A drab week but Friday to Sunday were better. Most popular DX was probably OD5TX, VK3EW, LA2IMA, ZD7FT, SX2500S and some others.
Kevin, DK5KMA, worked ZL4YL, ZL2IFB, ZL3IO and heard ZL1HD all on Saturday. He says, “fb opening to the North Island this morning starting 6:45 UTC, that’s more than 30 min before my sunrise, lasting till 9:00. Only FT8 though. Now time for some advertising. ON4KST.com/chat, famous for the 6m and up chats, has a 10m chat room now. Nobody knows about it, resulting in almost zero activity. Maybe you can help by promoting it a bit, I suppose there are quite a few people out there who are interested. Thanks for your effort, happy holidays and all the best for 2021. 73 de Kevin, DK5KMA” Fine Kevin, consider it done. I might even give it a go myself. BTW I’ve not worked ZL on any band, I shall keep trying.
I worked a couple of Scottish stations on 10m at good signal strengths, +6, unusual. It is gratifying to twist the beam around and see the signals go down then up. Then I worked Namibia, V51WH.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: ZD7FT, KF5WFX, UN7NII, UA9UR, CE4JZO.
Spotters: WB4JPG, MM0ULL, ZL2CC, KF4WE, WA3UTC, PU5LHF .
Tuesday DX: SX2500S, RA0AF, UN7NII, VK3BE, AO50UPC, VK3JA, VK2BY, RW3RN, R30EMER, G0FWX, D0WFF.
Spotters: WB4JPG, KF4WE, DL1KUR, WA3GWK, KC3OL, G1EZF, UA3GJM, OE3FVU, IK4DRY, F1TXI, EA3FCQ, EA1PA, VK4CQ, UT8IT, UT4UF, UN7NII, UA3EDQ, SV1FJF, RW3RN, RT1S, R2RAK, PU2TBK, PU2ODR, F4CXO .
Wednesday DX: VK3EW, CE1LEW, VP8LP, VK5ST, VK3FZ, VK2NSS, RW6HPE, D0WFF.
Spotters: AA0CW, YB7HE, VK5WU, KF4WE, UY7QN, W7WHB, F1BBI, WB8VLC, VK4CQ, UA9CUA, SV1RK, RK6FO, R4IK, KC3OL, K7VIC, K4PRO .
Thursday DX: OD5TX, D4Z, TT8SN, SX2500S, K1FE, ZL1MTO, VK3GL, UN7ID, PU5BOY, LU5CQC, CA4PSH, ZS6GC, ZS6AYE/B, ZL3RJ, ZL3NB, ZL2OK, VP8NO, VK3AWA, UA6FZ, RN6BH, PU2UAF, PU1JSV, LW5DR, LU1DX, IW3IBK, HC2AP, 3B8CW.
Spotters: VK5WU, KF4WE, KC4AAW, CT1EUB, WB8VLC, WA3GWK, DL3DCC, W7WHB, PU2XAA, MM0TFU, LU9DCE, ZL2CC, YB7HE, WB4JPG, PD0LK, K1FE, TA1D/4, OH7LOA, IW3IBK, EA2Z, BG8SRK, UN7PHV, UN7NII, RN6BH, PY2EDU, PU2RTO, IZ0BYM .
Friday DX: ZS6AF, VK2XZ, V51WH, RX6FA, VK2WWV, ZS6LKF, VK8NSB, ZL4YL, 9Z4FE, IW3IBK, 9K2HS, ZS1DX, Z81D, 3B8CW, ZL2DD, VK3BE, FK8HM, CE5DSQ, BX6ABV, AO50UPC, ZR6CV, VK2BY, IZ2ZSF, HZ1SK, E24OYI, A61BR, 3D2AG/P, ZL2RVW, VK3BDX, VK2QV, VK2MBK, VK2AAH, TA1D, R6HA, PU2XYT, PP5HA, EA8JK, C4XMAS, A61R.
Spotters: RK6FO, VK5WU, F4DVX, F4CXO, F1BBI, E73S, DL3DCC, F4UJU, PU5LHF, ZL2CC, LU9DCE, UW5ZO, PU2TTN, EB5EEO, EA1DGT, VK3KTT, UA4CCH, PU2ODR, KF4WE, KC4AAW, IZ5WTV, IZ1EPM, IK4DRY, IK0PHY, CX5CDV, ZL4YL, VK3EY, TA1BM, RU4HU, R4IK, R3OZ, PY2ADX, PD0LK, LZ5PW, KN4JX, KC3OL, K7VIC, IW3IBK, IV3HAX, IU7GRJ, IU7BPL, IU5FFM, EA1V, EA1AT, DL1KUR, CT1FOQ .
