TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - April 19, 2017

09:19 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments









April 19, 2017


Oh a very poor week made somewhat brighter by Friday, Saturday and Sunday but still a downward trend. J5B and J5W were top dogs again followed by S79Z (Seychelles) and HZ1SK (Saudi Arabia) at the weekend.

It’s not too often I notice Chinese stations in these lists. There are a few this week. I would like to hope China can open its doors a little wider to visiting Radio Amateurs particularly as I visit Shanghai regularly.
Just look at this array from BG3GJA!


 
Darrell, G0HVQ, worked PU2KOB, PP5XA, LU4XAP, PU2LJH, PU2W and heard J5W and S79Z on Friday. In this week’s only report he says,

“Hi Tony, thought you might appreciate a report of some 10m contacts as things have been so dire. Despite next to no sunspots, 10m has been opening up on the South America path this week, with LU and PY in late afternoon and early evening several days. The 2 big DX'peditions J5W and S79Z were also in but just too weak to work with my Hexbeam. There's also been a bit of early-season Es starting to appear, I and EA worked on JT65 today (Sat).”

Yes I certainly do appreciate the report.
 
Here’s one that got lost in the filing system so my apologies to Daniel, IK2SGL/OA8. And please do send in more reports I promise to file them more carefully.

“Hi Tony, I have just discovered your report and I really like it. It give a good frame of the ten meters band. I saw you had me on one list. Just some info abt. me in case. I am active mainly on Mondays when I have some free time. I usually start monitoring the 28MHz and then shiftin into lower bands. On 10 meters I usually have rag chewing with Trinidad and Tobago with my friend Mark 9Z4Y. Listening to the beacons there is some interesting activity. Unfortunately very few take time to listen on the band or make CQ. It seems there is a sort of pathology of "cluster disease". Despite the bad conditions of the band it is funny and interesting. Rare stations pop-up for a couple of minutes then the signal fades in QSB. 

I am /OA8 from the Peruvian Selva. The prefix is quite interesting because as far as I know I am the only station active from the area 8 of Peru. I will continue working on 10 meters as it is a really interesting band.”
 
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)

Monday DX: J5B, S79Z, S01WS, FY5KE, KH2BY, 9Z4Y, IW3EOL, EA3AVN.
Spotters: LU5FCI, JI1CPN, IU2IDU, IK7NXU . 

Tuesday DX: J5B, FY5KE, 9Z4Y, PY1JEA/PP7, NP3KV, FJ/N2IEN, PY2ZEA, KP2BH, VU2NXM.
Spotters: VE3FGU, PU2WSQ, LU5FCI, EA7FDW, W2RE, PU2PSP, PU1KDX, PU1JVB, LU4XAP, KF5LBK, F5PHW, EC7RC, EA7ST, EA1ALE, CE3SNA . 

Wednesday DX: J5B, S79Z, HK1MW, FY5KE, LU4FBH, 9Z4Y, YV1DIG, PY5QW, NP3KV, KP4WQ, CX6DZ, CX3DAM, 9Z4GB.
Spotters: PU5LHF, WB7PMP, 9Z4Y, PY2OSD, PY1FOG, PU5YSV, PU1KDX, LU4DPL . 

Thursday DX: J5B, J5W, WP4PRD, PY5VT, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: G4ELJ, PU2SDX, PW8GTS, G0HVQ, EA4CRP, 9Z4Y . 

