TONY'S 10-METRE REPORT 12/04/2012

21:25 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments




12 April, 2012
Friday and the weekend were fantastic but the rest of the week was just about average. Although compared to 2 years or more ago, Monday through Thursday would be great. It’s amazing how you can get used to 'good' conditions on Ten Metres.
E51M (North Cook Is.) and J52H (Guinea-Bissau) are still in there to be worked but there are new players in the park. 8R1PY (Guyana) along with 3DA0FC (Swaziland) kept the weekend going strong.
Saul, LU3XPK, sent in his first report. On Saturday he worked ZS3O 5/10, IK6CWQ 5/9, EB2AM 5/9 and IZ1NDZ 5/9. He said that there were very strong signals but very fast QSB and he sends his best regards.
Well thank you Saul. I may be making too general a statement here but most LU (Argentina) radio amateurs (who aren’t in the city) have “loadsaspace” and have formidable antenna farms. Let us know what you have Saul.
MM0IMC, Ian, heard VK6IA 4/0, saying he was very weak, almost imperceptible at times. :(.
Ian has a fair smattering of gear, check out his page at QRZ.COM
 
Most popular DX (five or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: SU9VB, J52HF, LU2HOD, CX7CO, 6W/F8ATS, LU8XW, F8ATS/6W, 3B8DB, E51M, FO8WBB, LU8EKC, A65OO/M, VU2XO, LU8YSF, CT3AS, A6/DL9WVM, 7P8PB, VK6JJJ, LU5FZ, CX2DK, LU2XX, FR5DZ, CT8/DL5AXX, CT2IVH, 9H1ET, 4X6HU, ZL1UPB, TO2R, RZ6LY, PY4XZ, MU0FAL, LU4HH, JY4NE, 5X4B, LU6EF, EA7IQQ, CM8VRD, A45XR, 7X4AN, YL2BJ, VU2UR, PU5ATX, LW9DHR, HZ1DG/B, EA9BO, BA5CJ, 9M6XRO, 3B8CF.
Spotters: DB4ET, CT2IVH, 4Z1TL, HI8CSS, WB7BBI, PY5SP, PY1MK, HA6VH, GM4ZMK, W3LPL, UX1IW, LU1AW, CT5KDN, AE5BR, W8GTX, PU2RIO, OT2X, M0BSV, G4JXX, G0UAZ, CT4VB, 9A2KD, RZ6AVM/QRP, RU7A, PY4XZ, PY3KN, PY2TNT, PY1WX, PD3AL, LW4DVA, LU7DP, F4GVB, F4ENK, EA8CZT, EA7QW, EA3HND, CT2JWU .
Tuesday DX: E51M, J52HF, JY4NE, F8ATS/6W, 5X4B, OD5NH, HZ1BL, 3B8DB, HR5/F2JD, ZS2CR, 9M2/R6AF/P, YV4MP, VK0TH, ZP5DBC, A6/DL9WVM, VU2XO, LU8YSF, KP4BZ, 5R8HT, ZT1T, PT7AK, OA1F, LU5EK, ET3AA, ZS6YH, PY1CF, EA8/DJ2OS/P, YS1/NO7B, XW3DT, UN9PQ, PU2TRX, NP3CW, LU4HH, HZ1DG, CX7CO, CX1CAK, CM8VRD, A61AM, 9A1CCB, 8P6FX, YU2VZ, NP4LW/B, LU7MSE, LU7FSM, HC2/KF6ZWD, CP6XE, 6W/F8ATS, 5B4AIX/P, 3B8MS/B.
