Saturday and especially Sunday were good days compared to the rest of the week. In reality though, as this was the weekend of a very popular contest, it wasn’t so good.
Lots of special calls out there some new and some old favourites.
I’ll leave you to decide which goes in what category. D4C (Cape Verde), VP8LP (Falklands), 9Z4Y (Trinidad and Tobago), P44W (Aruba), LW7DX (Argentina), 3G3O & 3G1D (Chile), ZZ4A (Brazil) and more!
A new contributor this week, Shankar, A65CR. Friday on SSB he worked VU2GRM 5/9 and heard VU3FTP 5/2, A45ZZ 5/5 and A45XO 5/5. He said, “Together with A45XO, we notice 10m openings to VU,4S, ZS and beyond between 1200 to 1500Z . A good sign for 10m?”
We can only hope and cross our fingers.
Sunday, John, W2JPG, worked PY2RSA -13, PY2OKB +3 and HK4NDF -9 all on data. His Comments echo mine.
“Tony, you are right, Weekend is best time for contacts. Sunday 3/31/19 after 1400 DST 10 meters opened up for a couple of hours to South America. FT8 digital is the way to go for weak signal work!”
Most popular DX (two or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: 9Z4Y, LU3DW, LU/EA8DE, 5V7EI, VK4RST/B, VK4ME, PU5BOY, PU2MMO, KP4TOP, HC2AO, DK6FX.
Spotters: IT9DDS, JP1DJV, HI6JRD, N4AU, W4SAJ, PY5OD, PU2XYT, PU2MMO, DJ8OG, AG5GV .
Tuesday DX: PU7GUI, 5V7EI, TG9ADQ, CS7AKZ, YC0SAS, VK8VF/B, VK2RSY/B, PY3EW, PU2UAF, PU2MMO, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: W4SAJ, PP5FMM, YO8TK, VK4LAT, PY5OD, PY2WLM, PY1LV, PU3RTS, PU2NSY, PU2KNM, K4KZY, JP1DJV, CT1ILT .
Wednesday DX: P44W, P40L, CX7SS, TI2/KC2MXH, ZW85LABRE, VP2ETE, N2MM, KP4TOP, K0LUZ, E6ET, PY2BN, PU5BOY, KP4AJ, ZP5DVD, YY5RAB, W4SAJ, VK8VF/B, PY3ZM, PY3XX, PY3EW, PY2NF, PU3HTS, PR7KM, PJ4DX, PA4W, KP4TF.
Spotters: PU2WSQ, W4SAJ, W9BWR, PU7GHM, K5UA, ZP5WBM, NH6Y, KP4XS, KA1ULN, K4YJ, TI2MCS, PY2XIZ, PY1FOG, PU2NSY, P44W, KI5F, KC4EOG, VA2RF, PY3DX, PY2FDC, PU3RTS, PU3ELH, PU2OIP, PU2NBI, N4LAZ, N1DC, LU9CYV, KE8KUY, KD2T, K5PE, JP1DJV, HI6JRD, AA5EY .
Thursday DX: VP8LP, P44W, ZP4KFX, CE2SV, XR0ZRC, PY7ZZ, 6W/IK5BSC, EA4DUT, CX1AV, PY2RSA, PU5BOY, N3RA, KN4CNX, KI5BLU, K4YZZ, F5USK, WW5G, VK4RTL/B, TI2/KC2MXH, PY2VA, PY2TMV, PY2CP, PU1JSV, PU1JDX, PJ2/AG4F, P40L, NH6Y, LZ818PT, LU8PI, LU8EX, LU2FBX, KC4LGC, IT9ZZO, IT9EJP, EA8TZ, EA8OM, EA4BPO, EA4BDL, EA1ZR, EA1AHY, E77SH, E6ET, DL9RDM, CT1GFQ, CE5AU, AC8W/VP9, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: LW8DCF, PP5FMM, PU2XYT, E77SH, PY1LV, EA4ESM, EA4BAS, W4SAJ, NR4J, IK5LOL, CT1ILT, PU2MZI, P40L, KE8KUY, WB2PKR, VK3DUT, PU2WSQ, P44W, N4TUT, N2HX, LZ1ASP, KV5J, KD2JOE, JP1DJV, IT9EJP, EA7FDR, EA4AQQ, EA3IAA, EA1AJV, DK9IP, 9Z4Y, 9A7V .
