Well, the weekend certainly brought out the most improved conditions I can remember for a long time. The CQ WW SSB contest could have helped I suppose. I knuckled down and did a couple of stints of operating on the Saturday and Sunday.
It’s amazing what you learn about your own style and that of others, the capabilities of your rig, your antennas and your logging software. But I can’t operate for the full 48 hours, I need to say hello to the wife, take the dog for a walk, eat, listen to my footy team win (as it happens they did) and such stuff. I worked 71 stations in a couple of hours each day. No new DXCCs but I learned a lot. I usually dip into contests to work the odd bit of new DX, so now maybe I’ll try to sharpen up my act a bit.
Steve, MØBPQ, reports he worked 62 US stations in CQWW over Saturday and Sunday. 1 VE. No Carib apart from PJ4DX and FR4QT from Africa. Plus the usual SpE QSOs with Europe. He was certainly loud with me. He’s actually not far away from me in North London.
The most sought after DX from the week Z66DX (Kosovo), LR1E (Argentina), E77A ( Bosnia and Herzegovina), FR4QT (Reunion) and many more.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: FR4QT, ZS6WAB/B, PUØFDN, TG9AWS, UN7QF, I5KAP, 5Z4VJ, ZS1OPB, ZS1C, VK2EMA, PU7BCG, PP5HA, FR1GZ/B.
Spotters: LU9DCE, F4CXO, VK4CZ, PU1JDX, F4VPC, WB8VLC, R6JY, PT9FD, KW4BY, GØFWX, PU2RJO, LU6DRV, ZS1TAF, ZL3IO, W4RQ, VK3DUT, PP2CS, MMØTFU, KC4AAW, IZ6JTZ, IK2GSO, EA8DHH .
Tuesday DX: Z66DX, LW2DOD, 4U75UN, ZF2LZ, UT3IZ, PY5EW, ZW5B, YF1DO, VK5GR, VK4MA, TG9AWS, R925RZ, PY2OW, PP5AMP, OZ1ØØMILL, LW2DAF, LU9DA, LU2DAJ, LU1HW, HB9DEN.
Spotters: 9A6R, F1MPQ, OZ1MFP, F4CXO, LU9DCE, MMØTFU, DF7RG, IK2GSO, G4CJC, G3MOT, PU2ODR, GM8LFB, EI7HBB, EA3CVY, DL8JS, DL2SWR, CD7CKU, WA2HMM, SV2JAO, PU1JDX, MI1WWG, LZ1JZ, KW4BY, GØLFF, F8FAZ, EA3TI, 9K2HS, 5P1KZX .
Wednesday DX: OH6RM, ZS6WAB/B, 4U75A, GWØPRM, Z66DX, YC9CT, PY5EW, PY1VOY, PP5IP, OY6BEC/B, KG6DX, K7BV, FR1GZ/B, CM2XN, CM2RSV, 4F3OM, ZS1F, WP4RF, VK4MA, NN4X, MM3NRX, LU9HAT, JA6GCE, GMØHTT, CX7CO, AP2HA.
Spotters: OZ1MFP, EA4FME, PP5FMM, MMØTFU, F4CXO, 9A6R, PP2CS, UT4UF, UT2GA, F1MPQ, EA4BAS, EA3CVY, DF7RG, CM2RSV, PY2KC, KW4BY, G1EZF, CD7CKU, KF4WE, K7BV, UT5ERP, SP5XMU, R4NAY, PU1JDX, OZ3FS, OR5T, OH5KUY, N1KOH, LZ1AG, IK2GSO, GØLFF, 4Z5ML .
Thursday DX: Z66DX, FR4QT, 9Z4FE, ZF2LZ, E77A, PY3KN, WX3B, LU4DJB, F5OUX, PY3EW, EG5VCE, EA8JK, 7Q6M, PP5HA, LU6FOV, PU1JSV, LU1DX, 3B8CW, ZS6WAB/B, ISØDCR, HZ1LG, EA1IQ, ZS6NL, XR5ØØM, VK6APK, SØ1WS, PY4HGM, NP2AR, N6SS, LU1YT, HB9OAB, FR1GZ/B, FG1GW, EA9ACD, EA8AV, CX4RT, CX2CC, WW2DX, WJ4T, PY7RP, PY2CP, PU2WOC, PP5CFL, PP5AMP, OZ3AT, ON6ZK, ON4ATW, OK1NI, OH7UE, LU7HBK, LU1HW, KC3OQP, IZ6BXV, IQØOT, HI8K, F5NBX, F4VPC, EC7R, EA5XA, CX9ARH, 5Z4VJ.
