Not a great week, but it had its moments particularly at the weekend. Most sought after were OC200R (Peru), TZ1CE (Mali), W4RN (USA, not sure why this was so popular) and A451ND (Oman).
I’ve been fighting W11 Insider preview which seems to be slowing my logging program. I decided to work FT4, unfortunately there is no activity on Ten Metres so I was on 20m.
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: W4RN, K9RX, PY2ATI, PU8MGB, D0WFF, 9G5FI, 4U1UN/B, 3W3B, ZR6C, XE2YWB, PY2SR, PU1SJL, LW2DOD, LU1HW, KE8TFW, CW100A, 3B9FR.
Spotters: WB7PMP, LU9DCE, LU4DRH, DV6XDS, W7ONY, PS8RF, PY2WLM, F6JON, EW8CN, WQ0P, PY2RIC, G0LFF, F4CXO, DL8BDU, YL2LW, W8GJK, SP2HPD, PY7ZZ, PU9YCZ, EA5GJ, DD8EI .
Tuesday DX: D0WFF, R9YU/M, 5T5PA, L21RCA, VK8NSB, FR1GZ/B, E29TGW, 9J2REK, 7Q7CT, VK6VCK, UN5P, HS2KYA, TR8CA, R2EA/P, 4X6TU/B, ZS6BOS, ZS5G, UB9YAQ, PQ7ZP, M0BEW, HZ1TT, EX8M, CN8TI, 9K2MU, ZS6UB, ZS1OIN, YM7TEN/B, YB3KM, WX1S, VK6RBP/B, SV2RSS/B, SV2HNE/B, N7RO, IT9EJW/B, 5Z4VJ, 5B4AAB, 3D2USU, ZS6RHL, YT8WW, YD2DBW, YB1HR, VP8LP, UA6AK, RT1L, R9WEI, JA1XEC, HS0ACS, EL2BG, E21TMW, CT7AXJ, CA3SOC, BD9BI, 4L4NW.
Spotters: F4CXO, UT8IT, LU4DRH, EI7GL, SP2HPD, VE7AV, UN7DAT, WW1L, YC1JEL, F5BQV, YL2LW, LU9DCE, LU1QAH, G1EZF, EA4FME, R3OZ, PU2LUC, PP5FMM, OZ0ZZ, OD5SB, KC4AAW, F5OJN, EA5D, WW3A, IZ8MBW, F1AGR, EA5GJ, YD2UWF, WB7PMP, UX3IW, UT7IL, S51DV, RA3RCL, PY2WLM, OE6CUD, K7ULS, K3XT, IZ7NLJ, G0LFF, F8FAZ, F6JON, F4UJU, EA3AQR, BG8SRK, UB9YAQ, RM9RZ, R4RQ, NL8992, K1HTV, JR6RRD, JK1JXB, G3XHZ, F4DNP, EB1DJ, EA7HG .
Wednesday DX: A451ND, SV5DKL, VU2XO, 9K9OMAN, A71CT, 7Q7CT, WA0OII, UE31DX, TI5KMK, L21RCA, 4X6TU/B, 3B9FR, YM7TEN/B, VK8VF/B, TI2JS, LU1DX, FR1GZ/B, 9G5FI, 5Z4VJ, ZS6DN/B, YY8HBO, VR2CO, UN7LV, TA6CQ, RA3RCL, PY3EW, HZ1IDFT, EA7KJE.
Spotters: LU4DRH, F4CXO, YC1JEL, YL2LW, EA3AQR, I4JEE, DL4MFF, SP6SG, PY2WLM, PY2VM, PP5TG, LU4EFC, KP3G, EA5EE, PY1LV, PU2XYT, ON3ONX, MM0TFU, KB3KTR, IU8JPG, F5BQV, F4VSE, EA1K, BG8SRK, YO7MPD, W0OGH, UA7G, TA0A, SV1YH, SG5Z, RA3RCL, R3PJN, PY2KC, PD1JN, PA3AGN, KC7PJI, K0MD, IZ8KPT, I0KNQ, G4ICD, EI7GL, EI2IP, CT7APD .