Friday DX: PP5UEB, 5T5PA, LU1YT, F1RHS, WP4IRV, VP8LP, PU5BOY, NP2Q, LU7DXQ, KH7XS, EA5DF, CT1ILT, ZV1FF, WP4WR, WP4GV, VK7RAE/B, VK4RST/B, VK3XPT/B, VK3RRU/B, VK2RSY/B, PY5CC, PY4PDO, PY4BL, PY2TMV, PY2PRB, PY2LCD, PU2XRU, PU2OIP, PT2PAG, PQ5B, LW2DAF, LU8DY, LU6HR, LA6RJA, LA5TEN/B, FR4PJ, FM5AN, EA7KR, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: W4SAJ, CT1ILT, LW8DCF, KC4AAW, 9Z4Y, W0OGH, VK4CZ, PU2XYT, PP5FMM, EI7GL, PY2KJ, PY1ME, PU2RDB, PU2KFQ, PP5JR, EA4CUO, ZP5BVK, PY1LV, LA6RJA, K2XA, IK5LOL, FR4PJ, F1RHS, EA5ZD, EA3BMU, CT7AQS, A65CR .
Saturday DX: D4C, CN3A, ZW5B, PU1JAM, LW7DX, LU2DD, VK4RST/B, LU9DDJ, LU1DX, FR4QT, CE7VPQ, CA3JBD, ZZ2T, DX7EVM, CR6K, CE3LI, CB1H, ZZ4A, ZV5B, WA4ASJ, VK7RAE/B, VK7KT, VK7JON, VK3XPT/B, VK2RSY/B, PT7AV, LZ9W, LU9DO, LU1HLH, KC4LGC, JP1DJV, HK4EI, ED3M, EA8DEG, DU1EV, CX8DS, CO2XK, CE2LR, CA4UFC, 3G3W, 3G3O.
Spotters: P40L, 9Z4Y, PY5OD, PU2XYT, PQ2HX, AA5EY, PY1JRR, JP1DJV, PY5EG, PY2TMV, PU2USK, WP4SK, PU8RJI, PR7MB, P44W, EA7FDW, PY1LV, PU2OXU, PP5KC, JA7OWD, EA7JXZ, EA3HDZ, EA3HCE, CE3CT, ZW1P, VK2FSAV, PY5FO, PY2LED, PU2SON, PU1JAM, LZ8R, LU6HWT, LU2DD, LU1KCQ, JA0DCQ, EB5EEO, EA8CXY, EA4AGI, CX4AD, CR6K .
Sunday DX: LW7DX, ZW5B, D4C, CN3A, ZZ4A, PY2TMV, 9Z4Y, PP5KC, ZZ2T, LU2DD, LT7F, CE7VPQ, PU2UAF, PT4A, LU1DX, KZ5MM, ZX5J, ZV5B, YB3IZK, PJ2T, LU1MPK, PY5FO, PY3KN, PR2E, PQ5B, II9P, CX8DS, CX2CC, CE3LI, CE3CT, CE2LR, 9A1A, PU3ELH, PT7BI, LW3EK, LU5DF, 8P1W, ZV1FF, PY5ZHP, PY4XX, PV2B, PU2PZE, PU1JSV, LZ9W, LU9DDJ, LU8EB, LU3HS, KP4AJ, JA7OWD, HK4NDF, CE5JZO, CA3JBD, VK4KW, PY5IN, PY5BH, PY2BN, PU8YAB, PU2YHK, PU2WDX, OT5A, OA4SS, LU4HK, LU3DK, EA8TH, 3G3W, ZW8T, ZP4KFZ, ZF8P, YW6CQ, YV6CQ, VK8NSB, PY5QW, PY2WLM, PY2SBY, PX2A, PW8RB, PU8PSF, PU5BOY, PU2OXU, PS2T, PJ4DX, OY6BEC/B, OH2VMP, OG7A, LV4V, LU8EEM, LU3PI, LU1ECF, KH2KY, KD4VRZ, IZ1DNQ/P, IW0BCF, FG4NN, F1RHS, EA8DHV, DP7D, DB0UM/B, DB0TEN/B, CX8DX, CX2AQ, CB3ET, 3G3O, 3G1D.