Spotters: F4CXO, LU9DCE, PP5FMM, 9A6R, EA4FME, PU1JDX, KP4SE, DC9JVN, HI5KKK, PP2CS, IU2MCH, IW1DQS, PA3AGN, SP3DOF, LU1EEP, KC4HQS, K3EEI, CD7CKU, W2JAN, PU2RJO, EA6AAU, EA4BAS, F4VPC, WB4EHG, PU2XYT, MMØTFU, IZ4ISC, DO9LC, CX1EK, ZS1TAF, UA3EDQ, PY7BC, PU2RDB, PJ2GT, ON7ZJ, NW3Y, LZ1KU, LW5HR, KP3G, EA7ZC, DK3WJ, WA2IBZ, W5IO, PY1FOG, PP5TG, P4ØW, OZ2PJ, OH5KUY, LZ1FH, IV3OKO, IU5LBQ, IK2GSO, HG6Y, GØLFF, GØFWX, EA7FDW, EA5IGO, EA2Z, DM2AUJ, CE3SX, UT4UF, R3OZ, PY3EW, PY2OKB, PY1OR, PU2NKT, OZ8ABA, OZ3BJ, ON5WO, OH7LOA, MØWLF, LY7Z, LU6DRV, KA2FIR, HA5WV, F8ASG, F5SRH, F4IFF, EA3HFS, EA3AQR, DL6MHT, DL5NDH, DL1RWN, DF7RG, DCØKK, AA4XU, 9K2HS, 9H1TX .
Friday DX: FR4QT, LU1DX, 7Q6M, EG5VCE, Z66DX, PP5JR, E77A, J69DS, PU1JSV, LU9DA, CE7VPQ, 9J2BS, VE2IM, PY3DX, P4ØW, WW2DX, LW6DG, LU4DJB, CE2EP, LU9HAT, WP4WW, PY5DD, PU2WDX, MMØTFU, IZ8EYP, F4EQA, 5T5PA, ZS6WN, YB1MIG, WX3B, TM82ALC, TM1ØØLY, PY5EG, PY3JHC, PY2KJ, LY2J, LU1HW, K1BX, HP2AT, HB9TJM, F5NBX, CE6WDK, 5Z4VJ, 4XØAAP/4Ø, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6MX, ZD7MY, XR33M, PY5QW, PU3ELH, PP5ØHA, OE4KSF, LZ1WR, IZ1PNT, F6IRG, F4FLQ, EC8ADS, EC6DX, CT7AIU. Spotters: ZS6WN, EA4FME, F4CXO, OZ1MFP, IV3SKB, EA1AHA, LU1EEP, F4GXX, CD7CKU, VK4CZ, PP5FMM, HI5KKK, EA3AQR, LU9DCE, PU8RJI, PU2RJO, F4AZF, EA1GHQ, NN4X, MMØTFU, KF4WE, PY2UDB, PY1LV, PD2WL, K3EEI, F1TXI, F1MPQ, EA6ET, PU5LHF, G1EZF, F5JRX, F4GBD, DH8BQA, WA4IAM, W5CIB, PDØLK, NX5T, G3PXT, DG7LAZ, VE6EGN, UR5WCA, PY4OY, PU2ODR, PP2CS, IZ8GCP, HB9VCJ, EI7HBB, EB5ISR, EA5GJ, EA3NJ, EA3CWT, EA1AHY, DL3GD, DF7RG, WX3B, WO4ROG, SV1EML, PU8PSF, PU3ELH, PD3MR, P4ØW, N3TU, LU7DY, KG4DRP, IK2GSO, I5ZSS, HG6Y, GMØOPS, GØLFF, GØFWX, F8NHF, F4VPC, F4ELR, F4BMY, EB5AG, EA5D, CE3SX .
