A cracking week on Ten Metres. Just a shame I was away on holiday with no kit with me. Apologies for those who missed me last week but a break in the sun was needed. This report will be short due to all the other things I’ve got to catch up on.
I just worked 8J1RL, JARE (Japanese Antarctica Research Expedition) and chased but didn’t work (yet!) 3DA0AQ, Eswatini, both on 10m.
Special DX this week, D60AC (Comoros), FY5KE (French Guiana), LU1DX (Argentina), 5Z4VJ (Kenya) and lots of other juicy DX that I missed!
For those who don’t know the Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa.
Tony’s Ten Special Report from Datta, VU2DSI
Datta, VU2DSI , sent in a report while I was away, as follows below.
Namaskar & Hello, G4CJC, Tony. After many years yesterday – Saturday, 02 OCT 2021 -- 10 Meters band was wide open, It was amazing to work a pile-up.
Solar Indices -- Sunspots 28, Flux - 91, A - 14, K- 04
Frequency - 28505 kHz.
Time - 1353 to 1507 z.
Total stations worked 75. (+03 on other 10 meters frequencies).
Antenna -- Yagi 3 el 3 b. Short path 340 degrees to Europe.
Most of the stations were 5/9 & I received also 5/9.
Yesterday Sunday, 03 OCT 2021 also, 10 meters band was open
Frequency 28505 kHz
Time 1344 to 1449 UTC
Total qso's 27.. 25 Europe & Two from 9Z4FE & 9Z4SB.
Regards and 73
Many thanks Datta. It’s good to know my Ten Metre Report is being read in India.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: D60AC, FY5KE, HC2PY, K3RA, LU1VDF, L21RCA, 3B8CW, CX7CO, 7Q7CT, LW2DAF, GI4SNA, FM5DN, 6I1M, PP5BT, FR4PJ, VP8LP, PY1ZV, LW2DOD, IZ1RFT, FR8TG, 9J2BO, 4X6FR, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6AF, ZS2EC, PY3EW, PP2CC, LU4JHF, IV3OKO, IU3OXX, EC1DD, EA7JQA, DH9ET, ZS6OB, TR8CA, PY5IP, LU9AOS, F5NBX, EA5JZ, CX8DS, YB1RUS, TI5KMK, PY4MAB/B, PY2XYZ, PY2UDB, PY2GM, PY2CYD, OS8A, LU1DX, IT9VCE, I8QLS, GM0OQV, EA9ACD, DK8MM, A65BR, 5H1IP, 4X1RU.
Spotters: F4CXO, PU9YCZ, LU9DCE, F4AYI, F4UJU, FR8TG, ZS1TAF, PU7BCG, LU6YR, G4VPD, EA5GJ, PY2AD, PY3DXM, PU4MHO, MM0TFU, G1EZF, EA5D, EA1YV, DO4ZH, IZ7NLJ, W1KDA, PY2CP, KC4AAW, IU6LPT, HS0YNM, DO1LR, CT2JUT, W4DD, US0QV, PY1ZV, PU2YYD, LU4DPL, IZ8MBW, GM4FDM, G1FQD, EI2IP, 4Z5PT, YD2UWF, RK6FO, PY3EW, PU5ABB, PU3LYB, F8BCU, F4IWN, EA7KJE, 9Z4Y, VK2SOL, UA3GJM, RK6LX, PU3BOT, PP2CS, OZ3K, OZ0ZZ, ON5MF, N4AU, KP4EJ, KC3RPP, K3RA, IZ0MIO, F4WBL, F1UMO, EA3AQR, EA1JW, DL4MFF, DJ9VS .
(5 or more contacts for the rest of the week)
Tuesday DX: D60AC, 3B9FR, LU1VDF, FR8TG, CT9ABN, CX5CDV, ZD7FT, FY5KE, PP2CC, L21RCA, HS18IARU, CE1WY, VP8LP, V31MA, PU1JSV, F5NBX, TZ4AM, LU1JHD, YB5QZ, XE1XR, PU2WDX, KP4LCO, EA8AO, A60EXPO, VE3PFW, S01WS, PY4OT, PU4MMZ, LU4JHF, IZ1RFT, F4HEC, 7X2VFK, YM7TEN/B, YD2UWF, TI5KMK, PZ2YT, PY2GM, PU1NAF, PT2VHF, LW6HAR, IU5GBQ, F6CTT, CT9/OM2KW, CT1ILT.