Saturday DX: VK6DW, LA5TEN/B, CA4COQ, M0HKB, 9J2BS, OY1CT, RW6HPE, ES6RQ, C4XMAS, ZS6BUN, VK6EI, R7TB, PU5BOY, IK2CIO, ZS6LKF, YM7TEN/B, SX8A, SQ7BFC, SM5ILE, SM4DHT, RK6FO, OZ7IGY/B, MM0TFU, MI1DLB, HZ1SK, EI7HBB, 5P1KZX, 5B4CY/B, ZS6RWD, ZP4KFX, ZL3IO, VK6HH, VK2PW, RW21NY, R1DD, PV8RR, OH9TEN/B, LU8EKC, LA8FTA, LA7HJA, HB9ACA, GM4LER, F4GWG, ES5QA, ES3RM, DH1KJ.
Spotters: OH7LOA, G0DYW, UR5HVR, PP2CS, PU2ODR, RK6FO, PC2F, OZ1MFP, F4CXO, F4UJU, PD0LK, EA4DL, ZL3IO, VK5WU, MM0TFU, DK5KMA, PU5BOY, LU9DCE, IW6DGJ, HJ2BKY, G1EZF, F1MPQ, DL4DTL, DC9JVN, ZS6BUN, TA1BM, SP5XMU, PU5LHF, ON6KZ, ON4EDG, OE6CUD, KC4AAW, HI5MAH, HA3MN, G0CAS, F5PCV, EI7HBB, EA7KI, DL4MFF, DL1KUR, CX5CDV, TA2K, SQ3GJ, SP6VWX, RW6HPE, IZ0LNP, IS0FWY, HB9DHZ, EA7FDW, DL3DCC, 9A6W, 9A1Z .
Sunday DX: LA2IMA, D4Z, M6YIK, LB9JE, VO1FOG, VE7CUP/, MM0TFU, V51WH, SP9SL, LA5TEN/B, AO50UPC, VK2LAW, LA9TY, G0FWX, ZS6BJU, SB7S, OY1DZ, LA8FTA, IW3IBK, EI4IWB, ZS6LKF, ZD7MY, SK7GH/B, PY2SR, OZ7IGY/B, M6GPH, LY2J, LA3PK, G0WCK, CE7VPQ, ZS6DN/B, WZ4K, WA2BOT, VK2DX, SX8A, SX2500S, SP9HWY, PY3EW, PU2TTN, LZ1VDR, LA9LMA, LA8ENA, IU8LPE, HL2CFY, GI6ATZ, F5APM, EI7HBB, DL5NAV.
Spotters: OZ1MFP, OH7LOA, F4CXO, PD0LK, G0CAS, DC9JVN, F1MPQ, CD7CKU, VE7CUP, SQ3GJ, LU9DCE, HA9AL, F4DVX, RW6HPE, MM0TFU, EW6AS, G0WCK, ZL2CC, PD1JN, PA3AGN, VK5WU, VK2SOL, SP5NOF, RK6FO, PU2ODR, EI2IP, EB1DJ, DO2HQS, DL8JS, DL2FR, DK5KMA, DK3JW, DJ9VS, WZ4K, WQ3X, SP9DLM, SM6YNO, PY2REY, IU3BTY, G4HZW, F5TDK, DO1OTW, DL9OLI, DJ2ST, DD0UM, 9A1Z .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ QRP ARCI New Years Sprint
||1500Z-1800Z, Jan 1
|+ PODXS 070 Club PSKFest
||0000Z-2400Z, Jan 2
|+ WW PMC Contest
||1200Z, Jan 2 to 1200Z, Jan 3
|+ ARRL Kids Day
||1800Z-2359Z, Jan 2
|+ ARRL RTTY Roundup
||1800Z, Jan 2 to 2400Z, Jan 3
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Jan 5
|+ ARS Spartan Sprint
||0200Z-0400Z, Jan 5
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Jan 6
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Jan 6
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Jan 7
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1800Z-1900Z, Jan 7 (CW) and
1900Z-2000Z, Jan 7 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Jan 7 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Jan 7 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||2000Z-2200Z, Jan 7
Sun: There are two sunspots but nothing special about them.
|Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Jan 3-9, 2021
DXCC: Costa Rica
Source: TDDX (Jun 22, 2020)
Info: By KM3A N0OI as TI2/AB3G and TI3/AB3G fm various locations; 40-15m; mainly CW; Special QSL OK via Club Lob OQRS
Jan 7-Feb 11, 2021
Callsign: 5UAIHM NEW (Dec25)
Source: 425DXN (Dec 25, 2020)
Info: By F4IHM; 40 20m; CW; dates tentative; QSL B/d
The longest night has passed but don’t expect the mornings to get lighter (at least in the northern hemisphere) till the 5 th of January. The reason for this, in a few words is the Earth doesn’t move in perfect circle and the tilt of the Earth’s axis, which gives us the seasons, isn’t in perfect alignment with it.
Stoke drew 0 – 0 with Coventry on Saturday. Tuesday we played Notts Forest and drew yet again 1 – 1. Still we gain a point