TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT -March 14, 2013

22:37 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments




March 14, 2013



A 'Builder' week. Things started slowish and built-up to a pretty decent weekend.
TX5K, Clipperton Island was a clear winner all week but did not appear at all on Sunday. Instead we had JX9JKA (Jan Mayen Is) top.
 
VK5MRD snatched a quick burst on 10m on Thursday and worked RN6LQ, DL2DSL, G0GQT, PA7LZ, IZ5YHD, 5B/SQ2MGM, G0WKH, IK5PWQ, RK6DP, UX7IZ and RV9DC.

Saturday Paul, VK5PAS, took a dive back into 10m. He worked worked: SP2XF 5/8, SQ2RCM 5/7, OK1DSZ 5/5, SP9MRO 5/9, SP7HKK 5/9, 9A9DX 5/9, UK8OM 5/5, II3ICZ 5/7, SP9KR 5/8, PD1RK 5/5, J47X 5/9, 4Z5LA 5/9, YO4RIU 5/9 andUR3CTB 5/9. Paul says “I hadn't done anything on 10m for about 2 months, so I decided to have a listen on Sat afternoon and wow, there were good signals coming through on the SP. Some rapid QSB had to be contended with, but otherwise good conditions.” He also said Hi to every one, good one yer Paul. Sunday, he worked S51CK 5/9, S57S 5/6, OE8SKQ 5/9, ON6MM 5/9 and SP2XF 5/8. “Good signals. Relatively deep QSB”. Monday just a couple, UT7NY 5/9 and LY2DM 5/9. “Not much activity this afternoon, but those heard were strong”.
The same day Arie, 9W2VVH, worked SQ9MYZ, SP3FFK, OH3XF, IZ2ZEX, RA3LC, MM6BOQ, VU2JRT, DL7NCW, OE3HTC, IW2DRM, F5CAC, DL2RDT, PD5SS, DL2VK, IZ1UJH, SP9KR, OE6BMG, DJ8NT, RU9WW, I4YRW, IZ2USP, DJ1SD, DK2IX, SP7WNY, IK2ZWC, I3PVB, YO8NR, DB5ZP, US0NJ, G0RBD & LY2DM. “Good opening to EU. Wkd 31 stns in an hour operation from 1020utc to 1120utc.” he says.
Zaki, 9M2ZAK , had a cracking Tuesday. He worked OH2BV, JA1ODE, SP7VZ, SQ7FPH, VK3HJ, JA7JRC, RW0CD, RW3PK, OK2BFY, OE3HTW, OK1AWG, JR3GIY, JR2BYJ, JE2EHP, JR3VXR, DL9USA, LY3NX, F5IN, OM3CM, DL2DRZ, HA7NK, OK2PAY, OK1AUG, OK1AY, DL8DWW, OK1XP, OK1MGW, SM6BGA, 9A9T, DF2UA, OK1ATH, OK1JMJ, HA5AQ, OK1DTN, SP6JOE, CT1FJK, YO5ALI, IW0BZD, JA9WQ, JA1SVP, OE5MPL, OK1AY, JA3BDP, JA4GXX, RI1ANP, JH3BRU, UR5LF, UT5TD, JO3FKU, UR5MM, JA6IQG, EU7SD, OE5FBL, UA3RF, JA3EEM, DS4AOW, HA3HZ, UT3IZ, UR3IVW, LZ5DJA, LZ1AEY, JA9JX, JH7CVM, JA1DVP, JA1FCC, JG1VMK, JE3EDJ, JG1UMK and JA5BVK. He says, “Lovely Tuesday evening, I had a pile-up with an Inverted G5RV Jr... awesome!!!” Quite right, it is awesome.
And thanks from me G4CJC, to all those who have contributed. Long or short, positive or negative all reports are useful to someone.
 
