TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - December 18, 2014

11:50 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments










A fine week on Ten Metres with the contest producing 13,800 reported contacts on Saturday and 15,200 on Sunday. From memory this is largest number of contacts on any one day or total in a weekend.
J6/SM7EQL (St Lucia) and CE2MVF (Chile) were hotly pursued during the ARRL contest with W1AW yet again dominant during the week along with loads of other DX.

Mike, KC9LDO, worked 3V8ST 5/9 and CN8KD 5/9 last Wednesday.
Feel free to send in any reports long or short.

Carl, VR2CB, sends in a plea. “Great propagation recently on 10m! During the ARRL 10m contest using just a vertical aerial I still managed to work all continents except Antartica – how much longer will these conditions last? Incidentally on many days over the last few weeks there have been 10m long path openings from Europe to Asia (around 11:00 UTC). LP signals at times have been noticeably stronger than short path signals from the same station. I would urge more stations to give beaming long path a try!”
 
Interesting Carl, since you are using an omni directional vertical how do you know your contact is LP or SP?
Tuesday another Mike, 2E0YYY, worked YO9APK 5/9, UT4UUM 5/3, AE2JL 5/8, N2BTD 5/2, 9H5MC 5/8, K8DJR 5/3, W1DQD 5/9, YO8SJM 5/9, KM5MS 5/9, N5PHT 5/5, RW3ZY 5/9, PY2ASA 5/9, UT5EUQ 5/9, WA3QWA/M 5/5, K8MWO 5/5, N8PBP 5/5, KK4PZC 5/7, J69MV 5/8, WA8IUS 5/9, W2LO 5/7, ZD7FT 5/9, CO6HK 5/9, KM4DYX 5/2 , 8P6QA 5/9, WP4PK 5/9, CA7CAQ 5/6, N8FXH 5/9, W2IKN 5/9, KK4UTC 5/5, PU9AJO 5/5, WX4ET 5/5, K3MAK 5/9, K4RIK 5/9, WH6LE 5/5, GW4BVE 5/9, KB2DMD 5/9, KK4QML 5/8, PU2RDB 5/9, WB5HAK 5/9, N4JRI/M 5/7, KB9APE 5/9 and N2HTL 5/5. He says, “Hi Tony, finding myself with a couple of hours to spare on Tuesday afternoon, I couldn't think of a better way to spend them, than working the 10m band. Conditions were pretty good with plenty of North Americans finding their way into my log.”
 
Ah yes I can see that. I didn’t even get on during the contest!! Doh!

Steven, 2E0NHR was not convinced about the contest.
“I found conditions this year on 10m ARRL for me not as good as last year. Here’s some of my Saturday contacts, all 5/9 of course.”
9A5Y, IZ8TDP, AA1JD, YP0C, EF5T, EA5SR. “I found the Sunday to be a bit better.” EV1R, CN3A, EE7Y, ED7R, K4ZA.
 
Most popular DX (seven or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: W1AW/9, AU2JCB, FM4NB, W1AW/1, VQ9XR, TR8CA, PJ2/DL1NX, J28NC, 5R8IC, V31MA, 9N7JX, A63DI, CO8ZZ, YY1YLY, S567O, A6/VE6LB, J6/SM7EQL, 9M2TO, 8Q7UX, FR4NT, TG9AHM, R90WOB, KC4TVZ, CT7AEQ, CE2MVF, 5R8UI, RU90WZ, HZ1WDD, HK3C, CX1AV, C31PP, VP8RAF, EA3NW, CE7PGO, A61SM, PP5KR, IT9/LY5W, EA9IB, 9K2QA, 4J6RO, Z33Z, EA5BRE, CX2TQ, CN8YZ, A62A, 9A1UN, 5T0ITU, VP8RAF/100, VA3ARI, SV9RKU, PU2YZP, N0AH, LY2PX, LU2FE, HK1N, EA8/OH1LEG, CN8QN, A41PB, 9W6EZ, 8P9EH, 7Z1HL, 6Y5WJ, 3B9FR.
Spotters: W3LPL, CA3SOC, ZL2IFB, SV1PAJ, IW1CHX, F1BBI, N0TW, NE8Z, LU8DK, W4EG, M0BSV, KF5LBK, HC5F, UR0QK, WB7BBI, UT4WA, UA6AUA, PP5KR, JA1HOX, RU90WZ, F4BHZ, F1PKH, CE3MDA, AK2L . 

