TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - February 26, 2015

23:21 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments











February 26, 2015


TI9/3Z9DX (Cocos Is) was up there most of the week but didn’t have it all his own way. PW0F, (Fernando de Noronha, Brazil) and ZV8V (Mosqueiro Island, Brazil) popped up to lead a couple of days.


 

A very strong week with ten contacts needed during the week and twenty at the weekend to get into the list. Sunday was a super day with almost 6,000 contacts recorded. The graphics plots the path of each reported contact.



Having said what a great week it was, Monday to Tuesday this week were dire for me. The band was hardly open during the day and closed completely by mid afternoon.
 
A first for this column, a report from Cuba. Arnie, CO2KK, found the same thing last week. “Band was dead here at 1400 UTC. Very low solar activity taking its toll ... not even one beacon heard this morning local time.”
And another first, a report from Trinidad and Tobago. Anthony, 4Z4A, worked W2R 5/9, PU1MHZ 5/9 and PU5UAI 5/9 on Sunday. And very gracious he says, “Greetings from Trinidad and Tobago, 73's de Anthony, 9Z4A.” Greetings to you too, it’s a long time since I worked any where near there. I think I have a paper QSL from the early 80s for a contact.
Last week, Martin, MW0CND/qrp, sent in a report and just missed the deadline. So here it is now.
Tuesday I worked FR4QT 5/7, VU2XO 5/8, ZS6BAF, 5/5, ZS1AN 5/5, ZS6JSE 5/4, UA3QKA 5/9, UR9IT 5/6, RA3RLJ 5/3 and TR8CA 5/8. All on SSB
The above contacts were all qrp FR4AT and VU2XO were with 10 watts ZS6BAF & ZS1AN were worked with 1 watt and ZS6JSE, TR8CA worked with 500mW qrp along with the UA/UR RA. Radio used was the Ranger RCI2950DX3 10/12 meter band and a I-Max 2000 vertical gp power qrp 10 watts then 1 watt at the end 0.5 watts 73s martin MW0CND/QRP”
Thanks for that Martin. As a reminder to everyone it would help if any contributions could be sent to me by 12:00 UTC on Wednesday for inclusion that week.
 
Most popular DX (Ten or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: 3B9FR, KP4JRS, HA8DM, FJ/W2RE, JW9JKA, TM60TAAF, HQ2ALJ, FM1HN, V51WW, EA9/DL2RVL, V5/DJ9KM, ZD7FT, UT7HA, T6T, FJ/WW2DX, YO4RIU, WK3N/AAW, PU5DTH, EN1KM, KP4NS, PY2UD, IZ5EKV, FM5BH, DU3LA, UR3HC, IR1ANT, A71FJ, 9K54NLD, ZS90SARL, P43E, LX/DK5ON, KC4TVZ, CX2DK, 4X1MO, LU2FGL, EA6XQ, CX8TC, CE2AWW, C6AUM, 9A2YM, 5B4ALX, XE1XR, LU7FSM, FJ/N2IEN, CE2/CX1EK, CA7CAQ, XE2JS, V85TL, TR8CA, LY4A, LU5AB, LU3DW, BD4UJ, A71ME.
Spotters: W3LPL, PD0LK, LU8XQL, KF4SKY, RU0LAX, PU2RDB, IK7GUW, N2JF, CA4CBJ, DJ9VS, N0TW, DO4MM, IW1CHX, HC5F, RX6B, NK3Y, KD9BAA, PY2HT, N4NQ, N3MAV, HA6VH, F4BAL, F0CXO, DO3KTM, CE7SOY, 2E0CNL .
Tuesday DX: TI9/3Z9DX, JY5IB, OD5ZZ, T6T, V51WW, FJ/W2RE, EH5ASB, HS0ZIN, EA9/DL2RNS, YD4IRS, YB1FWO, V5/DC8QT, 5B4ALX, VU2DSI, C6AUM, C6AKQ, 5B4AIF, ZS90SARL, MW0ZZK, FJ/WW2DX, ZD7FT, VK6IR, TK4LS, KH6GA, DU3LA, 9W6EZ, SV5BYR, LU8EEM, 5B4ALD/P, VP2V/N4STG, PU2WDX, PJ2/K2PLF, FG/F6ITD, CU7AA, YY1ALE, LU8EOT, KC4TVZ, E21EJC, UT7HA, PY2VA, LZ2FU, LW1EUD, KB8U, HF90IARU, DL65DARC, 9K54NLD.
Spotters: W3LPL, PD0LK, PU2LPV, PY1FOG, CX4AD, UX1BZ, CE7SOY, YO6DDF, F1UMO, PT7WM, HK2PMR, F0CXO, 2E0CNL, YV5HV, N0AH, LZ2YO, LU4DPL, IT9COR, RZ6HNP, RU3GC, M0UOK, DO4MM . 