Friday DX: J5W, PY1JEA/PY2, EG8MDC, FY5KE, HZ1SK, V31MA, PZ5RA, IR9MDC, H91IT, PY2EDY, LU6DPP, PP1WW, WP4PRD, NP3KV, II8MDC, PU2WDX, PU2UAF, WP4PUM, V21MA, IU7EPA, FM8QR, PU2SDX, FJ/N2IEN, S79Z, S51DX, LU5HA, IS0FWY, SV2DSJ, PY9FE, LW2DAF, K0STP, IU4HMP, HK1MW, EL2BG, EA8PT, EA8/DL3ASM, DL4RAN, CA3LMO.
Spotters: DO7HH, PY2XN, PU5LHF, PY2DU, HA1BL, EA7FDW, PU2RSG, PU1KDX, IK2JTS, DL2FR, PY2EDY, PU2LEW, PY4GSS, PU5IKE, K0YY, IZ8GNR, IT9SSI, G4ELJ, EA9IB, DE7WAB, YV8AD, PY6ZIM, PY2CE, PY2ACA, PY1PDF, LU1ECO, K2PAA, IU3EHZ, HK6KDK, EA8ZT, ZP5DVD, PY5DK, PY2TWI, PY1TV, PY1RN, PY1FOG, PU2OKE, PU2LJH, PU2KNM, PT9AL, PP1WW, LU5HA, KD4AFW, IZ8XQC, EA8CNR, EA1VR, CT1FIU, CR7APD . 

Saturday DX: S79Z, IR9MDC, PY7RL, LU5FLM, J5W, I0CMD, A41KJ, PU1RTR, HP1ELV, V53DX, PY8WW, PP2FRS, IZ1RZO, IW3FZQ, CX8DS, 4Z5LA, SV6DBG/B, IZ8RVA/B, FR8QN, EA8CVZ, EA2DAC, 4Z1DZ, ZW8T, VE3TEN/B, PY2EX, PU1KDX, IT9EJW/B, II8MDC, HK6G, FM5DN, DJ8RP, CT7AJL.
Spotters: PU1KDX, I0CMD, PR1M, PY1FOG, PU5LHF, EW2ABC, KK4CB, PY8WW, DL7JV, PU1RTR, PD7RB, IT9SSI, 4X6TT, WB2TQE, PY2ADX, ON6KZ, OK2EW, LA9NKA, IZ1RZO, F1RHS, UR3VKE, SV1GFM, PY1BR, PU1JAM, OK1RI, KE4TWI, IK7NXU, G3NWG, CT1GFQ, 2E0XXO . 

Sunday DX: HZ1SK, S79Z, HB20MDC, 4X6TT, YV5LAY, LU5DF, 5T3MM, CX2AQ, II8MDC, BA8AT, A61CP, ZB2TT, LW5DPG, BA7QT, 9M6XRO, WP4RF, WP4PUM, RA9A, PY1TJ, PY1FOX, PW2A, PU1RTR, PU1KGG, PP2FRS, PP1CZ, N8OO, LU4DPL, LU1ICX, IZ4AIF, EA7RX, CE7VPQ, CA6CGX, BG3JNM, 3G3O.
Spotters: XE2B, PR1M, JF1NUV, PU5LHF, PR7PM, PR7MB, IZ0OVW, PJ2GT, K5MTY, K4HVF, LU4XAP, IW1CHX, EA2KB, WD9DZV, WA4IAM, W7YKN, SV1NZR, RL9A, PY1FOG, PU1RTR, NS4X, IZ8QNS, F5PCV, EA4WR, EA3GOP, EA1AT, BG3HFS .
 

Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Apr 19 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Apr 19 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Apr 20
+ QRP to the Field 0800-1800 local, Apr 22
+ UK/EI DX Contest, CW 1200Z, Apr 22 to 1200Z, Apr 23
+ SP DX RTTY Contest 1200Z, Apr 22 to 1200Z, Apr 23
+ Nebraska QSO Party 1300Z, Apr 22 to 0100Z, Apr 23 and
  1300Z-2200Z, Apr 23
+ BARTG Sprint 75 1700Z-2059Z, Apr 23
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Apr 26
 