Tuesday DX: W1AW/9, S01WS, 9N7JX, W1AW/1, VP8AIB/100, CU2CE, VP8LP/100, J6/SM7DKF, AU2JCB, YY1YLY, ON175PD, Z21LS, HK1MW, CE2/CX1EK, J28NC, Z81B, FR4NT, BG6CCP, AU5SV, R90WOB, CN2JF, WB2REM, KC4TVZ, J6/SM7EQL, PP5KR, HZ1WDD, 9W2ZHL, 5B4AIF, VP8RAF/100, VP8AIB, PY5YA, N1NU, LZ111RAEM, KI4YYY, JY4CI, IT9/LY5W, 5R8IC, J62YOTA, HS0ZIN, EA3GXD, DL8YBM, YS1/NP3JA, WL7E, K0TPP, J6/K9AW, HC2IMP, WM5H, PY3XX, KB1ZBA, IT9/KG7NJQ, IK2WZM, CX6DZ, 4A5XX.
Spotters: W3LPL, E73LM, YV4JP, HC5F, IS0ANY, YO6DDF, KF5LBK, G0JEI, F1BBI, YV6BFE, OR5T, JH8XVH, NK8N, G1TDN, W9ILY, SV1RK, R8WO, NP4RA, NK3Y, N0TW, K9ZM, JH7RTQ, IV3ZUY, HA6VH, ZY2WCI, YO6VSR, WR2K, VE2EB, SV3ICL, ON3CRD, N6QIH, LU4DPL, K0TPP, IU0CSH, HA1WA . 

Wednesday DX: J6/SM7EQL, W1AW/7, SU9VB, VP8RAF/100, W1AW/9, YY1YLY, D44BS, CE2/CX1EK, ZD7FT, J6/SM7DKF, IT9/LY5W, 8P9EH, P43L, CN8KD, BG6CCP, ZP6CW, VP8LP/100, 3B9FR, V31MA, VU2RBI, OT4A, NP4RA, 3B8CF, YB0BAJ, 5R8IC, TR8CA, J28NC, HC2IMP, 9A7JCY, VP8DNY/100, VP8AIB/100, TG9GJG, J68HF, VQ9XR, VE3AXW, TF2MSN, KP4NS, DR50RRDXA, TK4LS, R100DA, PY2SHF, PD1WO, N5XZ, A61SM, XE3DX, SV1CQN, RK0AWQ, K6ND, JD1BOX, J6/AD4J, J5/SM7EQL, F5JD, EA8OM, 5P8VW.
Spotters: W3LPL, HC5F, CA3SOC, PY3XX, WX1S, KF5LBK, IK1MNJ, IZ0MIO, IT9COR, F1BBI, PY2RMY, YO6DDF, WB7BBI, KN4JX, KF5UEZ, VE2FK, PY2VM, PU2KGK, OH1MRR, NK8N, N0TW, CE2AWW, R1A, PB7Z, LW9DYQ, N0ZNA, IZ7MFY, G0JEI, EA4AOC, YU5C, SV1PAJ, R6CW, PY2FZ, N9UOM, K2TTM, CX9BU . 

Thursday DX: W1AW/7, W1AW/9, VP2VGG, PZ1DV, KP4NS, G14YOTA, ZY2B, TI5/N3KS, NP2X, ZS9YOTA, TK4LS, HC2IMP, 5R8UI, CO8ZZ, VP8LP/100, VP8KF/100, N0AH, J6/SM7EQL, EA8CVZ, 4Z4DX, XV5X, PJ2/PA0VDV, DL0WRTC, TG9ADM, SV3GLL, PJ2/WI9WI, F4WBN, CP4BT, A61CK, R1719G, KC1COO, JA8EPO, J68FF, J62YOTA, J6/AD4J, EV1R, CN2JF, SE2014ECC, S567O, OT4A, KC4TVZ, CE2MVF, 9J2BO.
Spotters: W3LPL, HC5F, KF5LBK, PU2LJH, AA8M, PU3TDB, PU1MIL, IW1CHX, ON3SAT, KC1COO, 9W6EZ, EA8/IK1PMR, EA8/IK1, VE6NU, R7TG, PU1KDX, KX5M, F4BAL, W9PA, SP3AMZ, RX6B, OE5MPL, OE5IIO, ND6M, KD2HDZ, K5CBS, WA5LOU, W4EG, KB1YII, JH8XVH . 