Thursday DX: OC200R, L21RCA, V47JA, PQ7ZP, IK2MMM, YV5EVA, KD5WJV, ZS1OIN, ZC4GR, WB8BPU, W2XI, PU5ABB, NE9U, N1UL, KN0R, K9ZO, 7Q7CT.
Spotters: LU4DRH, LU9DCE, LW2EDM, VK3AXI, PP5FMM, SV1VS, KL7J, G1EZF, PY2ANH, PY1FOG, PU2VZV, MM0TFU, LU1QAH, KF4WE, WA2IBZ, R4KO, PP5TG, KG2H .
Friday DX: OC200R, FR1GZ/B, ZS6BOS, D0WFF, 5T5PA, ZS6DN/B, XV1X, WP3B, CD3SJK, ZC4GR, VK6TBR, SV2RSS/B, SV2HNE/B, SV2FQN/B, K4WHP, IZ8RVA/B.
Spotters: F4CXO, LU4DRH, PY1LV, HC1FQ, UT7IL, PP5FMM, LU9DCE, ES5QA, EI2IP, PU9YCZ, JA1NEZ, F4GXX .
Saturday DX: TZ1CE, FR1GZ/B, VK6AS, AM500ESP, WP4/K0BBC, V51MA, ZS4JAN, CE1PTT, PQ7ZP, KD5ILA, ZS6DN/B, ZS5TC, PV8DX, D0WFF, PP1WW, LU9DCE, KV4T, KP4WQ, EA8JK, ZD7BG, YT8WW, YM7TEN/B, XQ3WD, VU2RCY, VK6RBP/B, VK6GC, V51WC, RC3XC/B, R325KF, LU9MRF, KB2RSK, K6FRC/B, JR2TER/P, JI1HAC, F5NBX, WP4NHL, VP8ADR, VK6RO, VK4BLK, UX8ZA, UA6AFS, S5100I, R7AY, R3XD, LU1ASP, LT6M, KS4YT, KP4NET, K4WHP, IZ4VQS, HP9SAM, HI3MRV, FK4QX, ER1SKI, EB1LO, D44PM, CS7AFM, CE3GKU, 9Z4Y, 7Q7CT, 3E200P, 3B8FP.
Spotters: PY1GB, EA1U, F4CXO, LU9DCE, KC4AAW, WB7PMP, LU6YR, LU2NI, ZP5ZDM, CE5MRA, SP5XMU, IT9XJJ, F8NHF, EW6AS, PY2ATR, PU3YST, WB8VLC, PY2UDB, PY2IQ, PA3ANZ, MM0TFU, DL4CH, RK6FO, M0WHC, F8IJV, WW1L, WP4/K0BB, WP4/K0B, W6NT, US2IRC, UR5HVR, UR4LQ, SV1VS, R4IK, PY1FOG, PU9YCZ, PU2TJQ, NR4J, LU3DX, KB2RSK, HG2DX, HB9RNS, DF5SF, DB6LL, W3LPL, VK2OZI, VE7SNC, PY2VCP, PY2ADX, PU5SKW, MM0KMK, LU5EOI, KI5OKO, KD5ILA, I0KNQ .
Sunday DX: W4RN, FY5KE, FR1GZ/B, CX6VM, C92R, FH/K6ZO, LZ6Y, XQ3WD, RG9A, EA3AR, 9G5FI, 3DA0AQ, VK8NSB, HB9NE, ZS6UB, ZS6NL, ZS6DN/B, RT9A, PU5ABB, PP1WW, HS2KYA, F5NBX, D0WFF, ZS6HBE, ZD7BG, VP8NO, RA9AP, PT7WM, LZ5R, LZ2PL, LT6M, EA7ST, DU1JM, D44PM, ZS4JAN, ZD7MY, YM7TEN/B, W7UUU, W2MGF, VK5ZX, VK5ST, SV6DBG/B, RY0A, RT4O, RK9AX, RA3OA, PY2NFT, PU4BOT, PQ7ZP, PP2FRS, N8TMG, N5DX, LZ3ZZ, LZ2ZY, HS0ZLV, F5IN, EA7IWX, EA7HS, EA5ME, EA4DFE, ZS5IA, ZB2GI, YD2UWF, VP9KD, VK5AVB, VE2HVA, SV2HQL/B, RV9CX, RT9L, PY2WD, PY1NDX, PU7RNP, PU1VMA, PA3AAV, MM3T, LW8DXR, LU5UEA, K9OQ, K4SO, IZ8RVA/B, IS0FWY, IK5ZWU, HZ1TT, G1OVK, FJ/KP4DO, F5UTN, F4FDR, EI9KF, EI8IU, EA7EU, EA5W, E74K, E51JD, E29TGW, C31CT, A91WTVD, 9Z4Y, 7X3WPL, 4O4T, 4L8A, 3B8CW.