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: TX5K, CE2/CX1EK, XT2TT, 3B9DX, 3XY0ZA, ZP5DBC, V31LJ, LU5VAT, ZS2I, Z81D, VP5/N0HJZ, WP4NXO, TF2MSN, S21XV, LU2DO, CN8KD, VU2DSI, VP9/WA1Z, PP5BS, KE5AAO/MM, VP8LP, PJ2/K8LEE, F5OUX, CE6MBK, 6V7S, WP4U, TM5E, TK5K, PY0FM, LU7YS, HI8CSS, HC5VF, FO5RH, FG8NY, FG5LA, 5B4AIZ, 4X6DK.
Spotters: HI8CSS, W3LPL, KQ4SJ, IK2HKT, EA3HPX, DD0UM, OH1AF, I5KAP, W3LA, PD5SS, KB1MGI, PU4MHO, PU2UJG, PA1MR, OY1DZ, OO2O, OH4SS, IW2CXJ, HG0MV, CT5KDN, CA2MVF, W5GZ, UT5EPP, UN5C, RK6DP, RA3YDA, PD7BZ, PD1ATH, PD0RKC, OZ3ABU, KC9WAV, K2CVG, G0CUZ, F1IRJ, EA3GWK, EA1DMP, CX3DAM, CT2HFZ, CN8MM.
Tuesday DX: TX5K, XT2TT, 3B9DX, CE2/CX1EK, 9X0NH, 6V7S, 5X1XA, S21XV, Z81D, VU2XO, PY2DN, HS0ZCW, J88DR, A71EM, 5V7JD, TT8/US3EZ, CE4WJK, BG6IMK, 5T0JL, ZS2I, LU2FLB, J69AZ, GU3UOQ, FR5FC, CD6713, A61LL, VR2XLN, VK5MRD, LU5FZ, EA2KC, YU15OTC, VP8LP, UR3CTB, SV5BYR, S53EO, OA4CN, LU7DDX, IK2SOE, HZ1PS, HZ1OS, EA8BQD, CU3AN, A41MX.
Spotters: W3LPL, PY2VM, KB1MGI, IK2HKT, KQ4SJ, UA7G, K4OC, F8DGY, CT2IWW, VK5MRD, UR5IHQ, MM3NRX, M0BSV, EA4GB, UT9LB, PU2WND, K3EEI, HI8CSS, G8HGN, EA3HPX, WA3GM, W8LR, W3KX, VK2HV, UR4CW, SV2FLM, SV1JSN, SP2JNK, PY2AB, PU1SGT, PA3BUD, MW0ZZK, LU3JMT, K3SOM, IS0ANY, IK2VOV, I0YLI, HA6VH, G4SKO, F8CRS, DM5JL, DJ7UD, CT5KDN.
Wednesday DX: TX5K, Z81D, XT2TT, Z81Z, CE4WJK, VU2XO, 5V7JD, J88DR, CE2/CX1EK, ZS2I, JX9JKA, T6T, S21XV, UK/UA1ZEY, OE8SKQ, UK8OM, JA3EGE, A61LL, A61AS, VU2DSI, PY2DN, BG4ACE, A65CF, 4X4UE, SP9KR, PY3BSG, LU2DO, K6ND, 7T50ARA, 3B8CF, ZL2OK, YU15OTC, YO4RIU, WC4RW, VP2MRS, UR4MSF, UR3CTB, SU9VB, PU5AGM, LW7HT, LU7YS, JK6IMF, FG8NY, EX8VM, EA8OB, EA2KC, DK3EE, CU3AN, C6ANM, 9K2/SP4R.
Spotters: KB1MGI, W3LPL, KQ4SJ, VK2FJC, R1DX, OZ3ABU, IK2HKT, PD5SS, OH4SS, IZ5YHD, LU5HCB, K4OC, HI8CSS, G0FWX, F1ABL, VK4CQ, VK3EY, UR4MSF, UR3CTB, PE2K, OO2O, IK1MNJ, G0RBD, DJ7UD, CT5KDN, 4X6DK, WB4CTX, W7DXW, UX7MX, UX5HY, RX3Z, RW3GC, PY2AB, PD0RKC, IK8ENU, G0LFF, F6EDO, F4BMY, EB5EZA, EA5IAO, EA5GSS, DO4NW, DF5WW.