Friday DX: J6/SM7EQL, W1AW/7, W1AW/9, LW7HT, FM4NB, CX2BR, JM1LRQ/6, A9/S59O, F5MUX, 5P8VW, S01WS, NC1I, TR8CA, FY5KE, EA8/IK1PMR, Z81D, HC2IMP, ZL1ALZ, W100AW, KH7Y, JY4CI, VU2XO, KP2/N3XF, K0ORK, EA3NW, 8P2K, VE3AXW, S58N, R111EK, EA8DBM, AU5SV, VP8LP/100, UR5FA/MM, TG9GJG, ON4YOTA, NH2B/KH0, I4UFH/IT9, J6/WA4KKW, EA8AY, EA7KW, A92AA, XV5X, XE1B, VA3ARI, G14YOTA, SV9FBG, SC2014ECC, KC4TVZ, CO6LP, CN3A, CE3YG, LY2PX, KU9C/VP9, IY1GMS, IT9/LY5W, CX4SS, CE2/CX1EK, BA7JA, YY1YLY, XE2KVS, VQ9XR, VK6RO, VK2GGC, UT7HA, R8LA, OX3XR, NH6I, LZ2HM, JM7OLW, EA8/OH1LEG, CT1JOP, 3W3B.
Spotters: F8DGY, W3LPL, HC5F, K2TTM, NK8N, F6KHM, F1BBI, IW1CHX, IT9DVZ, CA3SOC, DJ8VW, UA0LOF, PU1KDX, HA6VH, AC4CA, CE7SOY, RW3WA, WD5DJX, KD9BAA, KD7ETK, HC5K, EA6RF, W4TKI, W1JGS, UA4HTT, NE8Z, IZ0MIO, DL5FCZ, AK5WB, WA5LOU, VA3MJR, OE5MPL, NM5SD, KE8M, JH7RTQ, IW0AIJ, HA5AEK, BD8SZ, 9A9XX, VE2EB, SP9QMP, PD5MVH, N9ZI, KI6AHH, KF5LBK, KD2HDZ, KC0IUY, IT9DDS, IN3XSV, EA7JQT, E77W, 2E0SSX .
 
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Saturday DX: CE2MVF, VR2XAN, P40CX, FY5KE, FR4NT, LP1H, XW4YT, YY1YLY, HK1T, CN3A, PX2A, PJ4DX, W1AW/7, PJ2T, ZF2DX, V31MA, EA8AH, VP2VGG, W1AW/3, LT1F, VK2GGC, EA8MT, ZM1A, N2NT, K4ZA, YS1YS, PY8WW, WP3C, NP2X, KU9C/VP9, EA8DBM, CX4AT, KH6RR, 9A1UN, 5W1SA, TG9ANF, OO7P, NP2N, KP4BD, CW5W, 9A5Y, ZM2IO, YN5Z, VK4QH, RA0FF, N8II, KP2Q, KH7M, CT3FQ, PT3T, EF8U, W1AW/9, TG9AJR, PP5FB, KP2M, KL7KY, KH6LC, K1LZ, HK3C, VK4NM, NP2P, KH7Y, KD4D, K3ZU, IQ9UI, ZL2B, YT5TAS, WB9Z, W3LL, W0AIH, VE3AT, K5UZ.
Spotters: XE2B, DB6VP, NM5H, TA5FA, KE8M, KC5FP, K5KJ, N7ELL, N3QE, VE3RZ, N3FJP, ZL3GA, VE2FK, K3OQ, NK8N, KD7H, DL0WH, W1IE, KT8TD, K0JPL, N4UEZ, W6NS, WB2UFO, KI9A, RK9UE, KC9WER, S51TA, TM6M, K5NZ, W1MA, LZ5R, EA4AOC, W4EE, N3RR, N3MAV, 2E0CNL, N6DA, K6RC, W1NRG, W0ERP, KC0IUY, K3IPK, IK4VET, W3LPL, WB2AA, VE3NRT, HA6VH, UA3RAW, N3HCN, K3VA, VA3PAW, AB1J, WB0YYE, AD1C, K6ST, K1RX, W9YK, RW9TP, PY2ALC, N6DBF, WX3B, N2WM, NN4F, NK7Z, N1API, KB9KEG, W3OU, K9PG, DL6YAO, AB9YC, SV3FUO, K6JEB, PA1MR, N6HEW, KC2NYU, 8P6SH, W3KX, N2FF, KA6BIM, YQ6A, WD8JP, R3QX, N4EEB, N3RD, NF7T, KA1O, HA9AL, W5JDF, W4LHS, W1UK, KC7QR, NP2X, NE8Z, KD2HE, F6FDR, DJ1AA, W8FJ, WC3Q, W6KY, VE3VV, VE2FU, K2DSL, DF2AP, AC8GE, UT3UZ, EA6RF, EA3CEC, YT2R, S55OO, N4RTD, LJ3RE, KD7ETK, K5TIA, K3OO, K1RO, HP2BWJ, AL2F, W7MCP, W4PJW, UF8T, N2JF, KA5M, IK3ORD, UA4HTT, K5AX, K3IE . 

