The weekend was star easily, with 4 reported contacts needed to get into the list.
During the week conditions were not so good. There was still some DX about for example D1DX (Russia), ER4DX (Moldova), W5W (USA, Buffalo Soldiers), NP3YL (Puerto Rico). I worked this one on FT8. And here is her picture!
This week Patrick, ON4ARJ has been active again. Sunday he worked UT7WO -16dB, RA9CNF -09dB, 4Z4DX -18dB, 4O3A +14dB, CT3CK -15dB, ZA/IZ7PMQ -02dB, EA4HAI -02dB, IT9GHK +02dB, II8FTDM -05dB on data, EW2W 59, YL3CW 59 on SSB and OM8CW 599, YO5OHO 599, IV3SKB 599, GM4KGK 599, I3VJW 599, IV3UHL 599, IZ2FLX 599, IK1JJM 599, HG6O 599, IZ3NVR 599, IC8FBU 599, IR9K 599, EB5F 599. Tuesday on data he worked F4GWG +15 dB, LA3WAA -10dB, MM3NRX +10 dB, SA3MSA +02 dB, F5RRS -03 dB, SE3X +06 dB. He also heard JF8QNF, K6ND and UN7LZ.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: R7AB/P, R7PKS, RD7D, SV2HNE/B, PD9DX, SV6DBG/B, SV2RSS/B, SV2FQN/B, SR5TDM/B, RN6AM, R3TKM, R3MBD, OH5TEN/B, OH2B/B, K5AB/B, II8FTDM, GW7HDS/B, G4ZEJ, DM30RSV, 5B4CY/B, YT1T, WI7E, VK8AW, UT3IZ, SQ8EFK, RQ9O, LZ1ZF, LZ1WR, LA6TEN, DP70DARC.
Spotters: OE3FVU, F4CXO, PC2F, G1EZF, EA7JUR, WA3GWK, R4DI, R2ABM, K7OOS, RW3GC, SP5GSM, RV4SAH, K5RWD, GM8LFB, EA3TI, EA1TX, HC1E, WB4JPG, RT1Q, RK3DQE, RA3RF, R3MBD, OE3KLU, MM0TFU, KC4EOG, IZ5ILK, UT4IXZ, RQ9O, F4CHB, EA1GGO .
Tuesday DX: D1DX, LA5TEN/B, ER4DX, 4U1A, VE3RYI, RA9LL, RA3RER, R3TKM, R3MBD, OY6BEC/B, UT3IZ, UA9UR, SV6DBG/B, SB7W/B, SA5TAB, II8FTDM, DB0UM/B.
Spotters: WB4JPG, F4CXO, DL7JV, RU4HU, WI4L, EC5KY, YO3GSK, WA3GWK, RU9W, R2RA, PC2F, G1EZF, XE2JX, LB6VI, D1DNR, PA3AGN, MM0TFU, LY3BJC, EA3NJ, W4KYW, UT4IXZ, R2ABM, PA1LX, KC4HQS, EA3TI, W7DXW, UA3QUP, R3MBD, DH0IAM .
Wednesday DX: SV1HAV, LZ1ZF, IZ8IFL, EB1DJ, EA7JUR, 5T5PA, SV6DBG/B, D1DX, SX3SP, SV2HQL/B, IZ8RVA/B, II0ICEH, FM5DN.
Spotters: OE3FVU, SP5NOF, F4CXO, RA3RF, WB4JPG, EA7JUR, IZ7HNO, EC5KY, SV1NJA, MM0TFU, EA1CUB, W4KRN, F5PCV, EA3TI, YO3GSK, WI4L, RT1S, PE2JB, PA3AGN, LZ1MC .
Thursday DX: SV1HAV, R3MBD, IF9A, 5T5PA, VE2CSI, LZ1ZF, TK4LS, SV6DBG/B, SV2RSS/B, SV2FQN/B, RC1ZA, IZ8RVA/B, EA3CV, UT7LW, UT3IZ, K9AVT, 5B4CY/B.