9 reported contacts (CQ WW SSB)
Saturday DX: PY2YU, LR1E, FR4QT, PX2A, E77A, PT5J, ZW5B, PY5QW, LU2DX, LW2DOD, IT9BLB, KC1XX, EA8RM, PZ5RA, CX2CC, S58D, PU5FJR, LU2FE, K1TTT, 9Z4Y, W5PR, PY3ZZ, LU7HN, K4WI, EA8CYE, 9A2ZI, VO1GRC, LW4EF, LU4DJB, LU3HS, DP7D, PR4T, DL5L, CR6K, CE3CT, UW7LL, LN8W, GM7V, DH8BQA, CX8DS, CE7VPQ, DFØHQ, 7Q6M, ZD7BG, OHØV, EA8TX, S5ØA, PI4DX, KH7M, OH1F, K1KI, PT4A, MM8Z, MM3T, LZ9A, IWØHBY, G4ELJ, P49Y, LY7Z, LU7DY, FY5KE, EF5U, DD2ML, CX9AU, CA4PPC, YT5A, WW2DX, W4RN, VO1CH, TI7W, ST2M, PU2SDX, OG7A, LR3D, LA9TY, IT9IHB, GØAEV, EF8K, CX2DA, CT3KN.
Spotters: KA1R, PU2NZL, HB9ELV, LZ9A, WB8VLC, PU2RJO, OZ1MFP, S55OO, S53ZO, W4RN, GWØGEI, KF4WE, KB5KYX, PY2OKB, M1JJK, DL4VAI, K9IMM, K3DNE, PU8RJI, PP5TG, GØLGS, K3CT, OZ1IKY, XE2B, W3MF, PT8DX, AB1JV, 9H1TX, KC4AAW, K2AX, K1XM, EF5U, DQ5M, PU8PSF, PA1TX, IK2HKT, DP7D, PY6GOE, K4SBZ, W7RM, PU2OYT, OMØAAO, DK1IP, AD6E, PP2CS, PD2WL, OE3KLU, DR1F, SM6W, OG55W, N6GP, LZ5QZ, HB9FPS, DL3GD, DJ5AN, CT7AKW, YT4T, NH6Y, N8YXR, LU9DCE, HB9NE, F1TZE, EA5GJ, AA1K, YO2DFA, W1BQ, VA2WA, PY1ZB, NW4N, KB3Z, IK4VET, F8CRS, 9A5CW, ZV2K, S58Y, NY6DX, N3MN, N1MM, KJ3LR, K4VTE, K2XR, IV3SKB, HG6Y, G4UCJ, GØWCK, F5NBX, DP4X, 2EØCNL .
13 reported contacts (CQ WW SSB)
Sunday DX: LR1E, E77A, ZW5B, PY2YU, LW2DOD, PY5QW, PI4DX, PU5FJR, LU4DJB, DH8BQA, PX2A, PT5J, PR4T, LU3HS, CX2CC, P4ØW, HG7T, S58D, LZ9A, FY5KE, DD2ML, ZV5B, TI7W, LZ9W, KC1XX, DL5L, YT5A, ZD7BG, PJ4DX, LU7HN, K1TTT, 9Z4Y, YT8WW, PY3ZZ, 8P1W, OE2S, LX4A, LN8W, HK3X, 9A2ZI, SO7M, PY2TMV, LU7DY, EW5A, EA8RM, CR6K, VP8LP, VE9CB, UT5EL, IWØHBY, GW9Z, UW5Y, UB7K, TM3R, PY2BN, PW2L, PU2USK, LW4EF, II2S, F6ARC, CE6CGX, YO9HP, VY2ZM, RL3A, PY2RSA, PY2EX, LT7F, F5NBX, EC2DX, 8S8S, 4U1A, S53MM, PY3ZL, OHØV, LO7H, HG5A, CX8DS, CX5ABM, YV1JGT, VO1CH, RW2F, LW3EK, DFØHQ, W5PR, N1RR, LU9HVR, CE6VMO, UW5ZM, TI2WMP, S58Y, R2AA, P49Y, P3X, OG55W, LZ6E, LW1D, KQ2M, K5ZD, I2WIJ, GØAEV, EA8CYE, EA5Y.
