No doubt as to which station was the most sought after and that was S9OK, Sao Tome & Principe off the coast of west Africa, a Czech DXpedition.
But this has been a bumper week for Ten Metres with lots of activity each day Sunday especially. I managed to work quite a few myself e.g. 8Q7PR (Maldives), V31DL (Belize), V51MA (Namibia) 3DA0RU (Eswatini) and others very pleasing.
Odd one of the week was 1B/TA1HZ, not recognized for DXCC. Look it up on QRZ.com for more info if you need to.
Ignacio, TI3IE , says, “This Sunday 10th with only 15 watts the 10 meters took me to Traiguen in Chile, an especially rural area more or less 565 km southwest of the capital, Santiago, I also went north, to Ohio, with a little less good conditions but achieving the QSO. Without a doubt, the band is giving surprises for those of us who enjoy its propagation characteristics. A cordial greeting to K8DEL, CE6CGX and CE6TK for the precious contact.” It was similar for me, different DX obviously but great fun. Keep the reports coming in.
Most popular DX ( four or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: S9OK, CX7CO, YV1SW, 3B9FR, LU1JHD, PY1AFR, FY5KE, LU8YD, 3DA0AQ, YB2BOB, PU7BCG, OC200E, LW2DAF, LU4DTD, IU5GBQ, 9Y4DG, LU8DY, IU5FJB, EA5JZ, ZB2JK, YC2XCD, SV9/OH1VR, S90K, PY3LX, PY2SR, PY2EX, PU1FCS, PT2VHF, M0ZNK, LU6YR, LU1VDF, HC6PE, F5IN, EA9ACD, CE3BT, 9G5FI, 3D2AG.
Spotters: W7DO, F4CXO, PY1JDX, LU6YR, LU9DCE, EB1DJ, EA5AJX, OZ0ZZ, PU9YCZ, IT9RJE, IZ0MIO, PY2RPM/QRP, EI2IP, EA3AQR, DG6GU, RK6FO, RJ7M, PY3CAD, PY2VCP, IZ5ILK, HC1FQ, DF8LD, PY1PDF, PY1LV, PP5TG, PP2CS, MM0TFU, LU3DX, F6JON, EA5D, YC1OHE, UT8IT, SV1ACL, PY4EP, PY3KDH, PD0NHM, PA5SW, PA3GPU, LZ5PW, HG4EWL, F4TXU, EA5DHH, DC9JVN, CT2JUT, CT2HMR .
Tuesday DX: S9OK, CA4PSH, CX7CO, ZS6AF, V31DL, PY8SL, LU4DJB, 3DA0AQ, ZS6BUN, VP9NM, PU2SZK, KP4PUA, F5OUX, CX3AT, CU2CO, YC1AYO, XE1ACA, V51MA, PU2VMD, PU2NYT, PJ4/DH8BQA, CE3GRU, ZS6DN/B, VP8LP, VK4CQ, S90K, PY7ZC, PY2GIG, PY2ATI, PU1JSV, PI4COM, LW2DOD, LU1JHD, K4SO, D0WFF, CE3BT, CE2EC, CA3SOC, 9Z4Y, 5T5PA.
Spotters: PY1JDX, LU9DCE, F4CXO, CT1GFQ, VA3EBM, EA5D, ES5QA, PU9YCZ, LU4DRH, F1DSZ, EA4FME, K1HTV, K1ETA, 9Z4Y, ZS1CDG, PP5FMM, EA5GJ, UR4LQ, LW9EKA, LU6YR, LU4EFC, KB2YCF, F4UJU, PU7BCG, PU2SZK, KC4AAW, IZ5TJD, IS0ANY, EA7KJE, EA1YV, PU2LUC, PU2NKT, PD0NHM, N4TUT, KD4VRY, K4HYJ, EA7TR, EA5IYX, 9A5O .