Spotters: F4CXO, YO3GSK, IZ8GCP, R3MBD, EA1AT, PA3AGN, G1EZF, WB4JPG, W4KRN, UA6EKC, R7TQ, MM0TFU, W0MB, SM0EUI, RU4HU, R0UAL, G4CJC, EA3NJ, AC2PB, AA9AA, AA4XU, AA0CW .
Friday DX: SV1HAV, 5T5PA, CT9/DL5CW, UT3IZ, FM5DN, UA4LL/M, RV1CC/1, RA9LL, PQ8RS, ON/PD0RWL/P, LZ1ZF, IZ6BXV, EI9IB, VO1FOG, UA9UKO, UA9SQZ, SX3SP, SV2HQL/B, R4CP/6, LZ1VDR, IZ8RVA/B, IT9VDQ, IK6IHM, EI6JK, CT9ABV.
Spotters: DL7JV, IZ7HNO, F4CXO, K7LNP, PC2F, F5PCV, IK6AWY, F8ATS, US4IGH, G1EZF, EA3TI, UT4IXZ, ON4LAN, OD5OJ, LZ3YG, WB4JPG, RL9F, PQ8RS, MM0TFU, EA1BKO, DO1PGR, DG2JO .
4 reported contacts needed for the weekend
Saturday DX: ER4DX, GM7V, RT9K/6, OH0TA, R3MBD, OH0V, EF1E, MM0TFU, UN7LZ, RK6FO, PQ8RS, OZ1D, OH1F, OD5OJ, MM8Z, W5W, UA5C, SQ6NEJ, SO9I, S52WW, LZ1ZF, LY5I, LA5TEN/B, XE1KK, UA9BA, UA4PKF, RA9LL, RA8T, R1BBL/M, PI75KML, LZ5R, LZ551MS, LZ2DB, LB5WB, LA8HGA, IT9FRX, EA6VQ, DL5YM, CT1EYQ.
Spotters: F4CXO, G1EZF, SP6NIF, W4LES, RA3AAA, R2RA, DD7CW, CT2FEY, M0BTZ, G4CJC, R6DIR, RT1Q, MM0TFU, LR8FTDMC, F5PCV, SM0EUI, PU1JDX, DO1BWO, DJ1AA, RU4HU, R3MBD, DL5ASK, DL2FDL, WA3GWK, RT5C, R2RAK, R0AGY, PQ8RS, PC2F, HG6Y, EA5FID, YU1LM, VK3DUT, UR5WCA, PY2ADX, PD1JN, NR5T, LZ1PJ, IK2XYI, G7ITD, ER4DX, DG7LAZ, AA4XU, YO3IPR, WQ3X, WI4L, WB4JPG, S59EIJ, PG7M, KF4WE, GI4SNA, EC5KY, DL9DAN, DL7ALM, 9A6W .
Sunday DX: W5W, D44PM, NP3YL, PY4BZ, EA9ACE, ZB2GI, CE7VPQ, SQ2HL, PI4DX, OZ7AM, TK4LS, S57DX, EA6VQ, EA5IQX, K5AB/B, II8FTDM, IC8WIC, E74FRS, TM8FTDM, N4UM, N4LAZ, M5BFL, KM9Z, IT9VDQ, HI8JSG, HA3OU, F5BSB, EA3GLE, 5Q2J, WA5CAM, W5B, SN0RX, P3X, OM8CW, LZ5R, IW0HLZ, IU0KAH, IK7YTT, HI3SD, EA7GGU, EA3CV, CE3TL, XE2GRM, W7HD, W5JMW, W5IDX, VE2CSI, SQ4CTS, RC1ZA, R3MBD, OZ2PBS, N4WW, N3HGX, MM0TFU, LU5MCD, KP4TF, KI4SWB, IV3AOL, IU0DUM, IT9FRX, IR9K, HA4A, G4UJS, F5LIW, EW2W, EC5JC, EB1DJ, EA4AA, DK8OL, CT9/DL5CW, CN8YZ, 9A6KX, 9A6A, 9A5MX, 9A2EY, 9A0FF, 7X2RO.
