Mediocre weekday activity but the weekend was a boomer. There was still some DX about even during the week.
I worked Monaco and Lebanon. I failed with Jordan and Malta.
A couple of “MOON” stations still about, TM1MOON (France) and AO50MOON (Spain). I worked him but on 40m. GB100BM (Bentley Motors) was about. I also worked GB100HAL (RAF Halton) on 10m. I’m a member there but this was not a scheduled contact.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: PJ2Y, 9A9A, 1A0C, E44WE, VE4ARM/B, HZ1TT, SM0MDG, EA5GXI, DL0IGI/B.
Spotters: OH7LOA, F4CXO, RA9DA, WA3GWK, W4KRN, KA3OAZ, IZ0MIO, G1EZF, RV4SAH, HS0ZIV, EB3TC, UT6UZ, PJ2T, OE6VHF, MM0TFU, E77VM
Tuesday DX: 1A0C, 9A9A, S57AW, E44WE, SV6DBG/B, K3FX/B, AO50MOON.
Spotters: DL7JV, OH7LOA, WA3GWK, F4CXO, RA9DA, MM0TFU, RV0APH, VE3PV, ON6NL, N7RUN, KC3OL, EA5/EA4B, EA5/EA4 .
Wednesday DX: 1A0C, ZD7BG, E44WE, ZF2NA, AO50MOON, TG9AHM, SV2HQL/B, MI0ADX, PA3DAT, OH0Z, KM4PFF, WW3A, WP4PRD, OY6BEC/B, OY1CT, NP4EB, N1NK, LY2PX, FG5FU, DD9LH.
Spotters: UR5HVR, KM4PFF, KC3OL, F4CXO, DL7JV, ON6KZ, VE3PV, W5TN, RA9DA, IW2OFO, G7BXU, EB3TC, EA7BZO, SV1JMC, SP9FIH, R3LW, ON6NL, NA5Q, LY3BJC, IK4ZGT, DO1KRT .
Thursday DX: 1A0C, PJ2Y, RX9ATX, UA1PBD, OH9TEN, FY5KE, A41ZZ, WA2PIG, OY6BEC, OY1CT, K4MZU, SZ3PMBG19, RW9USA, RU1ZC, KA6OCA.
Spotters: OH7LOA, UN7GN, RA9DA, DL7JV, KN4LGM, WI9X, S58J, OH1LWZ, AE2DX, VE3PV, ES5QA, W3LPL, KM4SII, F4FPG .
Friday DX: 1A0C, OJ0C, LA8HGA, E44WE, OY6BEC/B, OY1CT, WA3TLT, XE1XR, TG9AHM, S57AW, RU0ANR, R9GM/P, OZ1LXJ, MD0CCE, K4EHI, GB0OGC, E7TESLA, DO1KRT.
Spotters: OH7LOA, KC3OL, K0GUR, F4CXO, MM0TFU, WA3GWK, K7ULS, G1EZF, KE4AZZ, K6CW, WR7X, W7DXW, UX5UW, SV1CIF, IW1CHX, G4PVM, EA7AN, SP9FIH, SM0SHG, RY6A, RX9CAZ, R3THA, OH4SS, EA4SE
Saturday DX: 1A0C, TM1MOON, UA9CUA, AO50MOON, A41ZZ, RW3XZ, RA3PY, R38GD, EA8/EA4BQ, UA9QFF, SZ3PMBG19, RU1ZC, RA9SK, IZ8RVA/B, W4LX, UI2K, UA9LAO, UA6AK, UA3QGT, SP9MRP, S51DD, RX4CD, RW3X, RW1F, RW1CW, RV4SAH, RA9AU, R9WG, R38PN, R33WX, R33CR, R32WN, R32NW, R2DKK, OY1CT, ED4YAK/B, EA8AUW/P, AB0QN, 4Z5ML, YT1HA, W2AAS, UK8AEA, SX94MIKIS, S57AW, RV9UP, RM4HZ, RL1F, RA7A, R8XF, R4RE, R4IO, R3OR, R38RG, R38NP, R33CU, R33CD, R32MD, R32AW, R31UN, R31RN, R31DN, R2AKN, OE5IIO, KF4GTA, IK2QEB, IK1WGV, HG7T, EA8ZS, EA8JK, EA3VM, E7TESLA, DL5YM.
