What an appalling week. Such low activity as I can’t remember for many a year. PT5J (Brazil), was about the most sought after with TI2JS (Costa Rica).
This picture is from Poas Volcano National Park, which is located in Central Costa Rica. The main crater elevation is 2450m above sea level (8040' above sea level) The crater diameter is almost a mile in diameter 1.5 km and has a depth of 1000' 350 m. This crater is known for ash and sulfur gas eruption. The volcano is very accessible by a road and a hike of 800 m or 1/2 mile to the crater itself.
F4CXO and KW4BY were top spotters. Of course they weren’t working the calls they spotted.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: CA4PPC, PP5JR, PU8WCB, PU2VLW, PU2TTN, LA5TEN/B, CE4WJK, WV4V, PU8YAB, PY3EW, PU2RHG, GW7HDS/B, WB2TQE, VP8LP, PY4AZ, PY2TMV, PY2SBY, PP5HA, PP5BT, LW5DUS, LW4EOV, LW2DOD, LU7AMG, LU1KWC, LU1JAO, KE2KQ, CE1PTT, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: PY2OKB, PP5FMM, F4CXO, W5CIB, PU1JDX, LU9DCE, PP2CS, PU8RJI, PU2ODR, LU6DRV, AA5EY, PY1LV, PU2TTN, KJ6SDF, CA5UBR, XE2NK, PU2NKT, NR4J, KW4BY, KI5JWA, GM8LFB, CE3SX, CD7CKU, PY4OY, MM0TFU, KJ4EBE .
Tuesday DX: UT5C, HO1SDC.
Wednesday DX: None
Thursday DX: SV6DBG/B, SV2HQL/B, SV2HNE/B, SV2FQN/B, PY2KNK, IZ8RVA/B, D1DX, PZ5RA.
Spotters: F4CXO, KW4BY, WB4JPG, UV7I .
Friday DX: FY5KE, EH3SDC.
Spotters: KW4BY, N4TUT.
Saturday DX: PT5J, PY2NY, PX2A, PT4A, PS7JBV, WA2ZYU, PY3EW, LW2EDM, ZW8JN, PU1JDX, LU9DTC, LU7CC, J69BB, HP2NG, EH1SDC, EA8RM, EA2W, D44PM.
Spotters: WB4JPG, KW4BY, PU1JDX, LU6DRV, DL2SAX, W5CIB, F4CXO, PY2TMV, PY2OKB, IK2GSO, F5NTD, PP5FMM, IU1JQM, PU5LHF, ON6MM, LU4SAA, IZ0OTV .
Sunday DX: PT5J, TI2JS, HP1ELV, PW8RB, PS7JBV, CD2SLJ.
Spotters: KW4BY, LU6DRV, R4DI, PY2OKB, PU2NKT, PY2NY, MW7AVZ, LU4DPL .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||0300Z-0400Z, Sep 17|
|+ Collegiate QSO Party||0000Z, Sep 19 to 2359Z, Sep 20|
|+ All Africa International DX Contest||1200Z, Sep 19 to 1200Z, Sep 20|
|+ Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW||1200Z, Sep 19 to 1200Z, Sep 20|
|+ SRT HF Contest SSB||1300Z, Sep 19 to 1300Z, Sep 20|
|+ Iowa QSO Party||1400Z, Sep 19 to 0200Z, Sep 20|
|+ QRP Afield||1500Z-2100Z, Sep 19|
|+ Wisconsin Parks on the Air||1600Z-2300Z, Sep 19|
|+ RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint||1600Z-1959Z, Sep 19|
|+ New Jersey QSO Party||1600Z, Sep 19 to 0359Z, Sep 20|
|+ New Hampshire QSO Party||1600Z, Sep 19 to 0400Z, Sep 20 and|
1600Z-2200Z, Sep 20
|+ Washington State Salmon Run||1600Z, Sep 19 to 0700Z, Sep 20 and|
1600Z-2400Z, Sep 20
|+ Feld Hell Sprint||1800Z-1959Z, Sep 19|
|+ BARTG Sprint 75||1700Z-2059Z, Sep 20|
|+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest||2300Z, Sep 20 to 0100Z, Sep 21|
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest||0100Z-0159Z, Sep 22|
|+ SKCC Sprint||0000Z-0200Z, Sep 23|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||1300Z-1400Z, Sep 23|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||1900Z-2000Z, Sep 23|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||0300Z-0400Z, Sep 24|
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews.
The DXpeditions, if we can call them that are gradually building up. I hope that this is more of special activity rather than people travelling.
Aug 20-Sep 30, 2020
DXCC: South Sudan
Source: OPDX (Aug 23, 2020)
Info: By YI1DZ fm Juba; 80-10m; SSB + digital w/ focus on FT8; spare time operation; QSL via OM3JW; to continue until 10 Nov
Aug 21-Oct 18, 2020
Source: TDDX (Aug 19, 2020)
Info: By By DJ7JC as TF/DJ7JC; 160-10m; CW FT8 RTTY; 90w; vertical; holiday style operation; QSL via DJ5BWD
Aug 24-Sep 20, 2020
Source: DXW.Net (Aug 16, 2020)
Info: By OZ1DJJ fm Aasiaat I (IOTA NA-134, GP38nq); 40-4m, focus on 6m + 70MHz; perhaps side trips to Uummanaq and Upernavik I; QSL also OK via OZ0J and Club Log OQRS
Sep 4-18, 2020
Source: TDDX (Jul 13, 2020)
Info: By DL2AAZ fm San Lawrenze (JM75cb); 40-6m; SSB CW; holiday style operation; QSL B/d
Sep 8-Oct 2, 2020
QSL: Home Call
Source: TDDX (Jul 13, 2020)
Info: By DL5YM as HB0/DL5YM, DL5YL likewise fm Masescha; 160-6m; CW, some SSB RTTY
Sep 12-24, 2020
Source: TDDX (Sep 8, 2020)
Info: By HB9OAU as SV5/HB9OAU fm Karpathos; 80-10m; SSB RTTY; QSL via HB9OAU (B/d) or eQSL
Sep 14-17, 2020
DXCC: St Barthelemy
QSL: IZ1MHY Direct
Source: TDDX (Sep 8, 2020)
Info: By FG4ST, FS4WBS and FS5GL; HF
Sep 15-23, 2020
DXCC: Faroe Is
Source: TDDX (Dec 3, 2019)
Info: By DL2AQI as OY/DL2AQI and DL4APJ as OY/DL4APJ; 80-10m; SSB + digital; QSL also OK via DL4APJ (B/d)
Sep 24-27, 2020
Source: 4L5A (Jul 10, 2020)
Info: By LB1QI as JW/LB1QI fm IOTA-EU026; 160-6m; CW SSB; @JW5E; QSL via LB1QI, Club Log OQRS
CQ WW DX Contest, RTTY (Sep 26-27, 2020) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Sun: The current stretch of spotless days is 26. We need some solar activity. No one really knows how to predict the solar cycle. Nevertheless, NASA and NOAA are holding a media teleconference on Sept. 15th, about predicting the solar cycle. I’ll try to get some of the opinions for next week. (Spaceweather.com)
Stoke City played out a boring nil each draw at Millwall. Still, a point is a point. Wolves away on Thursday in the EFL Cup then Bristol at home on Sunday.
Middlesex are not doing well in the cricket. However England snatched a victory in the second ODI against Australia. The last one is Wednesday, the series decider.
Now you can help Tony to compile his ten-metre report.
Tony Dixon G4CJC
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