Wednesday DX: TI9/3Z9DX, PY2VI, 6Y2T, YB0AZ, CE6WUW, CP6XE, C6AUM, V26M, SU9VB, PY2UD, PT7ZT, PJ2/W9VA, FO/K8PGJ, EH5ASB, CE2/CX1EK, 9K54NLD, ZD7FT, HP1RY, HB0WR, V5/DJ9KM, TR8CA, V47JA, TK4LS, SV1BDO, A41SS, UA9CUA, 9M2MDX, 3B9FR.
Spotters: W3LPL, LU4DPL, PD0LK, E73GRS, LU1HVK, F4FIU, SV1BDO/3, PX1M, PU2KAY, JA1HOX, PU3PUC, KB9JJF, K4AVO .

Thursday DX: TI9/3Z9DX, Z81X, V5/DC8QT, KH6/NA2U, 9M2TO, V26M, P40L, PJ2/W9VA, SU9IG, KP4NS, EH5ASB, CE2/CX1EK, VP5/K0MD, C6AUM, CN2JF, ZW5WIM, V31AT, FY/F5UII, Z81B, PJ2/NP2L, P43E, 3B9FR, VP5/AC0W, SV3AQR, HS0ZIN, F4WBN, A61CK, YC2GYX, VU3DJQ, VK8NSB, UT4UO, TI5/N5OT, E20HHK, C5DX, 4S7VG.
Spotters: W3LPL, PD0LK, N0TW, XQ4CW, W4DLT, LU1QS . 

Friday DX: PW0F, TI9/3Z9DX, ZW2R, CW1C, PJ7AA, Z81X, BA7MY, ZV8V, CT9/OM3RM, FK8IK, HL5BMX, ZW5WIM, VP5/AC0W, C6AUM, 5H1ES, PR5P, JW/DF8DX, EH5ASB, SU9VB, PJ4/G4XUM, HQ2ALJ, FR4PV, TF3ML, HA6NF, EG5ANT, SV5BYR, F8DGY, E77DX, C21BN, EN1KM, D44EE, 8R1AK, VK6BP, BD3CB, XE1YQQ, KL7RA, KH6/NA2U, JW/DL2JRM, EA9/DL2RNS, CE2/CX1EK, UE23DKA, RT2F, P40L, BG2CTX.
Spotters: W3LPL, PD0LK, EA5HRD, RW6MKK, CA4CBJ, KC9WAV, IW6CAE, IK7BPV, LU1HVK, PU4MHO, IK1UGX, YO6DDF, OE5MPL, N8MAS, N1EEQ, LZ1VDR, IV3JER, IK0OPS, BG2CTX .
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Saturday DX: ZV8V, TI9/3Z9DX, CW1C, HS0ZHC, ZV1M, TO66R, JW9JKA, FY5KE, SU9IG, 6Y2T, ZW5WIM, FR4PV, PS7KC, PJ4X, OD5ZZ, ZW2R, HL5BMX, TI5W, PW0F, PJ2T, KH6LC, CE3CT, V31AT, HS7BHK, FK8IK, FG5GP, PY2ZXU, FR4QT, KL7RA, FM5AN.
Spotters: K6III, W4PM, N8AGU, K1RV, K0JPL, KD7H, KK7JS, W3LPL, W1MA, KP2Q, N6DA, JF2IWL, KB4KBS, N1TX, K3DQB, ND3N, K2SG, W6KY, VA2WA, W9YK, W9TB, N3RC, KP4WU/W4, KP4WU/W, W3OU, K0RI, ZV2K, N6VV, K7VIT, NF1O, NA2M, N3MX . 