Spotters: RA4PQ, OH7LOA, UR5HVR, R6CW, WD9ABG, R1DX, RO9A, AB9YC, KG5RJ, RX9CAZ, W4MLB, KI0EB, G1EZF, R9SS, VE3PV, RW4CLF, RW3GC, RW1F, RL3A, RA9DA, RA4SAT, PA3DJY, G7BXU, AA3S, UT5ERP, R8XF, MM0TFU, MI0SAI, EA3FCQ, DC4MP, WJ9E, W4JAM, W1SMC, UR7GO, UB8CIV, RA0AY, R8WO, ON5CD, OE5IIO, NH6Y, K0GUR, IK7LMX, GI0RWO, F1DSZ, DL5XJ, DL2FDL, YU1CC, W2AAS, VA3ROC, UA4CNJ, RD3VC, RA9AA, R8WF, R7KX, R2DQK, PD1RK, IU3MEY, IK4IDP, F6GCP, EA3OH .
Sunday DX: TM1MOON, SP/M0PLX, TA4PR, N1KSC, IS0DCR, EC5SP, V31DL, IZ7DOK, IZ6BXV, IV3KKW, 7X2VFK, EG3MDS, W0T, HH2AA, E77A, E44WE, DG6IMR, IZ8RVA/B, GB100BM, EA3QP, IT9VDQ, IK2MMM, EA4URE, EA3AQR, DS5ANY, CN8YZ, ZD7VC, SX94MIKIS, K5AB/B, IZ8EFD, IZ0VXY, IZ0CWW/B, IU0FBK, HL5BLI, F5RAG, EA9IB, AO50MOON, 5B4AIF, W6STO, TA1OSN, SV6DBG/B, SV3GLL, SV2HXX, SV2HQL/B, SK7GH/B, OH9TEN, OH8JK, OE19LAWN, NK4L, N1A, IZ7DOK/7, II1ASGE, HL4HPK, HB3YPN, HB0/HB9KW/P, ER1PB, EA8RM, EA8/EA4BQ, EA3NP, EA3HSL, DL300AH, DL1KSB, DH5PK, CU3BL, AE0CB, 9A7DA, 5B4CY/B, 3B8CW, WX4G, W9YOY/M, W9W, S51DX, PE1NPS, OY1CT, OD5ZZ, N4A, K1M, IZ6WSJ, IU4FEI, IS0DSR, IS0CLO, IC8TEM, GB0OGC, G3WPH, F6JON, F5NBX, EA8BMG, EA7ZY, EA7MT, EA7GV, EA5WO, EA5DIT, EA4SV, EA3GBA, EA3CV, EA1WX, 7X2VFX.
Spotters: K0GUR, IZ8NVV, F4CXO, OH7LOA, UR5HVR, EC1KR, EA3OH, DO2HQS, EA2ABZ, DO1GPP, W4KRN, IZ1RZO, OK7PK, K7OOS, IW1BCO, EA2BCT, DO7AAS, SV1EML, LZ2YO, VR2UNG, N5BMD, LA9NKA, I1YTO, DL3WB, AE2DX, LZ2SEP, K9RX, HL1VAU, EA8RM, 9A3CX, YO3IHG, W8HFJ, SV1LIQ, IU3MEY, F8NHF, EA7BHO, EA1SI, 9A6CC, YO8BBU, YO3IPR, SV1QZU, PA3ECZ, IK8PGC, EA1DDO, WA3LKT, SV1AVE, OH5IY, OE6VHF, M1SKA, M0BKL, KN4LGM, KE4TWI, KC7WJ, IZ5ILK, IU1LFA, IS0ANY, HA3MN, GW4ZAR, G1EZF, F8FFP, F4GVB, F1NQP, EB3TC, EA7TG, EA1AHY, DO8PH, DL1SBF, YO9FUL, W4FEB, SQ9DDR, RN3DN, ON6KZ, ON6EF, OH1LWZ, N3MAV, KE8JSR, KC4EOG, IZ0OTV, IU2IDU, IT9FJM, IS0CLO, IK4PLW, HA6VH, F8CRS, F8AVK, F4TPV, ER1VOX, EA7ON, EA5IPM, EA2BV, EA1XT, DL1PA, DK9BTX, DF2XE, DD6DR, CS7APD .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ RSGB IOTA Contest
||1200Z, Jul 27 to 1200Z, Jul 28
|+ ARS Flight of the Bumblebees
||1700Z-2100Z, Jul 28
|+ QCX Challenge
||1300Z-1400Z, Jul 29 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 29 and
0300Z-0400Z, Jul 30
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Jul 31 and
1900Z-2000Z, Jul 31 and
0300Z-0400Z, Aug 1
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1700Z-1800Z, Aug 1 (CW) and
1800Z-1900Z, Aug 1 (SSB) and
1900Z-2000Z, Aug 1 (FM) and
2000Z-2100Z, Aug 1 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, Aug 1
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Jun 15-Jul 31, 2019
Source: TDDX (May 28, 2019)
Info: By EP3CQ; mainly 6m FT8; QSL: Ali Solhjoo, Via Siacci 12, Rome, 00197, Italy
Jul 4-Aug 8, 2019
Source: 425DXN (Jun 22, 2019)
Info: By DJ0TP fm IOTA EU-014; HF; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via DJ0TP (DARC Buro or direct)
Jul 6-Aug 9, 2019
Source: DXW.Net (Jun 9, 2019)