Spotters: LU9DCE, V31MA, W7DO, FR8TG, LU4DRH, F4UJU, LU6YR, PP5FMM, F4AYI, PU4MHO, ZS6BJU, G4VPD, F4CXO, PU7BCG, SV1ABB, EA5GJ, PY1LV, DK7AM, F1UMO, DL1KUR, PU9YCZ, OD5OJ, G0LFF, M0CTP, ZS6WN, SP3DSC, LU4DPL, IU5LBQ, EI2IP, EA1YV, K1HTV, IZ8GCP, G0VUH, EA4FME, E29TGW, DO1LR, PY2GTA, PY2GJ, PU2YYD, N0UK, F6JON, W1FNB, VE3MZD, PY2RPM/QRP, PY1ZV, PY1FOG, PA3AGN, N1DID, LU4EFC, F4WBL, EA7FDW, DL4MFF .
Wednesday DX: FY5KE, L21RCA, D60AC, VP2ETE, PP5RT, CA4PSH, FR4NT, WP4RF, OC200P, HP1ELV, PJ2GT, IK8OFW, EA6VQ, CX8TC, 3B9FR, OD5SK, KP4PUA, CX1AV, 9G5FI, TI5KMK, HC1KX, 9J2BS, VP8LP, KG6DX, K3ZO, EA7DHT.
Spotters:LU9DCE, LU4DRH, PY4OY, PP5FMM, PU9YCZ, F4CXO, F4UJU, EA5GJ, VE2TKH, LU6YR, PY2GJ, PU7BCG, EB1DJ, F4GXX, VK4CZ, HI5MAH, N4JKO, KF4WE, KB2YCF, FM5FJ, DL4MFF, PU2RJO, KG4BFR, K4AHH, UR4LQ, RV0APH, PU4MHO, NP4SS, N3RS, F5BQV, EB5ISR .
Thursday DX: LU1DX, CA4PSH, TI200I, FY5KE, CE6TK, KG6DX, VP8LP, CX7CO, CE3TL, HQ200I, F5NBX, D60AC, CX8DS, VK6IR, PU5WMA, OC200P, NP3MJ, LU1VDF, E20EHQ, A60EXPO, ZP6ARO, YY4ABF, XE1XR, W7HU, LU4DJB, EA7DHT.
Spotters: W7DO, PU5WMA, LU9DCE, LU4DRH, DJ7YP, KB2YCF, LU6YR, PU9YCZ, PY4OY, IK6FBB, G4VPD, PU2LUC, UT8IT, EA5GJ, PU4MHO, LZ5DB, KL7J, F4UJU, CT2JUT, VE2TKH, PU8PSF, PT2AZ, PP5TG, KC3AA, WB2FVR, SV2AEL, R7BN, PY5EE, PY1MK, PY1GAM, NP3MR, ND4X, KC9WAV, K7SMA .
Friday DX: D60AC, VP8LP, PX8L, L21RCA, FY5KE, PZ2YT, 3B9FR, 3D2AG, HS400OZ, CX8TC, 5T5PA, VK6IR, TI5KMK, CX8DS, W4RN, J35X, VK8NSB, HA7TM, 8Q7PR, PY3EW, KP4WQ, 3DA0AQ, TR8CA, LW2EDM, CE7PGK, 7Q7CT, 5H1FF, 3B8CW, YB4IR, VU2RCY, ZS6AF, YD0AIB, VE2CSI, PY5QW, LW2DAF, HI8RD, FR4OO, CA4PSH, ZS6OB, ZS6LKF/4, YC4AOK, YB9ELS, XE1DJL, V31DL, S01WS, PY1MK, NP3XF, CE4WJK, CE0YHF/CE3.
Spotters: UT5ERP, LU9DCE, LU4DRH, PU9YCZ, EB1DJ, KB2YCF, PY4OY, IZ8MBW, EA5D, F5BQV, EA4BAS, VE2TKH, PY2GJ, PP5FMM, G4VPD, PY2KC, LU6YR, F4CXO, IV3SKB, EA2Z, TA7I, SV2EVS, RV0APH, PY1GAM, PU5WMA, EB5ISR, CT2JUT, W4RN, UA7G, PY1FOG, K9RX, EA5GJ, DJ7YP, W3LPL, PY2ZA, PU2LUC, NN4X, LU4EFC, F4CUO, EA4FME, E74YM, YU1YV, XE2B, PY4EP, PY2UDB, K7ULS, K6OHI, IZ8FQV, F/PA2JWN, EI2IP, EA7KJE, EA7AN, EA4AQQ, 4X1TI .