Sunday DX: TI9/3Z9DX, CW1C, ZV8V, PW0F, ZW2R, HL5BMX, Z81X, JW9JKA, ZW5WIM, TO66R, FY5KE, C6AUM, PJ7AA, FR4QT, FK8IK, PJ2T, KH6LC, FR4PV, BA7MY, SU9IG, CW5B, 6Y2T, V31AT, SV3AQR, BG9HKP, TK5KP, RC70YC, PJ4X, HS0ZHC, CE3CT, KL7RA, ZV1M, OD5ZZ, 5Z4/DF3FS, PR5P, 5H1ES, HL2DBP, TI5W, HS7BHK, YV1KK, PS7KC, PQ70FEB, JT1PB, CT9/OM3RM, 3D2KM, ZW5B, XE1SIX, VP5S, LO5D, TM60TAAF, TM2T, PY3AA, EH5ASB, P40L, EF8R, 4V1JR, V26M, JE8AGX, E7DX, CE2/CX1EK, VP5/AC0W, VI8ANZAC, TM2B, FG5GP, DK65DARC, SU9VB, HI3K, DL65DARC, 8R1AK, ZR9C, PY1NX, OA4SS, KC4TVZ, HC1WDT, EG5ANT, 9V1XX, ZM4M, ZF1A, TM1A, PY2ZXU, KP2M, FR4NT, EF8U, VK8NSB, TM12WAP, RT0F, PI4DX, LU1DZ, J64SLI, FM5BH, D44EE, C21BN, TR8CA, PY2PT, OC4FZ, NR4M, JW/DF8DX, 5H3EE, PY2VI, PP5KR, NP4Z, FM5FJ, EC4TA, DU3LA, BG2CTX, 9A1A, K2SSS, JG1OUT, HI8JQE, FM5AN, 5B4ALJ.
Spotters: K6III, K0JPL, W3LPL, W4PM, N8AGU, KB4KBS, K1RV, HA6VH, S53K, UW1WU, N4HB, W9YK, N6DA, KK7JS, KD7H, VE2FK, W9TB, LU1HVK, K0RI, UT3UZ, PD0LK, KP2Q, AK5WB, UR5XMM, N3FJP, W4DL, W1MA, LN5O, PU4MHO, F6IIT, W3OU, NF1O, ND3N, K5TIA, WB8YYY, JF2IWL, N3MAV, UA0LOF, TA2AKG, N3MX, AB9YC, W3CF, VA2WA, N1TX, K7GA, K6RC, K3DQB, 2M0WEV, RW6MKK, 9A7JCY, S55OO, PU2BRU, NA6O, NA2AA, W6KY, UT5ERP, PU2KAY, K2SG, CA4CBJ, YR8D, PA3CNI, IK7BPV, EA1FA, YO7SG, YO5OSF, KP4WU/W4, KP4WU/W, GM0LIR, G4SKO, WJ2D, PU5IKE, PU2RDB, PU2RAY, NA2M, N6VV, N3RC, N0AH, K4EDI, IK1QFP, CE7SOY, WK1Q, PS7NN, HB9FBP, ZV2K, WA4PGM, W2YC, VA3EC, PY2PAL, PU1MIL, N0TW, K7VIT, K5IID, XQ4CW, OE5MPL, N6HE, LU4DPL, KD4PXY, HB9DVH, BG9HKP . 

 
Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Feb 25 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Feb 25 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Feb 26
+ UBA DX Contest, CW 1300Z, Feb 28 to 1300Z, Mar 1
+ North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Feb 28 to 0559Z, Mar 1
   
March 2015
+ North Carolina QSO Party 1500Z, Mar 1 to 0059Z, Mar 2
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Mar 3
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Mar 4 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Mar 4 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Mar 5
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Mar 5 (CW) and
  1900Z-2000Z, Mar 5 (SSB) and
  2000Z-2100Z, Mar 5 (FM) and
  2100Z-2200Z, Mar 5 (Dig)
 


