TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - August 28, 2014

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The dratted 'Over the horizon radar' has been spoiling things on 10m PSK. I managed a couple of EAs last week but the band was not at all active.

Then came this Tuesday and I worked USA, Spain, the Canary Islands, Cuba, Kuwait and Italy all on PSK31. Things may be looking up.

Steve, M0STC worked CE4SES 5/7 and CE3EEA 5/7 on Sunday,
He apologises (no need), saying,
“Hi Tony. Sorry it's been such a long time since I last sent you a report. If you remember, I had a 4-element beam but not a rotator. Well I did get a rotator (Yaesu G-450C) and it works well. Hope to spend more time radio-ing in the near future. Tuesday,a bit of an opening this afternoon, but unfortunately the few interesting DX stations seemed to be busy with many European stations who were stronger than me !”

 
New rotator or used? I have a Moxon kit but I’ve not built it yet. It’s going to have to wait till the grandchildren go back to school.
 
9W2VVH, Arie, worked a few also on Tuesday. CT1JTQ, CT4RC, DL7UDA, DL8WYJ, EB3JT, IU8ALH, LZ1WH, SQ9LPQ, UR5YAE & YO6PAO.
“Hi Tony. Apa khabar, semoga sihat dan gembira selalu.(
Hello, hopefully healthy and happy always) This time I wkd on digital mode - PSK31 @ 28.120MHz. Managed to work 10 EU stn. By the way, I’m vy glad to inform you that there is an activation for special event callsign 9M57MY. It is a special event callsign for the Malaysia 57th independence day that will be running on 30th - 31st August 2014. Hope they also calling on 10m band.”
I hope they are too, I haven’t worked 9M for a long time.
Then on Wednesday, S51AB, DM2CF, DM6KC, F6ECI, LZ1WE, DG4GAT, UA3AQD, UA4HBJ, RA3DAD, F4FRG, UA4PCF, UA6FZ, UA3DTK, UA4CDM, G4BHE, DO6LE, F6GC, DL1AML, SP5Z, UT4LK, IU5BJS, IK5PWJ, IZ8XQC, UT2UO, IZ3WQO, IZ2KLV, 4S7BRG, IW1BGR. All on data mode (PSK31) “Just QRT by 1625utc. I start CQing 28.120 around 1430utc and wkd 28 stns. 73”
 
Paul, MM3OQR, says, “Heard various on CB channels so checked 10m band. Heard one side of a German QSO on FM simplex, 5-9 with full quieting! Called the station, had a 5 minute chat with an astonished German named Inge, DO8DY. Afterwards heard him telling his friend how amazed he was working Scotland on 10m FM for the first time. I think it's my first 10m FM DX too! I was on 5 Watts FM with my FT-817ND. Not sure what power Inge was using, but he was just chatting locally not looking for DX.”
I never looked on the FM section, will do now though. Thanks for the report Paul, your first I think.
 
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: W1AW/5, 9W6EZ, R14CWC/3, PY6TV, M0BJL, LU6DPP, EA8CTF, CP6XE.
Spotters: PU2YVW, W3BGN, SV2HTX, N1FXP, IZ5ILK, F8UNF . 

Tuesday DX: W1AW/5, A35CO, A35TR, WP3ZF, CP6XE, F4WBN, 4W/PE7T, LW2DOD, HS5SRH.
Spotters: ZL2IFB, N0LNK, NM5SD, KQ6PK, N5FH, N1XED, G0LGS, NP3XF, CA3SOC, AA9RN .
Wednesday DX: W1AW/8, IZ6BXV, PY1MX, PU5DUD, PU2MTV, HS5SRH, PU2KCW.

Spotters: G0JEI, MM3NRX, JF1NUV, PU2RTO, PU1MHZ, UR4MSF, PU4MHO, PU2YVW, KQ6PK, IZ6CLZ, IN3KLQ, G7BXU, 9W6EZ . 

