A strange week in many ways. Thursday and Friday were the best with the weekend not quite as good even though there was the ARRL Digital contest. I managed to get the best spotter on Sunday. I have worked in many South American countries. In the short time I had, I made 70 contacts. The ARRL newspaper page spotted a dupe, so only 69 counts, damn it!
I worked C5C eventually on Ten Meters. As for the rest of the week, C5C and 3D2RRR were really dominated by Italian WRTC stations. There’s still a couple I’m looking for. I hope to get a certificate like this.
And there I was looking for more WRTC when 9X2AW (Rwanda) appeared. It took me 45 minutes to catch it but I did it and over 10m.
most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: C5C, 3D2RRR, FY4JI, TI5VMJ, PZ5RA, KC4TVZ, HP9SAM, VP8DKW, V48A, PY9BR, PV8AAS, PV5GOB, LU5UFM, IZ0MIO, CE5DSQ.
Spotters: PY4OY, LU4DRH, PY5AM, LU9DCE, LU6YR, LW2EDM, F5OYA, EA5UB, F4CXO, W6AJR, KC4AAW, IV3JER, EB5ISR, EA5D, EA5AJX, S51PZ, PP5TG, PP5FE, KK4BZ, IT9ISI, G1EZF.
Tuesday DX: II1PA, 3D2RRR, PY7ZC, FY4JI, PY5QW, OA4DAG.
Spotters: PY5AM, EA5D, PP5RP, EA5AJX, PY7XAF, 4Z5PT, LU9DCE, LU6YR, ZL2CC, IZ5ILK, EB5ISR, EA5GJ, TA0B/5, KC4EOG, PY4OY, LU7MC, F4CXO, EA4FME, CT5KCJ.
Wednesday DX: C5C, 3D2RRR, FY4JI, IZ0MIO, PD9DX, OY1CT, V73MS, ZS2DL, PY7ZC, PP5LC, OY1DZ, LA5TEN/B, KO4DCR, IT9EJW/B, II9WRTC, EA8Y, E2WRTC, A61AS, 5Z4VJ.
Spotters: PY5AM, PY4OY, LU9DCE, F4CXO, EA1YV, EB5ISR, LU7MC, MQ0CJY, EA5AJX, W3LPL, E73S, PD9DX, G1EZF, F5NVF, WG4R, W2TT, TA0B/5, SP5XMU, PY5OD, PP5TG, KK4A, JDYJ1ENZ, I0WERP, .
5 reports needed for the rest of the week.
Thursday DX: II3WRTC, II9WRTC, II1WRTC, IZ0MIO, 3D2RRR, S51DX, II5WRTC, II4WRTC, GB70M, II6WRTC, HA5JI, FY5KE, A92HK/P, 4U1A, II0WRTC, PD3AL, PA50PKZ, PD9DX, JX/LB4MI, ES5TTT, IU3OXX, DO1KRT, DK3EE, 9X2AW, WP3AV, UN7LZ, SM2M, PY2FZ, PA/DL1DN/QRP, IO0WRTC, II7WRTC, HB9HLM, HB0/DL2JRM, EC1R, EA8DO, DH1KJ, CT1EHI, C5C, SM5EPO, S01WS, PZ1EL, PT9SS, OK2IPW, KP2B, IZ6BXV, IX1IIU, IW2LIQ, IU1HGO, IQ8CZ/B, IK4LZH, IK2JTS, IK2IQD, GQ4PVM, GB9MT, GB70J, DL1KSB, DK1NO, CN8NOA, 9A7DA,
Spotters: PY5AM, I0ERP, LU9DCE, LW2EDM, HA6ZQ, F1UMO, PY5OD, F4CYQ, M3DDY, G1OVK, DO9LC, EB5ISR, DO1AM, PU4MHO, OK9DMR, G3YPZ, PE1RDP, OZ7KJ, IZ5ILK, IU3MAG, DJ2II, SQ5AM, PU2TWZ, PE1RF, HA7UL, HA7UL G4PVM, EA4OY, SP8UZJ, PY4OY, N2DXT, MW0HMV, IK4ZIF, ES5TTT, DL9RNO, YO6POG, WA2VUY, SV2HJW, SP5XMU, SM1TDE, PY4IM, OZ1KWJ, IZ5DKG, G1EZF, F5PCV, EA5HYT, DO4RC, DJQLAQ, DL2RH.