 
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews

March  
2017 Mar25 2017 Apr20 Barbados 8P6DR
[spots]
LotW 425DXN
20170311
By G3RWL fm IOTA NA-021; 80-10m; CW RTTY; QSL also OK via G3RWL (Buro or direct) or Club Log
2017 Mar25 2017 Apr22 Rotuma 3D2AG/p
[spots]
3D2AG TDDX
20170306
By 3D2AG; 160-6m, incl 60m
April  
2017 Apr01 2017 Apr30 Nepal 9N1MD
[spots]
IZ1BVZ DXW.Net
20161229
By 9N1AA
2017 Apr09 2017 Apr24 Guadeloupe FG
[spots]
DM1DZ TDDX
20170411
By DM1DZ as FG/DM1DZ fm St Francis; HF; SSB, perhaps PSK31; 100w; wire; QSL also OK via Club Log
2017 Apr13 2017 Apr20 Palau T8
[spots]
See Notes TDDX
20170403
By JM1LRA as T88TA, JA7WFT as T88FT, JI6IHG as T88IH, JH7IPR as T88UW fm Koror; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY JT65; each station's QSL info is on qrx.com
2017 Apr14 2017 Apr21 Palau T8
[spots]
Home Call DXW.Net
20170128
By JH7IPR as T88UW, JI6IHG as T88IH, JA7WFT as T88FT, JM1LRA as T88TA; 160-6m; CW SSB JT65 JT9; T88UW QSL also OK via LotW
2017 Apr14 2017 Apr23 St Vincent J88PI
[spots]
GW4DVB Direct TDDX
20170315
By GW4DVB fm Prune I; 40-10m; SSB; 100w; vertical; holiday style operation
2017 Apr15 2017 Apr22 Isle of Man GT4BRS
[spots]
DJ6OI GW0ANA
20170221
By GW0ANA MW0DHF DJ8NK DL9GFB DL9RCF; special effort on 160m and 60m for WCNA; CW SSB JT65
2017 Apr16 2017 Apr28 Laos XW4XR
[spots]
LotW TDDX
20170317
By 3W3B; 160-10m; CW RTTY JT65; QSL also OK via E21EIC
2017 Apr17 2017 Apr28 St Lucia J6
[spots]
LotW 425DXN
20170408
By WF2S as J68SL and K1ZZI as J6/K1ZZI fm Gros Islet (IOTA NA-108); QSL J68SL also via Club Log
2017 Apr17 2017 May08 Guatemala TG7
[spots]
KC0W Direct DXW.Net
20170415
By KC0W as TG7/KC0W; 40-6m; CW; 100w; work once per band; Non US include US$2 w/ QSL request, US w/ SASE
2017 Apr18 2017 Apr24 Brunei V84SWA V85TL DXW.Net
20170417
By op(s); SSB CW + digital
2017 Apr18 2017 Apr25 Cape Verde Is D4T LotW DXNews
20170302
By CT1FFY fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086, HK86no); HF + 6 4m; CW SSB + digital; QSL also OK via CT1FFY
2017 Apr19 2017 May09 Vietnam XV9G JP7MBO OPDX
20170409
By JP7MBO fm Ho Chi Minh City; 40 20m, perhaps 15m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via eQSL
2017 Apr19 2017 Apr23 San Andres & Providencia HK0 OZ1ACB DXW.Net
20170415
By OZ1AA as HK0/OZ1AA fm San Andres I (IOTA NA-033); HF; CW SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log
2017 Apr20 2017 Apr25 Maldives 8Q7QV UA1QV Direct DXW.Net
20170417
By UA1QV fm Fihalhohi I (IOTA AS-013); 40-10; CW SSB; QSL: Michael S. Koutjumov, PO Box 19, Vologda, 160000, Russia
 
Sun: No sunspots. Approaching from the direction of the sun, mountain-sized asteroid 2014 JO25 will fly past Earth on April 19th approximately 1.8 million km away. NASA says there is no danger of a collision.
This unusually bright space rock is about twice as reflective as the Moon. Amateur astronomers may be able to see it in backyard telescopes as a magnitude 11 speck of light during and after the flyby. (spaceweather.com)

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