Thursday DX: TX5K, SU9VB, 3B9DX, 9X0NH, JX9JKA, CE2/CX1EK, RI1FJ, 7P8PB, 6W2SC, UA0WW, J69MV, J34G, OE8SKQ, FS/F6GNZ, EP3SMH, 5H3EE, ZS2I, K3RA, FG1GW, 5V7JD, UK/UA1ZEY, PU2WTO, PJ2/DL5AXX, 5T0JL, ZF2LC, UA0BA, S57S, JW3ZPA, A41PB, 9H1EJ, YO4RIU, VU2XO, R9AE, PP5BS, PJ4NX, LU7YS, CD6713, 9W2VVH, 9K2OD, YO3FRI, W1MK, VP2MRS, VK6RO, VK5MRD, VK2CR, VI100ACT, UF0A, SV9DJO, RW9QU, RV9DC, OD5PY, LU3ECE, KF4ZZY, HZ1PS, HS0ZGQ, HR5/F2JD, HI8CSS, EA8BQD, CA3MRD, BG6IMK, 9M2IDJ, 7Z1HL, 4K6OF.
Spotters: W3LPL, HI8CSS, KB1MGI, PU2WND, HA9AL, UA0BA, RM6F, R1AY, PU2YVW, PU2WTO, HA6VH, CT5GFE, WA3GM, VK2FJC, UR3CTB, IZ5YHD, DL2RDT, YO3FVR, WJ5O, UA7G, N0TW, KJ6NRO, IZ1GLT, IZ0TZR, G4ELJ, F1ABL, EA4GB, WB2TQE, W7OO, W4ZN, UT0EK, UR4MKY, UA3YCN, UA3LG, SU9VB, RV9DC, RO3DW, RA9CTV, R3QX, PU2SGL, OM3ZAS, NR1R, N7WWH, N3DG, MM6BOQ, M0BSV, KQ4SJ, K1EV, K1BZ, JH8XVH, IZ0LNP, IZ0IJC, IV3OKO, G4MUL, G0LFF, F8AWE, F5JFU, EA5JK, EA2DPA, CT5KDN, BA2IA, AE5BR.
Friday DX: TX5K, JX9JKA, FK8DD, CE2/CX1EK, J88DR, J5UAP, ZP6CW, SU9VB, DU1IVT, 7P8PB, 6Y6T, A92IO, A71BO, P29FR, CX7CO, BV2/VK2HSL, W3EP, OX3KQ, JG1OUT, D2EB, 7T50ARA, UK/UA1ZEY, TT8/US3EZ, PJ2/DL5AXX, KC4TVZ, J34G, BD9AC, 4A2I, VK2CR, TA2ST, OD5PY, OA4CN, M0BZH, EY7AD, ZS6LH, VU2DSI, VR2UW, VK6EH, VI100ACT, V31RC, UN7QF, UA0JF, TG9AHM, PU5DUD, PP5RT, HB9KNA, FS/F6GNZ, EI13CLAN, A71EM, 9J2BO, 5B4AHY, 4L8A, XQ6UMR, XE2HQI, W1MK, VA2WDQ, UA9MMC, UA0ZC, UA0ZAY/9, T6T, RA0QW, R9AE, OJ0H/MM, MU0FAL, LU7YS, LU4XPE, KQ4SJ, JM7OLW, HS5NMF, F5OUX, EA7QC, CX4ACH, CU6GT, CP4BT, 9X0NH, 9Q6AL, 9H3ET, 4Z5LA.
Spotters: W3LPL, KB1MGI, HA6VH, HI8CSS, IK1MNJ, US2IFK, UA0BA, N7DB, KQ4SJ, W3EP, UY5LQ, UA3RAW, OH1FUS, VK5MRD, SP2MF, RW3GC, KJ4SIQ, WA3GM, VK2HV, VK2FJC, UT4XU, UR5UCS, UR5KER, UR3CTB, SQ7OVT, RY3D, RV9WP, RU0SE, RJ3DA, RA9CY, PD1WO, OZ2PBS, OH2KFO, N2JF, M0BZH, JH1GNU, IW1CHX, IT9DVZ, DL2YMR, CE3OEV, YL2JZ, W8DEO, UX1HW, UV7QA, US8ICF, US3IDQ, UA6ACK, SU9VB, S54A, RA3THN, RA3AVW, R3QX, R3NA, PU2SGL, OZ3ABU, OZ2PJ, N2MB, LU1QS, KJ6YQV, KE6CX, K1BZ, K0MS, JK1JXB, JI2TKX, IZ5YHD, G0RBD, F6HTJ, EA2TT, DM5JL, DL5FCZ, CX3DAM, CE2AWW, CA3JRI, BV2DQ, 9A6T.
 