Sunday DX: XW4YT, CE2MVF, FY5KE, VR2XAN, PJ4DX, PJ2T, CN3A, P40CX, VP2VGG, HK1T, NP2X, YY1YLY, YN5Z, KH6LC, CW5W, ZF2DX, LT1F, TG9ANF, YS1YS, K4XS, PT3T, HK3C, 9A1UN, VK4QH, VK2GGC, W5PR, RG4F, ZM1A, TM7G, NR5M, LZ2HM, TG9IIN, IQ5TT, 3Z0X, ZF1A, XE1B, NP2P, N8OO, KP4VP, K5TR, CT3FQ, PY8WW, LU6DC, K5UZ, K1LZ, W1AW/3, VK4KW, LU6ETB, EF8S, E7DX, OO7P, W1AW/7, PX2A, OK7K, OA4SS, NC1I, N2NT, JH5RXS, HI3K, FR4NT, EA8MT, 9A5Y, ZY2B, LZ9W, KU9C/VP9, KP2Q, EI7M, EA8DBM, ZL1BYZ, W8PR, TM6M, TM0R, TC3P, KP4BD, EA8AH, NP4RA, NN1N, KH7Y, K4ZA, DR1D, CR6K.
Spotters: W4EE, XE2B, KE2D, KE8M, TA5FA, N7ELL, W3LPL, 2E0CNL, KA6BIM, TM6M, 9A8DX, EA3CEC, OX5T, DL6YAO, N4UEZ, 9A7TM, N7VF, UT3UZ, K0JPL, W1MA, EA8BGO, DJ5AN, KD7H, VA3PAW, VE2FK, N3MAV, DB6VP, K7RB, K2OWE, LZ5R, W6KY, KD2EOM, WX4ET, W1IE, K9PG, K3OQ, K8WLK, UA3RAW, N3QE, KK4OWZ, KF5GTX, 8P6SH, PT2CM, NM5H, N3FJP, K5JTH, K1RV, VE3NRT, F5SDD, YO6LA, KD0FW, AC8GE, NK7Z, N9PWM, WB5EIN, N3HCN, ZL2IFB, AC0GQ, W4EG, N3RR, 9A1AA, K6ST, N2SO, W3OU, NA6O, K3VA, F5MUX, W5ZO, S51TA, PY3DJB, KE4GUQ, N4RTD, KT8TD, KA9WXN, YN5Z, 2E1TAF, VE7CNW, PA3AJI, KG4W, KA1O, DL2FDL, DJ1AA, W3KX, VK3HXT, RW0BG, KD5RXP, K6RE, AH6FX, W0ERP, NN4RB, K8HLH, YQ6A, UA2FT, RO1B, ON7XN, OE5MPL, N2JF, N1EU, G7KXZ, UT2UB, N5EA, HA6VH, W6EU, UX4U, AD1C, WJ2D, VA3PC, KF5WGB, K9TOW, IC8POF, DF2AP, AL2F, YU1AST, W4JVN, PA1MR, NS2X, N1API, AA5AU, WA4PGM, W4LHS, N2FF, HA9AL, EA5FID, AE4T, WB0N, VA7DZ, S57S, KC5CMX, DF5WW, W4PJW, UX7MA, N6HEW, LU3CW, K3DNE . 