Spotters: VK7AM, M0BSV, EA2AFR, PU2SDX, EA7IXG, EA2CTQ, F4GVB, DF1VB, YU2VZ, WB2TQE, UY7QN, EA2KB, PY5TJ, IZ6CLZ, IK8TGH, OH1ZAA, IZ8ESX, PY2TNT, DJ7KG, YO2MTG, WB7BBI, W3LPL, PY4XZ, PY1ZV, KC8NTV, I1OOU, G1TDN, EA3HND, EA3EAU, CT4VB .
Wednesday DX: TO7BC, ZP5DBC, J52HF, EH7SSM, E51M, ZS2DK, F8ATS/6W, CP6XE, 6W/F8ATS, ZB2FK, FK8CP, CE3TMM, 9J2RI, YV4MP, PY1MX, LU7FSM, CE4WJK, XR3GGM, LU4ECN, HK6F, EA8CDJ, ZT1T, YV4ACJ, TI4CF, PY2DN, IZ7NLJ, 8P6QA.
Spotters: IZ8ESX, IZ6CLZ, PY5TJ, LU4ECN, CT5KAO, ZL2IFB, UY7QN, UT0LK, LU8DK, EA7IQH, PY2HGB, JA8CVH, EA2DNA, CT2JWU, CT1BXT, CE3TMM .
Thursday DX: E51M, J52HF, PY3/CX5DNT, NP2KM, F8ATS/6W, ZP5DBC, ZL2WL, YY5ALO, KH7DX, ZL1RD, LU2DO, HR5/F2JD, EA8CNB, YV5MD, TO7BC, LU7YS, LU7HZ, EA8/DJ2OS/P, ZP6DYA, YY5TNT, EA7IQQ, CT1EHI, CO6LE, YB1HK, UK/UA1ZEY, PP5BS, LW2DOD, CX7CO.
Spotters: CE3TMM, YV5GRB, CT2JWU, PY2CRT, LU7DP, KF5KHG, LU8DK, IZ6CLZ, WB7BBI, UA9UDX, PY1ZV, OH1LWZ, K0PV, EA5HVY, EA5HMQ, CT4VB, PY3DX, PU2SDX, OZ3MC, EA5HTU, DL3OX .
Friday DX: 3DA0FC, 8R1PY, VK0TH, E51M, ZP5DBC, F8ATS/6W, PU5RDA, PY1MX, 9K2HN, VR2XMT, UK8OM, A92IO, VU2XO, VK6MAB, XV1X, WP4NXO, PR7AR, YY5TNT, E21EJC, PR7AP, PY5SP, CX7CO, CP6XE, YV4MP, PH4RTM/WHE, BD8ASG, T6JM, PU5JOY, ZP9MCE, XU7ACY, SV9ANK, NP3YL, IK6CWQ, XE1CWK, EC7DTQ, BG4ACE, 6W/F8ATS, TI2CC, PY2UA, FO8WBB, FM5BH, PY1MK, LU1JHD, J67ZF, 9M2/R6AF/P, XE2EX, TI8AA, SV2HTI, SU9VB, PY6HD, PU2SPZ, OD5PY, LU5FZ, JE1RXJ, A92GE, PY2EMP, PU4HPC, PU2TRX, PP5BS, LU7YS, LU5OM, LU4FD, JM7OLW, IW3IBK, EK6GB, CX1SI, 9A9DX, WP4ROS, W6AFA, VU3RAZ, SP9QMP, PR7AE, PP6PP, HZ1BL, BY8AC, BV7FC, 5W1SA, 5P12EU, 3DAOFC, ZS1AAX, ZC4LI, VK2DX, PY1NS, PT7ZT, ON6NL, LY2PX, HS0ZIN, EA5FL, EA1HDD, CT3IB, C31PP, A41NN, 9W2AVI, 9M2ZAK, 5R8HT.
Spotters: WA2AOG, PY5SP, SV1CQN, CT5KDN, EA8CZT, PU1CWP, PU2KNM, F8DGY, PY1ZV, HI7PAB, VK3FZ, MM3NRX, LU1JHD, XQ7UP, PY2TNT, PU5JOY, JH8XVH, PY2HAM, PY1MK, OH5MD, DL3OX, US5XD, PU5RDA, RX3ZX, RX3AGD, RU1QY, PY2UA, PU2KXM, PE1LZK, KF5KHG, IZ8ESX, IK6FBB, EA7IXJ, BG4ACE, RX9FX, PU2SDX, HI8CSS, DO4DXA, CT2JWU, ZP9MCE, RN3DJF, PU2KIV, OE9KFV, IK1XHZ, EA5IAE, EA5FV, DL4FO, BA6IV, YV5KAJ, WB2TQE, W4BQF, PY2WO, G0LGS, EC7DTQ, EA6XQ, EA3GWK, CX6DZ, A61QQ, YY5PCA, YY5MTT, XE2EX, W4UAT, W3LPL, SV7JJY, SV2FLQ, PY5ZW, PY5TJ, PY4GL, PY2ABN, PU2KAY, OK2BFY, K4BRA, HL1VAU, EA7IQQ, EA7IQH, EA5HVY, DF2NU, DF1TJ, YV5JF, WP4NTJ, VK3HJ, UT0EM, UA9CDC, SA2AWO, RA3ZSE, PY1NS, PU2SPZ, PD3JAG, PA5CA, M6TET, F5IEP, EA4GB, EA2DT, DO8AH, DO2JP, BG8GAM .