5 or more contacts for the weekend
Saturday DX: TX5K, WP4ONJ, 6V7S, J5UAP, JX9JKA, CD6713, YB6N, PJ7AA, 4Z5LA, BV2013LF, J79GV, ZL1BYZ, IS0BSR, EY8MM, EK3GM, VU2DSI, VR2UW, CX5CBA, A92IO, A61LL, 4L8A, YO4RIU, VU2SWS, VR2XMT, RV3MP, OD5PY, KH6QR, UA0BA, TM50ENSO, SU9VB, RI1FJ, PP5BS, OD5NH, LZ2DF, KC4TVZ, 4L4CR, ZX5ZZ, UN7AB, UK8OM, RI1ANP, PU2WDX, PA90CII, OA4CN, N7PI, HB30OK, FS/F6GNZ, FK8CE, EA8EU, EA2KC, A92GR, 9J2BO, ZL6HQ, WP3DX, VR2XLN, VK6LW, V47JA, TK4LS, TA2ST, SP9KR, RV6YS, RU0SD, LU9MBY, JA3EGE, HS0ZGQ, DL1QQ, BH1BOQ, A71EM, 5W0W, ZS1EL, ZF2XF, W7IUO, TT8/US3EZ, T88TF, T6T, PU5DUD, PT7ZT, PP5JR, JT1CS, JG1OUT, J47X, J34G, FG8OJ, F5OUX/QRP, ED5LD, EA7IC, D2QV, CX8DS, CT8/K0RUI, CT1DVV, CP4BT, CF3A, BA8AG, A41PB, 7P8PB.
Spotters: W3LPL, PU2WND, HI8CSS, PY2BX, KB1MGI, BG4ALZ, HA9AL, UA0IT, UA0BA, EA5IEB, R3QX, IW1CHX, IT9COR, LU1QS, HA6VH, VK2FJC, PD2RKG, M1BJR, CT5GFE, G4UCJ, EA3HPX, OY1DZ, KB4FOS, G7RAU, EA2CTQ, PE1LJS, PD1RK, PA1MR, KE8M, K4TR, DO4TP, 9A7JCY, ZV2K, W7DXW, UY2IF, KB6PJU, GJ6TMM, G0HDB, DE4FPP, CE6RC, XE2EX, VE3VTG, VE2FK, SQ2LIA, R3DQ, PY5ACC, ON7ZJ, KQ4SJ, KI4PCB, IW8RRL, F1ABL, CT2HFZ.
Sunday DX: JX9JKA, 5B/RZ3DJ, YI1RZ, 9X0NH, XW0ZJZ, J79GV, P49V, N7PI, CD6713, HS0ZIN, HS0ZGQ, DK3EE, ZB3R, VU2XO, VU2DSI, J5UAP, CX7CO, UK8OM, UK/UA1ZEY, J47X, J28UC, A61LL, 7T50ARA, 4K6FO, ZP6CW, ZP6LMR, W2YP, VK6LW, V47JA, RM6F, LU7YZ, LU5FZ, HR2/NP3J, HP1/IZ6BRN, DG0RG, BD7IS, ZB2B, YV4FJJ, YB0AKM, XE2B, UA0BA, RT0C, PY2TKB, KC4TVZ, FS/F6GNZ, EA2KC, DG6SA, CT1EHI, 