Saturday and Sunday were monumental but the rest of the week really dragged.
Top DXers this week OY1CT & OY1OF (Faroe Is) (look at their antennas on QRZ.COM!!), YY8HBO (Venezuela), MM0TFU (Scotland) and many others.
Image: OY1CT’s Optibeam OB-95
John, W2JPG , sent this report in.
The previous Sunday worked K9EQ-7, AE4WG-4, KE5MIS-0, W1EQ-14, KN4DYD-8, W04G-10, NF4J-10, K0TPP+7, N4QWZ-12. "All FT-8 From 12/2 to 12/4. Quiet after that date. Icom FT7100 split dipole horz. Have a blessed and Happy Christmas from Pennsylvania, USA!”
And the season’s greetings to you too John.
Steve, M0BPQ , from Chingford worked loads on SSB last weekend. Saturday RL3A, EW6A, G0CKP, G3ZYV, DH8BQA, PY5AMF, CX9AU, LW7DX, LU7HN, G4FKA, PY4HO, PY4XX, CE2ML, PP5JG, LU8DZJ, LU6FLZ. And Sunday S53M, OH2GEK, UA2FZ, PA5WT, G4PIQ, M0BJL, OY1CT, 9A5Y, G8AJW, S57C, G3WPH, OG60F, OH3WW, LA5LJA. He says, "The ARRL 10m contest brought some life to the band. Interesting to watch using an SDR and try to catch some fleeting openings. Hopefully more to south America tonight. 400W to 3 elements at 100ft.”
Steve’s not far from me but his set up is far superior.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: I5KAP, XT2BR, T77LA, K4HWS, JD1BOI, WB5DXZ/B, DO1GPP, DL0IGI/B, 9A7JCY.
Spotters: WA3GWK, XE2JS, F5JKK, F4CXO, KE8KUY, N7RF, KB3KTR, F4HDX, F4AZF, N8II, JF1KKV, IQ5SK, G0JEI, DL4CH .
Tuesday DX: YY8HBO, ZV5B, K5AB/B, JD1BOI, HA90AM, GW7HDS/B, G8APB.
Spotters: F4CXO, WA3GWK, W0ZQ, AA0CW, PU5LHF, MM0TFU, SP5XMU, PY2KEY, F5JKK .
Wednesday DX: MM0TFU, OY6BEC/B, PY0FW, WP3B, SM0YHG, PY5QW, OY6BEC, LA5TEN/B, K5AB/B, GB3RAL/B, WY0V, PW8GTB, KI4OSH, KE5MIS, KC5TGT, KB7RUQ, K4JAF, I5KAP, H44SHD, GW7HDS/B, AG5P.
Spotters: KC5BG, MM0TFU, AA0CW, F4CXO, F6KHM, SM0YHG, 2E0XXO, VK3KTT, F4GXX, XE2JS, VK4CQ, PU5LHF, PU2KNM, DL7JV .
Thursday DX: OY1OF, TM18EHF, I5KAP, XT2BR, OH2B/B, F6KHM, SX60RAAG, ED4YAK/B, ED1YCA/B, EC6DX, EB1DJ, CX7CO, ZP4KFX, ZD7GWM, SP2EWQ, SM5EPO, OZ7IGY/B, OH7KNM, OH1RX, M0NMI, F6HRP, EB1TR, EA3AR, ZS6WB, UA1CEI, OH6NG, IZ8RVA/B, H44SHD, F5ZEH/B, F4HEC, ED5YAU/B, EA5RJ, DO3KTM, DL0IGI/B, CU3AA.
Spotters: F4CXO, F5JKK, F6KHM, F8NHF, PB2A, F4GXX, IU3X, MM0TFU, LY3BJC, F4HPT, EA4CUO, DL8ZT, PA4X, N9GH, HB3YFC, G4HZW, F1PWS, EA6AJ, DL6AA, DK4KW, UY2LA, SM5EPO, PY2KNK, PA2RU, OH5O, M6XPB, IU8LMC, IK0NOJ, HB9DVH, EA8AIN, DJ2TX .