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

January  
2015 Jan14 2015 Mar05 Belize V31YN
[spots]
LotW OPDX
20150119
By DJ4KW fm Conejo Shores (EK58ul); 160-10m; CW RTTY; 100w; verticals, wires, + 2 Beverage directed to Europe and Australia, New Zealand; QSL also OK via DJ4KW, DARC Buro or direct
2015 Jan20 2015 Mar01 St Kitts & Nevis V47JA
[spots]
LotW W5JON
20121207
By W5JON fm Calypso Bay, St Kitts (NA-104, FK887pg); 160-6m, incl 60m; SSB; dipoles, vertical, yagi on 6m; QSL also OK via W5JON direct
2015 Jan31 2015 Feb28 Grenada J38GA
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20150107
By W2BEE fm NA-024; CW + digital; QSL also OK via W2BEE, Buro or direct
February  
2015 Feb01 2015 Feb28 Solomon Is H44MS
[spots]
DL2GAC PA3CWN
20141217
By DL2GAC fm Honiara, Guadalcanal (WLOTA-0086, RI00aj); QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct (see Web page for details); operation to continue until Apr 30
2015 Feb02 2015 Mar30 Guadeloupe FG
[spots]
LotW OPDX
20141222
By F6ITD as FG/F6ITD; HF fm La Desirade I (NA-102); SSB + digital; QSL also OK via F6ITD Buro or direct (LotW preferred)
2015 Feb10 2015 Mar02 Rwanda 9X0PY
[spots]
SM6CPY DXW.Net
20150206
By SM6CPY fm Kigali; 20-10m, perhaps 160-40m; QSL OK via SM Buro or direct (w/ US$3 + SAE)
2015 Feb12 2015 Mar03 Reunion FR
[spots]
F8AAN Direct ATDX
20150216
By F8AAN as FT/F8AAN; 40-10m
2015 Feb16 2015 Mar08 Kenya 5Z4
[spots]
DF3FS Direct DF3FS
20141108
By DF3FS as 5Z4/DF3FS fm Diani Beach; 80-10m; CW SSB; verticals and Hexbeams; QSL also OK via DARC Buro home_call
2015 Feb16 2015 Mar15 Bonaire PJ4F
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20150216
By WS5K; HF; QSL also OK via M0URX
2015 Feb17 2015 Mar10 Curacao PJ2
[spots]
DL9NBJ ATDX
20150208
By DL9NBJ as PJ2/DL9NBJ; HF; CW SSB
2015 Feb18 2015 Feb27 French Guiana FY
[spots]
F5UII DXW.Net
20150213
By F5UII as FY/F5UII; HF; SSB, perhaps RTTY; QRV before 11z, 15-17z, after 22z; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct (w/ 2USD + SAE)
2015 Feb18 2015 Feb28 Nauru C21BN
[spots]
JH1NBN DXW.Net
20150211
By JH1NBN fm OC-031; 80-6m; SSB
2015 Feb18 2015 Mar16 Sint Maarten PJ7AA
[spots]
AA9A AA9A
20140913
By AA9A; 40-10m; CW SSB
2015 Feb19 2015 Feb26 Hawaii KH6
[spots]
OH2IS ATDX
20150217
By OH2IS as KH6/OH2IS fm Maui I (OC-019); 40-10m; CW SSB
2015 Feb19 2015 Mar11 Tanzania 5H1
[spots]
See Info ATDX
20150201
By IK6CAC as 5H1OC (QSL via IK6CAC) and IV3FSG as 5H1ES (QSL via IK3GES) fm Zanzibar I (AF-032); HF
2015 Feb20 2015 Mar03 Reunion FR
[spots]
F5HIJ ATDX
20150221
By F5HIJ as FR/F5HIJ; 40-6m; SSB
2015 Feb20 2015 Mar03 Tanzania 5H1JRI
[spots]
IK7JWX DXW.Net
20150219
By IK6JRI; 40-10m, perhaps 80m; SSB; holdau style operation
2015 Feb20 2015 Mar06 Guantanamo Bay KG4
[spots]
Home Call 425DXN
20150214
By W4WV as KG4WV and W6HGF as KG4HF; all bands; SSB PSK RTTY CW; QSL also OK via Club Log (KG4HF OK via LotW)
2015 Feb20 2015 Mar08 Juan Fernandez 3G0ZC
[spots]
LotW OPDX
20140113
By F5JTV F8ATS F1ULQ + 20 op team; 160-6m, focus on low bands; SSB CW + digital; 700w; Spiderbeams and verticals; 8 stations; QSL also OK via Club Log