4S7KM, WP4ONJ, WA4AV, W3EP, TA2ST, SV5BYR, SU9VB, PY5PLL, PV8ADI, OH6RM, LW7EK, K4NV, HB30OK, ED5LD, EA7LL, BV2013LF, ZS2DL, VR2XMT, VR2UW, TK4LS, SP2XF, RI1FJ, PU1TYZ, OH1FOU, LU7YS, LU6EF, EA8JK, CX8DS, 7X5NZ, 7P8PB, 6V7S, ZL2OK, YT9A, YL2GUV, XE1XJB, WO4DX, UI9I, UI8U, TA3X, SV9DJO, S52NR, RX0AK, RV9UP, RC9O, PY1PDF, PU4HPC, PP5BS, PD1DX, OD5PY, LZ2DF, LW3DG, LU2HOD, IK6FWJ, I5KAP, HI8JQE, EU1A, EC8AQQ, CU2AF, BG4ALZ, 8Q7BN, 7Z1BL, 5V7JD.
Spotters: W3LPL, RM6F, UA0BA, PY1TV, IW1CHX, SV1ATJ, ZV2K, RX9SN, EA4HW, IZ0TTE, G0CUZ, R1DX, BG4ALZ, VU2/LX1UN, UX0RR, UA1BJ, PY1PDF, CE6RC, R3DQ, PU2WND, PD1RK, WB7BBI, UA9UX, R9SA, NK3Y, M6TET, CT5GOQ, RU7A, RA3UT, NP3WD, HA6VH, UA4FQI, SQ2JAM, PY2BX, PE1LJS, OY1DZ, N7ELL, KQ4SJ, G4UCJ, XE2B, WP4SK, UV7QA, R3QX, ON8ON, N7UQ, KC9WAV, IZ5YHD, WA3GM, RX3AGD, RW7M, PY2SBY, DB4ET, 9A7JCY, YT9A, W4LT, W1RPG, UY6IM, UT2IV, UA3YCN, TA1CQ, SV2FLM, SV2CLJ, RV9CX, RU3ZL, PY2TKB, PY1FOG, PU2YVW, ON3BPJ, NO4E, N9OOO, N9GUN, N5CQ, LY2XW, LU7DAF, LU4XAL, JF3VAX, JA0RUG, IT9COR, HR1/K2L, GJ6TMM, G4SKO, F1ABL, EA7JJS, EA3HPX, EA2CTQ, DO4MM.
Contests: Information from WA7BMN
+ BARTG HF RTTY Contest 0200Z, Mar 16 to 0200Z, Mar 18
+ Russian DX Contest 1200Z, Mar 16 to 1200Z, Mar 17
+ Oklahoma QSO Party 1300Z, Mar 16 to 0100Z, Mar 17 and 1300Z-1900Z, Mar 17
+ Virginia QSO Party 1400Z, Mar 16 to 0200Z, Mar 17 and 1200Z-2400Z, Mar 17
+ Feld Hell Sprint 1600Z-1800Z, Mar 16
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0100Z-0300Z, Mar 18
+ CLARA HF Contest 1700Z, Mar 19 to 1700Z, Mar 20 and 1700Z, Mar 23 to 1700Z, Mar 24