Friday DX: CE2ML, ZV5B, CE2LR, OY1OF, 9Z4Y, PY5QW, PY2BN, OY6BEC/B, ON/PD0RWL/P, LU7YS.
Spotters. MM0TFU, PY1ME, 9Z4Y, YY5AEP, VK4FPBX, PY2CP, N7RF, PU5LHF, PU2XYT, ON6NL, NX5M, LA7DFA, KA5GEX, K4MM, G4FKA .
Ten or more contacts at the weekend
Saturday DX: W0AIH, PT3T, N8OO, W5PR, NV9L, CV7S, PX2A, NX5M, K5NA, W3IP, DL2ARD, AA1JD, W4DR, N4EEB, PP5BZ, N2MM, N4OX, N4BP, N4TB, LW7DX, NR4M, N4YDU, K3ZO, W3EP, P4/DL6RAI, N4WW, LU5VV, K1KI, FY5KE, NN7CW, AA3B, V51YJ, N4RV, CE7VPQ, CE2LR, AF1T, 9Z4Y, K4WI, K3WW, K0NM, HK1MW, CE2ML, 4U1WB, WU1ITU, W4AAW, KR2Q, KE2DX, K3AU, K2DRH, HK3C, CX9AU, WA0MHJ, PR2E, OA4SS, N4XD, LU1DX, KV0Q, K0TT, HI3LT, ZM2B, WT9Q, W8HAP, W6YX, VE3KZ, PU8UMR, NA5NN, KA6BIM, K3EST, K0JPL, CE6UFF, AJ9C, ZW5T, WN7S, W9XT, VE5MX, N7AT, N6SS, LW1EUD, K6SRZ, K5KU, K3ZU, K3TC, AB9H, XE1CT, WA7AN, W4DD, W0IW, UW1M,US5LOC, TG9ADQ, OY1CT, N8II, N6KI, N4QS, LU5AB, K6IJ, K0TI, K0JU.
Spotters: AB1JV, K3WJV, W3RGA, W4EE, KE8M, N5RP, NG7M, W3RFC, AC7JM, P40W, W4VIC, NU1O, ZL2IFB, KA6BIM, VE2FK, WT9U, K5VIP, DH8BQA, VE9CB, N3QE, N3FJP, W2GPS, K4YYL, K2DRH, W1FM, K4LDC, NY3C, WD9ABG, W4AAW, N3RC, KB7AZ, AC5K, ND4Y, NM5H, KG9X, K3TN, K3AJ, W6YX, VE5MX, K0TI, W2GD, W8EH, NR4O, N9NA, KE4KY, KK4XO, K9PG, K5YVY, WN6W, W1CTN, VA2RF, PY8RG, LU3CW, W3FA, N9DOK, K8NZ, ZL6YOTA, PY1LV, KI9A, K4IIE, W0ZQ, N6GP, K9JWI, K7JOE, DL6KVA, N9ADG, N4SL, K6AM, YQ6A, WB8VLC, W7ZR, PQ5B, N6YEU, N4PD, K9MU, K0EA, F4CXO, WR0H, WA7NB, PA5WT, NX5T, K7HP, K5BG, AA5EY, XE2B, W9YK, PY4LH, PU2XYT, N2WM, K0RC, K0MD, K0LAF, WS7L, PU2RDB, N9VPV, KA5GEX, K6RC, K5DC, K1NZ, W0MB, PY5BH, NE3K, K5KJ, K4WI, K2WK .
Sunday DX: OY1CT, W0AIH, SX60RAAG, DL2ARD, N4EEB, PT3T, N8OO, N4BP, CV7S, P4/DL6RAI, NN7CW, N4TB, AA1JD, PX2A, OY1OF, NV9L, K5NA, N4WW, N4RV, LU5DF, CX9AU, VR2XAN, PJ2ND, LW7DX, W4AAW, N4KS, 9Z4Y, WO4O, WA1J, N6SS, N4OX, LU2EE, K4BAI, N2IC, KV0Q, W5PR, W4DR, W3JX, K1KI, K0TT, DH8BQA, 4M1K.