Spotters: LU4DRH, LW2EDM, EA5D, F4CXO, EA1U, WB8VLC, LU9DCE, CX9BU, PU1ZZZ, G4VPD, KC4AAW, EI7GL, W4RN, ON4ANV, LZ1UK, LU6YR, KO4BWN, E29TGW, UA4CC, F5BQV, F4WBL, DL6KVA, F5NBX, VA1WV, HB9NE, GM0ELP, G1EZF, EA4FME, WA3WLH, PE1RDP, LZ1QV, K3JM, F8IJV, OZ1MFP, F1DSZ, EA7HS, DM2TS, YD2UWF, RC7A, LY5W, IV3SKB, F4AZF, DL1NCH, DL1KUR, WZ1V, SV4NYZ, PU9YCZ, NL8992, N2CG, LZ5PW, KF4WE, IZ8VYU, G0GDA, F4IWN, EI2IP, DL6RAI, DL3GD, DG5EM, YO4AAC, WA5TXY, W1KDA, UA4CRF, RC4HAA, R4DI, R3OZ, PY2ZA, PY2UDB, PY2IQ, PY1ZB, PY1CMT, PU8PSF, LZ3ZZ, LZ2WE, KX3C, IK0IXO, I0KNQ, F4EFA, F1TZE, EA5GH, DL7JV, DD0NM .
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
And after a week of weak activity this coming weekend will be the biggy of the year:
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW. Get practicing! Don’t forget to set the default 599 in the logging program and clean the contacts on the Key.
| K1USN Slow Speed Test||2000Z-2100Z, Nov 26|
|+ CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW||0000Z, Nov 27 to 2400Z, Nov 28|
|+ K1USN Slow Speed Test||0000Z-0100Z, Nov 29|
|+ QCX Challenge||1300Z-1400Z, Nov 29|
|+ QCX Challenge||1900Z-2000Z, Nov 29|
|+ Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest||0100Z-0159Z, Nov 30|
|+ QCX Challenge||0300Z-0400Z, Nov 30|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||1300Z-1400Z, Dec 1|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||1900Z-2000Z, Dec 1|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||0300Z-0400Z, Dec 2|
|+ CWops Mini-CWT Test||0700Z-0800Z, Dec 2|
|+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest||1800Z-1900Z, Dec 2 (CW) and|
1900Z-2000Z, Dec 2 (SSB) and
2000Z-2100Z, Dec 2 (FM) and
2100Z-2200Z, Dec 2 (Dig)
|+ SKCC Sprint Europe||2000Z-2200Z, Dec 2|
For those who don’t know, this is what the CWops Tests are about.