Spotters: WB7PMP, W6YX, WX3B, K3LR, EA7JXZ, N6WM, PY5EG, P40L, K4SBZ, PU1TWF, ZW8T, PU8PSF, AC3BU, PY3XX, WP4SK, PP5KC, NW3Y, EI7GL, PU1SSH, N2RC, KR1CW, WA2FON, KP4DRB, EA3OH, AA3B, YC3RCJ, PT7ASR, NE1C, KK4BZ, K5KJ, K1DJ, GW4AYJ, G4ELJ, EA3AQR, YC3TKH, WX1S, W1FM, PY5FO, PY5CC, PY3UK, PU2XYT, PU2USK, PU2KNM, PT9IR, N3QE, N3HEE, M1PTR, LW3EX, LU5FLM, JA7OWD, HP2BWJ, EA8CXY, WA1T, VK6SJ, VC2Z, SA3BYC, PY2WLM, PY2TMV, PY1FI, PU3ELH, PU2OXU, PU2OKE, PP5FMM, P44W, N4RV, N3MX, N3FJP, N0XMF, M6GVY, LW8DCF, LU7DH, KI5BZO, KC4AAW, K5SNA, K3PP, K3OO, K2NJO, K1JB, JH7RTQ, JA5OP, IZ1DNQ, IW8PQU, IW0BLW, IT9KCD, HB9FPS, G4PVM, F4CXO, EB8AH, EA2AZ, EA1AJV, DF1JM, CE3CT .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
A specifically 10m contest, that’s good, NRAU contest.
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest
||1700Z-1800Z, Apr 4 (CW) and
1800Z-1900Z, Apr 4 (SSB) and
1900Z-2000Z, Apr 4 (FM) and
2000Z-2100Z, Apr 4 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe
||1900Z-2100Z, Apr 4
|+ Missouri QSO Party
||1400Z, Apr 6 to 0400Z, Apr 7 and
1400Z-2000Z, Apr 7
|+ Florida State Parks on the Air
||1400Z-2200Z, Apr 6 and
1400Z-2200Z, Apr 7
|+ Mississippi QSO Party
||1400Z, Apr 6 to 0200Z, Apr 7
|+ SP DX Contest
||1500Z, Apr 6 to 1500Z, Apr 7
|+ EA RTTY Contest
||1600Z, Apr 6 to 1600Z, Apr 7
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test
||1300Z-1400Z, Apr 10 and
1900Z-2000Z, Apr 10 and
0300Z-0400Z, Apr 11
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Currently active callsigns are in bold face
Mar 8-Apr 3, 2019
Source: TDDX (Mar 7, 2019)
Info: By DL3KWF as CT9/DL3KWF and DL3KWR as CT0/DL3KWR; mainly CW and WARC bands + 60m; QSL also OK via DL3KWF/DL3KWR and eQSL
Mar 9-Apr 3, 2019
DXCC: Juan Fernandez
Source: 4L5A (Jan 6, 2019)
Info: By R7AL RA1ZZ RK8A RL5F RW9JZ CE1TBN fm IOTA SA-005 (FF06oi); 160-10m; CW SSB FT8; 3 sttions; QSL also OK via R7AL (Buro or direct) and Club Log
Mar 13-Apr 17, 2019
Source: TDDX (Feb 8, 2019)
Info: By G3RWL; 80-10m; CW RTTY; QSL also OK via Club Log (preferred), email request, RSGB Buro
Mar 16-Apr 6, 2019
QSL: F6CTF Direct
Source: DXW.Net (Jan 11, 2019)
Info: By F6CTF fm Hoi An; HF; QSL also OK via eQSL
Mar 17-Apr 14, 2019
Source: TDDX (Mar 11, 2019)
Info: By IV3FSG as 6W/IV3FSG; HF; CW FT8; 100w; dipole; QSL also OK via IK3GES (Buro or direct) and Club Log
Mar 18-Apr 25, 2019
QSL: Club Log
Source: SP9FIH (Mar 5, 2019)
Info: By SP9FIH fm IOTA OC-040 (AH50bx); 160-15m; FT8 (f/h); RTTY; SSB
Mar 18-Apr 15, 2019
DXCC: Guinea Bissau
QSL: IZ3BUR Direct
Source: TDDX (Mar 19, 2019)
Info: By IZ3BUR; HF; SSB; for QSL: Livio Pesavento, Via A. Bertoldi 19, Mizzole, 37141, Verona, Italy; include SAE + USD2 for EU, USD3 for others expect USD4 for VK/ZL
Mar 21-Apr 19, 2019
