TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - 01/01/2015

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JANUARY,01, 2014
W1AW wins the accolades again, mainly though ZD7VC (St Helena Is) popped up top on Thursday and Friday.

I worked a few Russians but nothing spectacular, OH9SCL.

Monday, 2E0NHR, Steven, worked IT9/YL5W 5/9 and IT9EXE 5/9 and Tuesday SV3EXU 5/9,
K1ZR 5/9 and K8NY 5/7. Then Wednesday 8P6GU 5/7 and W1AW/3 (Maine) 5/9, Thursday VP8LP 5/7 and EW6DX 5/9 and Friday JW9JKA 5/9, LZ1748SMH 5/9 and 9A14YOTA 5/9.
As Steven says the last 2 are a bit of a mouthful.

2E0YYY, Mike , really cracked with the DX. Monday he worked AC4S 5/5, VA3GRU, 5/1, YO9AYN 5/5, VE2EB 5/9, N5DT 5/5, VE2VNH 5/9, KC8ZAA 5/5, VE2EB 5/9, UX8IR 5/9, HP2BWJ 5/9, UR2MZ 5/9, PU2CQQ 5/7, SV1AHB 5/7, W0QQ 5/3 , VE1TWM 5/9, N9MXI 5/9 and NK0S 5/9 all on FM!! In his own words, “On Monday I popped into the radio shack, as I just couldn't rustle up the enthusiasm to activate a SOTA summit. A CQ on 10m FM simplex, brought an immediate response from AC4S in Florida, where It must have been a damn site warmer than Stoke-on-Trent! QSB was a big problem and so after an hour, I decided to work some SSB, instead. As if by magic, once again, Panama made my log on FM.” Then on SSB K3RA 5/9, K5WL 5/7, KB9LQA 5/9, KF4SKY 5/8, NQ1C 5/7, K4MIJ 5/9, W4BOG 5/9, N1UK 5/9, VE3ZRB 5/9, K2QBN 5/7, KD2FKV 5/7 and KD8FAQ 5/7. “An hour on SSB, produced all North America contacts, before the band dropped out at about 1700z.”
 
Dave, VK5MRD makes a welcome return to Ten Metres.
“It has been a while since I have been on 10m since baby number 2 came along. What was my radio room is now a toy / store it room. So no need to tell you how much I have missed 10m. I know propagation has been very good.
I went portable on the 28th December with Theo VK5MTM, Andy VK5AKH and Kevin VK5KU. Location was roughly 50km south of the city of Adelaide at roughly 300m asl. Running off of battery power we started with a Yaesu FT840 at 50 watts and a 1/2 verticle whilst the hex beam was being set up. We later changed to a brand new Icom 7100 at 100 watts and the hex beam. The vertical got us to G land and ZL so we were happy with that but once running with the hex beam that's when the fun really started.
We took turns behind the mic, Andy worked DX on 12m, Kevin LP EU on 20m and Theo 20m and 10m.
I am not sure what stations were worked by the other guys as I was only running on 10m. Once pointing SP EU I quickly found myself with quite a pile up. There were a few familiar call signs and voices and many new stations too.
The countries I worked included:- Australia (VK8), New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, France, Belarus, Romania, England, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Greece, Italy, Sweeden and Finland. Later, looking at some cluster spots I noticed a SWL station in Norway spotted me as too a station in England.
The noise floor just wasn't there, you could hear a pin drop. So good in fact that VK2's and VK3's were heard. Beacons from VK4, VK7 and VK8 were very clear. Other stations heard were VU2RBI and a station from Palau. 



I have attached a couple of photo's of our set up and there is a youtube link below that Theo produced showing some of the action. I am really looking forward to going portable again.
Here is my list of stations worked:- 

VK8NSB, RU0ALK, JA2NVM, ZL1BWG, UT7HA, JH3JEZ, JK1THF, IW2LXD, SP9EML, M0MJS, IK0PHY, EW8DJ, JR6RAY, HS0ZHC, RK6A, 9W2KEA, YO9GJY, OZ5D, OE3RPU, SP5ENA, DB1NT, BV6FJ, DG6NBW, SM3LAN, UA1CLR, DG8FBV, OH8JV, RN6CV, UA6LQ, SP9DFH, DL8ZT, F5KEE, JA1FIO, F4EHA, SV2FLM, SM7LPY, UR3CTB, DF1TL and G4RRM.
Here is a hotlink to the youtube video. 

