Not the best of weeks but better than last week, I think?
LU9DCE had a good start to the week as top DX and top spotter again. Then he disappeared for the rest of the week. There did seem to be plenty of South American stations about, LUs (Argentina), PYs (Brazil), CEs (Chile), CXs (Uruguay), with the ZS (South Africa) and XE (Mexico) thrown in.
XR500M was a special station in Chile, celebrating 500th Anniversary of the discovery of the Strait of Magellan and First Circumnavigation (of the globe).
I worked very little this week, dunno why.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: LU9DCE, KP4PR, WP4RF, 9Z4FE, XE1XR, CE7VPQ, LU8MHL, EA7ASK, D44PM, CB6P, CB6TEB, CB6Q, TI2JS, PY3EW, PU2YVN, LW2DOD, LU7HOS, KP4DVM, EA7IWX, DL0IGI/B, CE2EP.
Spotters: LU9DCE, PU5LHF, LU6DRV, HK1REB, CE2EP, CD7CKU, WA4IAM, PY2UDB, PY1NP, PU2RDB, MM0TFU, IK2GSO, PY7BC, PY2DP, PU4MHO, PU2RJO, KW4BY, KF4WE, IK4OMO, EA7JXZ, 9Z4Y, PY2OKB, PU2YVN, PU2NGW, N4TUT, KC4AAW, CE6TK, PY2REY, PY2ANH, PY1MO, PU2ODR, PU2NKT, PU2KNM, PS7LN, PP5FMM, LU1EEP .
Tuesday DX: LU9DCE, EA9ACD, 9Z4FE, CB6TEB, LU4DJB, LU3PES, CB6P, XE1KK, PY3EW, PY2VOX, LW2DOD, LU7VCH, EA1CYK, CE7VPQ, PY8CPJ, PY4BZ, PY3ZL, 5Z4VJ.
Spotters: LU9DCE, PU2SDW, PY1GB, PU3ELH, PU5LHF, PU8PSF, W5KAL, CD7CKU, PY1LV, PP5FMM, PP2CS, LU6DRV, KG0AQ, W0RIC, PY1FOG, VK4CZ, PY2UDB, PY2REY, PY2GTA, PU2RJO, WB8VLC, W2ADX, TA9J, PY1MO, PP2RR, N8TMG, LU7BCS, LU4SAA, EB5ISR, CX2SA .
Wednesday DX: LU9DCE, PY9NT, CE7VPQ.
Spotters: LU9DCE, PY2REY, VR2UNG, CE3SX, CE2EP, CD7CKU, A61QQ, PY1LV, LU1EEP, CE6CJB .
Thursday DX: 9K2HS, 4Z5ML, LW8DHX, LU8GMM.
Spotters: CD7CKU, OH6QU, W5CIB, KC4AAW, CE3SX, NH6Y .
Friday DX: CE7VPQ, CM2RSV, CD2SLJ, CE6WDK, PY3EW, 9J2RD, S6WAB/B, WP4IRV, OA4EA, ZS6BUN, PY2TMV, PP5HA, LU7VCH, LU7BCS, CE7JBC. Spotters: CM2RSV, KC4HQS, PY2REY, LU6DRV, W5CIB, KF4WE, F4CXO, PU5LHF, EA7FDW, KJ3LR, WA4DYD, PY1LV, DF7RG, CE3SX, PY2EDU, PY2CTF, PY1NP, PU2RJO, F5SHG .
Saturday DX: LW2DOD, CX7CO, EA9ACD, EA8DO, EA5DIT, D44PM, EA8W, CA4COQ, LU1YT, CE2NGN, ZS6BUN, PQ8RS, EA4EUI, YV5AAX, PW8BR, PT7ZT, EB1TR, EA7DHT, CE3SJM, PY7PX, P42WW, LU2FDA, IW3FZQ/B, EA8CUZ, PY5PLL, PP5GW, PP1WW, LU8EX, KP4PR, JE1CSW, HK5WML, EA8NF, EA7KJE, DU7JAY, CX4CAW, CE7VPQ, CE2EC.
Spotters: EA7SL, EA7KJE, CD7CKU, PP2RR, PY2OKB, PU2RDB, F4CXO, PY2REY, KC4AAW, PU8PSF, PY1LV, PU2RJO, MM0TFU, LU6DRV, PY1GAM, EA7IWX, EA7FDW, W5CIB, PY5PLL, PY2UDB, PY2EDY, KW4BY, G0FWX, EA9AK, EA3FNO, PY2ADX, PY1NS, PU2NBI, EA1AF, CT7AKW, PU5LHF, PU2KNM, IK2XYI, FK8IK, EA4AY, CA4COQ .