CWops Tests, or CWTs, are 60 minutes in duration and held on Wednesday and Thursday every week. As of July 1, 2021 there are four events each week, at times that favor different geographic areas. Everyone is welcome – you don’t have to be a CWops member to join the fun. CWTs are a good opportunity to meet other CW fans who may be interested in CWops membership. Six bands are used – 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160m. Suggested frequencies are from 28 to 45 kHz from the band edges. However, this range should not be considered a limit when activity is such that participants find it necessary to spread further. Please be considerate of ongoing QSOs and mindful of ongoing or imminent DXpedition operations., W1AW transmissions, etc. Please slow down when called at a slower speed – we want everyone to feel welcome. Lots of Qs or just a few, please submit your results for each session at http://3830scores.com
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
Nov 1-30, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 16, 2021)
Info: By HB9SHD fm Kandolhu I; 40-6m, perhaps 80m; mainly FT8, some SSB, slow CW; spare time operation, especially nights for NA and SA
Nov 6-Dec 18, 2021
Source: 425DXN (Nov 5, 2021)
Info: By AB1F fm Meghalaya state; 40 20 15 10m; QSL via AB1F (B/d)
Nov 8-Dec 6, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Nov 7, 2021)
Info: By OK2WX fm Zanzibar I (IOTA AF-032); HF; CW SSB
Nov 10-24, 2021
DXCC: St Kitts & Nevis
Source: W5JON (Dec 9, 2020)
Info: By W5JON fm Calypso Bay; 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB FT8; yagi, verticals; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
Nov 14-28, 2021
Source: TDDX (Nov 12, 2021)
Info: By VE7BV fm Antigua, Sacatepequez; 40-10m; mainly CW, some SSB FT8; 100w; dipoles; QSL via VE7BV (B/d)
Nov 15-22, 2021
Source: DXW.Net (Nov 13, 2021)
Info: By K6ZO as FH/K6ZO; HF; CW SSB
Nov 18-24, 2021
DXCC: Sint Maarten
QSL: See Info
Source: KD7WPJ (Nov 3, 2021)
Info: By KD7WPJ as PJ7/UR5BCP fm IOTA NA-105; 40-6m; CW FT8 SSB; QSL digital via LoTW, CW SSB via KD7WPJ
Nov 19-29, 2021
Source: TDDX (Nov 17, 2021)
Info: By G4LHT; 40-10m; SSB FT8
Nov 18-Dec 8, 2021
QSL: DK1CE (B/d)
Source: TDDX (Oct 14, 2021)
Info: By DK1CE fm Bamako; 160-10m CW SSB FT8; log periodic, yagi, dipoles, inverted-V
Nov 19-23, 2021
Source: TDDX (Nov 19, 2021)
Info: By WV6E fm Cinnamon Dhonveli; 80-10m; SSB FT8 CW
Nov 19-24, 2021
DXCC: St Barthelemy
QSL: KP4DO Direct
Source: DXW.Net (Sep 9, 2021)
Info: By KP4DO as FJ/KP4DO; 40-10m
Nov 22-Dec 1, 2021
Source: OPDX (Oct 24, 2021)
Info: By KX7M and M0SDV as 3B8/KX7M; HF; QSL via F5CWU OQRS
Nov 24-Dec 1, 2021
Source: OPDX (Aug 1, 2021)
Info: By 4Z4KX 4X6YA 4Z5FI 4Z5LA 4Z1DZ 4X1VF; 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY FT8; QRV for CQWW DX CW
CQ WW DX Contest, CW (Nov 27-28, 2021) Check here for pericontest activity too.
Dec 1-14, 2021
DXCC: Dominican Republic
QSL: DL2SBY B/d
Source: TDDX (Oct 18, 2021)
Info: By DL2SBY as HI7/DL2SBY fm IOTA NA-096; perhaps 1 day during 2d week fm Saona I (IOTA NA-122) using HI2/DL2SBY; HF; CW FT8, some SSB
Dec 1-10, 2021
DXCC: St Martin
Source: TDDX (May 27, 2021)
Info: By K9NU W9MK VE2BWL FS4WBS K9EL; focus on 160 80 40m, some 60m; CW,SS, FT8 FT4; QSL via Club Log OQRS
Dec 2-15, 2021
Source: 4L5A (Nov 18, 2021)
Info: By DL7BO as Z22O and dDJ6TF as Z21A; 160-10m; CW SSB FT8 FT4
Dec 2-16, 2021
Source: TDDX (Dec 3, 2021)
Info: By HB9DSP as 5Z4/HB9DSP fm Malindi; 20 15 10m; SSB, some FT8; 100w; Spiderbeam Quad; QSL via HB9DSP (B/d)
Sun: Three sunspots with a 4th growing.
The biggest geomagnetic storm in years erupted this month when a Cannibal CME slammed into Earth's magnetic field. Auroras spread as far south as California and New Mexico. Upon closer inspection, however, not all of the lights were auroras. Some were "SARs." See spaceweather.com for more info on SARs.
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Tony Dixon G4CJC
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