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

2013 Jan15 2013 Apr15 Minami Torishima JD1
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See Info DXW.Net
20130108
By JG8NQJ as JG8NQJ/JD1; 17-10m; CW; spare time operation; JA QSL via JG8NQJ Buro, others via JG8NQJ Buro or JA8CJY direct
2013 Jan26 2013 Apr15 Sudan ST2SF
[spots]
LotW 425DXN
20130105
By K0YAK; 40-10m, perhaps 80 6m; SSB CW + digital; 100w; QSL also OK via K0YAK; exact start date unclear
February

2013 Feb01 2013 Mar25 Guadeloupe FG
[spots]
F6ITD DXW.Net
20121214
By F6ITD as FG/F6ITD; SSB + digital; QRV fm Basse Terre Dehaies and La Desirade I
2013 Feb04 2013 Mar15 Togo 5V7JD
[spots]
F8AEJ Direct OPDX
20130128
By F8AEJ fm Lome; windom; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via eQSL
2013 Feb10 2013 Mar18 Cambodia XU7ACQ
[spots]
KF0RQ DXW.Net
20130129
By KF0RQ; 80-10m; SSB CW + digital; looking for Delaware + South Dakota for WAS
2013 Feb11 2013 Apr03 Senegal 6V7S
[spots]
RK4FF Direct DXW.Net
20130124
By RK4FF; HF
2013 Feb20 2013 Mar14 Monserrat VP2
[spots]
KB8RJ DXW.Net
20130212
By KB8RJ as VP2MRS and WD8MUR as VP2MUR fm Gingerbread Hill; 80-10m; mainly SSB
2013 Feb20 2013 Mar21 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; QRV for ARRL DX SSB; QSL also OK via W5JON
2013 Feb21 2013 Mar14 Cambodia XU7AFU
[spots]
ON4AFU 425DXN
20130123
By ON4AFU; 40-10m; CW; 100w; wires; QSL OK via ON Buro or direct
2013 Feb26 2013 Mar26 Honduras HR5
[spots]
LotW F2JD
20130228
By F2JD as HR5/F2JD fm Copan; CW SSB RTTY; as time permits; QSL also OK via F6AJA; operation to continue until May 20
2013 Feb27 2013 Mar18 Turkey TA
AA1M
20130217
By DJ7RJ as TBD; 160-10m; SSB CW
2013 Mar02 2013 Mar17 Sint Maarten PJ7AA
[spots]
AA9A AA9A
20121217
By AA9A; 160-10m; CW SSB, perhaps RTTY; QSL OK via Buro or direct
2013 Mar05 2013 Mar20 Grenada J34G
[spots]
G3PJT G3PJT
20130112
By G3PJT; QRV for RSGB Commonwealth Contest (Mar 9-10)
2013 Mar06 2013 Mar26 Lesotho 7P8PB
[spots]
LotW EI7CC
20130220
By EI7CC; holiday sytle operation fm shack of 7P8CC; QSL also OK via EI7CC
2013 Mar07 2013 Apr03 Madeira CT9
[spots]
Home Call 425DXN
20130216
By DL3KWF as CT9/DL3KWF and DL3KWR as CT9/DL3KWR fm AF-014; focus on WARC bands; mainly CW + digital; email request for Buro cards OK to [callsign]@darc.de
2013 Mar08 2013 Mar17 Dominica J79GV
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20130211
By KK4GV; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via KK4GV
2013 Mar08 2013 Mar22 Curacao PJ2
[spots]
Home Call AA1M
20130115
By W1USN as PJ2/W1USN, AA1M W1SSR likewise; 160-10m; SSB CW PSK RTTY; QSL OK via Buro or direct
2013 Mar08 2013 Mar25 Solomon Is H44G
[spots]
DL7DF DXW.Net
20120930
By DK1BT DK7LX DL4WK DL7KL DL7DF DL7UFN DL7UFR SP3CYY SP3DOI; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY PSK31 SSTV; yagi, Spiderbeam, delta loop, vertical; 4 stations; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
2013 Mar09 2013 Mar23 Maldives 8Q7WK