Thursday DX: 4W/N1YC, S57DX, S01WS, 5E7R, PY1MX, HZ1PS, CX6DZ, DK3EE, CX1AV, 7X2JV, W1AW/8, ZP6AKY, S52ID, R14CWC/3, PT2SSB/B, LU7YS, KK4YLF, IZ1WYO, F5OUX, D5E7R, 9W6EZ.
Spotters: IZ5ILK, ZL2IFB, PU1MHZ, JF1NUV, PY7PZ, F4FGB, PY1TV, PU4CQQ, IK6SIO, G0JEI, CA3SOC, 9W6EZ, ZP6AKY, UA9FBC, PY2VI, PY2TKB, PY2ALC, PY1FOG, PU4MHO, IW1DQS, IN3KLQ, G4CJC, F4ELU, EA2LMI . 

Friday DX: 5E7R, SJ2014ECC, HS5SRH, 7Z1HL, W1AW/8, YL2014W, A92HK, IA5/IZ5NFD, J28NC, IZ6BXV, E20WXA, CE3YG, 9A/IZ3GNG, PA73CORSO, OM70SNP, PY1MX, OE3HWC, CX8TC, A41KJ, 9A7JCY, 4O7ML, WP4OUH, OM3TWM, LX1DA, LW2DOD, IZ0VXY, FG4NN, DL5RBW, CE4WJK, AM08YB, A61E, SP9H, RA4SAT, RA1ANY, PY2VI, PT2SSB/B, OZ2PBS, OY1CT, OP14L, OE3VSW, F4GBU, E20VWT, DL1NKS, DK1NO, 4W/N1YC.
Spotters: RW3GC, UX7BV, SK2AT, IZ1TUG, PU4MHO, PU1MHZ, PP5BB, PU2RTO, OE5MPL, LU8DK, 2E1RDX, VE3FGU, RW3OZ, OG2M, N5BCA, LW1DG, KG7KWK, JF1NUV, G0RBD, DO1WAH, WT8C, UR8GM, UA6BGM, SV2HTX, RN7C, PD1WO, OE3WMA, LY3BRA, IZ7DMT, IZ5ILK, IZ1YKQ, HZ1DG, HA9AL, G0JEI, F8BNU, F5PCV, EA3GJO, DL7JV, DB6VP, 9A6T .

Saturday DX: 3B9FR, 5E7R, W1AW/8, S01WS, CA7CAQ, A92HK, PY2LPM, PY2VI, PU2KMZ, CA3MBM, FM5DN, CX1AA, 8R1Z, VK6RO, PY2SPW, HZ1PS, 9K2HS, ZS1ANF, ZP6AKY, VU2DSI, TI8II, KH6LC, CE3YG, A61K, LU5FLM, LU1FAM, IK6OSZ, FM5AN, EA8ZS, CT3BY, CE3EEA, AM08YB, A41KJ, WP4OUH, R14CWC/3, PY3DJB, PY2VM, PU1CWP, PC2T, N4GBK, IZ6BXV, HH2/PY3SB, EA7DJ, DF1KSP, CE4SES, CE2ATS, CA3LMO.
Spotters: G0JEI, PY2ALC, PY4CR, PY3FBI, EA3EJ, ZL2IFB, YV2FYY, KG7KWK, F8UNF, PY2VI, GI4SNA, PY2PAL, PE2JB, JF1NUV, IW1CHX, IU2ABV, EA4AOC, CA7CAQ, 9W6EZ, YO4LHR, WD5DJX, W3LPL, PU2KMZ, PU1MHZ, IZ5ILK, IZ4AIF, IZ1TUG, G4VPD, DK9BTX, YV4OW, VK4CZ, VK2IR, UX8IX, UX7BV, RV3OD, PY1TV, PU2YVW, PU2RTO, PU2PZZ, ND6M, M0UOK, LU6DPP, K8PO, K8MP, IT9VDQ, IK7MOI, HR1/K2L, F4ELU, EA7ISH, EA2DT, DO9RWG, DC7WG, CE3OP, AI4SB . 