Thanks to Andy VK5AKH for the Hex beam, BBQ and shade cover, Kevin VK5KU for the Icom 7100 and Theo VK5MTM for the Yaesu FT840.”
Thanks for that most excellent report Dave. You do need to get on the band more often!
 
Most popular DX (Seven or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: W1AW/3, W1AW/KH6, W1AW/4, IS0BSR, ZD7VC, VU2RBI, W100AW, J28NC, KC4TVZ, HT5T, 4Z5AD, K2HAT, CE2/CX1EK, VE1BB, NK7Z, N2MUN, FM/F9IE, XE1/DJ4EL, HK3W, HI8JQE, E20WXA, 7Z1HL, RQ7K, KP4AW, EA7JR, 9M6XRO, ZD7FT, LU5FC, KP4NS, JG1OUT, HC2IMP, A61ZA, A6/VE6LB, WP4TM, TG9GJG, TA3AIK, IT9AUG, HS50RAST, XE2CQ, FK8IK, 9A7JCY, W0TT, VU2MV, PY2DS, PA6XMAS, KI7M, JH2RMU, HA0NAR, F4WBN, CO8ZZ, 5R8UI, ZW1M, W1HQ, V31MA, PU8WZT, N2BJ, HK1T, CT4VB, AU5SV, A65CB, A61BR.
Spotters: F8DGY, W3LPL, DM2DMI, AK5WB, W3RMS, G0JEI, YO5OSF, HA9AL, YV4DHS, WX1S, SV1OCA, N7TY, IW1CHX, GM0GMN, PP5KR, KP3W, AA8M, VA2PGB, PD0LK, NK7Z, N5KDV, N0TW, M0BSV, KK4ZUU, IV3OKO, W4ETB, R6AA, PD2BA, N7ELL, N4PN, K2CYS, JF1NUV, IK2QEB, I0DLP, HA6VH, F6HZS, 9W6EZ . 

Tuesday DX: W1AW/3, W1AW/KH6, W1AW/4, KP4AW, XE1/DJ4EL, VP5/VE3OC, S01WS, JW9JKA, J62YOTA, BD7PUZ, W100AW, HC2IMP, 5R8UI, DK3EE, ZD7FT, E20WXA, CE2/CX1EK, ON175PD, KP4NS, VK5SFA, 3B8CF, V31MA, PA6XMAS, N7MZ, E41MT, VU3BBW, TR8CA, HR1AAB, 9W6EZ, KL7YK, CT7AIU, VU2DSI, TI2CC, JD1BON, HT5T, HS0ZHC, A62A, ZP6CW, W9SN, W0TT, KP4CPC, JY5IB, JT1DN, CT1BDS, CN8KD, ZW1M, OE3DMA, OA4CN, KS2G, KC4TVZ, KB0EO, HS50RAST, 9H4JX, ZA1G, YU100CER, XE2I, RY7G, RQ7K, N4JED, HB9CVQ, GW0FEU, EA8/IK1PMR, BD9XE, 9A2AJ, 4X6TT, 3B9FR.
Spotters: F8DGY, W3LPL, PY2RMY, HA9AL, RZ6HNP, SP3CMX, NM5SD, DL6YAO, PD2BA, VA3TPS, PP5KR, I0DJV, PD0LK, N6ENU, W4YBB, WR2K, N3MAV, IZ8GNR, G0GYY, VA3SF, PB5X, IK0OPS, F4ESO, EA8/IK1PMR, EA8/IK1P, EA8/IK1, 9W6EZ, YO6DDF, WB7BBI, PE2K, ON6EN, N6DBF, N1DID, LA2ONA, KS7U, K3AJ, JE6NSS, IT9COR, G0LVX, DM2DMI, YO9ILA, RX9KF, R3NA, N2XPW, KH6Y, KE8M, IK1MNJ, G0JEI, E79D, E73G. 