Saturday DX: 5Z4VJ, FY5KE, D60AC, PX8L, DQ60ANT, VP8LP, LU4DJB, ZD7BG, VK4KW, VU2DSI, ZS1WY, TI5KMK, PU5WMA, OC200E, YD2UWF, PZ2YT, CA4PSH, YL2SM, PP5RT, NP2X, DK3EE, 5T5PA, 3B9FR, CX5UA, 7Z1OO, ZS6AF, ZL1RQ, VU2TMP, VP9NM, PU5DPL, ZS1SC, VK4NM, PY3EW, PP5BT, PP2FRS, OD5UI, LU3MCJ, LU2HT, LU1JHD, LU1DX, KO4SGC, HP1ELV, FR4PJ, CX7CO, CX2DA, CE6TK, A41KJ, W3RFC, VO1VK, SX200HJW, PY7ZC, OY1CT, N4TUT, LU9SOJ, J35X, G0FWX, FR4OO, CX8DS, CX1VH, CT1FSG, 5B4XF.
Spotters: PU5WMA, LU9DCE, F4UJU, PU2WME, PY2KC, PY1JDX, DC9JVN, KC4AAW, PU9YCZ, KB2YCF, PY1LV, N4TUT, F4CXO, NP3MR, LU4EFC, EA7KJE, HB9RXC, EA5D, PY4OY, OZ1MFP, PY4EP, IU1AVL, WB7PMP, KF5TL, G1FQD, F8IJV, W4RN, F1TZE, W3LPL, F5PMW, F5BQV, UT5XS, PY5ZW, PY2YVN, MM0GOR, LZ3AD, GM4FDM, F4IZV, EA5GJ, WX3B, US1VV, SV3IEG, PU2YYD, PU2RJO, PB2A, LU6YR, LU4DRH, IZ1RZO, DO2CT, DL2SWR, WB8VLC, W6BVB, VK2HV, UY7QN, TA7I, PY3EW, PA3AGN, KN4YRM, IZ8NVV, IZ8MBW, IW1CHX, IK2QPR, ES0IA, EB1DJ, EA3AQR, EA1AT, DO4ZH, DL8JS, CX4DI, CT2HXM .
Sunday DX: FY5KE, PY5AMF, LU5FF, ZD7BG, PZ5RA, E51JD, PP5RT, CX5UA, VU2DSI, PY5JY, ZP5DBC, CX7CO, OD5VB, LZ1VDR, CE2SCZ, A60EXPO, 9Y4DG, 5B4XF, YU1YV, PY2BL, PR7AR, PP5BT, KH2JU, HP1ELV, 3D2AG, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6AF, ZS5DCF, VP8LP, RZ9O, PU5ABB, PP5RG, KP4WQ, FR1GZ/B, F5NBX, EC8AQQ, DU1AV, CX6VM, CX3AT, A41KJ, 5H1FF, 4X1VF, 3B8CW.
Spotters: LU9DCE, HL1VAU, XE1RBV, EA5D, PU9YCZ, ZS6WN, F4CXO, F1TXI, PU2WME, CT2HXM, G4PVM, N5XJ, EA4FME, KD2WDR, EB1DJ, R2ASY, PY1JDX, PU2RDB, KG5EVI, DC9JVN, PY2GJ, PY1JR, PU8PSF, KC4AAW, YC1JGE, PU2LUC, PP5FMM, IT9IRM, EA5HYT, EA2Z, DO2CT, XQ6CF, UR9MU, PY2KC, PY1GAM, PU2YHP, PP5SB, OZ1MFP, OM1AVL, LU6YR, LU4DRH, IZ3ERM, EC4C, CE2SCZ .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1700Z-1800Z, Oct 7 (CW) and
1800Z-1900Z, Oct 7 (SSB) and
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 7 (FM) and
2000Z-2100Z, Oct 7 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, Oct 7
|+ YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest
||1400Z, Oct 8 to 0200Z, Oct 10
|+ K1USN Slow Speed Test
||2000Z-2100Z, Oct 8
|+ QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party
||0000Z-2359Z, Oct 9
|+ Makrothen RTTY Contest
||0000Z-0800Z, Oct 9 and
1600Z-2400Z, Oct 9 and
0800Z-1600Z, Oct 10
|+ Nevada QSO Party
||0300Z, Oct 9 to 2100Z, Oct 10
|+ Oceania DX Contest, CW
||0600Z, Oct 9 to 0600Z, Oct 10
|+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB
||1200Z, Oct 9 to 1200Z, Oct 10
|+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
||1200Z, Oct 9 to 2400Z, Oct 10
|+ Arizona QSO Party
||1500Z, Oct 9 to 0500Z, Oct 10
|+ Pennsylvania QSO Party
||1600Z, Oct 9 to 0400Z, Oct 10 and
1300Z-2200Z, Oct 10
|+ South Dakota QSO Party
||1800Z, Oct 9 to 1800Z, Oct 10
|+ 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint
||0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10
|+ K1USN Slow Speed Test
||0000Z-0100Z, Oct 11
|+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint
||0000Z-0200Z, Oct 11
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Oct 12
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 13
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Oct 13
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Oct 14
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0700Z-0800Z, Oct 14
Sun: Two spots, sunspot AR2882 is big, but quiet. It has a simple 'alpha-class' magnetic field that poses little threat for flares.
|Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Aug 23-Oct 31, 2021
Source: JA0RQV (Aug 2, 2021)
Info: By JA0RQV fm Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu I (IOTA OC-049); 80-6m; CW SSB FT8; 100w; QSL via Club Log OQRS, JA0RQV Buro
Sep 11-Oct 22, 2021
Source: 425DXN (Sep 5, 2021)
Info: By F4IHM; 40 20m; CW; spare time operation; QSL B/d
Sep 25-Nov 20, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 27, 2020)
Info: By IK2GZU; HF; SSB CW RTTY FT8; dipoles, ground plane; QSL via IK2GZU (B/d), Club Log OQRS
Sep 27-Oct 15, 2021
QSL: JH0OXB Buro
Source: 4L5A (Sep 27, 2021)
Info: By JH0OXB fm LH31rd; HF; end date not specified
Sep 30-Oct 7, 2021
Source: TDDX (Sep 28, 2021)
Info: By K4ZW as EY/K4ZW; HF; spare time operation
Oct 2-16, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 27, 2021)
Info: By G0VJG as 3B8/G0VJG; SSB + digital,some CW; 100w; vertical, dipole; QSL OK via Club Log OQRS
Oct 8-Nov 3, 2021
DXCC: French Guiana
Source: TDDX (Sep 29, 2021)
Info: By KC5CW as FY/KC5CW fm multiple locations; 160-6m; SSB PSK FT8 (Fox and Hound), perhaps slow CW; 100w
Oct 1-30, 2021
Source: 425DXN (Sep 24, 2021)
Info: By IV3FSG; 80-10m; SSB + digital; spare time operation; QSL to IK2DUW direct; exact dates unclear
Oct 2-16, 2021
DXCC: Sao Tome & Principe
Source: 4L5A (Jun 16, 2021)
Info: By OK1BOA OK1CRM OK1FCJ OK1GK OK2ZA OK2ZC OK2ZI OK6DJ fm Sao Tome I (IOTA AF-023); 160-6m; CW SSB + digital; QSL via Club Log OQRS or OK6DJ
Oct 7-21, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Jun 20, 2021)
Info: By R7AL RA1ZZ RW9JZ OK8AU R5EC SP6EQZ fm KG53pk; 160-6m; CW SSB FT8 (f/h); QSL details on Web page
Oct 9-22, 2021
DXCC: Guinea Bissau
Source: I2YSB (Jun 9, 2021)
Info: By 7 op I team fm Bubaque I (IOTA-AF-020; also using J5HKT; 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; 4 stations; QSL via I2YSB direct
Oct 10-21, 2021
DXCC: Canary Is
Source: TDDX (Sep 23, 2021)
Info: By DL4FO as EA8/DL4FO/p fm La Gomera I (IOTA AF-004); 40-10m; mainly CW, perhaps SSB; 5-40w; SOTA and WWWF activity; QSL B/d
Oct 12-19, 2021
Source: TDDX (Oct 4, 2021)
Info: By PA0PIW as LX/PA0PIW, PA2LO PA3EYC PA3GRM PE1KWH likeiwise; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; QSL via PA3EYC Buro
Oct 12-20, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 13, 2021)
Info: By PF9Z @PZ5JW (GJ25io); 80-10m; SSB; 500w; Hexbeam; QSL via PF9Z
Oct 12-Nov 1, 2021
Source: 4L5A (Jun 27, 2021)
Info: By LA6VDA fm IOTA EU-026 (JQ78tf); HF; SSB; QSL via Club Log OQRS
Oct 15-18, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Mar 23, 2021)
Info: By DJ4EL PF9Z PZ5LW fm Houttyn (Papegaaien I, IOTA SA-092); 80-10m; SSB CW; QSL via DJ4EL
Well Stoke City excelled themselves by beating West Brom 1 – 0, We missed a penalty, again, hit the cross bar and had so much of the play we should have won it well before the 80th minute. Never mind three points is three points