, LZ1WR, J68HZ, EA8CYE, DD1LD/P, 9A5O, W4MLB, W0BH, VE7CUP/, RK0UT, OE60IPA, KN5TX, KD5VYB, HA5JI, F4BHK, EF0F, EC5AN, EB5F, EA6AMM, EA5S, EA1X, EA1GAR, EA1G, DG5BKM, 8P5A
Spotters: PG7M, EI7GL, DL7JV, PE1EWR, UR5WCA, M6ETL, KC4EOG, YU2DVD, AC2PB, SO6IQY, PD1PDT, IV3JER, EW6AS, 2E0GLN, KE8OQX, GM0GMN, WD5DW, PA3AGN, NF9V, N5HC, CT2FEY, YO3GSK, W4KRN, KD9HWL, F4DVX, DO4DXA, AC7GG, VE7CUP, PC1TK, N8UX, EA2Z, WI4L, RN3DN, PY1LV, NO3K, N4TUT, MM0TFU, M7DLX, GM8LFB, CR5O, 9A5O, YU3AWA, WB8VLC, WB4JPG, S58Y, S53M, NG7M, KO1Z, IZ2ZEX, DO1YWF, DJ2FL, 2E0CNL, W3LPL, UX0RR, PE2K, ON6KZ, N5KB, KE4CIR, K4JDF, IW2OFO, EA7QL, EA2AOO/, DL6LW, DD1LD .
Sunday DX: S57DX, PI4COM, RM8W/M, 9A5Y, R1CA/P, EA2LMI, OY1CT, LZ5R, RD1A/M, EA1L, W1AW, SP9DLM, OM2VL, N1RR, MW0UPH, ED1R, N5XJ, J69DS, EF0F, EA1X, YP0C, WK2G, WA1FCN, US5D, N8DXR, LY4A, K9CT, IZ4UEZ, HA5JI, G0OVK, EB2AM, EB1A, EA8CYE, EA1IT, AC0PB, W8YCM, W1TJL, VE3PJ, VE3ORF, US0KW, UA2FF, SK7GH/B, OK2EQ, N4OX, MM0TFU, LA8HGA, KN5TX, KE4Q, KB4YPN, K9KE, K1R, K1B, IK8UND, IK4ZIF, HC2PY, F5OUX, F4HEC, EI2HPB, EG2SMR, EA5L, EA5H, EA2WD, EA2DT, EA1GAR, EA1G, AD0JA, 4X1TI.
Spotters: KE4CIR, DO4DXA, G1EZF, PE1EWR, F1MPQ, KN4CFD, W4KYW, W4EE, LA6XIA, N4FZ, KE8OQX, PA3AGN, M0BTZ, UR5WCA, HB9NE, NG7M, SV1NJA, PC2F, KA9GDW, GM8LFB, W3ON, YO3GSK, WA0TPN, TA2K, KA1YQC, IU3BTY, W9LW, W1RPG, N6DW, LA5LJA, EA3AGQ, WS5ADV, PG7M, M7DLX, K8DTX, K4JDF, IZ8NVV, F5SIH, EA7TG, EA7JJR, DL1RWN, N2SCJ, F4CXO, WA3GWK, SM7/DL1BBO, SM1TDE, PE2K, N9GY, KC4EOG, JJ8XEO, IZ4UEZ, EA5J, UR2680SWL/P, S54X, PD9DX, PD0YL, K4ELI, HA6VH, GM4ULS, DM1AA, WB8VLC, W5ZYX, S59EIJ, RW1F, RW1C, R8WM, R1CX, PY1LV, PU2NUP, N9IO, K7DW, K0LAF, IK8UND, F4HEC, EB5ISR .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
These contests all have 10m sections to them. This week only the NRAU is a dedicated 10m contest.
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews.
| CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Jul 2
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1800Z-1900Z, Jul 2 (CW) and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 2 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Jul 2 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Jul 2 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, Jul 2
|+ FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint
||0000Z-0400Z, Jul 4
|+ DL-DX RTTY Contest
||1100Z, Jul 4 to 1059Z, Jul 5
|+ Marconi Memorial HF Contest
||1400Z, Jul 4 to 1400Z, Jul 5
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Jul 7
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||0100Z-0300Z, Jul 7
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Jul 8
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Jul 8
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Jul 9
In reality it’s not known if any of these activities will actually take place.
The Vanuatu one looks interesting as it seems like an activation of a special call by amateurs who are resident there.
Sun: No sunspots for a few days.
|Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Jun 15-Jul 15, 2020
DXCC: Guantanamo Bay
Source: TDDX (May 8, 2020)
Info: By W1SRR; HF; SSB FT8, perhaps CW; exact start date not clear; to continue for 12 months
Jun 27-Jul 3, 2020
QSL: LA7QIA Direct
Source: LA7QIA (Jun 17, 2020)
Info: By LA7QIA; 6m; may be QRV longer
Jul 1-11, 2020
DXCC: Balearic Is
Source: DK5ON (Jun 21, 2020)
Info: By DK5ON as EA6/DK5ON fm IOTA EU-004 (ARLHS BAL-010 Cap de Pera Light, WLOTA 1902); 40-6m; CW RTTY FT4/8; QSL OK via DK5ON (B/d), Clug Log OQRS
Jul 1-31, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jun 18, 2020)
Info: By YJ8RN YJ8ED YJ8CW; likely 40 20 15m; SSB FT8 CW; 100w; mainly weekends
Jul 6-19, 2020
Source: 425DXN (Jun 26, 2020)
Info: By IW1RBI as 3A/IW1RBI; 30-6m; SSB FT8
Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have been studied for almost 200 years, yet much about them remains unknown. Seeded by meteoroids, they float near the edge of space in a layer no more than a few kilometres thick. How are the clouds arranged inside that narrow layer? Two German photographers decided to find out. During a bright display of NLCs on June 7th, Michael Theusner and Maciej Libert photographed the same clouds from two cities 120 km apart.
Click here for the full picture. NLC (spaceweather.com)
Stoke, at home, managed to lose to Middlesbro’ 0 – 2 and have a man sent off. It’s bad enough that we don’t have Joe Allen through injury now we have less to choose from.
Even more bad news from Stoke. Wigan fellow demotion candidates beat Stoke 3 – 0. We are sinking slowly.