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OE1MWW OPDX
20130304
By OE1MWW; holiday style operation
2013 Mar10 2013 Mar18 Spratly 9M4SLL
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LotW DXW.Net
20130109
By 9M6XRO 9M6DXX 9V1YC DJ0YI N6MUF G3BJ EA3NT KM0O fm AS-051 (OJ67wi); several stations; verticals; QSL also OK via M0URX (Buro, direct, or OQRS)
2013 Mar10 2013 Mar29 St Martin FS
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DK5ON DK5ON
20130128
By DK5ON as FS/DK5ON; 80-6m; SSB RTTY PSK; also fm Sint Maarten using PJ7/DK5ON
2013 Mar10 2013 Apr01 Mariana Is KH0
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Home Call JE1XUZ
20130225
By JE1XUZ as KH0XH and JQ2WTT as KH0XW; QSL OK via JARL Buro or direct
2013 Mar12 2013 Mar22 Madeira CT9
G3TKK 425DXN
20130309
By G3TKK as CT9/G3TKK fm AF-014; CW + digital
2013 Mar12 2013 Mar23 Temotu H40T DL7DF DXW.Net
20120930
By DK1BT DK7LX DL4WK DL7KL DL7DF DL7UFN DL7UFR SP3CYY SP3DOI; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY PSK31 SSTV; yagi, Spiderbeam, delta loop, vertical; 4 stations; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
2013 Mar13 2013 Mar20 Belize V31RT
WB1EAZ DXW.Net
20130304
By WB1EAZ and KA1UCC using V31BE; SSB; focus on EU, Oceania, Asia
2013 Mar13 2013 Mar23 Fiji 3D2 GM4FDM DXW.Net
20121121
By GM3YTS GM4FDM GM0GAV GM3POI; focus on EU; Tuvalu effort cancelled
2013 Mar13 2013 Mar24 St Martin FS
UA4CC OPDX
20130311
By UA4CC as FS/UA4CC fm NA-105 (WLOTA 0383); 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; spare time operation
2013 Mar14 2013 Mar20 Chatham I ZL7LC ZL1LC Direct DXW.Net
20121014
By ZL1LC fm OC-038 (AE16ug, CHA009); standard PSK frequencies; PSK31; during pileups QSX up 100-400 Hz
2013 Mar15 2013 Mar17 Jersey MJ0CFW
LotW M0CFW
20130307
By M0CFW; QSL also OK via M0CFW; QRV for RDXC and BARTG HF RTTY
2013 Mar16 2013 Mar17 Israel 4X0W
UT5UGR OPDX
20130311
By UT5UGR; Russian DX Contest; QRV Mar 15-18 using 4X/UT5UGR outside contest
2013 Mar15 2013 Mar23 Sint Maarten PJ7 AA4VK N0TG
20120525
By N0TG as PJ7/N0TG, AA4VK and N1SNB likewise
2013 Mar18 2013 Mar22 Ascension I ZD8RAF
G1EUZ VA3RJ
20130308
By G1EUZ fm AF-003 (WLOTA 1491); vertical or dipole; QSL OK via RSGB Buro or direct (w/ SAE + RP)
2013 Mar19 2013 Apr02 Tuvalu T2 K8NA DXW.Net
20130204
By NL8F as TBD; mainly SSB
2013 Mar20 2013 Mar27 Easter I XR0YG LotW OPDX
20121211
By G7VJR G3TXF G4IRN G3ZAY fm SA-001 (DICE ICE-001, WWFF CEFF-027, WLOTA 0319); 160-10m; mainly CW; focus on low bands for EU; QSL also OK via OQRS and G3TXF
2013 Mar20 2013 Mar27 Gambia C5WP
ON7WP Direct 425DXN
20130309
By ON7WP; 40-10m; as time permits
2013 Mar21 2013 Mar26 Marshall Is V73TS
JF1CCH JF1CCH
20130307
By JF1CCH; 40-10m; mainly CW; eQSL also OK
 
Sun: 6 sunspots but none are likely to flare.
March 10th, Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) made its closest approach to the sun. Inside the orbit of Mercury, the comet was hit by solar rays ten times more intense than we experience on Earth. This sets the stage for a good show as Pan-STARRS, glowing brightly, moves into the night sky later this week. Although Comet Pan-STARRS is bright, somewhere between 1st and 2nd magnitude, most observers say they are still having trouble seeing it with the unaided eye in the bright evening twilight. A few seconds exposure with a digital camera, however, reveals it easily. Binoculars help, too.
Visibility will improve in the nights ahead as the comet moves away from the sun. Dates of special interest include March 12th and 13th when Pan-STARRS passes not far from the crescent Moon. The tight conjunction on the 12th provides a splendid opportunity for sunset photographers. Look low and west for a beautiful view. (spaceweather .com)
 
Stoke City lost away to Newcastle 2 - 1, a last minute gasper goal.
West Brom at the Brit on Saturday. I'll be there, if the snow clears.

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