A fairly average week, poor in the middle not bad at the weekend. I worked a few PYs and LWs again but nothing exotic. But here were some interesting ones out there. FK8HA (New Caledonia), 7Q6M (Malawi), ZD7FT (St Helena), FR1GZ (Reunion) and XR33M (Chile Special)
Commemorative Activity of the Rescue of the 33 Miners in the "San José" Mine, Chile.
On the tenth anniversary of the successful rescue of the 33 Miners of Atacama, Radio Club Copiapó together with the Board of Directors of the “Union of Workers of the Lumina Cobre Chile Mining Company - Caserones Mine” and their represented associates, have wanted to commemorate this successful rescue inviting you to participate in this radio activity that we detail below:
START DATE : October 13, 2020 00:00 UTC
END DATE: November 13, 2020, 23:59 UTC.
For more/QSL details see XR33M QRZ page
Steve, M0BPQ , worked VK3WE FT8, 5 x YBs also on FT8 and VK6EI on Monday. I know I watched him on my FT8 waterfall. He said, “First VK on 10m for almost 6 years!”
I tried for the VK but he faded on me fairly quickly. QSB exists even with FT8
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: FK8HA, YY8HBO, LA5TEN/B, HS0ZIV, FR4QT, 4S7AB, SV5AZK, DU3CQ, CE7VPQ, CE2EP, BX6ABC, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6LKF, VR2XYL, VP8LP, SV6DBG/B, PV7AA, PP5GW, FY5KE, BA5CJ, XE1XR, PP5RT, FK8HM, 5Z4VJ, 5B4AAB, 3B8CW.
Spotters: CT2FFC, MM0TFU, IK2GSO, PU1JDX, RV4SAH, CD7CKU, SP1MGM, RX6APY, PU5LHF, F5PAC, EA1GHQ, CE2EP, UA7G, PW8AR, PS7LN, F4CXO, CE3SX, WB2UJS, SV3IEG, SP3DOF, R7BN, PU2TTN, N2CG, GM8LFB, G0CAS, WA3ERQ, PY2XJ, PY2OKB, PY2KC, PU2NKT, PT2JC, N8TMG, IZ1RFT, F8NHF, DJ7YP .
Tuesday DX: ZD7FT, IS0BSR, 7Q6M, 5T5PA, PU7BCG, PV7AA, SV6DBG/B, HI8RD, FK8HA, CE2EP, ZS6LKF, ZD7MY, XQ3WD, SV2HQL/B, RW6ANJ, PY3EW, PY2RAR, PU1JSV, PP5HA, HD200C, FR4OO, FR1GZ/B, EY8MM, CA3SOC, 3B8CW.
Spotters: F4CXO, HI5MAH, CE2EP, F1TXI, CD7CKU, G4CJC, F4AZF, CT2HTM, ZS1TAF, UA9URM, RA3QPT, R9XM, PU7BCG, PU2RDB, PU1JDX, HI5KKK, PY2YPY, PY2ANH, PU2WNO, PP2CS, IZ5ILK, IU2MCH, IS0HMZ, IK2GSO, AA4XU .
Wednesday DX: 7Q6M, CE2ML, 3B8CW, YY8HBO, VK6OZ, VR2XYL, PY3KN, PV7AA, PU7BCG, NP3DM, HS0ZGC, 5T5PA.
Spotters: WA3GWK, LU1EEP, SV3IEG, SP8CHI, PU2RJO, PU1JDX, US0CD, VK4CZ, US5LOC, RZ3ATE, PS7LN, PJ2GT, IZ1RFT, DL4MFF .
Thursday DX: ZD7FT, PY6ARC, PV7AA, PY4BZ, LW7DQW, CE2ML, XR33M, VK6RO, PY1ROE, OH7UE, OH3BCX, LW4EF, CE2EP.