Wednesday DX: S9OK, FY5KE, ZS6TVB, CX7CO, PY2LED, EA5JZ, DK3EE, CX3AT, ZS6AF, WP4RF, VO1VK, PZ2YT, 3DA0AQ, LU1DX, 8J1RL, ZS1OIN, VO1HP, PY4AZ, FM1HN, F5OUX, EA8NF, ZS6XP, VP2EIH, V31DL, PU1JSV, PR7AR, LZ3ND, K7BV, K3ZO, IZ1RFT, IS0GQX, FR8TG, CX2BAH, V31MA, S90K, PY3PR, N6XG, LU9XT, KP2B, GD0TEP, FR1GZ/B, EG8VCL, CT1JOP, 5B4VL, 4X6HU, 3B9FR, ZS3Y, YT7AW, YI1WWA, YB9ELS, YB1TDL, XE2KK, VO1FOG, TI2JS, PU7BCG, PU2SZK, P41E, NP4ET, N8II, LU8ADX, LU1JHD, KP4WQ, KE5CDE, FG5GP, F5NBX, EA8JK, EA7ASK, DP7D, CX8DS, CX4RT, AM5BDL, 9Y4DG, 3W3B, 3D2AG.
Spotters: LU9DCE, LU4DRH, LU6YR, EA5D, F4UJU, LU2NI, F4CXO, PY2KC, PU2WME, KP4SE, G8OO, KB2YCF, 4Z1TL, K7BV, FR8TG, SV1VS, PU9YCZ, FM4KA, WB7PMP, PP5FMM, K4TR, EI2IP, DL8LAQ, VE2JD, PU4MHO, DP7D, PY1JDX, PD1RK, N8II, K7ULS, DC9JVN, W3ON, UA3QUP, PY3DXM, KW4YA, K1ETA, F8NHF, EA4FME, V31MA, UR4LQ, SM2A, S51PZ, ON5WO, OK1GI, OD5OJ, NV4H, N4TUT, N4GID, MM0GOR, KT4LR, GM4FDM, G4PVM, G1SDX, F1TDA, EB1DJ, ZS1OIN, YU1YV, VK2AAH, PY2UDB, PY2CPS, PU2SZK, PP2CS, PD0SV, OH7KB, NL8992, N3CZ, MM0TFU, LZ6DJ, KP4PUA, JK1JXB, JA7QVI, IZ8BGY, IU1AVL, HG4EWL, HC1FQ, F6JON, F5BQV, EA5PC .
Thursday DX: S9OK, 3DA0RU, PY5AMF, OC200E, 3B9FR, FY5KE, LU8ADX, L21RCA, PJ4/DH8BQA, CX7CO, VP2EIH, 5Z4VJ, PY4OT, LW2EDM, PY1AFR, LU4JHF, FO5QB, SU1AS, PY2KNK, LW9EKA, LU6AEN, LU4DJB, KP4WQ, FR1GZ/B, 3DA0AQ, YS1GMV, YI1SAL, XW0LP, VP8LP, UB7K, PY3KN, PY3EW, PY2PRB, PA1LX, OH6RM, LU9DCE, FK8HA, EA8CVZ, DP7D, DK7AM, CX9ARH, CX1TF, CA4PSH, 3B8CW.
Spotters: LU4DRH, LU9DCE, LU6YR, W7DO, F1DSZ, F4CXO, EA5UB, PY2OSD, PU5WMA, EA5D, PU2RJO, EI2IP, UA7G, MM0TFU, JQ1FOE, G4VPD, DJ1AA, YU1YV, SM5EPO, LU4DPL, LU1XAW, F4UJU, DF6HT, WW1L, PU5GER, EA7KJE, DL7PJ, DK7LH, DK7AM, BA5CW, YL2LW, WS5ADV, UT8IT, UA3QNA, SM6IQD, SM2A, S59GS, PY1PDF, N5FEE, LU4DJB, KE8OQX, KB2YCF, K1HTV, JR3XMG, GW4AYJ, G8OO, EA7TR, EA4ELC, DO4ZH, DL1YAW, 9Z4Y .
Friday DX: S01WS, 3DA0RU, S9OK, A41NN, PP5BT, 3B9FR, VU2XO, FY5KE, 7Q7CT, VK8NSB, LU9DDJ, PY6HD, PY4AZ, LU1VCS, LU1JHD, FR8TG, FR1GZ/B, 5T5PA, 5B4XF, V51MA, NY2PO, EA9ACD, VK6APK, PY2LED, L21RCA, HZ1SK, TI5VMJ, M0CGL, 4Z5AD, VP8LP, SU1AS, ST2NH, SO1WS, PY5QW, PY2NT, PY1AFR, N8II, LZ4TX, EG1FPL, CX7CO, CX5ABM, CX2AQ, A41ZZ, 8Q7PR.