Spotters: K3AJ, OZ1MFP, HB9ELV, PD7K, WX3B, M1JJK, DQ5M, RT2H, DO1JHB, K9IMM, LZ4UX, K4SBZ, K1XM, HI5KKK, GWØGEI, DK1IP, WR2G, LZ2ZY, DL4VAI, WB7PMP, WO2X, PD2WL, LZ3FN, KF4WE, DK6BA, DL4VK, XE2B, AF6SA, W7CXX, W4RN, K3CT, PT7KM, N3FJP, KB5KYX, SP5NOF, PP5TG, SJ2W, K1KI, LZ9A, K3OO, GØLGS, DR1F, DL6RAI, VE5SF, PY1ZB, G4P, AA1K, PA3AGN, KC4AAW, KA6BIM, IZ8NVV, VA2WA, PP5FMM, LX1DKE, K4TR, KØIP, OH1LWZ, DO1PE, DK8ZZ, AB1JV, NW3Y, N1RM, KC4EOG, K2AX, G1EZF, ES1BH, DL7ON, ZS6WN, PU2RJO, PD1PDT, K3WW, DP4X, DD5XX, UT7EZ, RL4R, OL5Y, ND7K, N5HC, N4XL, K1RV, IZ2DII, F5DRD, EA3TI, S55X, PS8HF, N8CWU, KD2RMD, CX1EK, VE1TK, PY1SAD, PDØYL, HB9NE, DL1DAW, SC3A, S52W, K5LJ, F4UJU, DL3GD, PY1MK, PP2CS, OK1CF, N8RA, N2RC, KJ3LR, KI5JWA, K3FT, DL7AU, DL3UB, DJ5AN .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
Always a low key week after a CQ WW weekend. The UK/EI DX contest I’ve not heard of before. So I may listen in.
|CWops Mini-CWT Test
||Ø3ØØZ-Ø4ØØZ, Oct 29
|+ UK/EI DX Contest, SSB
||12ØØZ, Oct 31 to 12ØØZ, Nov 1
|+ Russian WW MultiMode Contest
||12ØØZ, Oct 31 to 1159Z, Nov 1
|+ RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint
||16ØØZ-1959Z, Oct 31
|+ Classic Exchange, CW
||14ØØZ, Nov 1 to Ø8ØØZ, Nov 2 and
14ØØZ, Nov 3 to Ø8ØØZ, Nov 4
|+ High Speed Club CW Contest
||15ØØZ-18ØØZ, Nov 1
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||Ø1ØØZ-Ø159Z, Nov 3
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||Ø2ØØZ-Ø4ØØZ, Nov 3
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||13ØØZ-14ØØZ, Nov 4
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||19ØØZ-2ØØØZ, Nov 4
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||Ø3ØØZ-Ø4ØØZ, Nov 5
|+ NRAU 1Øm Activity Contest
||18ØØZ-19ØØZ, Nov 5 (CW) and
19ØØZ-2ØØØZ, Nov 5 (SSB) and
2ØØØZ-21ØØZ, Nov 5 (FM) and
21ØØZ-22ØØZ, Nov 5 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||2ØØØZ-22ØØZ, Nov 5
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 1Øm). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Sep 27-Oct 31, 2020
DXCC: St Vicent
QSL: 8P5AB Direct
Source: TDDX (Oct 12, 2020)
Info: By 8P5AB as J8/8P5AB; HF and VHF; FT8; QSL via eQSL; to continue until Dec 3
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 12-Nov 8, 2020
QSL: EA5GL Direct
Source: 425DXN (Oct 16, 2020)
Info: By W2JHP fm Turneffe I (IOTA NA-123); SSB, perhaps digital
Oct 14-Dec 31, 2020
DXCC: Minami Torishima
QSL: JA8CJY Direct
Source: TDDX (Oct 1, 2020)
Info: By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm Marcus I (IOTA OC-073, QL64xg); HF; CW; 50W; spare time operation; operation to continue until mid Jan 2021
Oct 16-28, 2020
Source: DL2AWG (Dec 13, 2019)
Info: By DJ9KH DL2AMD DL2AWG DL3APO DL9GFB DM2AUJ; 160-10m (no 60m); CW SSB RTTY FT8; 3 stns 24/7
CQ WW DX Contest, SSB (Oct 24-25, 2020) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Oct 24-Nov 13, 2020
Source: TDDX (Oct 21, 2020)
Info: By W0YBS fm Cay Caulker; 80-10m; CW FT8 RTTY SSB; up to 50w; end-fed wire
Sun: We have a new large spot, it could even be called a cluster. AR2778 is from the new cycle.
Stoke beat Brentford last Saturday. We were 3 – Ø up and then nearly threw it away to just win 3 – 2. It ruined our goal difference!
We played Swansea away and lost 2 nil. A dreadful show especially in the first half by Stoke.