Friday, April 19, 2019

February & March in the log...

Hi all, finally a little time to update the blog !
- On February 8th I was happy to log OH10X from IOTA EU-192 NEW First ever activity ! it was on 30M CW and my 598th worked island...

- The day after I started to chase V84SAA Brunei thanks to my new 80M inverted L.
I worked them only on new bands/slots and could log the team on 17M, 30M, 40M, 80M & 160M CW

- V31AT from Belize was also worked on 80M CW for a new band ! (Belize is now only needed on 6M & 160M for all bands !)

- Vlad FR/UA4WHX was worked on 17M SSB for a new slot

- Then in March I was happy to work VE7ACN/VE1 from IOTA NA-081 on 20M CW (#599) & VE3LYC/KL7 from IOTA NA-150 on 30M CW (#600 !!!)

- Giving a try to FT8 mode, I logged FK8CE on 30M FT8 for a new mode & EM1U Antarctica IOTA AN-006 worked on 12M FT8 & 15M FT8 ! It was a new mode for Antarctica and my 601st worked island...

That's all for now, to be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

January's in the log...

Hi, a little update on the last logged QSOs...
The 2019 year started very well for me thanks to TZ4AM from Mali worked on 160M CW for a new one Top Band !

Then, I could log 9LY1JM DX-Pedition to Sierra Leone by many times, including new bands, mode or slots (super job guys !)

VP8LP Falkland Islands was worked on 15M FT8 for a new slot...
On the last week-end of January, it was the REF Cup CW part. A long time I didn't take part in so I decided to give some points :)
As usually, Murphy's law decided to take part too : my vertical just up again, it didn't work at all ! The capacitor(s) and/or self(s) didn't do the job anymore and I couldn't use it for the contest... So, all my 80M & 40M QSOs were done with the inverted L 160M (!) (no joy). The 15M band were completely dead -excepted for West Indies coming in 599++- and the 10M too as usually, only short skip QSOs there. Good fun anyway in this contest, and the pleasure to find some old friends calls ! ;)

Actually, I made a 80M inverted L and a 40M/30M vertical, both with simple electrical wire as for the 160M... it does the job, QRX.

Chris F8DZY

Friday, January 11, 2019

November & December in the log...

Hi all, it's already 2019 and time to add a new article on the recent logged QSOs !
Happy New Year to all, many new ones and achievements for you ;)
In November, I could work :
- YE4/DL3KZA from IOTA OC-144 (#568) on 20M CW & YB9/DL3KZA from IOTA OC-150
-  Z6/EI9FBB on 12M  CW for a new slot (just miss Kosovo 10M & 6M (when allowed) for all bands now).
- YL100V on 160M SSB for a new slot
- EP6RRC IOTA AS-189NEW (#569) on 17M CW

Then, in December was also added :
- TX0M IOTA OC-297NEW on 20M CW (#570)

During this time, I also received BW9W IOTA AS-155

...and UA2FZ Kaliningrad confirming our QSOs on 160M CW. This is my 100th confirmed DXCC on Top Band, also offering me the 10BDXCC !!! Thank you ;)

To be continued...
Chris F8DZY

Saturday, November 17, 2018

August, September & October in the log...

Hi all, sorry I'm very late with post updates but not many interesting things logged so far here...
I didn't add any new one on 50MHz during this season. 
My chase is focused on IOTA, and, luckily, there were some new ones :
- In August, I worked RT65KI from IOTA AS-065

- In September, I worked RI0B from IOTA AS-121, AS-104 & AS-087

- In october, I worked KP4/EI9FBB from IOTA NA-249 NEW !

This bringged me to a total of 593 worked islands by the end of October.

New Clublog matches also appeared during these months with :
- 7V9A from IOTA AF-094
- PX8Z from IOTA SA-060
- V6J from IOTA OC-254
- YB4IR/8 from OC-274 
This bringged me to a total of 560 confirmed islands by the end of October.

It's already winter season coming... time flies !

Chris F8DZY

Sunday, August 12, 2018

3V8CB on 160M in the mail !

All is in the title : Tunisia is FINALLY confirmed on Top Band, this is my 99th confirmed DXCC on 160M ! Who next will give me the 10BDXCC ? ;)

Chris F8DZY

June & July's in the log...

Hi all, another report of my recent activities on the air... :)
Apart the previous June posts on 50MHz contacts, I could log ES0UG/8 from IOTA EU-178 on 20M CW : I already worked this IOTA in 2012 but never received any confirmation since the time. 
Thanks to Uwe, it was quickly confirmed (in the month) with a Clublog Matching !
I also could work again Craig VK5CE/6 this time from IOTA OC-170 but it was the last time I could hear him, no more island from his VK IOTA Tour...

 In the beginning of July, it was time for me to add an ATNO thanks to KH1/KH7Z Baker & Howland Islands IOTA OC-089, worked on 20M CW : it is my 323rd worked DXCC ! It was confirmed on LotW one month later : it is my 323rd confirmed DXCC too...

Later, 7V9A IOTA AF-094 was worked on 20M SSB, V6J Federal States of Micronesia IOTA OC-254 logged on 20M CW & 9K2NO was worked on 6M CW (new slot).

Then it was already the IOTA CONTEST 2018 !
I looked for new/not yet confirmed references only, and logged 10 islands thanks to :
- PX8Z IOTA SA-060
- PW7I IOTA SA-046
- II3Y IOTA EU-130
- SF2X/P IOTA EU-135
- BW9W IOTA AS-155
- ZV5O IOTA SA-047
- PS1S IOTA SA-077
This bringed my IOTA score to 588 worked islands !

Chris F8DZY