QSL: K8NDS Direct
Source: TDDX (Mar 18, 2019)
Info: By K8NDS fm EK56tm; 40, perhaps 20m; SSB; include SASE for QSL
Mar 21-Apr 22, 2019
DXCC: French Guiana
Source: TDDX (Jan 31, 2019)
Info: By DL7BC fm GJ43vu; 40-10m; mainly SSB, some RTTY PSK, CW on request; QSL also OK via DL7BC and Club Log
Mar 28-Apr 3, 2019
Source: TDDX (Mar 28, 2019)
Info: By A71AM; 40 20 15 10m; SSB; yagis
Mar 28-Apr 10, 2019
Source: TDDX (Feb 26, 2019)
Info: By DL2SBY fm Negril and Lucea; 80-6m; CW SSB FT8, perhaps RTTY; QSL also OK via DL2SBY direct (no Buro)
CQ WPX Contest, SSB (Mar 30-31, 2019) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Apr 1-7, 2019
Source: DXW.Net (Mar 7, 2019)
Info: By SP3DX fm Lankanfinolhu I (IOTA AS-013); 20-10m; FT8 SSB
Apr 1-14, 2019
DXCC: Norfolk I
Source: DXW.Net (Feb 4, 2019)
Info: By VK3QB VK3HJ VK2PN VK3BDX; 160-17m; FT8 CW SSB; focus on lowband CW; SOTA activation of Mt Bates and Jacky Jacky
Apr 1-22, 2019
DXCC: St Kitts & Nevis
Source: W5JON (Feb 28, 2019)
Info: By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB FT8; yagi on 6m, verticals, dipole; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
Apr 2-11, 2019
DXCC: South Cook Is
QSL: Home Call
Source: DXW.Net (Feb 15, 2019)
Info: By DL1AUZ as E51AUZ and DM7PQ as E51NPQ fm Rarotonga (IOTA OC-013); holiday style operation
Apr 2-13, 2019
Source: 4L5A (Apr 3, 2019)
Info: By DL1RNT fm Embudu I )IOTA AS-013); 40-10m; CW RTTY PSK; verticals
Apr 3-15, 2019
Source: DL7DF (Mar 4, 2019)
Info: By DH7KU DK1BT DL6SAK DL7DF DL7UFR SP3CYY fm IK13pj; 160-10m, incl 60m; CW SSB + digital; 1kw; loops, Spiderbeam, vertical; QSL also OK via DL7DF (Buro or direct)
Apr 6-13, 2019
Source: TDDX (Mar 18, 2019)
Info: By PA2RDK as HB0/PA2RDK, PA3HK PE0MGB PA3CNO PE1FLO PA2HGJ likewise; 160-10m; CW SSB
Apr 7-26, 2019
DXCC: Burkina Faso
Source: TDDX (Oct 31, 2018)
Info: By DF2WO fm Ouagadougou; focus on 160 80 60m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; hexbeam, verticals; QSL also OK via DF2WO direct
Apr 8-19, 2019
DXCC: Aland Is
Source: TDDX (Apr 3, 2019)
Info: By DL6UAA fm IOTA EU-002; HF; CW + digital; 50-300w; wires; QSL also OK via DL6UAA
Sun: One small innocuous sunspot not doing much. However If you're going to blow a satellite to bits, solar minimum is a terrible time to do it. India is grappling with this important truth today as debris from their March 27th anti-satellite weapons test spreads through space. As many as 6,500 pieces of the Microsat-R Earth observation satellite are now circling Earth. (spacewether.com) I don’t think it will improve conditions on 10m somehow.
Stoke City drew again and again it was nil – nil. That’s 4 on the trot equalling the record set by Arsenal in 2009. Blackburn away this Saturday, we need to win.