Info: By SP9FIH; 80-6m; SSB FT8 RTTY
Jul 12-26, 2019
DXCC: Balearic Is
Source: DK5ON (Jul 14, 2019)
Info: By DK5ON as EA6/DK5ON; 40-6m; SSB CW RTTY, FT8/4; QSL also OK via DK5ON (DARC Buro or direct) and Club Log OQRS
Jul 20-Aug 3, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Jul 9, 2019)
Info: By HB9DXB fm OK42og; 7019 14019 kHz; CW; end date uncertain
Jul 20-Aug 11, 2019
DXCC: St Kitts & Nevis
Source: W5JON (Feb 28, 2019)
Info: By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts; 160-6m, focus on 6m; SSB FT8; yagi on 6m, verticals, dipole; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
Jul 21-Aug 3, 2019
DXCC: St Lucia
Source: TDDX (Jul 15, 2019)
Info: By K3TRM as J6/K3TRM; 40-6m; SSB RTTY FT8 + satellites; QSL also OK via K3TRM (Buro or direct w/ SASE or SAE w/ IRC or 2USD) and Club Log OQRS
Jul 21-Aug 3, 2019
Source: ZL3GA (Jul 9, 2019)
Info: By ZL3GA; all bands; CW SSB FT8; 100w; 100w; SteppIR CrankIR; Club Log uploads as possilbe
Jul 22-29, 2019
DXCC: Cape Verde Is
Source: TDDX (Jul 6, 2019)
Info: By HB9EBTfm Santiago I (AF-005, WLOTA 0158); 40-10m; CW; 100w; QSL OK via Buro or direct
Jul 23-31, 2019
QSL: SV2CLJ Direct
Source: SV2CLJ (Jul 18, 2019)
Info: By SV2CLJ as SV9/SV2CLJ fm EU-015; 80-6m; CW SSB FT8
Jul 23-Aug 5, 2019
Source: SP3PS (Jul 13, 2019)
Info: By SP3PS; 20-6m; SSB FT8
RSGB IOTA Contest (Jul 27-28, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Jul 28-Aug 1, 2019
Source: TDDX (Jul 22, 2019)
Info: By HB9GWJ as MU/HB9GWJ; 40 20 10m, 6m if open; wire; holiday style operation; QSL ok via Buro or direct
Jul 31-Aug 7, 2019
Source: TDDX (May 4, 2019)
Info: By JI3KDH fm Kuda Bandos I (IOTA AS-013); 20-10m; CW; 100w; dipole; QSL also OK via eQSL; logs will be uploaded to Club Log
Jul 31-Aug 7, 2019
DXCC: St Paul I
QSL: Club Log
Source: WA4DAN (May 13, 2019)
Info: By WA4DAN N2IEN WW2DX AA4NC K5DHY W4DKS VA3QR; 160-6m; CW SSB FT8 + EME satellite; QSL also OK via WA4DAN
Aug 1-Sep 1, 2019
Source: IZ1HGP (Jun 4, 2019)
Info: By IZ1HGP as HC2/IZ1HGP fm Isidro Ayora Finca, Guayas; 160-6m; 1kw; yagi, vertical, wires; QSL also OK via IZ1HGP
Aug 1-10, 2019
DXCC: Lord Howe Is
Source: TDDX (Jun 25, 2019)
Info: By AI5P as FO/AI5P; 40-17; CW FT8; holiday style operation
Sun: The sun has been blank (no sunspots) for 55 of the past 60 days. This is a sign that Solar Minimum is underway. During this phase of the solar cycle, sunspots and solar flares are rare, but we get plenty of holes in the sun's atmosphere and lots of extra cosmic rays. Solar Minimum conditions are expected to continue mostly uninterrupted for the remainder of 2019. (spaceweather.com)
The footy season is about two weeks away. There was a game with a ball and a bag full of sticks last week and before that two people shouting whilst they bash a ball around a grass court.
Today England are supposed to be playing cricket at Lord’s against Ireland. They are 43 for 7 as I write! That’s not cricket, that’s shameful