Spotters: LU9DCE, SV1VS, LU4DRH, F4CXO, LU6YR, UA7G, NL8992, PY1LV, FR8TG, PA3AGN, LU4EFC, G4VPD, G1EZF, F4GXX, PY3DXM, PU1ORE, F4UJU, EA7KJE, EA7IU, UV1IX, PU8MGB, ON5PU, EA1AHY, PU2RJO, IW1CHX, IT9GSZ, IK2GOQ, EA2EBK, YU1YV, WW1L, SM2A, KE8OQX, IU6HWW, F8NHF, F4ILF, EA5GJ, EA5AJX, UV7II, MM0TFU, KC4EOG, K9XD, IZ7HNO, G0KOM, G0FWX, F1TZE, E73S, W2TT, VO1FOG, SV1BY, R7TB, R7BN, PY1ES, OD5SB, N8II, K3LU, EA5D, DF8AE, DF6HT, A41NN, 4Z1TL .
Saturday DX: 3DA0RU, S9OK, HZ1SK, 3B9FR, L21RCA, A41ZZ, VP8LP, YC9LCM, V51MA, PY3EW, CX8DS, 9M2TO, HA7TM, ZS4JAN, W2RE, VU2XO, VO1FOG, PY5PLL, PU2WME, EA8AO, ZR6CV, ZC4GR, S01WS, PY2SR, LU1JHD, KP2B, IK1JPV, FR8TG, F5NBX, CX9ARH, 4X6FR, ZS6WAB/B, ZS6AF, ZS1WDK, W6DMW, VK8NSB, PZ2YT, PY2HP, PY1AFR, LU7DUE, KH6ZM, HS2KYA, DL1NEO, 9Z4Y, 9V1YC, 9G5FI, 4X1UF/QRP, 4I1EBC.
Spotters: LU9DCE, PU9YCZ, LU6YR, IZ8NVV, LU4DRH, PU2WME, PY3DXM, PP5FMM, F4UJU, K4LG, IK6FBB, WW1L, PU2RDB, PY2CPS, DC9JVN, EB1DJ, YU1YV, VA3LR, PY2KC, LU4DPL, KD2WDR, G4VPD, F4CXO, CT2JUT, FR8TG, EA5D, DO1MFK, W4RQ, W4RN, TA2K, PE1RUS, MM0TFU, G1EZF, F1TXI, EA1JW, CX8DS, ZM4T, S55G, PY1MK, PU1ORE, PD1RK, KP3G, JA7OWD, IK4DRY, F1SXC, BG8SRK, ZS6WN, WB8VLC, UT5XS, UR4LQ, UA7G, UA3ARC, PU2RJO, PD0NHM, PA3GPU, ON7AH, M0WHC, KU1CW, KC4AAW, G1SDX, F5OJN, F5DQK, F4FGC, EA3AQR, EA1U, EA1HBW, E77SH, DO4ZH, DK9AT, CT9ABN, 4Z5ML .
7 reported contacts needed to be included for Sunday!
Sunday DX: S9OK, 3DA0RU, J5HKT, L21RCA, FY5KE, HC1JQ, LU4DJB, ZS4JAN, TI5/N3KS, AA3B, PP1WW, J5T, PP5EI, K3WW, J72IMS, CX2BAH, 5X4E, W1VE, PY5AMF, W2RE, TI2CC, F5NBX, ZZ3LJK, ZS6AF, YD2UWF, VE3EJ, EC5K, EA3IBV, CT1ILT, WP4RF, S54E, KF3B, EA7GAK, ZZ5SCI, ZP9MCE, ZD7BG, VP2ETE, PY2PT, PP5RT, OF1F, OC200E, HZ1SK, CT9ABN, CM2RSV, XE1RK, S90K, PU5DPL, OK2WX, MW0JKU, LN8W, IK4LZH, CX8DS, CU2KG, CP6CL, CO8NDZ, CE2SCZ, 3D2AG, YB3IZK, V31DL, PU5ABB, OH0V, LZ2HM, LW3DG, LU1JHD, KP4PUA, K3MM, HP3SS, HI3AA, FR1GZ/B, EA8CTF, EA8/OG60BBM, CX7CO, 5Z4VJ, 5B4WN, 1B/TA1HZ.