Saturday DX: 8R1PY, 3DA0FC, E51M, VK0TH, KH8/N9YU, FO4BM, TJ3AY, 5W1SA, JY4NE, J69MV, ZS4Y, IZ2SSP, XW3DT, BU2AQ, VR2XMT, PU2TRX, YY5TNT, PT7ZT, OD5PY, OA1F, CX7CO, A61QQ, VU2DSI, T6JP, A71AM, LU5FZ, ZS6YH, ZS6DJD, ZP6CW, VU3RAZ, PY5SP, PU3AEL, OD5NH, ZS2DL, PY2SHF, PY2SBY, YV4ACJ, VK6MAB, PY2CX, PU5IKE, FO8WBB, C91LP/P, 9M2MSO, 9A9DX, 5B4AHY, YB0/WK1S, HR2J, CE2LS, ZS5SAM, PP5JAK, LU7FSM, LU1JHD, IK6CWQ, EA1AZ, E21EJC, CP1FF, CE1TT, A61K, 9M2DVR, XE2B, WA6DON, VK6DU, PJ7TM, KP2/AG1LE, K4BRA, CP6XE, 5R8HT, 4Z5LA, ZD7JC, VU2XO, SZ1A, PY2UA, PY2CRT, PU5RDA, PR7AH, PJ2/PA7JWC, OM2VL, OE5CNO, LU8YSF, LR1F, KH6QR, HP2SM, D2EB, CX5AL, C92IO, BV7FC, 4X6AV, 3DA0AFC, ZS6TAN, ZS4BM, ZL1BYZ, XU7ACY, UN7AB, TK4LS, TA1CQ, PY2EJ, PU1SGT, OA4CN, LU7HZ, KH7DX, JA1TLE, CX9BP, A6/DL9WVM, 8P6NW, 3G3P.
Spotters: PY1MK, W3LPL, PY5SP, PY2SHF, IZ2SSP, DB3MA, WD4AB, EA7IQQ, HC2DR, YY5TNT, ZS5SAM, PY2WC, BG4ACE, XE2B, PY2BK, PU2SPZ, KE4WBO, EA8CZT, CT5KDN, S51MA, PY2CRT, PD7BZ, IT9BUN, IK8MDK, HB9BRU, PY2EL, PY2EJ, N4BAA, K4BRA, IZ7KNY, IZ6CLZ, 9A7JCY, W3KX, VK0TH, UX1LN, UT7IA, TA1CQ, S57S, K4BN, IK6AWY, FM5BH, EA2DNY, CT1BBU, W4LT, SV1CQN, PY2WO, PY2TNT, PU5RDA, PU2KXM, KF7E, K0TRT, JH8XVH, IZ8IEV, F4FSY, EA7IXG, XQ7UP, WB6PSY, W8LR, W5AP, W4GMZ, UA6JFG, PY2UA, PY2HAM, PY1WX, PU2KAY, PP5MCB, OE5CNO, NO8D, N3DG, LU1JHD, KF5HIQ, IZ5IOS, IW3IBK, HI8SAR, EA8AJY, BD7OZG, 9H5DX, ZP9MCE, YY5MTT, XE2EX, WE5ST, WB2TQE, UT5UKY, US5XD, UA3DUJ, R7AT, PY5FO, PY2XC, PY2SRL, PY2BL, PU1CWP, N6ML, LW3EX, KF5KHG, K8WDX, EA7HZZ, EA5HRD, EA5CEE, DO4DXA, DB6ZU, BV1EK .
Sunday DX: 3DA0FC, KH8/N9YU, 3G7C, E51M, 5W1SA, XW3DT, HK1T, TJ3AY, FK8CE, VK6MAB, VK0TH, TR8CA, ZD7FT, XU7AEL, VK8NSB, UN9PQ, KH7DX, JA6GCE, XV2RZ, HZ1DG, ZC4LI, PU2TRX, EA1AZ, ZS5SAM, ZP5DBC, WP4ONJ, VK6DU, FG5FR, JR3LUZ/P, 9J2BO, 9H1ET, VR2XMT, VK2DX, UP6P, LU1XT, JH4UYB, IZ2SSP, FO4BM, E51JD, 3DAOFC, VK6DXI, RK9Q, DF1CHB/AM, BG4ACE, 7Z1SJ, ZS2CR, YB0ECT, VU3DJQ, VU2ATN, VR2KF, RJ9J, PY4LA, PY3PA, JT1CO, JA7OWD, IW3IBK, IK6CWQ, FK8DD, C31PP, 9K2RX, 9K2MY.
Spotters: UT1IA, S51MA, PY1MK, G3YBT, PD5MVH, DK1WI, SP3OCC, PY2COY, PU1PYZ, PD5T, IZ6CLZ, W3LPL, SM6FUD, PY2XC, PU1CWP, KF5KHG, IZ2SSP, F1NGP, DN0UKW, 9A7JCY, 5H3CMG, YL2PP, W8IZC, SV2FLQ, PY2SHF, PY2BI, MW0ZZK, LU7DAF, EA4GB, BG4ACE, W6KY, VK4MSA, UA3O, SP9CTT, SP5IT, S54A, RK9UE, PU2SPZ, LY5W, IW1AYD, IS0ANY, F1ICS, EA3EAU, DL6KVA, CT1BXT, CT1BXE, CE3OPE .
 
Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest 0000Z-2359Z, Apr 14
+ Montana QSO Party 0000Z, Apr 14 to 2400Z, Apr 15
+ JIDX CW Contest 0700Z, Apr 14 to 1300Z, Apr 15
+ New Mexico QSO Party 1400Z, Apr 14 to 0200Z, Apr 15
+ QCWA Spring QSO Party 1800Z, Apr 14 to 1800Z, Apr 15
+ Georgia QSO Party 1800Z, Apr 14 to 0359Z, Apr 15 and
1400Z-2359Z, Apr 15
+ Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest 2100Z, Apr 14 to 2100Z, Apr 15
+ ARRL Rookie Roundup, SSB 1800Z-2359Z, Apr 15
 
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
2012 Jan17 2012 Jun13 Afghanistan T6JM
[spots]
CT1FKN CT1FKN
20120117
By CT1FKN; mainly 20m; SSB + digital; QSL OK via Buro or direct
February  
2012 Feb02 2012 May06 Honduras HR5
[spots]
F6AJA VA3RJ
20120119
By F2JD as HR5/F2JD fm Copan; all bands; all modes
2012 Feb22 2012 Jul31 Afghanistan T6JP
[spots]
LotW OPDX
20120305
By OZ2JBC; 80-10m, but mainly 20-10m; RTTY PSK SSB; 100w; QSL also via eQSL, other details on Web page
March  
CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB (Mar 24-25, 2012) Check here for pericontest activity too.
2012 Mar28 2012 Jun12 Vietnam XV2W
[spots]
W6NWS DXW.Net
20120402
By W6NWS fm Cai Be; 80-10m; CW RTTY, perhaps SSB; .022 or .028 on CW; .085 on RTTY; on 80m 3.512 MHz, QSX up 1; on 30m 10.1 - 10.11 MHz
2012 Mar29 2012 Apr29 Jan Mayen I JX9JKA
[spots]
LA9JKA Direct LA9JKA
20120127
By LA9JKA fm EU-022; 160-6m + up; SSB + digital; operation expected to continue until Mar 2013
April  
2012 Apr03 2012 Apr30 Morocco CN2RN
[spots]
F8FGU OPDX
20120206
By F8FGU fm IM72er; HF; CW SSB; QSL OK via REF Buro or direct
2012 Apr06 2012 Apr16 Cameroon TJ6RM