Sunday DX: CE7VPQ, D44PM, SV6DBG/B, LU4DJB, ZD7JC, LZ5DB, LW3DG, IS0DCR, CX7CO, PW8BR, LU5CQC, EA2K, ZW5B, TA6CQ, PP5JR, PP5DZ, LU9HPO, KL7SB, EA8JK, XR500M, SV2RSS/B, SV2HQL/B, SV2HNE/B, PY6TV, PY2TMV, PY2MIG, PU2RGN, LU8EKC, KH2JU, EA5IZJ, CX2DK, CE4WJK, PY8CPJ, PU6MXU, OE1990SGU, LW5DIE, LU1DX, HH2AA, EC5K, EA5RKS, EA5EN, CT2KCK.
Spotters: F4CXO, DL4MFF, GI4SNA, F6EAS, EA7SL, KC4AAW, IK6HSM, IV3SKB, EA1U, LU6DRV, IK2GSO, F4AZF, PY2ADX, PU2RDB, CE3SX, W5CIB, PU2TTN, JA6WFM, EB5ISR, EA6AAU, EA1DGT, EA1AIW, W3LPL, PU8PSF, VK6SJ, OE3DXA, M0BJL, KF4WE, IK5JWQ, F5SIH, EA7KJE, VR2CC, PY2REY, PU5IKE, PU3BOT, JH6ETS, IV3HAX, IT9BYS, G4CJC, F5LMG, EA5IPM, EA5HVW, EA4WF .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
Well we do have 10-10 International’s Day Sprint on Saturday 10 th for 24 hours and the Oceania CW contest.
|CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Oct 8
|+ QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party
||0000Z-2359Z, Oct 10
|+ Makrothen RTTY Contest
||0000Z-0800Z, Oct 10 and
1600Z-2400Z, Oct 10 and
0800Z-1600Z, Oct 11
|+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint
||0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10
|+ Nevada QSO Party
||0300Z, Oct 10 to 2100Z, Oct 11
|+ Oceania DX Contest, CW
||0600Z, Oct 10 to 0600Z, Oct 11
|+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB
||1200Z, Oct 10 to 1200Z, Oct 11
|+ Arizona QSO Party
||1500Z, Oct 10 to 0500Z, Oct 11
|+ Pennsylvania QSO Party
||1600Z, Oct 10 to 0500Z, Oct 11 and
1300Z-2200Z, Oct 11
|+ FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint
||1700Z-2100Z, Oct 10
|+ South Dakota QSO Party
||1800Z, Oct 10 to 1800Z, Oct 11
|+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
||0000Z-0200Z, Oct 12
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Oct 13
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 14
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Oct 14
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Oct 15
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Aug 21-Oct 18, 2020
Source: TDDX (Aug 19, 2020)
Info: By By DJ7JC as TF/DJ7JC; 160-10m; CW FT8 RTTY; 90w; vertical; holiday style operation; QSL via DJ5BWD
Sep 25-Oct 14, 2020
Source: TDDX (Dec 5, 2019)
Info: By DL3DRN as SV5/DL3DRN fm Kolymbia, Rhodes I; CW SSB RTTY; QSL via DL3DRN (B/d)
Oct 1-31, 2020
DXCC: Jan Mayen
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 19, 2020)
Info: By LA2US fm IOTA EU-022; focus on 160 80 40 30m; CW FT8; QSL via Club Log OQRS; start date unclear, to continue until Mar 2021
Oct 7-12, 2020
Source: TDDX (Sep 22, 2020)
Info: By LA6VM LA9DL LA7XK fm Longyearbyenas JW6VM JW9DL JW7XK respectively; HF, Satellitei; QRV for SAC Contest, SSB using JW5X
Oct 8-12, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 24, 2020)
Info: By LA8FTA LB8IH LB8CG LA7WRA LB7PI LB1RH LB9E; @JW5E; 80 49 20 15 10m; QRV for SAC SSB Contest
Sun: No spots now for 10 days.
Stoke beat Aston Villa 0 – 1 in the EFL cup and then drew with Birmingham 1 – 1 at the weekend. The amazing thing was that Villa went on to beat Liverpool 7 – 2 at the weekend. Also Manchester United got smacked by Spurs 1 – 6 at old Trafford, shame!
Now it’s an international break. England play Wales.