Spotters: W4EE, W6YX, W2GD, W3RFC, K5VIP, DH8BQA, W3RGA, NG7M, K3AJ, AB1JV, K3WJV, KE8M, KE1F, KG4W, YV5AJ, K5KJ, N4SL, WB0N, N3RC, K0RC, 9A5Y, WB2ZAB, N1MD, K2DRH, K0TI, ND4Y, K7JOE, W4AAW, W1CTN, VA2WA, KA5SLW, N7US, PY2FSG, N6YEU, KO7SS, AA5AU, N6WIN, KE4KY, AC5K, ZL6YOTA, W2GPS, W3PJ, W3GVX, VE5MX, N6GP, F4GXX, W8EH, PY1ZV, PY1AX, PU8RJI, N3QE, DL8QS .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
In the run up to Xmas, the contest calendar is getting thinner.
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||1300Z-1400Z, Nov 14 and|
1900Z-2000Z, Nov 14 and
0300Z-0400Z, Nov 15
|+ SARL Field Day Contest||1000Z, Nov 17 to 1000Z, Nov 18|
|+ LZ DX Contest||1200Z, Nov 17 to 1200Z, Nov 18|
|+ Feld Hell Sprint||1900Z-2059Z, Nov 17|
|+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB||2100Z, Nov 17 to 0300Z, Nov 19|
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest||0200Z-0400Z, Nov 19|
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews. So folks are obviously going to spend Xmas and /or New Year in "special” locations. Good luck!
- Gambia: Nov 18-Dec 31, 2018 -- C5YK -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 18-Dec 31, 2018 -- Gambia -- C5YK -- QSL: LotW -- Source: TDDX (Nov 22, 2018) -- By ON7YK fm Bijilo; 60 40 20 17 15 12 10m; FT8 JT65 JT9 RTTY SSB CW; 1kw; Spiderbeam + dipoles; operation to continue until Mar 9, 2019; see qrz.com for full QSL details
- Minami Torishima: Nov 21-Dec 31, 2018 -- JD1 -- QSL via: JA8CJY
Nov 21-Dec 31, 2018 -- Minami Torishima -- JD1 -- QSL: JA8CJY -- Source: TDDX (Sep 18, 2018) -- By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1 fm Marcus I; 20 17m; CW RTTY Satellite; 50w; HB9CV; spare time operation; end date may be earlier
- Cambodia: Nov 22-Dec 14, 2018 -- XU7AKB -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 22-Dec 14, 2018 -- Cambodia -- XU7AKB -- QSL: LotW -- Source: OPDX (Nov 19, 2018) -- By HB9FXL; 40-10m; SSB; 100w; vertical, Hexbeam; QSL also OK via Club Log and HB9FXL (HB9 Buro or direct)
- Gambia: Nov 23-Dec 31, 2018 -- C5YK -- QSL via: LotW
Nov 23-Dec 31, 2018 -- Gambia -- C5YK -- QSL: LotW -- Source: OPDX (Dec 3, 2018) -- By ON7YK fm Bijilo; 60-6m; mainly FT8, also CW SSB JT65 JT9 RTTY; QSL also OK via ON7YK direct and eQSL; operation to continue until Mar 9, 2019
- Greenland: Nov 30-Dec 19, 2018 -- OX -- QSL via: SM3UQK
Nov 30-Dec 19, 2018 -- Greenland -- OX -- QSL: SM3UQK -- Source: TDDX (Dec 10, 2018) -- By SM3UQK as OX/SM3UQK fm Constable Point (Nerlerit Inaat) (HQ80qr); 40 20m; SSB; 100w; wire; QSL OK via SM Buro or direct
- Honduras: Dec 1-18, 2018 -- HQ9T -- QSL via: N9EAW Direct
Dec 1-18, 2018 -- Honduras -- HQ9T -- QSL: N9EAW Direct -- Source: 4L5A (Nov 30, 2018) -- By N9EAW fm Roatan I (IOTA NA-057); HF; CW SSB; dipole; QSL: Thomas F Hervert, 1624 S. Sherwood Dr., New Berlin, WI, 53151, USA
- Aruba: Dec 2-27, 2018 -- P4 -- QSL via: LotW