[spots]
OM3CGN ATDX
20120407
By OM3CGN; 40-10m
2012 Apr07 2012 May12 Haiti HH8

[spots]
  DXW.Net
20120404
By EA3OW as HH8/EA3OW; 40-10m; SSB + digital; spare time operation
2012 Apr08 2012 Apr13 Malta 9H3GK

[spots]
DD1AY ATDX
20120408
By DD1AY; 40 20 15m; SSB
2012 Apr08 2012 Apr16 Montserrat VP2M LotW N7UN
20120304
By W3FF N7UN KB9AVO W7DGP N7QR K2GSJ N2YYZ as TBD; 100w; Buddipoles; QSL also OK via home_call
2012 Apr08 2012 Apr27 South Cook Is E51GMH
[spots]
VK4FI Direct ATDX
20120227
By VK4FI, also VK4WR using E51BKM; 40-6m; CW SSB
2012 Apr09 2012 Apr11 Samoa 5W7A
[spots]
YT1AD ATDX
20120305
By YT1AD fm Apia, Upolu I; HF
2012 Apr09 2012 Apr16 Dodecanese SV5
[spots]
IZ4AKS VA3RJ
20120330
By IZ4AKS as SV5/IZ4AKS fm Rhodes (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045); spare time operaton; QSL OK via ARI Buro or direct
2012 Apr10 2012 Apr24 Spratly Is 9M0L TBA OPDX
20100905
By 9M2CLN + MARTS team fm Pulau Layang Layang (AS-051)
2012 Apr11 2012 Apr14 South Cook Is E51EWP LotW ATDX
20120102
By DJ8NK DJ9HX DJ9KH DK9KX DL6JGN PA3EWP SP3DOI fm Rarotonga; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY; 11 verticals + a small 4 ele yagi for 6m; QSL also OK via DJ8NK, Buro or direct + OQRS
2012 Apr12 2012 Apr21 Maldives 8Q7UY UT5UY 425DXN
20120331
By UT5UY fm AS-013; 80-10m; CW SSB; QSL OK via UT Buro or direct; holiday style operation
2012 Apr13 2012 Apr20 Rotuma 3D2R YT1AD DXW.Net
20120305
By YT1AD; HF
2012 Apr16 2012 Apr30 St Barthelemy TO3X LotW DXW.Net
20120306
By ON4CIT OS1T ON4BEC; 40-6m; SSB CW RTTY; hexbeam + verticals; QSL also OK via ON4CIT (see Web for details)
2012 Apr18 2012 Apr18 Liberia EL2RL
EL2BA Direct VA3RJ
20120406
By the Liberia Radio Amateur Association; 20 17 15 10m; SES for World Amateur Radio Day
2012 Apr18 2012 Apr21 Mariana Is WH0VU
JH4VUC Direct VA3RJ
20120406
By JH4VUC fm Saipan (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, QK25ue); HF; all modes; QSL: 3-6-62, Hiro-Ooshingai, Kure-City, Hioshima-Pref, Japan 737-0141
2012 Apr18 2012 Apr23 Virgin Is KP2 KF6JOQ PDXN
20120229
By W6DXO as KP2/W6DXO fm Cruz Bay, St John (NA-106); holiday style operation
 
Sun: The sun is almost blank, no sunspots. Solar activity is low. In case you needed a reminder, this solar cycle is the weakest in decades. Only last month, solar activity reached a fever pitch with one sunspot alone dumping enough energy in Earth's atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. Such outbursts are consistent with predictions that solar maximum is only about one year away. Yet even on the threshold of Solar Max, the sun remains capable of deep quiet. (spaceweather.com)
 
Stoke beat Wolves 2 – 1 and probably doomed them to the drop to the Championship. Stoke then drew with Aston Villa who needed the point. Stoke are now assured Premiership football next season, we just need to get as high in the table as we can, tenth or above would be an improvement on last year.

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