Friday DX: 7T0A, II9WRTC, GB70E, II5WRTC, II1WRTC, IZ0MIO, GB70M, C5C, II3WRTC, 9X2AW, CT7/PA3GCU, V73MS, EA2BO/P, S01WS, II1ALPI, HB0/DL2JRM, LW2DOD, II6WRTC, FM/OQ3R, F6KNB, TM6CXJ, SV8/DH7IF, IS0DCR, IK4LZH, HZ1WED, F5OUX, F4HTO, E2WRTC, 6Y5HN, VP8LP, PZ1EL, LY4A, LU1MAW, IU3OXX, II4WRTC, EA4HRJ, DK3EE, A71AM, A41KJ, YD2UWF, PY2RMY, PA1G, ONCC, 63KJ , M0TVI, IK8NSR, EA1S, D2UY, 4U1A.
Spotters: F4CYQ, PY5AM, W2TT, LU9DCE, EB5ISR, DO1BWO, PY4OY, LU6YR, KF4WE, WD9ABG, M6KCI, I0ERP, EA5GXY, SV3SFK, W3LPL, F1UMO, IT9FRX, PD2DO, OE4JHW, K3RTV, HA6ZQ, V73MS, OZ3MC, IV, M3D HB3XUT, DO1AM, ON4PE, KO4KWP .
Saturday DX: II3WRTC, FY5KE, 9X2AW, EB1DJ, DK3EE, II1WRTC, EC6FK, EH4MCG, CE5DSQ, C5C, OY6BEC/B, IZ0MIO, IY4ELE, II5WRTC, GQ1OVK, EH5SUB, CE3KEY, LU9OZX, GB70W, PA50PKZ, II9WRTC, DO1KRT, TM2FLO, TM2FLO PU2TDY, HG8W, ND1M, II4WRTC, II0WRTC, EI5JF, EA1ZR, CN8ZG, CE3YG, VP2EIH, VE2CSI, PY2GJ, OY1CT, OA4DAG, KP2M, II6WRTC, 9J2MYT, 8P6PD.
Spotters: LU9DCE, PY5AM, F8IJV, HB3XUT, EB5ISR, G1EZF, EA1YV, LU1EEP, PY4OY, F4CXO, N8PUM, F4CYQ, DF0A, PY7XAF, PU2RDB, M7ALE, DO1AM, VE2TKH, VE2JD, PD7JVW, PD3LPA, I0ERPIC, PT, MAG5G4, SP4 , EA7GI, EA5HYT, PD0LK, ON4BIT, OK9DMR, M3DDY, M0PEX, IZ2TXQ, IU8JLN, IT9XJJ, F4UJU, 5P5Q.
Sunday DX: C5C, II3WRTC, II9WRTC, TI2JS, KP4AA, OH6RM, EH4MCG, C37AC, FY5KE, 9X2AW, II0WRTC, EA8TR, 4U1A, II4WRTC, F5OUX, OY6BEC/B, CT1EHI, S57DX, PZ1EL, PT9SS, PD3AL, KP4WQ, IZ0MIO, IK4LZH, EA2K, CE3KEY .
Competition : Information from WA7BMN
|+ DRCG WW RTTY Contest||Canceled for 2022|
|+ VK Shires Competition||0000Z-2359Z, June 11|
|+ Portugal Day Contest||1200Z, June 11 to 1200Z, June 12|
|+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon||1200Z, June 11 to 2400Z, June 12|
|+ GACW WWSA CW DX Contest||1500Z, June 11 to 1500Z, June 12|
|+ QRP Cookie Crumble Contest||1700Z-2200Z, June 12|
|+ K1USN slow speed test||0000Z-0100Z, June 13|
|+ Second Sunday sprint of the QRP group of the 4 States||0000Z-0200Z, June 13|
|+ ICWC Average Speed Test||1300Z-1400Z, June 13|
|+ ICWC Average Speed Test||1900Z-2000Z, June 13|
|+ Global Sideband Activity Competition||0100Z-0159Z, June 14|
|+ ICWC Average Speed Test||0300Z-0400Z, June 14|
|+ A1Club AWT||1200Z-1300Z, June 15|
|+ CWops test||1300Z-1400Z, June 15|
|+ CWops test||1900Z-2000Z, June 15|
|+ CWops test||0300Z-0400Z, June 16|
|+ CWops test||0700Z-0800Z, June 16|
Coming activity (but not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews
May 1-June 15, 2022
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June 1-22, 2022
Jun 1-Jul 31, 2022
June 4-24, 2022
June 5-15, 2022
June 9-12, 2022
June 11-14, 2022
June 14-19, 2022
Sun: Only 4 spots, all stable and calm. The risk of eruptions today is low.
This is a very good graph of Spaceweather.com showing the sunspot cycle over the past few decades.
Footy: Yes, well, Wales have qualified for the World Cup. Everything else is just a warm-up/practice for it, e.g. UEFA League matches.
Cricket: In a low-scoring and swinging first Test match, England beat New Zealand at Lord’s. A good 100+ pitch out for Joe Root. The second test starts on Friday (why?)
Now you can help Tony compile his ten yard report.