The weekend was huge with the ARRL SSB contest. The rest of the week was weak!!
Best of the weak week were PQ213CFN (Brazil special), ZD7FT (St Helena), HZ1SK (Saudi Arabia), LS2D (Argentina) and VK3ZVE (Australia) top spotter on Sunday.
I worked mainly FT4 on 20m.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: PQ213CFN, A71AE.
Tuesday DX: PQ213CFN, TT8SN.
Spotters: LU9DCE, WA3UTC, PU5GER, PP5FMM, PP2CS, PY1LV, PU2RJO, KP4AZH, EA7SL .
Wednesday DX: ZD7FT, SX1A, CE2SV, ZZ4A, V51WW, PY3KN, PQ213CFN, 5T5PA, PT9FD, PP5AK.
Spotters: PT9FD, PU1JDX, XE2ML, LU9DCE, KN6KGA, LU1EEP, WA3UTC, YB9KA, EA4CY, PY2VM, PU5LHF, PU2RJO, PP5TG, NR4J, MM0TFU, K4BYN .
Thursday DX: ZD7FT, OC200R, PY5AP, PT2DF, PP5AK, IU8LLZ, ZZ4A, ZD7MY, SX1A, LU9BML, KP2B, EA7JZ, 5T5PA.
Spotters: ZS6BJU, K4TR, LU9DCE, IZ7NLJ, LZ1KU, PY1LV, WB4MM, CT1GFQ, PY1MO, WA3UTC, PY2AD, PU2PKL, PU2MBO, PU1JDX .
Friday DX: HZ1SK, 5Z4VJ, TI2JS, FR4OO, CO8MGY, YC3DOC, 9K2HS, 5T5PA, ZS6CR, ZD8HZ, XE1XR, PQ213CFN, HP1RIS, CB6I, VK6OZ, SX1A, PY2YW, CE7VPQ, YC9FZ, YC9ELS, YC9BHJ, XQ3WD, OA4DTU, HP1MRA, CE4WJK, 9J2BS, ZZ4A, ZS6LKF, YY8HBO, YB8HI, VK6APK, PY7ZBK, OA4DVC, L21RCA, I8OHQ, 3B8BAP.
Spotters: IZ7NLJ, ZS6BJU, KN6KGA, ZS6WN, CT1FMX, LU9DCE, RK6FO, K5TXX, VK3ZVE, PY2VM, RW6HPE, PY2EL, EB5ISR, TA2K, PU2MBO, PU1JDX, PP5TG, IK2GSO, GW7SMV, F4CXO, XE2OCM, TA1BM, PU2RJO, KF4WE, G0DYW, EA7AAF, EA1DGT, CE4CBJ, WS5ADV, TA9J, SP5XMU, PY2AD, PU5LHF, PU5GER, LU1EEP, K9MTH, JJ1RDX, IU0OVB .
5 or more reported contacts needed for the weekend contest
Saturday DX: LS2D, HZ1SK, EA8AM, HZ1TT, ZP5DBC, LU1DX, PY5QW, CX2DK, CE7VPQ, 9Z4Y, LU6DOT, 9K2HS, CM2RSV, CE6CGX, PY5ZHP, PP1WW, K5KG, FR4NT, OA4DX, HP1MRA, YY5RAB, PY2EX, HP1ELV, E29TGW, A71VV, P4SD, LU8MHL, LO7H, F6GPT, CE1WY, VE7CUP/, RC9A, PY5EG, PY2CX, PV2B, N4BP, II4CPC, G0FWX, 9K2OD, J2BO, YV4ABR, TI2WMP, PY8WW, PY5AMF, PY2EJ, PR4A, PP5AX, N4OX, LU9OZX, LU6DCN, L21RCA, CE1WZM, Z4A, ZC4GR, XQ7IR, PP5FZ, PP5EI, LW2DAF, LU3DDH, KC3PTF, F5IN, EA8DHV, CX2AQ, 9H1TT, 7Z1OO, YC2DUV, E1CKJ, PY2HP, OA4DPM, LU5UEA, LU3MAM, DP50AGCW, CX9ARH, CB6I, 5Z4PA, 5B4WN, 4X6HU.
Spotters: LU7EHR, LU9DCE, XQ3WD, CE3CMH, XQ4CW, PY1ZB, WS5ADV, PU7BCG, K4QE, PU2NKT, KT3T, CE7VPQ, LU1KCQ, PY2EW, IZ8NVV, CX5CDV, N8XQM, K5TXX, HJ6ALB, LU9OZX, EB5ISR, W6BRY, KB2YCF, K3DMM, CT2FEY, KC4AAW, IU8JPG, SP6CVB, PP5TG, PU5GER, N5CM, FR8TG, CB3E, PY2UDB, LW9DYQ, PY5FO, PY4AZ, PY1GAM, PU4TPM, LZ4UX, LU3DYN, K5PI, G0CAS, YB6NE, VE7CUP, PY3YD, PY2ERA, N4GID, LU5BE, K5KG, CE2SCZ, AC2PB, ZS6WN, UR5FLN, SP5NOF, PY3XX, NR4J, LZ5PW, F8IJV, F4CXO, EA3GJO, AH6FC, WW4BT, W4PM, UR5WCA, R9WG, PY5AMF, PY2OF, PY2HP, PU5KGB, PU2RJO, PT9FD, PQ2HX, N5JED, LW3EX, LU5CQC, KC3PTF, IV3SKB, G4PVM, YO8SBQ, W4KYW, W1FM, W0RIC, UB3PAQ, SY1BFI, RW6HPE, RK6FO, PY8WW, PU4BNL, NC1CC, KK4CQN, KC4EOG, IW6DGJ, F8BUI, F5PVX, F5PMW, EA7AE, AI6O .