Wednesday DX: W1AW/3, W1AW/0, J28NC, OD5NH, FM/F9IE, EA8/IK1PMR, HS0ZHC, A62A, VU2DK, K9VV/KP2, HC2IMP, BG6CCP, 9N7CB, TI2CDA, PJ2/PA0VDV, DK3EE, XE1/DJ4EL, OT4A, KI7M, A61Q, 9A3OS, VU2DSI, LU3MCJ, ZL2IO, VU2XO, TR8CA, MW0YVK, KP2/AG1LE, KC4TVZ, ZD7VC, W0CP, TI5RVV, SV3AQR, OF9X, KP4RV, FK8CE, 9H4JX, 3A2LF, PY5ZHP, PY2VI, OM5XX, OA4/DL5YWM, N2FF, LU1FAM, K8ND, HT5T, EA8/PA3LEO, AU5SV, AU1SV, 3B8CF, ZP5CGL, XE1RK, WP3GW, WM5H, W6SX, VE9DX, SV3GLL, RA4FK, PU2KMZ, OX5T, K2DBK, K0JPL, J79MM, EC5EA, CE2/CX1EK, A61AS, 9W6EZ, 7V7V.
Spotters: W3LPL, YV4DHS, LU8XQL, KP3W, N7ELL, DO4MM, CX2ABP, K8FZY, K4TTZ, K4AAP, UN7TK, JA1KGW, F4BAL, DK2EA, YV5ESN, PP5KR, F8DGY, W9CN, VK4RF, PD0LK, EC3AAJ, AJ2I, 9W6EZ, RY3D, PE2K, PD2BA, KJ9C, KD2BMX, K3TN, F5SDD, EA6FA, 4Z5RT . 

Thursday DX: ZD7VC, S01WS, HI8JSG, VP5/VE3OC, OD5NH, 9F2SH, JD1BOI, XE1/DJ4EL, J79MM, 5R8UI, CT3MD, BD9XE, V5/DL3DXX, AU5SV, VK8NSB, HC2IMP, E41MT, HI3TEJ, HL2DBP, J62YOTA, FR4LI, ZL2IO, W6SX, W1AW/3, ZS5/HA3FOK, W1AW/0, KB7HDX, 9W6EZ, A61QQ, 8P6ET, 3B8CF, ZS4L, W1HQ, J69AZ, IZ6BXV, 8P9EH, S56B, PY2VI, 9J2BO, NP3CW, LY4A, DK3EE, 7X3WPL, OF9X, MW0YVK, KP4MF, K0MD, HI8JQE, CN2DM, AH6V, 9V1XX, VE2CSI, R90WOB, PZ5RA, OZ1ADL, LU1DZ, FR4NT, ER3MM, AE1T, 9N1SS.
Spotters: WN4VCH, FR4LI, YO6DDF, W3LPL, VK4RF, LU8XQL, EC3AAJ, UA4FOH, PB5X, JF1NUV, EA3CEC, PD0LK, NO8D, W4FDS, SQ9T, DL5FCZ, 9A7JCY, N9TGR, KK4KWZ, JE6NSS, IZ6CLZ, G4SKO, CE7FKG, W6SX, PD2BA, OE5MPL, OE5IIO, OE3WMA, N5ZKK, IK0OPS, F1ICS, F1BBI, EA6RF, EA1TX, YV4DHS, VA2AGW, PU2YYP, PP5KR, NE8Z, KF7TSK, K0MD, IZ8DUD . 

Friday DX: ZD7VC, W1AW/3, JW9JKA, CT3MD, 4X0WFF, T6T, E20WXA, HS0ZIN, W1AW/0, HS50RAST, J28NC, JD1BON, 4S7VG, FM/F2VX, CA7CAQ, BD9XE/QRP, KB7HDX, D44TWO, FM/F9IE, 9A14YOTA, FK8DD, 3B8CF, W3EP, OF9X, HI3TEJ, OH8SSAB, HC2IMP, TF2MSN, SV3FUP, JX9JKA, HI8JQE, N6JV, KP4AW, HP2BWJ, HK1T, 7X4AN, TG9GJG, PU2YZP, KH6NX, A65BP, S567O, OX5T, KC4TVZ, HA8LNN, TM60AT/P, SV3AQR, PZ5RA, OZ30EU, I0SNY, CX8TC, CR8ABF, 4J6RO, VK2DX, V31MA, SI2014ECC, R100DA, JM7OLW, HK6F, CX8DS, CO6LC, BV7GC.
Spotters: W3LPL, R1A, HP2BWJ, W1JGS, SV1OCA, PU2LJH, YO8MI, YO5OSF, CT5KJE, EC3AAJ, 8P6ET, UN7TK, UA9UDX, PD3TG, PD0LK, DL2FR, DL2DCX, RW3WA, IK1MNJ, DJ0SP, YV4DHS, WX1S, PU1VGD, OZ1CTZ, N8OO, KB7HDX, K5DXR, IK7MOI, G0JEI, DO3MKB, W1MD, VA2MO, SV9KNK, SV1HFY, R2DO, PY1FOG, PU1KDX, N7ELL, N5ZKK, IK3ITX, EA8/IK1P, EA8/IK1 . 