Spotters: LU9DCE, F4CXO, LU4DRH, IZ8NVV, F4UJU, PU2WME, AC2PB, PU5WMA, KB2YCF, UF0B, IK6FBB, WB8VLC, G4CJC, EA5D, KW4YA, EA7CB, EA4FME, YU1YV, PU2RDB, KC1GTK, EA1HBW, KC4EOG, K1HTV, EA8CSB, EA7JMO, EA5AJX, CT2JUT, WB7PMP, PY3CAD, NW3Y, K0OO, DL4CH, E29TGW, UV1IX, S51PZ, R2ASY, MW0HMV, KD2WDR, G1FQD, IW7EBE, IK2QPR, G0LFF, W2MJP, VE3RGC, PU2NKT, PP5TG, NP2Q, LZ5R, EB1DJ, PY1LV, PU8MGB, NF3R, N9PWM, IV3SKB, F4IWN, AA0CW, WQ0P, WB9DZS, WA4IAM, W2PJ, PU9YCZ, PD1JN, LY5W, G4VPD, EA7SL, EA1U, AA3B, 9Z4Y, W4IPC, VE9VIC, PU2RJO, LZ1JZ, LN8W, KC3WX, IV3OKO, IU5LBQ, G1IZQ, G0CAS, F1TXI, DL6MFK, WW1L, UR4LQ, OH3DF, NT6X, MM0TFU, KI5OKO, KG0AQ, K4PI, IZ7HNO, GW3VVC, G1EZF, EA2Z, E79D, DJ9VS, DG5TF, 9A1Z .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|K1USN Slow Speed Test
||2000Z-2100Z, Oct 15
|+ JARTS WW RTTY Contest
||0000Z, Oct 16 to 2400Z, Oct 17
|+ 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW
||0001Z, Oct 16 to 2359Z, Oct 17
|+ New York QSO Party
||1400Z, Oct 16 to 0200Z, Oct 17
|+ Worked All Germany Contest
||1500Z, Oct 16 to 1459Z, Oct 17
|+ Feld Hell Sprint
||2000Z-2359Z, Oct 16
|+ Illinois QSO Party
||1700Z, Oct 17 to 0100Z, Oct 18
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
||2300Z, Oct 17 to 0100Z, Oct 18
|+ K1USN Slow Speed Test
||0000Z-0100Z, Oct 18
|+ ARRL School Club Roundup
||1300Z, Oct 18 to 2359Z, Oct 22
|+ RSGB FT4 Contest Series
||1900Z-2030Z, Oct 18
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
||0100Z-0159Z, Oct 19
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Oct 20
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1900Z-2000Z, Oct 20
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0300Z-0400Z, Oct 21
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||0700Z-0800Z, Oct 21
|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
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 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 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)
Oct 12-20, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Jul 13, 2021)
Info: By PF9Z @PZ5JW (GJ25io); 80-10m; SSB; 500w; Hexbeam; QSL via PF9Z
Oct 12-26, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 7, 2021)
Info: By YL2GM + team; 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY FT8 f/h; see Web page for full QSL details
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 14-16, 2021
QSL: RN3RQ Buro
Source: 4L5A (Oct 7, 2021)
Info: By 3W3RR; HF
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
Oct 15-19, 2021
QSL: Home Call
Source: DXW.Net (Oct 8, 2021)
Info: By PG5M as 5T1GM and PA5X as 5T5PA/p fm Arguin I (IOTA AF050); 40-10m; CW SSB FT8
ct 18-23, 2021
DXCC: Sint Maarten
Source: W5JON (Dec 9, 2020)
Info: By W5JON; 40-6m SSB FT8; QRV for CQWW DX SSB; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
Sun: 3 sunspots with the magnetic field of sunspot AR2882 decaying, reducing the chance of another strong flare. As predicted, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 12th. The impact at approximately 02:30 UT sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm. Auroras spread across northern Europe, Iceland, Canada, and multiple northern-tier US states. We did get some auroras visible in the UK but in the far north not here in London.
Footy, England press on with their World Cup qualifiers but could only manage a draw against Hungary.
Stoke return to play Sheffield away this Saturday.