Sunday DX: ZD7FT, ZR6CV, PT7BI, ZY8BJ, A71AE, VK100AF, RT6A, PV8AJ, J68HZ, SX1A, PR8KW, 3B8CW, V31MA, PZ2YT, PY5QW, IZ3GWJ, CT2GQA, CE2SV, ZZ4A, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6NL, ZD7JC, UA5L, S79VU, PY7BR, PY3KN, PW8BR, PT7KM, PR7KG, IU8LLZ, CE1PTT, CE1BF, CD3OPJ, ZP5DBC, UA4S, PY7XC, PY3UK, PY2NZ, PY2AXH, PU8PSF, PU8MGB, PT7ZT, PS7BL, PR7AD, PP5EI, PJ4NX, P41E, IW4EIR/B, IW3FZQ/B, HP1ELV, FK4QX, EA7DHT, CX4ACH, CT1EHI, 3B8FA, ZS6WN, ZS4JAN, ZS1TMJ, XE2LVM, VK6LW, RN3OP, R4IM, PY9GC, PY4AZ, PY3CT, PU7GHM, PU1JSV, PT2OM, PS8MT, PS8ET, PR7RBA, PP5CG, LU9HMB, IK2FTB, HP2NG, EB3JT, EA8JK, EA7JQA, E20WXA, CT3MD, BG5TOX, A92GE, 9H5DX, 7X2TT.
VK3ZVE, PY1LV, G0DYW, PY2VM, PT7KM, CX5CDV, XE2JX, EB5EEO, RV0APH, PU1JDX, HA9AL, PU2RJO, G1EZF, PY2DN, PU7BCG, YC1JGE, SV3IEG, ZS6WN, YV8AD, XE2ML, WA3UTC, VK2SOL, PU4TPM, LU9DCE, KC4EOG, KC4AAW, F4CXO, EA7SL, EA1U, DL1KUR, LW9DYQ, KB4MRX, EA3AQR, Z31TU, PY3CT, PY1RI, NR4J, N5CM, IZ7NLJ, G0CAS, EB5ISR, UA8U, UA5L, PY4AZ, PV4T, N4TUT, LZ2II, LW3EX .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
CWops Tests, or CWTs, are 60 minutes in duration and held on Wednesday each week. There are three events at times that favour different geographic areas on this same day. Everyone is welcome – you don’t have to be a CWops member to join the fun. CWTs are a good opportunity to meet other CW fans who may be interested in CWops membership. Six bands are used – 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160m. The purpose of this is to meet and greet and show activity on the bands. It’s a good public relations opportunity for CWops for those who haven’t heard of us yet. It’s also an opportunity for interested non-members to garner the required nominations for membership.
|BARTG HF RTTY Contest
||0200Z, Mar 20 to 0159Z, Mar 22
|+ Russian DX Contest
||1200Z, Mar 20 to 1200Z, Mar 21
|+ Virginia QSO Party
||1400Z, Mar 20 to 0400Z, Mar 21 and
1200Z-2400Z, Mar 21
|+ Feld Hell Sprint
||2000Z-2159Z, Mar 20
|+ UBA Spring Contest, SSB
||0700Z-1100Z, Mar 21
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
||2300Z, Mar 21 to 0100Z, Mar 22
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Mar 23
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Mar 24
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Mar 24
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Mar 25
Sun: A new sunspot is emerging to join the two small ones already showing.
|Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
DXCC: Wake I
Source: TDDX (Feb 12, 2021)
Info: By NL7RR as KH9/NL7RR; 40 20m; SSB; dates tentative
Feb 27-Mar 27, 2021
DXCC: Sint Maarten
Source: DXW.Net (Jun 12, 2020)
Info: By AA9A fm IOTA NA-105; 80-10m; CW SSB FT8; QSL also OK via AA9A direct and Club Log OQRS
Mar 4-23, 2021
Source: DK5ON (Jan 31, 2021)
Info: By DK5ON as PJ2/DK5ON; 80-6m, perhaps 160m; SSB CW FT4 FT8 RTTY; QSL via Club Lob OQRS or DK5ON (B/d)
Mar 5-31, 2021
Source: TDDX (Mar 3, 2021)
Info: By JF1OCQ; 160-10m; 100w; remote operation fm Japan; no end date provided
Mar 10-31, 2021
DXCC: Minami Torishima
QSL: JA8CJY Direct
Source: TDDX (Feb 16, 2021)
Info: By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm Marcus I (IOTA OC-073, QL64xg); 40 30m; CW; 50W; spare time operation; operation to continue for about 3 months
Mar 15-26, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Mar 7, 2021)
Info: By R7AL UI8J R9LR RU3UR; 160-10m; CW SSB FT8; 4 stations; QSL via Club Log OQRS
Mar 16-23, 2021
DXCC: Cocos Keeling
Source: DXW.Net (Feb 15, 2021)
Info: By 10 ops; 80-6m; SSB CW FT8; QSL via EB7DX, eQSL; logs to be uploaded to Club Log
Stoke lost again away to Middlesbrough 3 – 0. We had plenty of possession but no sharp edge to put the ball into the net.
We were away to Cardiff on Tuesday evening and we drew 0 – 0 again! And missed two simple goals. Doh.