Sunday DX: W1AW/8, 5E7R, HS5SRH, PY3UR, HK1T, TI8AA, 3B9FR, PY5VC, PX2A, 4W/PE7T, PY2VI, PT2CM, 3B8DB, ZD8RY, PY5ARP, PT6B, NH6Y, KH6LC, HI8JQE, EA2DT, 4J0SFR, ZW5B, VK6RO, PU5DCB, HT5T, FG4NN, CE1UGE, 4W/N1YC, PY2UD, PY2SPW, LU6DPP, EA7DJ, CP6XE, BU2AQ, ZW8T, ZW1LDC, ZV8F, VU2DSI, VK5SFA, R9AE, R14CWC/3, PY5BT, PY1AA, PU7DEF, PU1VFC, PT2AA, PR7AA, PP5CG, OA4O, LW1DZ, IW4EGX, F1RHS, CX1AA, CT3IQ, CE4SES, CE3YG, CE2ATS, CA7CAQ, YY5CMJ, PY8WW, PY3MU, PY2TMV, PY2EYE, PY1GQ, PV8ADI, PU5UAI, PU5IKE, PU1KGG, PT2CVA, PP7FO, PD1DX, LY3X, LU5FC, LU1MPK, KD2FLY, F4HEC, DU3LA, CE5WQO, AM09IB, 9M2IDJ.
Spotters: PT2CM, PY5VC, IW1CHX, PV8DR, PU7GEJ, 9A7JCY, PU8PSF, TM5CVA, PE1LJS, CT1BXT, RY3D, KD2FLY, JF1NUV, EA4AOC, DH8BQA, PY3IBZ, PY2ALC, NN6CH, LW1EB, G0JEI, XE2EX, ND6M, KK4KWZ, KD9BAA, KB4FOS, IK6AWY, SP1MGM, R3BM, PU1MAS, CE3MDA, 9A2KD, US8ICF, RW3GC, PY1PDF, PU5NAS, PU2YVW, PP6MS, N5ZKK, KH6LC, KC2QNK, KA2FIR, K8AZ, F1BBI, XE1HON, VE3HBZ, UW5Y, UT6UA, PY5ZW, PY2VI, PY2PAL, PY2BIP, PY1TV, PU1KOE, PR7PB, NY0P, NU4R, LW9DYQ, KM4AEM, KG7KWK, IZ1TUG, IQ4FA, IN3KLQ, F8UNF, F8DGY, DK3EE, DB6VP, CT1AGS, AB2KL, AA9RN .
 
Contests: Information from WA7BMN

Not too much in the way of exciting contests yet.

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 27 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Aug 27 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Aug 28
+ YO DX HF Contest 1200Z, Aug 30 to 1200Z, Aug 31
+ Colorado QSO Party 1200Z, Aug 30 to 0400Z, Aug 31
+ SCC RTTY Championship 1200Z, Aug 30 to 1159Z, Aug 31
+ MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint 2300Z, Sep 1 to 0300Z, Sep 2
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0100Z-0300Z, Sep 2
 


Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews

June  
2014 Jun26 2014 Aug28 Svalbard JW
[spots]
RW6HS Direct ATDX
20140618
By UA3IPL as JW/UA3IPL fm Spitsbergen; HF; QRS CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65; G5RV
July  
2014 Jul23 2014 Aug31 Hong Kong VR2UU
[spots]
LotW VA3RJ
20140822
By K0UU; operation to continue through Dec 2015
2014 Jul31 2014 Aug31 Brunei V85
[spots]
YO8RCW ATDX
20140805
By YO8RCW as V85/YO8RCW; 20m; SSB
August  
2014 Aug10 2014 Aug28 Montserrat VP2MPX
[spots]
IK2DUW DXW.Net
20140520
By IZ2DPX fm NA-103 (WLOTA 1475, FK86vs); 160-6m; SSB; QSL OK via Buro or direct
2014 Aug21 2014 Aug29 Ascension I ZD8N
[spots]
G3ZVW DXW.Net
20140730
By G3ZVW; HF; mainly CW
2014 Aug23 2014 Sep01 Trinidad & Tobago 9Y4
[spots]
AI5P OPDX
20140721
By AI5P as 9Y4/AI5P; 40-10m; mainly CW; wire antennas
2014 Aug24 2014 Sep03 Palau T88AT
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20140821
By KQ2I; 40 30m; CW; QSL also OK via KQ2I direct
2014 Aug24 2014 Sep07 Crete SV9
[spots]
LZ1PM LZ3FN
20140801
By LZ3FN; all bands; mainly CW; QRV for YODXC
2014 Aug26 2014 Sep01 Trinidad & Tobago 8P9MC G4BLH VA3RJ
20140822
By G4BLH fm Christ Church, Barbados (NA-021, WLOTA 0999); 20 10m; CW SSB; 100w; vertical + dipole; QSL OK via Buro or direct
2014 Aug26 2014 Sep02 Mariana Is KH0 OZ0J DXW.Net
20140620
By OZ0J as KH0/OZ0J fm Saipan I (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, QK25uf); 80-6m; CW + digital; QSL OK via OZ Buro or direct
2014 Aug26 2014 Sep15 Chagos VQ9XR LotW DXW.Net
20140724
By N7XR fm Diego Garcia; 160-10m; SSB RTTY CW; high power; SteppIR BigIR, Spiderbeam; dipoles; QSL also OK via Club Log or N7XR direct (no IRCs)
2014 Aug28 2014 Aug31 Palau T88UN JH1UVV ATDX
20140809
By JH1UVV fm OC-009 (PJ77fi); holiday style operation; QSL OK via JARL Buro or direct: Takashi Nakamura, 3-525-8 Chigase Ome, Tokyo 198-0043, Japan
September  
2014 Sep01 2014 Sep03 Botswana A25GF ZS6AYU ZS6AYU
20140713
By ZS6AYU fm KH22od; 6m; holiday style operation
2014 Sep01 2014 Sep09 New Caledonia TX4A Club Log DXW.Net
20140621
By VE3LYC KD1CT fm Matthew I (OC-218); 40-10m; CW SSB; 4 days during this period; QSL also OK via VE3LYC direct (w/ US$3 + SAE) or Buro
2014 Sep02 2014 Sep09 Niue E6MF ZL2MF ATDX
20140816
By ZL2MF; 20 15 10m, perhaps 40m; SSB; 100w; QRV for All Asia DX Contest; QSL also OK via ZL Buro
2014 Sep02 2014 Sep09 Palau T8 OZ0J DXW.Net
20140619
By OZ0J as T88VW fm Koror I (OC-009); 80-6m; SSB CW + digital; QSL OK via OZ Buro or direct
2014 Sep04 2014 Sep08 Macao XX9TYT IZ8CCW DXW.Net
20140822
By IK7YTT fm Coloane I (AS-075); QRV for All Asian DX Contest, SSB
2014 Sep04 2014 Sep10 Bhutan A52LSS LotW 425DXN
20140816
By JH3LSS; HF; CW SSB + digital; QSL also OK via JH3LSS, JARL Buro or direct
2014 Sep04 2014 Sep11 Bhutan A52IVU JA3IVU 425DXN
20140816
By JA3IVU; HF; SSB RTTY PSK31; QSL OK via JARL Buro or direct
 
Sun: 5 sunspots with only couple like to flare. Monday a rapid pair of CMEs just missed earth.
 
Stoke scrambled an away draw against the 10 men of Hull (Tigers?). It was a poor show from Stoke and on TV too. Manchester City away this coming Saturday, no chance.
BTW Manchester United were beaten 4 – 0 by MK Dons and knocked out of the Carling Cup. What a shame! I do feel sorry for the new manager (not).

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