Spotters: WB4JPG, EC5KY, EA5ZM, PD2WL, KD4AMP, PD5SS, OO4O, F4CXO, EB1DJ, RN3QRY, K7ULS, RA3AAA, PD1JN, KC4EOG, MM0TFU, PE1EWR, K4LG, M7DLX, IW7DVM, G4CJC, DG1KPC, K7LNP, EA5D, WI4L, R6DJM, PA3AGN, EW6AS, AA0CW, MM0ULL, IK2IKW, DO4DXA, VA3ROC, SP9BCV, RA3RF, ON7JA, EA3AQR, WB7PMP, RW4CLF, PC2K, KC4AAW, AA4XU, W7DXW, NR5T, M6ETL, IZ7HNO, IU1AVL, DG0KS, XE2MWY, S55X, PA9RD, N6SPP, N3CR, LA7EIA, KE4CIR, G4PVM, F5PCV, DL1NCH, WQ3X, W3LPL, SP6RYD, MM6NRK, IZ8NVV, IZ5FSA, F6GOX, EA5FID, DD5XX, YU1LM, SQ2XE, SP3HLM, RW3PL, RW0AR, RL3T, RD3K, R3MBD, PE2K, PA0JED, N5LMB, KI7SYG, KF4WE, KD5OMJ, IZ0OTV, IW2OFO, HB9GHR, G1EZF, F5OGL, F4HPT, EA5GX, EA1AHY, DO1RWM, DO1OTW, DO1BWO, DL5ASK, DL1REM .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
A few interesting contests. There is a SARL contest but they never include 10m, why not?
Favourites of course are 10-10 Int. Summer contest and NRAU activity contest.
|+ Batavia FT8 Contest
||0000Z, Aug 1 to 2359Z, Aug 2
|+ 10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB
||0001Z, Aug 1 to 2359Z, Aug 2
|+ European HF Championship
||1200Z-2359Z, Aug 1
|+ RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint
||1600Z-1959Z, Aug 1
|+ North American QSO Party, CW
||1800Z, Aug 1 to 0559Z, Aug 2
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Aug 4
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||0100Z-0300Z, Aug 4
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Aug 5
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Aug 5
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Aug 6
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1800Z-1900Z, Aug 6 (CW) and
1900Z-2000Z, Aug 6 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Aug 6 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Aug 6 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, Aug 6
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews. There are a couple of different activities from Aruba. For those who don’t know it’s a island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 29 kilometres north of the coast of Venezuela.
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
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 7-30, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 2, 2020)
Info: By OX3LX fm Aasiaat I (IOTA NA-134); 40-4m, focus on 50 70MHz; spare time operation; QSL OK via OZ0J
RSGB IOTA Contest (Jul 25-26, 2020) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Jul 25-Aug 15, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jul 28, 2020)
Info: By VA2MVR; 40 20m; 100w; dipole; operation to continue until mid September
Jul 30-Aug 31, 2020
QSL: IU5HWS Direct
Source: 4L5A (Jul 1, 2020)
Info: By IU5HWS as YI/IU5HWS; 40 20 10m; operation to continue until Nov 30; QSL: Giorgio Toma, Via Settembrini NÂ°5, Livorno, IT 57128, Italy
Aug 2-7, 2020
Source: 4L5A (Jun 4, 2020)
Info: By KM4VI as P4/KM4VI fm IOTA SA-036; HF; SSB; QSL also via KM4VI direct and eQSL
Aug 2-8, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jan 6, 2020)
Info: By By NY4P as P4/NY4P fm Noord; 80-20m; SSB; 5w; magnetic loop; QSL also OK via Club Log OQRS
Sun: There are 2 whole sunspots. Wow.
Stoke are safe and lodged at 15 th in the Championship table. That’s much better than we thought possible when soccer re-started.
The cricket has been bedevilled by bad weather. But England win out easily on the 5 th day, So we regain the Wisden trophy.