Saturday DX: W1AW/3, 4X0WFF, W1AW/0, TC10SWAT, EX/HB9DUR, VE5UF, PX2A, ZV5WSC, A47RS, VA2RAC, A61DJ, W1UE, VO1RAC, 9F2SH, VE6FI, N7MZ, EA8TL, VE3EJ, W7WW, VE5FX, VE4RAC, SB2014ECC, C6AWU, ZD7VC, YS1/HB9KNA, VE1LD, T6T, N1CC, VE1ZA, R230S, IT9WNU, FK8DD, CO2GG, BG8SRQ, AA4AK, XV9NPS, VE5SF, VE3FGU, PY2VA, OD5NH, EA8/IK1PMR, 9K2NO, ZW5B, VE4MG, VE4DDW, SG2014ECC, NQ7R, KP4NS, KP4DKE, J28NC, EA6VQ, XE1YQQ, WK9U, VY1MAB, VP8LP, VE6WQ, VE6RAC, VE4VT, VE4EA, N6QQ, JM7OLW, AL1G, 4Z4HC/P, ZS3Y, Z63MED, XU7TZG, VE7GL, VE7CA, VE5UO, VA7KO, RX0AK, OT4A, NK7Z, K5RQ, HA0NAR, FR4NT, EA8CVZ, CT4VB, A92AA, 3B8CF.
Spotters: DK2EA, R1A, WB5EIN, N4UK, KJ4IPF, PY2RMY, N5ZKK, JF1NUV, KK4YEM, W3LPL, KC1ACN, WB0TEV, W6KY, VE3JVG, K7GSE, W7FD, PA3CNI, KP3W, G4SKO, NF7T, YO6DDF, KM4GGQ, VE2EB, RA9CUU, PD0LK, RN3BL, PU1KDX, PH9B, N7ELL, ZS5SAM, VE3CV, SP3CMX, KA6BIM, K9JWI, K4AAP, IK7XGH, WX1S, WK9U, N5KB, HA6VH, DO6RBA, DL6KVA, W2PET, VE2FK, UT9LB, PY5ZW, PY2IQ, PD5MVH, OZ1CTZ, N5XZ, N4WMB, N4FZ, N1CC, KK4KWZ, K2UFM . 

Sunday DX: W1AW/3, 1A0C, W1AW/0, VK9/G7VJR, HI8JQE, CE2/CX1EK, K8ND, S01WS, XE1/DJ4EL, KL7YK, 5R8UI, ZD7VC, W6SX, 3B8CF, WW1USA, S57DX, CX8DS, W2YP, K3C, A61E, LU5AB, LU2XPK, FM/F9IE, CX1JJ, 8P9EH, VU2RBI, VE7FO, TG9GJG, R0SR, N3KN, IW0HBY, F4ENK, RD0A, PD1DX, NQ7R, N6HC, KI7M, JF2MBF, 7X3WPL, WP4OUH, TC10SWAT, RK9UE, RA3DIH, N5ZY, N2FF, LA6KOA, HK1T, EW8DJ, UA9CUA, SP8TJU, RU7A, PD6YOTA, N6JV, LU8DY, I0SNY, CR8ABF.
Spotters: RA0AY, R7FO, DK2EA, R9XC, W3LPL, R1A, JF1NUV, US2YW, KM4GGQ, UA2FT, EW8OG, PD0LK, RM6J, JH7RTQ, AK5WB, R6YY, R6LC, IZ8XJJ, IK7MOI, YV4JP, RA0ZIJ, PE2K, PD2WS, M0TFO, I0DJV, F1UMO, W3RMS, RA9YGN, KF7WNX, DL6KVA, CT2KHH, WX1S, W9CN, VK5MRD, VK2HV, S59EIJ, OH1EDK, DL3WB .
 

Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Dec 31 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Dec 31 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Jan 1
   
January 2015
+ QRP ARCI New Years Sprint 1500Z-1800Z, Jan 1
+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest 1800Z-1900Z, Jan 1 (CW) and
  1900Z-2000Z, Jan 1 (SSB) and
  2000Z-2100Z, Jan 1 (FM) and
  2100Z-2200Z, Jan 1 (Dig)
+ NCCC RTTY Sprint 0145Z-0215Z, Jan 2
+ PODXS 070 Club PSKFest 0000Z-2400Z, Jan 3
+ WW PMC Contest 1200Z, Jan 3 to 1200Z, Jan 4
+ ARRL RTTY Roundup 1800Z, Jan 3 to 2400Z, Jan 4
+ Kid's Day Contest 1800Z-2359Z, Jan 4
+ ARS Spartan Sprint 0200Z-0400Z, Jan 6
+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Jan 7 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Jan 7 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Jan 8
 