Dec 2-27, 2018 -- Aruba -- P4 -- QSL: LotW -- Source: 4L5A (Dec 5, 2018) -- By DL6RAI as P4/DL6RAI fm IOTA SA-036; focus on low bands; QSL also OK via Club Log
- French Polynesia: Dec 4-18, 2018 -- TX0A -- QSL via: Club Log
Dec 4-18, 2018 -- French Polynesia -- TX0A -- QSL: Club Log -- Source: 4L5A (Oct 14, 2018) -- By VE3LYC KO8SCA as TX0A fm Maria Est Atoll (IOTA OC-113) (activated last 28 years ago) and TX0M fm Morane Atoll (IOTA OC-297P) (new reference)
- Dominican Republic: Dec 4-19, 2018 -- HI -- QSL via: DD1GG
Dec 4-19, 2018 -- Dominican Republic -- HI -- QSL: DD1GG -- Source: 4L5A (Nov 26, 2018) -- By DD1GG as DD1GG/HI fm IOTA NA-096; HF; holiday style operation
- Palestine: Dec 8-18, 2018 -- E44YL -- QSL via: Club Log
Dec 8-18, 2018 -- Palestine -- E44YL -- QSL: Club Log -- Source: 425DXN (Dec 7, 2018) -- By IV3FSG; HF; SSB RTTY FT8; QSL also OK via IK3GE
- Kosovo: Dec 10-22, 2018 -- Z66DH -- QSL via: LotW
Dec 10-22, 2018 -- Kosovo -- Z66DH -- QSL: LotW -- Source: DK6SP (Dec 8, 2018) -- By DK6SP HA8RT OE3FTA YO3IMD; HF; CW SSB Digital (incl. FT8, mostly F/H - DXpedition Mode); 3 stations; QSL also OK via M0SDV
- Curacao: Dec 10-31, 2018 -- PJ2 -- QSL via: SM4KYN
Dec 10-31, 2018 -- Curacao -- PJ2 -- QSL: SM4KYN -- Source: 4L5A (Dec 5, 2018) -- By SM4KYN as PJ2/SM4KYN fm IOTA SA-099; 80-6m; to continue until Jan 14, 2019
- Ogasawara: Dec 17, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 -- JD1BMH -- QSL via: JD1BMH Buro
Dec 17, 2018-Jan 2, 2019 -- Ogasawara -- JD1BMH -- QSL: JD1BMH Buro -- Source: 4L5A (Nov 2, 2018) -- By JG7PSJ fm Chichijima I (IOTA AS-031); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via JG7PSJ direct
- Gabon: Dec 18-31, 2018 -- TR8CR -- QSL via: F6AJA
Dec 18-31, 2018 -- Gabon -- TR8CR -- QSL: F6AJA -- Source: TDDX (Nov 29, 2018) -- By F8EN fm Libreville; 40-17m; SSB CW; QSL OK via F6AJA (REF Buro or direct); operation to continue for three months
- New Caledonia: Dec 18-31, 2018 -- FK -- QSL via: F6OBD
Dec 18-31, 2018 -- New Caledonia -- FK -- QSL: F6OBD -- Source: 4L5A (Dec 9, 2018) -- By F6OBD as FK/F6OBD fm IOTA OC-032; HF; digital modes; wires; to continue until Feb 20, 2019
Observers around the world are reporting that Comet 46P/Wirtanen is now visible to the naked eye.
Stoke duly beat bottom place Ipswich 2 – 0 but really both teams need to do better. I think it would be good if Stoke practiced passing to each other, not the opposition, heading to each other, knowing which goal they should be kicking towards and common or garden things like that. And running quickly, with the ball!
Winter (for us) cricket starts soon from the West Indies.
Now you can help Tony to compile his ten-metre report.
Tony Dixon G4CJC
Tell him about any stations you've heard on the 10-metre band in your part of the world, or tell him if you've also found the band to be dead.
Use the form in the pop-up window to record the details of any stations that you have heard during this week.
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