 
Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Dec 17 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Dec 17 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Dec 18
+ OK DX RTTY Contest 0000Z-2400Z, Dec 20
+ Feld Hell Sprint 0000Z-2400Z, Dec 20
+ Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party 0001Z, Dec 20 to 2359Z, Jan 4
+ Croatian CW Contest 1400Z, Dec 20 to 1400Z, Dec 21
+ ARRL Rookie Roundup, CW 1800Z-2359Z, Dec 21
+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest 0200Z-0400Z, Dec 22
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Dec 24
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Dec 24 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Dec 24 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Dec 25
 
 

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

December  
2014 Dec02 2014 Dec25 United Arab Emirates A6
[spots]
LotW VE6LB
20141204
By VE6LB as A6/VE6LB; 40-10m; mainly CW; 100w; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via VE6LB, Buro or direct
2014 Dec03 2014 Dec19 Chagos VQ9XR
[spots]
N7XR Direct N7XR
20141125
By N7XR; 160-10m; 500w; may use VQ92X call sign
2014 Dec09 2015 Jan08 Canary Is EA8
[spots]
LotW IK1PMR
20141023
By IK1PMR as EA8/IK1PMR and PA3LEO as EA8/PA3LEO fm Tenerife I (AF-004); 160-6m; CW RTTY SSB; QSL via HB9FKK (preferred) or home_call (Buro or direct)
2014 Dec11 2015 Jan08 Martinique FM
[spots]
Home Call ATDX
20141204
By F2VX as FM/F2VX and F9IE as FM/F9IE; HF; CW SSB; fm FM5WD stn
2014 Dec12 2015 Jan08 Cape Verde Is D44TWO
[spots]
M0OXO ATDX
20140527
By DF2WO fm Praia, Santiago I (AF-005); HF; CW SSB
2014 Dec13 2014 Dec19 Morocco CN2KV
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20141212
By F4BKV; HF; SSB; See Web page for further QSL information
2014 Dec15 2015 Jan02 Laos XW4XR
[spots]
E21EIC ATDX
20141201
By 3W3B; HF
2014 Dec18 2014 Dec24 Cayman Is ZF2 LotW ATDX
20141215
By N4EWT as ZF2KO and N4BFR as ZF2JS fm Grand Cayman I; focus on 20 17 15m; CW, digital, some SSB; QSL also OK via home_call; holiday style operation
2014 Dec20 2014 Dec22 Norfolk I VK9N JA0JHQ ATDX
20141117
By JA0JHQ as JA0JHQ/VK9N; HF; mainly SSB
2014 Dec21 2014 Dec28 Curacao PJ2 Home Call DXW.Net
20141215
By HK4CM as PJ2/HK4CM and HK4RB as PJ2/HK4RB; HF
2014 Dec22 2015 Jan02 Ogasawara I JD1 Home Call 425DXN
20141122
By JI1LET as JD1BOI and JA1UII as JD1BON fm Chichijima (AS-031); 80-6m; SSB CW RTTY
2014 Dec24 2014 Dec24 Nepal 9N7CB DL2GAN OPDX
20141201
By DL2GAN; 8-12z, perhaps until 14z; likely 20 15m; SSB, possibly CW; fm 9N1AA station; QSL OK via DARC Buro or direct
2014 Dec25 2015 Jan04 Palau T8CW LotW ATDX
20141107
By JH0IXE fm Koror I; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY JT65 PSK31; QSL also OK via JA0FOX Buro, JH0IXE direct, eQSL
 
Sun: At least 10 sunspot clusters are visible at the moment.
AR2242 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that holds energy for X-class solar flares. If such an eruption occurs, it will almost certainly be Earth-directed as the sunspot crosses the centre of the solar disk.
 
Stoke managed a creditable 1 – 1 draw against Crystal Palace away.
I would have gone but had to drive to Heathrow airport to pick up my younger daughter from Shanghai who is with us for Xmas. Chelsea next Monday at the Brit. I’ll be there even though it is on Sky TV

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