Spotters: SM5EPO, CE2EP, PU2OKE, F4CXO, PU4MHO, PU2RDB, PP2CS, OG55W, CX1EK, PY2CTF, PY2ADX, PU2MPB, PS7LN, G4CJC, W7MAE, SM6YNO, PP5FMM, IK2GSO, G0FWX, CE3SX, AA4XU .
Friday DX: 9J2BS, PY4BZ, IS0BSR, 9M2TO, PZ5RA, 9G5FI, 5H3EE, XR33M, VK6MIT, FR1GZ/B, 5T5PA, ZS1DX, PJ2MAN, FY5KE, NY2PO, HZ1SK, CE2ML, ZS6WN, ZS6TVB, ZS6BUN, UT5UT, PY1ROE, PU8YAB, MD0CCE.
Spotters: F4CXO, CD7CKU, PU1JDX, EB1DJ, EA7FDR, R9WG, PA3AGN, ZS6WN, MM0TFU, LU9DCE, K3EEI, EA3NJ, AA4XU, US5LOC, US0CD, SP8CHI, PY2OKB, PT2JC, PP5FMM, N4QS, LU6DRV, K4PI, G0LFF, EA2Z, CX1EK, CT1EUB/P, ZS6BUN, VK3DUT, SP1NL, RD4D, PY2UDB, PY1NS, PS7LN, OZ1MFP, LZ1JZ, K9RX, F4VPC, EA5ZM .
Saturday DX: XR33M, PY4BZ, 5T5PA, CX7CO, 7Q6M, VP8LP, WG3C, ZS6LKF, LU3WC, HI8AT, 9J2BS, ZR6CV, VK8NSB, NP3DM, FR4NT, ZS1SC, ZS1AN, LU4DJB, CE7VPQ, ZS5TC, VK6MIT, PP5AK, LZ4TX, LU4BB, ZS1DX, PP5HA, N1RPH, LU1DA, FY5KE, ZS6GC, ZS6DN/B, ZS2EZ, VO1FOG, VK6RK, SY2CWM, LW2DOD, LU6ETB, LU5HA, LU1DX, HS0ACS, HK3W, 7Z1SJ, ZS6WN, ZS1SBW, ZS1HG, TZ4AM, SV6DBG/B, SV2JAO, SV2HNE/B, PU3DSC, PS7JBV, PP5RT, PJ4GR, LW3DG, LU9HPO, LU8EKC, KP4JRS, JA2CPI, EA8JK, CE4WJK, CE2ML, WP4V, WP4RF, VP8NO, VK8FNAH, UT5UT, T6AA, SV1AVT, PZ5RA, PY2WC, PY2CP, PY1ROE, PU8YAB, PU2VLW, PU1JDX, PD1DCV, IZ0PAU, IK0ETA, HP2AT, FR1GZ/B, F5OUX, CX5ABM, CT1EHI, CE2SV, 5Z4VJ, 4Z4DX.
Spotters: HA9AL, F4CXO, PP5FMM, OZ1MFP, LU9DCE, PU1JDX, CD7CKU, EA7JMO, ZS6WN, EB1DJ, KC4AAW, F4UJU, WB8VLC, EA7FDW, OK1WCF, LZ1JZ, BG8SRK, IZ1RFT, PY2UDB, PY1NS, KI5JWA, IZ8NVV, F5BQV, EA7M, PU5LHF, LU6DRV, F4AZF, EA3AQR, YC1JGE, PR7AP, F5OGL, F1TZE, RA3WDK, PU2TTN, PU2RND, PU2NKT, PU1MIL, PP5TG, N8TMG, LU9DER, IW1GGR, WT2O, VE3PV, PY2AAM, PP2CS, OH4SS, LU4DTL, IZ1PLU, F1DSZ, EA7TR, EA6ET, EA1U, CT1EUB/P, 9K2OW, VO1FOG, VE2RE, SP3DOF, PY2KEY, PY2EW, PU2XYT, PD1DCV, OE5PEN, OE5HWN, M3DDY, LW9DYQ, LW2DAF, IT9RTA, IK4DRY, G4ELJ, G0YCE, F4ESV, EA1NL, DF3EK, DD6DR, CA1WGM, 9K2HS .
