Thursday, April 6, 2017

March's in the log

Hi all,
The month of March was very nice with several DX-Peditions & single stations on the air... 
I could log :
- JY9FC on  80M CW
- ES0VB/5, NP2X on 160M CW (new band)
- 6W2SC on 17M RTTY, 3B8/G3TXF on 17M CW
- C6APY IOTA NA-054, RT9K/9 IOTA AS-005, VK7AC IOTA OC-006, XR5M IOTA SA-061, KL7/VE7ACN IOTA NA-041 & VY1RST/VY0 IOTA NA-008 as new islands...
- EL2BG & HH2AA on 17M & 20 M SSB (new slots)
- 9G5X from to 10M to 30M + 80M (12 QSOs, 3 modes), 5U5R from 10M to 40M (17 QSOs, 3 modes), S21ZED & S21ZEE from 15M to 40M (7 QSOs, 3 modes), TU7C on 20M & 40M RTTY (new slots), 9N7EI on 17M CW + SSB & 30M CW (new bands)
- 5J0NA on 20M RTTY, TZ5XR on 12M & 17M RTTY (new mode)
- 9H3YY on 30M, 40M & 80M CW (new band)
- EL2DT & 3V8ST on 20M CW, 3B9FR & T2AQ on 20M SSB, VP8NO on 12M RTTY
To be continued... 
Chris F8DZY
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TU7C Ivory Coast by F6KOP


TU7C was active from Ivory Coast, I didn't chase this DX-pedition as Ivory Coast is already very filled on my log...
I was just looking for the Top Band but couldn't work them, so I finally added 2 new slots on 20M & 40M RTTY + a rapid hello to the team on 40M SSB !

TU is still needed on 160M for all bands...
Thanks to F6KOP for their activity !
Chris F8DZY

5U5R Niger & 9G5X Ghana : the chase ! (Epilog)



Hi all, 
The 2 African DX-Peditions are now over, what a big fun to chase them !
I finally could log 5U5R from 10M to 40M on my missing slots and could add RTTY mode !
Niger is now only needed on 6M, 80M & 160M for all bands...


I also could work 9G5X from 10M to 80M excepted 40M, filling slots and also adding RTTY as 3rd mode for Ghana, now only needed on 6M, 40M & 160M !


Thansk to the 2 teams for their great job there, have a safe back trip home & CU on the next one ! ^^
Chris F8DZY


Friday, March 10, 2017

C6APY IOTA NA-054 in the log !

Another new island thanks to C6APY Little Harbour Cay IOTA NA-054, worked on 30M CW, 20M RTTY & 15M RTTY (new mode !). QSL via M0OXO.
This is my 538th worked IOTA, thanks guys !



Chris F8DZY

5U5R Niger & 9G5X Ghana : the chase !


Hi, 2 African DX-Peditions started with 5U5R & 9G5X, the best opportunity to fill missing slots, bands or mode ! 
Actually I could log 9G5X on 30M CW & 80M CW for 2 new bands, and on 20M CW for a new slot... I now miss Ghana on 10M SSB, 12M SSB, 17M CW + SSB, 40M CW & 160M CW.


For the moment, 5U5R is most active and gave me 5 QSOs with 15M SSB (already CFM here), 15M CW & 20M CW for new slots, 40M CW for a new band (huuuuge split) & 30M RTTY for a new mode... I now miss Niger on 12M CW, 80M CW & 160M CW.
 

To be continued...
Chris F8DZY


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

February's in the log

Hi all,
The second month of 2017 started with VK5CE/3 from IOTA OC-196 for a new island, then the IDT TL8TT hit the bands and did an awesome job from C.A.R. (see previous article).
- I worked several new RTTY DXCCs and new RTTY slots thanks to VU2WJ, CU6NS, V5/DJ9KM, UT4UO, TR8CA, C5YK, XX9D & XT2SE...
- 3XY3D was worked on 20M SSB for a new slot (IOTA AF-051 already CFM here).
- HP3/SQ3RX & JY9FC were worked on 80M CW.
To be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Thursday, March 2, 2017

YB3MM/7 IOTA OC-166 & 295 in the mail !

Hi, yesterday I received 2 nice QSLs from Adhi YB3MM for our 2 QSOs from IOTA OC-166 Tarakan Island and from IOTA OC-295 Sebatik Island !
2 new confirmed islands bringing my total to #496... Thanks !



Chris F8DZY