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

December  
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 Dec15 2015 Jan02 Laos XW4XR
[spots]
E21EIC ATDX
20141201
By 3W3B; HF
2014 Dec21 2015 Jan03 Bahamas C6AGT
[spots]
AK4BM Direct OPDX
20141221
By AK4BM fm Green Turtle Cay (NA-080); 40-10m; SSB, perhaps PSK31 JT65; holiday style operation
2014 Dec22 2015 Jan02 Ogasawara I JD1
[spots]
Home Call 425DXN
20141122
By JI1LET as JD1BOI and JA1UII as JD1BON fm Chichijima (AS-031); 80-6m; SSB CW RTTY
2014 Dec23 2015 Jan04 United Arab Emirates A6
[spots]
LotW ATDX
20141218
By DL3YM fm Dubai as A6/DL3YM; 40-10m; CW; QSL will be sent automatically via Buro, QSL also OK via DL3YM direct
2014 Dec25 2015 Jan04 Palau T8CW
[spots]
LotW ATDX
20141107
By JH0IXE fm Koror I; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY JT65 PSK31; QSL also OK via JA0FOX Buro, JH0IXE direct, eQSL
2014 Dec26 2015 Jan01 Norfolk I VK9N
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20141022
By G7VJR as VK9N/G7VJR; high bands; CW; QSL also OK via M0OXO
2014 Dec26 2015 Jan12 French Polynesia FO
[spots]
OE1SSS DXW.Net
20141226
By OE1SSS as FO/OE1SSS fm Bora Bora; HF; holiday style operation
2014 Dec28 2015 Jan06 SMO Malta 1A0C
[spots]
Club Log ATDX
20141226
By EA5RM DL8YHR EA5KM EA7AJR EA5HPX IN3ZNR IZ4AKS IZ7KHR IW0DJB JH4RHF; HF VHF; focus on U.S. west coast and Japan; QSL also OK via IZ7KHR (Club Log preferred)
2014 Dec28 2015 Jan10 Ogasawara JD1BMH
[spots]
JD1BMH Buro VA3RJ
20141212
By JG7PSJ fm Chichijima I (AS-031); 40-10m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL also OK via JG7PSJ Direct
2014 Dec31 2015 Jan05 Bermuda VP9
[spots]
LotW DXW.Net
20141203
By K4KGG as VP9/K4KGG; HF; QSL also OK via Club Log and W3HNK
2015  
January  
2015 Jan01 2015 Jan02 Guadeloupe FG LotW VA3RJ
20141226
By VA3QSL as FG/VA3QSL fm NA-102 (DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644); 40-6m; SSB CW; 100w; dipole; holiday style operation; QSL also OK via VA3QSL, Buro or direct (SAE + $2 for US and $3 for international
2015 Jan01 2015 Jan31 Bahamas C6A LotW ATDX
20141018
By 9H5G as C6A/9H5G fm NA-001, NA-113, NA-054, NA-048; 160-10m; QSL also OK via NI5DX
2015 Jan02 2015 Jan04 French Polynesia FO LotW KK6BT
20141223
By KK6BT as FO/KK6BT fm Bora Bora (OC-067); mainly 15 10m; SSB; QSL manager is KE8G (see Web page for QSL details)
2015 Jan05 2015 Jan11 Austral Is LotW KE8G ATDX
20141017
By KK6BT fm Raivavae I (OC-114); 40-10m; SSB; QSL manager is KE8G (see Web page for QSL details)
2015 Jan06 2015 Jan13 Namibia V5 G3RWF ATDX
20141017
By G3RWF as V5/G3RWF; HF; CW
2015 Jan07 2015 Jan12 American Samoa KH8 JA0JHQ DXW.Net
20141212
By JA0JHQ as AH0CO/KH8 fm Tutuila I (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385); mainly 30 17 15m; SSB, some CW
2015 Jan07 2015 Jan15 Palau T88 Home Call ATDX
20140527
By JA6EGL as T88SM, JA6KYU as T88HS, JE6DND as T88HK, JA6UBY as T88CP; 160-6m; CW SSB; QSL via direct only
 
Sun: 7 sunspots with maybe 1 having energy for flares.
 
Stoke City duly beat West Brom and Everton to record 2 clean sheets. Stoke will play Manchester United at the Brit in the first Premiership match of 2015 and it’s on TV. I, however, will be there.

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