Sunday DX: FR1GZ/B, 7Q6M, KP4WQ, LZ4TX, LU9DD, FY5KE, 5Z4VJ, LW3DG, WP4IRV, VR2XYL, VK6LW, K6ICS, FK8HM, EG5VCE, 9J2BS, 3B8CW, ZL3IO, XQ7IR, PZ1EL, PP5RT, LU1DX, HS0ACS, EA8AT, 9M2TO, ZS3SH, ZS1SC, ZL4TT, ZL2IAS, VK8NSB, UT5UT, TI3RCS, PU8YAB, P29LL, LU7YZ, LU4BB, KP4WK, FK8HA, EX8MJ, CE2NGN, A45XR.
Spotters: ZS1TAF, F4CXO, CD7CKU, OZ1MFP, ZS6WN, PU1LMN, PU1JDX, IZ8NVV, BG8SRK, US5LOC, LU9DCE, ZL3IO, RV0APH, JI7JIH, HK1REB, VK2WJ, TA9J, RQ7R, PU2NKT, KC4AAW, CX1EK, UR8MH, PY2UDB, IK2GSO, PY2OKB, PU2RDB, PU2ODR, N6RZR, LW9DYQ, KP4LRD, KI5JWA, KF4WE, KC9WAV, G7PUV, F5LRL, EA8CXY, CX1DDO, ZL2AYZ, UZ5DX, SP6M, PY2MQ, PY2GTA, PW8AR, PU2XYT, PU2TTN, PU2RXE, PB1HF, NZ5F, MM6NRK, LZ8E, JF1KKV, F4TTR, F4AZF, CX8DS, 9Z4Y, 9A5Y .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ WAE DX Contest, RTTY
||0000Z, Nov 14 to 2359Z, Nov 15
|+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, Digital
||0001Z, Nov 14 to 2359Z, Nov 15
|+ JIDX Phone Contest
||0700Z, Nov 14 to 1300Z, Nov 15
|+ OK/OM DX Contest, CW
||1200Z, Nov 14 to 1200Z, Nov 15
|+ CQ-WE Contest
||1900Z-2300Z, Nov 14 (CW/Digital) and
0100Z-0500Z, Nov 15 (Phone) and
1900Z-2300Z, Nov 15 (Phone) and
0100Z-0500Z, Nov 16 (CW/Digital)
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
||2300Z, Nov 15 to 0100Z, Nov 16
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Nov 17
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Nov 18
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Nov 18
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Nov 19
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
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
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
Oct 29-Dec 15, 2020
Source: TDDX (Nov 6, 2020)
Info: By K6ZO; HF
Nov 2-29, 2020
Source: 4L5A (Oct 21, 2020)
Info: By HB9SHD fm Kandolhu I (IOTA AS-013); HF; SSB + digital
Nov 7-18, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 14, 2020)
Info: By RA1ZZ R7AL RZ3K fm br Embangweni (KH67ru); 160-10m; CW SSB FT-8 (f/h); QSL via R7AL (B/d)
Nov 13-Dec 8, 2020
QSL: Auto Buro
Source: TDDX (Nov 6, 2020)
Info: By DK1CE fm Bamako; 160-10m; CW SSB
Sun: Sunspots are magnetic islands on the sun. Sunspot AR2781 is a complete archipelago and poses a slight threat for M-class solar flares.
If you see a fireball this week, it's probably a piece of Comet 2P/Encke, source of the annual Northern Taurid meteor shower. Northern Taurid meteors are notoriously slow and bright, and they fly out of an easy-to-find patch of sky near the Pleiades. The shower will be active all week as Earth passes through the comet's broad trail of gravelly debris. Forecasters expect no more than ~5 Taurids per hour when the shower peaks.
toke City did really well beating Reading 0 – 3 and it should have been 4 with the woodwork getting in the way for one. Their defence was poor. It’s now an international break for two weeks. We are up to 8 th place