2015 Feb21 2015 Feb28 Malawi 7Q7GIA
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20150109
By LA7GIA fm Lilongwe; 80-10m; CW RTTY; wires and verticals; QSL also OK via LA7GIA or Club Log
2015 Feb22 2015 Feb28 Lord Howe I VK9LC
[spots]
OH2YY DXW.Net
20150129
By OH2YY and OH1TV as TBA; 40-10m; mainly SSB, some CW; yagis and dipoles; 2 stations; QSL OK via SRAL Buro or direct
2015 Feb22 2015 Mar06 Ascension ZD8D
[spots]
DL9HO DXW.Net
20141222
By DJ9KH DK9BDN DL6KAC; focus on 160-40m, including 60m; CW RTTY SSB
2015 Feb23 2015 Mar13 Ecuador HC1MD
[spots]
LotW NE8Z
20150221
By NE8Z; 40-6m, check 50.110 MHz; mainly RTTY, some SSB CW; also using /HC1 fm Tubaco, /HC2 fm Ballenita Lighthouse, /HC4 fm Manta, /HC7 fm Amazon jungle; QSL also OK via K8LJG
2015 Feb24 2015 Feb27 Greenland OX3LX
[spots]
LotW VA3RJ
20150219
By OX3LX fm Kookoerne I (NA-220, GP34xb); HF + 6m; spare time operation; QSL also OK via Club Log, eQSL, and OZ1PIF
2015 Feb24 2015 Mar01 San Andres & Providencia HK0
[spots]
VE2FDJ DXW.Net
20150222
By VE2FDJ as HK0/VE2FDJ fm Providencia I (NA-049); HF; holiday style operation
2015 Feb24 2015 Mar02 Liechtenstein HB0
[spots]
HA7JTR HA7JTR
20150204
By HA7JTR fm Masescha as HB0/HA7JTR; 160-10m; CW SSB; inverted L + groundplane; QRV for CQ 160m SSB Contest
2015 Feb26 2015 Mar10 St Pierre & Miquelon FP KV1J KV1J
20141030
By KV1J as FP/KV1J fm NA-032; 160-10m + 6m if open; mainly SSB RTTY, some CW PSK
2015 Feb28 2015 Mar09 St Maarten PJ7C EB7DX OPDX
20150223
By CX2AM CX4CR CX8FB CX3AN; 80-10m; CW SSB; yagi + verticals; 2 stations; holiday style operation
March  
2015 Mar01 2015 Mar10 Curacao PJ2 ON4BCV ATDX
20150218
By ON4BCV as PJ2/ON4BCV; HF + 6m; SSB; fm PJ2T station
2015 Mar01 2015 Mar12 Bonaire PJ4 DG1SGW DXW.Net
20141024
By DG1SGW as PJ4/DG1SGW; HF; holiday style operation
2015 Mar01 2015 Mar15 Aruba P4 WA2NHA DXW.Net
20150204
By WA2NHA as P4/WA2NHA; HF; CW
2015 Mar01 2015 Mar31 Vietnam XV7BM JA8BMK DXW.Net
20141020
By JA8BMK fm Nha Trang; improved antenna
2015 Mar02 2015 Mar06 Micronesia V63CO JA8COE DXW.Net
20150114
By JA8COE fm Falalop I (OC-078); HF; QSL also OK via Club Log
2015 Mar04 2015 Mar09 Bahamas C6ATF LotW ATDX
20150219
By K4OV N1BA; HF; QSL also OK via eQSL and K4OV
2015 Mar05 2015 Mar11 Micronesia V63JYR JR1JYR DXW.Net
20150213
By JR1JYR fm Pohnpei I (OC-010); 20-10m; SSB CW + digital
2015 Mar05 2015 Mar18 Kenya 5Z4LS G3RWF DXW.Net
20150129
By G3RWF fm Nairobi; 80-10m; mainly CW
2015 Mar05 2015 Apr01 Madeira CT9 Home Call 425DXN
20150214
By DL3KWR as CT9/DL3KWR and DL3KWF as CT9/DL3KWF fm AF-014; focus on WARC bands; mainly CW
2015 Mar05 2015 Jun05 Surinam PZ5LP eQSL DXW.Net
20150127
By PA1LP fm Nieuw Nickerie; 80-10m; SSB + digital
 
Sun: Only 3 sunspots. Sunspot AR2290 is growing, but it does not yet pose a threat for strong flares.
 
Stoke beat Aston Villa 1 – 2 with a last gasp penalty. Yet another good away win. Hull this Saturday at the Brit, I’ll be there.

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